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The Beşiktaş Municipality has ranked first in the ‘Public Institution’ category at the Social Media Awards Contest organized for the 7th time this year by the Management Engineering Club (İMK) of the Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ).
Beşiktaş Municipality Has Been Selected the Best Public Institution at Using Social Media!
The popular vote to select the public institution that uses social media most efficiently has been recently finalized. The winners were announced at the award ceremony held at İTÜ’s Mustafa Kemal Amphitheater on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. The Beşiktaş Municipality took the first place in the ‘Public Institution’ category, receiving the highest number of votes.
According to the results of the popular vote performed online at the web site sosyalmedyaodulleri.com, the Beşiktaş Municipality was selected ‘The Best at Social Media’ in the ‘Public Institution’ category among other candidates, which were the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM), the Beylikdüzü Municipality, the Kadıköy Municipality and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Beyaz Masa (İBB Beyaz Masa).
The Beşiktaş Mayor Atty. Murat Hazinedar, who attended the ceremony to receive the Award on behalf of the Beşiktaş Municipality, referred to the importance of social media. Mr. Hazinedar said: “Social media, which might even cause a disaster when used for wrong purposes, is a really great thing if it is used properly, effectively and appropriately. In today’s world, social media is ahead of a lot of things. And we are using that tool really efficiently and actively. I care about organic growth rather than the number of followers on social media. For this reason, the feedbacks we usually receive on what we share offer us an insight into the problems of our district and residents. The messages we send via social media get not only to Beşiktaş, but also from Beşiktaş to Istanbul and from Istanbul to the whole Turkey”.
"Our social media audience is completely organic. For instance, we reached over one million views with our marching on November 10th. I would like to thank everybody who voted us to be the best public institution" added Mr. Mayor.
According to the process of the İMK Social Media Awards, the 5 candidates nominated most by the public and the social media experts in each category advance to the finals. And the winners are determined by the popular vote.
For details and the list of winners please visit sosyalmedyaodulleri.com
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