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aia worldwide Receives Three Awards at Social Media Graduate Recruitment Conference & Awards

Company's Campaigns Recognised for Use of Social Media to Attract Graduate Candidates

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- aia worldwide, the EMEA headquarters of TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global tech-enabled talent acquisition company that leverages software, advertising and creativity to deliver award-winning products and services, announced today that it has won three major awards at the second annual Social Media (SoMe) Graduate Recruitment Conference, held earlier this month in London.

The SoMe Graduate Recruitment Conference aims to demonstrate how graduate recruiters can successfully use social media tools and platforms to enhance their campaigns. The awards component of the conference recognises organisations that best utilise social media platforms and services in their graduate recruiting campaigns.

Two of aia worldwide's clients, Microsoft and Thales, were recognised for their effective use of social media in attracting graduate talent. Microsoft was awarded "Best Use of Social Media in the IT Sector," while Thales won both "Best Use of Mobile in a Graduate Recruitment Campaign" and "Best Use of Video in a Graduate Recruitment Campaign."

"aia worldwide fully understands that social media and mobile technology form a crucial part of any successful recruiting strategy, and are especially useful when recruiting graduate candidates," said Darren Harris, head of digital strategy for aia worldwide. "We strive to provide our clients with an effective strategy for engaging with new talent through the latest platforms and devices, ensuring they continue to attract top candidates at the graduate level and beyond."

More information about the SoMe Graduate Recruitment Conference & Awards and the complete list of winners can be found at: http://www.somegradawards.co.uk/awards-winners.asp.

About aia worldwide
aia worldwide (www.aia.co.uk) is the EMEA headquarters of the global, technology-enabled talent acquisition company, TMP Worldwide LLC. We lead the industry in developing new creative solutions, strategies and technologies to revolutionise the way our clients attract, engage and retain the best people. We combine local expertise and global resources. Since January 2009, we have been part of the world's largest global network when we became a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC*. Our clients include some of the most significant organisations in finance, retail, industry, technology, healthcare and professional services.

*aia Worldwide is neither owned by, nor otherwise connected with, TMP Worldwide UK -- another privately-owned advertising company.

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