Graham Norwood, who edits Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, has won the title of Social Media Influencer of the Year at the prestigious Property Press Awards.
Graham, who as @propertyjourn has over 20,000 followers on Twitter, tweets stories from EAT and LAT as they go live at midnight each weekday and again during the ‘headline rush’ period between 6.30 and 7.00 each morning. He also tweets breaking property news stories each day and links to his articles in the consumer press as well as trade titles.
The judges’ notes added to Graham’s award read: “He asks questions, starts conversations, often tongue in cheek which is entertaining and easy to engage with” and “frequently breaks major industry stories on Twitter.”
Graham, who won a similar award at the 2016 event, was one of five well known property social media figures shortlisted for the award this week.
The others were the director of Belvoir UK, Dorian Gonsalves, who tweets as @Dorian_Belvoir; the CityAM digital editor Emma Haslett (@emmahaslett); freelance writer and Inside Housing blogger Jules Birch (@jules_birch); and Landlord Law lawyer and writer Tessa Shepperson (@TessaShepperson).
Angels Media, publisher of Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featured prominently in the shortlist for several of the award categories.
LAT was in the final five for Property Trade Magazine of the Year, while Marc Da Silva - editor of Landlord Today and Property Investor Today, and features writer for other Angels titles - was nominated for Property Commentator of the Year, Regional Property Journalist of the Year, and Property Trade Magazine Journalist of the Year.
Key winners include Henry Pryor as Property Commentator of the Year; Jules Birch as Property Columnist of the Year; Property Industry Eye as Property Trade Magazine of the Year; former Estates Gazette editor Peter Bill who was given the Lifetime Achievement of the Year award; and Oliver Shah of the Sunday Times as Property Journalist of the Year.