Advertiser Facebook page named as finalist in national social media awards

The Galway Advertiser Facebook page and its social media arm has been named as a finalist in the Irish Social Media awards the Sockies, to be held at a glittering ceremony in the RDS, Ballsbridge next week.

The event is the Oscars of the Irish social media industry and the finalists come from a wide range of Irish business and cultural life.

The Galway Advertiser has made the finals in two categories: Best Facebook Page for a Media Organisation where it will face competition from finalists such as RTE,, 98fm, Spin, the Irish Examiner, and RTE’s Sunday Game.  It has also made it to the final in the category of Best Social Media for a SME.

The Galway Advertiser Facebook page is one of the most popular and engaging Facebook pages in the country.   It has more than 78,000 followers, dwarfing the following of comparable regional media businesses. and bringing breaking news and information 24/7 with more than 150 posts a week. To join in the conversation, log in to and press the Like button.  

Its coverage of the Royal Visit to Galway last week was seen by 243,000 people across the globe, with more than 43,000 people actively participating in discussions and conversations online.


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