Whose idea is Media Awards?
Murray Newlands, the co-founder of social media event planning firm Influence People, founder of affiliate network Affiliate Heat and several blog clubs in the UK and US.

Why the Media Awards?
Newlands wants to highlight the best in Media and those who do good work. The Awards are about recognizing great contributions to media.

“I want to give back to an industry I love and that has done well for me,” Newlands said. “I’ve learned and benefited so much from others in the field in the 11 years I’ve been active in it. I wanted to help establish some way to show appreciation to the people who helped me learn and return the favor for the up-and-coming leaders in the industry.”

Who is Murray Newlands?

A former lawyer, Murray started out in online marketing in 1999 and has worked with some of the leading agencies, advertisers and networks in the industry in that time.

Murray Newlands is a trusted digital marketing advisor with a strong track record of success. He works with companies and individuals, developing and executing their complete digital marketing strategies, including listening (social media monitoring tools) and content marketing (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging and more) as well as outreach programs. He runs a successful international social marketing media agency based in the UK with a proven ability to consistently deliver the right results for his clients.

Murray is a speaker at major events such as Affiliate Summit in Europe and the US on social media marketing, inbound marketing, content marketing and blogging.

A founding partner of the London Blog Club, the San Francisco Blog Club and other new media events in the UK, Murray runs a number of popular websites including his eponymous blog http://murraynewlands.com.

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