Apple Hotel CEO, Jerry Ho, was awarded as Malaysia Social Media Icon Award 2012 in e-Commerce category, which was held for the first time in Malaysia on 18 July 2012, in Restoran Nelayan, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa. The award night was organised jointly by Teh Tarik Bersama YB, Jabatan Ketua Menteri Melaka, Satu Agenda, Power Success Marketing dan Sahabat Media Melaka Kini, and it was a huge success with more than 300 people attended during the award dinner night.
The award ceremony was held for recognizing and paying tribute to the active players in social media industry which consistently create impact and changes in the society as a result of the use of new media. It is not easy for them to use new media at the same time make a difference to the community and the public.
Jerry Ho, together with eight other award recipients, received the award from Malacca Chief Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam. Jerry Ho was recognized in his effort of utilizing social media platform and new media in his business campaign over the years.