Tampa celebrates Social Media Day with scavenger hunt, Gasparilla Music Festival concert

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa Bay is celebrating Social Media Day with a bang!

Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. 

While every day is essentially Social Media Day, June 30th, 2017 marked the eighth-annual official global celebration and the seventh official event here in Tampa Bay put on by the NHIE Guys.

Twelve of Tampa’s most engaging and influential bloggers and social media influencers rode around town in Reeves VW Beetles for a caravan scavenger hunt to spread the word about Social Media Day.

WFLA News Channel 8’s Social Media Reporter Lila Gross was along for the ride, stopping at a handful of local spots to share snaps, photos and complete challenges leading up to the #SMDAYTampa Main Event.

Then, at 6 p.m. the doors opened to the public at Ferg’s Live located at 490 Channelside Drive in Tampa.

Gasparilla Music Festival Bands including, Ella Jet, Ari Chi and Pajamas jammed out from 6-9 p.m.

Awards were given to the best Social Media Guru in each of these categories:

  • Best Local Instagram Account
  • Best Local Blogger
  • Social Media Professional of the Year
  • Social Charity

Watch the whole journey below.




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