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WIBA Awards 2024: Social media stars shine in Cannes

Past WIBA honorees include Maye Musk, Khaby Lame, Coco Rocha, Richard Orlinski, Nikkie Tutorials, Foodgod, and other international trendsetters

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Get ready for the glitz and glamour as the prestigious WIBA Awards returns for its sixth edition, celebrating social media’s most impactful stars. Happening on May 24th, 2024, at the iconic Hotel Martinez during the Cannes Film Festival, the event brings together global content creators who made waves with the year’s top viral moments. Expect a night filled with elegance, featuring a cocktail reception, Gala Dinner, and Awards ceremony with a special performance by Sonique.  

Organized by the World Influencers Association (WIBA) based in Monaco, WIBA Awards is the first and only international recognition for the work of social media personalities. From Best Beauty Influencer to Best Pet Influencer, the awards cover a range of categories, capturing the essence of the human experience online and offline.

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Forbes magazine praised the 2023 event as a gathering of trendsetters and digital pioneers, making it the ultimate networking event on Côte d’Azur. The WIBA Ceremony is a unique chance to check out the who’s who of social media in one place.

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WIBA Awards recipients not only entertain but also educate massive audiences. The evening highlights popular social causes, empowers diverse voices, encourages collaboration, and builds a global community of peers. Previous winners, including Maye Musk, Khaby Lame, Richard Orlinski, Nusret Gökçe, Ellen Von Unwerth, Gianluca Vacchi, Kat Graham, Kelly Rutherford, Coco Rocha, and other internet stars, have collectively reached over 200 million people.

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Mariia Grazhina Chaplin, WIBA’s CEO, proudly reveals the upcoming sixth edition of the WIBA Awards coinciding with the Cannes Film Festival. The title holders, influencers, and other attendees not only entertain but also informs audiences about the latest in cinema from the industry’s paramount platform. Virtual content creators prove their real-life impact, with leading social media personalities championing ethical intention, interpersonal clarity, and social responsibility. The celebration of the Crème de la Crème of Right Now goes hand in hand with nurturing the opinion leaders and trendsetters of Tomorrow. Looking ahead to 2024, WIBA plans to extend its reach to the United States and the Middle East, amplifying its educational mission. The goal is to harness influencers’ potential into a global force for positive change, striving for universal peace, justice, and equal opportunities for all.

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