SEMA Announces Finalists for Inaugural Influencer Award

SEMA Announces Finalists for Inaugural Influencer Award | THE SHOPSpecialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has announced the finalists for its first-ever SEMA Automotive Influencer of the Year award.

The new award recognizes content creators and social media influencers who have significantly supported and helped build enthusiasm for the automotive industry and car culture, the organization said, and will be presented at the 2022 SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet.

The five finalists for the 2022 SEMA Automotive Influencer of the Year award are:

“These influencers and creators have built up a tremendous voice to help promote, shape, and protect the automotive industry,” said SEMA Chairman James Lawrence. “Each of them has the ability to share their stories and connect with their fans in a personal and impactful way. They also generate tons of excitement and enthusiasm for the automotive industry. They are a big part of being an automotive enthusiast today, and it’s time we recognize them for their contributions.”

“Automotive influencers embody the passion that makes being a car person so special,” continued Lawrence. “The content they create is a great representation of what car culture is all about.”

The SEMA Automotive Influencer of the Year award winner will be announced at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet on Nov. 3. The banquet, which is the annual celebration of the specialty-equipment industry, will also include the presentation of other industry awards, including SEMA Person of the Year and SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year.

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