Companies Around the World Celebrate World Emoji Day

Companies Around the World Celebrate World Emoji Day
New York, NY, July 17, 2018 --( To celebrate the fifth annual World Emoji Day (@WorldEmojiDay) on Tuesday July 17, Emojipedia will be announcing the winners of the World Emoji Awards (#WorldEmojiAwards) live from the New York Stock Exchange.

For the first time, a new Emoji of the Year award is being granted to the emoji that best represents 2018. Emoji nominees include Face With Heart Eyes, Vomiting Face, Tears of Joy, and Pile of Poo.

Other awards include Best New Emoji (of 2017), Most Anticipated Emoji (of 2018), and an award for Excellence in Emoji Use with nominees including Cher, Roger Federer, Snoop Dogg, and iJustine. Voting is open until 2pm US Eastern Time.

Winners will be announced at 3:20PM ET on live video news and entertainment network Cheddar.

Cheddar Closing Bell hosts Baker Machado and Brad Smith will be joined by Emojipedia founder and World Emoji Day creator Jeremy Burge for the World Emoji Awards results. Closing Bell streams live from the Trading Floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Also taking place on World Emoji Day is the launch of three new Kimoji fragrances from Kim Kardashian, a preview of new emoji designs from Apple, and the premiere of the new off-Broadway musical Emojiland, in New York City.

About World Emoji Day

Celebrated annually since 2014, World Emoji Day was the #1 trending topic on Twitter on July 17 in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Created by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge as a celebration of things emoji, July 17 was chosen for this holiday due to the calendar emoji displaying the date July 17 on Apple iOS devices.

In 2017 the Empire State Building was lit “emoji yellow” and Saks Fifth Avenue launched a series of "emoji windows" in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment "The Emoji Movie."

Australia’s “emoji loving” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop shares a birthday with World Emoji Day and as such is considered Emoji Royalty. Other well known birthdays on this day include David Hasselhoff, Angela Merkel, and the Duchess of York.

About Emojipedia

Emojipedia is the world’s number one emoji resource; featuring a fast emoji search engine with definitions of each emoji, cross-platform image comparison and Google Trends integration for data on emoji popularity over time.

Emojipedia is proud to host World Emoji Day and the World Emoji Awards every year.

Serving over 25 million page views each month, Emojipedia is an essential tool for any frequent emoji user and frequently used by social media managers around the globe.

About Cheddar

Cheddar is the leading live digital news network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies, and services transforming our lives. The network covers this news through the lens of the companies and executives driving these changes. Cheddar broadcasts from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange and its street-level studio in the glass corner of the Sprint Store in the Flatiron Building. It is available on Sling TV, Amazon, Twitter, 60% of smart TVs in the U.S., Facebook and Vimeo.

According to a study conducted by Market Strategies International (MSI) in May 2017, a provider of audience measurement services to leading cable networks, Cheddar viewership has already climbed to 8% among U.S. millennials (12% among 18–24 year olds) after just one year of broadcasting. The average millennial Cheddar viewer watched 8.4 hours of live Cheddar programming in the past month, with 62% tuning in to a live broadcast weekly.

Cheddar has continued to break news via recent interviews with business and political leaders, including WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Goldman Sachs President David Solomon, Ford CEO Mark Fields, Drybar founder Alli Webb, Senator Bob Casey, CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves, Ellevest co-founder and CEO Sallie Krawcheck,, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, and 2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia.

The company was founded by Jon Steinberg, President and Chief Operating Officer of BuzzFeed from 2010 to 2014. Its investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Comcast Ventures, Amazon, AT&T, Ribbit Capital, The New York Stock Exchange, Raine Ventures, Altice USA, and Homebrew.
Jeremy Burge