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Influence Asia 2017 aims to gather the region’s top social media influencers for the largest social media awards show in Asia 

On 8 April 2017, the top social media influencers across seven countries gathered to celebrate Influence Asia 2017, Asia’s largest social media awards show. Organised by influencer marketing and media company Gushcloud, and hosted by Korean digital marketing group, Yello Digital Marketing (YDM), the awards show was held on 8th April 2017 at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Winners for the awards show were decided through closed door silent peer-to-peer voting by the Top 4 nominees of each category; Food, Health and Fitness, Beauty, Lifestyle, Fashion, Parenting, YouTube Channel, YouTube Personality and Breakout Influencer. A total of 252 social media influencers participated in the event, a significant increase compared to the 180 social media influencers in 2015. Vietnam and South Korea were added to the list of participating countries, making it seven countries in total, including; Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. In addition, seven top influencers (the top from each country) were crowned ‘Influencer of the Year’. As a special award for the influencers of the host country, Malaysia, the Influencers’ Choice Awards were also given out to three winners based on voting done by only Malaysia-based influencers who attended the show.

“The theme for Influence Asia 2017 is “For The Future”, with the brand promise as “Creating Tomorrow’s Positive Influence”. The future generations of today and tomorrow read and watch a lot of the content Influencers create. We want our nominees to appreciate and recognise this huge responsibility that they hold over future generations. Influence Asia serves as a platform to uphold standards and celebrate individual and group efforts in creating strong and positive content for the future,” said Althea Lim, Executive Producer of Influence Asia 2017.

Influence Asia 2017 also featured Korean pop star Jessica Jung as the headline act for the awards show. Other performing acts included Malaysia’s homegrown talent, pop trio De Fam; Project E.A.R, a collaborative band of different acts from five different countries in South East Asia; Singaporean rapper, Kevin Lester, dubbed The Lion City Boy; top Indonesian singer-songwriter Tulus and Vietnamese pop singer and a current judge on The Voice Vietnam, Noo Phuoc Thinh.

The awards show also featured award presenters who are top influencers in their various fields namely, Carli Bybel (US) and Shannon Harris (NZ) for the beauty category, Lilymaymac (AUS) for the lifestyle category, Anis Nabilah (MY) for the food category, Sririta Jensen (TH) for the fashion category, Liane V (US) for the YouTube personality category and Brett Cap (US) for the health and fitness category.

David Lee Sang Seok, CEO of YDM said: “The growth of social media and its focus on digital content market expansion are proven to be a global trend. In particular, influencers who produce high quality creative contents will play an even more important role in leading the digital content marketing scene. Through Influence Asia, influencers in Asia will have a chance to network and celebrate their glory moments together.”

Influence Asia aims to be the largest, most watched and respected live awards show, in honouring individual or group achievements in the social media influence industry across Asia. By building professionalism, sustainability, positivity, legitimacy and respect amongst all players in the industry, Influence Asia provides the platform for influencers in Asia to celebrate together.

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The full list of award winners and award presenters can be found in the annex attached.

Full List of Award Presenters:

Beauty – Carli Bybel and Shannon Harris
Food – Anis Nabilah
Parenting – Judy Travis and Benji Travis
Fashion – Sririta Jansen
Health and Fitness – Brett Cap
Lifestyle – Lilymaymac
Breakout – Tulus and Noo Phuoc Thinh
Influencers’ Choice Awards – Defam
YouTube Personality – Liane V
YouTube Channel – VICE
Influencer of the Year – Jessica Jung and David Lee (YDM)

Full list of winners: 

Influencers’ Choice Awards – JinnyboyTV, Dan Khoo Productions, Dennis Yin

Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Cupcake Aisyah

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Emma Shazleen Ali

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Chanwon

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Joanna Soh

Top Food Influencer Award – Eunice Martin

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Cheesie

YouTube Personality Award – JinnyboyTV

YouTube Channel Award – JinnyboyTV

Breakout Influencer Award – Luqman Podolski

Influencer of the Year – Jinnyboy


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Naomi Neo

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Mae Tan

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Miyake Ng

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Sandra Riley Tang

Top Food Influencer Award – Daniel Ang (DanielFoodDiary)

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Amber Yong (Leia Lauren)

YouTube Personality Award – Yan Kay Kay

YouTube Channel Award – Wah!Banana

Breakout Influencer Award – Michelle Tan (NOC)

Influencer of the Year – Eden Ang 


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Elle Yamada

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Ria Miranda

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Cindercella

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Melanie Putria

Top Food Influencer Award – Anak Jajan

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Jennifer Bachdim

YouTube Personality Award – Arief Muhammad

YouTube Channel Award – Tim2One

Breakout Influencer Award – Jennifer Bachdim

Influencer of the Year – Arief Muhammad


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Joyce Pring

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Tricia Gosingtian

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Janina Vela

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Gretchen Ho

Top Food Influencer Award – Cheryl Tiu

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Andi Manzano

YouTube Personality Award – Lloyd Cadena

YouTube Channel Award – Wil Dasovich

Breakout Influencer Award – Wil Dasovich

Influencer of the Year – Wil Dasovich


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Pimtha

Top Fashion Influencer Award – JuneJune Patcha

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Nutty Ploy

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Meiji Anorma

Top Food Influencer Award – Starving Time

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Ploy Chidjun

YouTube Personality Award – Jannine Weigel

YouTube Channel Award – My Mate Nate

Breakout Influencer Award – Claudine Craig

Influencer of the Year – VRZO


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Sub Cho (Josub)

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Nanjeong Lee

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Suhye Park (Ssinnim)

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Euddeum Shim

Top Food Influencer Award – Mansu Jung (Banzz)

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Yebeen Kim (Yebin)

YouTube Personality Award – Joel Bennett

YouTube Channel Award – Suhye Park (Ssinnim)

Breakout Influencer Award – 1 Million Dance Studio

Influencer of the Year – Mansu Jung (Banzz) 


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Vu Phuong Thanh (Gao)

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Chau Bui

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Changmakeup (Trang Ngo)

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Linn Nguyen (Erin)

Top Food Influencer Award – Phan Anh Esheep

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Vu Phuong Thanh (Gao)

YouTube Personality Award – JVEvermind

YouTube Channel Award – Fap TV

Breakout Influencer Award – Rocker Nguyen

Influencer of the Year – Mai Ngo


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