Celebrating the Best Influencers in

Beauty

Fashion

Fitness

Lifestyle

2021 American Influencer Awards

The fourth annual American Influencer Awards is on and, for the first time ever, will recognize social media influencers in fashion, fitness and lifestyle in addition to beauty! Join us in celebrating the influencer community in more than 75 categories honoring those who positively impact our lives through their personalities, knowledge and expertise.

Additional details will be announced soon including awards show date, hosts, performers, presenters and more. Follow us or sign up for email updates to be the first to know!

THE LATEST: 2021 Awards Nominations have closed. The top five nominees in each category will move on to voting this fall!

Program and Show Updates

Beauty

Looks to inspire and tutorials to accomplish any beauty trend! The American Influencer Awards celebrate the best in makeup, hair, nails and more.

Fashion

When the world doesn't know what to wear, they look to social media! The American Influencer Awards celebrate the best in fashion design, styling and more.

Fitness

Looking to get in shape? Look no further than fitness influencers! The American Influencer Awards celebrate the best in programs, training and more.

Lifestyle

The influencer community always has tips on living a better life! The American Influencer Awards celebrate the best in travel, parenting, food and more.

The American Influencer Awards

Founded in 2016, the American Influencer Association was established to provide a network and recognition program for well known and emerging influencers on social media. Incubated in beauty categories alone, that recognition program became the American Influencer Awards, hosting its first awards show in 2017. In 2019, the American Influencer Association partnered with the USA TODAY NETWORK, a top-five news provider in the country, to expand its reach and continue its mission of honoring those who use their platforms to positively impact our lives.

In 2021, after success with beauty categories, the American Influencer Awards expanded to also include fashion, fitness and lifestyle categories, furthering its mission. Nominees and winners are selected through a public nomination and voting process and reviewed by an advisory board. We are proud to celebrate the inclusive and diverse talent represented through our nominees, winners, presenters, committees and the overall social media influencer community.

Click below to see past years’ awards shows, nominees and winners.

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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is in place to ensure accurate representation of each of our category pillars, legitimacy of the process and diversity of nominees. The Advisory Board is comprised of Founders of the American Influencer Association and experts from various industries including media, beauty, fashion, fitness, lifestyle and social media.

Chris Crellin

Co-Founder, American Influencer Association

Bethany Crellin

Co-Founder, American Influencer Association

Barry Poznick

President, MGM Alt Television & Orion TV

Jason Taylor

President, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures

Nicole Adriance

Director US Marketing, Reebok

Rafael Bello

TV & Radio Personality, Univision 41 Nueva York

Liza Burnett Fefferman

EVP/Head of Comms, ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment Group

Oli Coleman

Senior Reporter, New York Post/Page Six

Yvette Corporon

Senior Producer, EXTRA

Lauren Eggertsen

Editorial Director, Who What Wear

Mary Ann Reilly

Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Visa Inc.

Ricky Smith

Comedian and Founder, R.A.K.E.

Brad Zeifman

Principal, Shadow

Beauty Bundle

The American Influencer Beauty Bundle is a monthly subscription bundle giving you exclusive access to a brand’s products! Each bundle features a new brand and 5-6 full-size beauty products in makeup, skincare, haircare and more.

Valued at over $100, each bundle only costs you $34 and includes free shipping in the U.S.

August Beauty Bundle

CosmoSun

Real-Talk Podcast

The American Influencer Real-Talk podcast, features your favorite influencers in beauty, fashion, fitness and lifestyle, giving you the behind-the-scenes stories of how they got started, their struggles, triumphs, and outlook on the ever-changing industry. Our host, Josh Skinner, uncovers the inspirational stories of each influencer and brings you exclusive real talk.

American Influencer Real-Talk is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other services.

Latest Episode

Danielle Maltby

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