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It’s no secret that marketing, communications and advertising are making a dramatic shift from the yesteryears of print, radio and television. Now, more than ever, there is a need to grasp and understand the concepts that help marketers and businesses take their efforts to the next level. 
 
The Digital Marketing Seminar realizes this and understands the importance to improve the repertoire and skills necessary to keep up with the overwhelming digital age. 
 
The Hawaii Digital Marketing Seminar brings together a renowned mix of marketing experts that will take attendees on a wondrous journey to help gain the necessary strategies to venture in the digital marketing realm. 
 
From world-class content development to strategies that’ll help readers turn to customer and customers to advocates, the Digital Marketing Seminar (formally the Social Media Seminar) brings a fresh perspective through new and unchartered territory. 

Highlights:

Learn from the leaders of the top local marketing agencies

Dive into the minds of today’s social media experts 

Attend one of the world’s best presentation 

Experience an Insightful yet dynamic keynote speaker

Food Will Be Provided

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Tickets are available NOW at a discounted early registration price of $50 until April 16thprices will increase to $80 tickets ending on May 1, 2015. Click here for tickets and more info.

For more information contact Matthew Aqui at matt@red.productions or Quincy Solano at quincy@6pillarsmarketing.com or (808) 381-2552. 

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The Hawaii Digital Marketing Seminar: With a Dash of Execs

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Red Dot Productions is proud to present the 5th annual Digital Marketing Seminar, formally known as the Hawaii Social Media Seminar. This year’s event will share best practices and insights on developing and implementing large-scale digital marketing strategies. The event will focus on the latest in digital marketing and social media trends with presentations by some of the nation’s most respected marketing experts.

Hosted in May 6, 2015, the Digital Marketing Seminar: With a Dash of Execs will focus on the latest in digital marketing trends, speaking sessions by top local and national speakers. The purpose of this seminar is to provide an intimate setting in between the large conference to keep attendees updated in the latest of digital marketing trends.

Highlights will include:

  • Hosting national key note speakers to provide Hawaii’s professionals with the latest in national and global practices.
  • An agency panel featuring executives in the top marketing agencies here in Hawaii

 


Some of our Featured Speakers:


For more info Click Here

 

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We’re doubling up here at the Hawaii Social Media Seminar and giving you two for the price of one!  Two Emcee’s and Two Keynote Speakers.

Ben Gutierrez will be standing in for Guy Hagi being that he’ll be off island doing what he does best, which we are very happy for him. We know that Guy has big shoes to fill but not to worry! We are doing two for the price of one at our event.  We have Ben Guiterrez who is a reporter and weather anchor for Hawaii News Now. He is a member of the National Weather Association, the Society of Professional Journalist, the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, and the American Soceity of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He joined KGMB9 in 2009.

 

Maleko is no stranger to the Hawaii Social Media Seminar and we’re happy to have him again as well. Here is more on Maleko!  Maleko maintains the family legacy of music and entertainment. One of four brothers with musical talent (Keoki, Kekoa, Miko), Maleko stands out as the emcee in a family of Disc Jockeys. Maleko started at Clear Channel Hawaii as a promotions director and quickly got a taste of the DJ life and is now the most sought after DJ, MC and event host in Honolulu. Since 2001 he has voiced for hundreds of shows including the Band Camp music festivals and rock concerts like My Chemical Romance, Jack Johnson, and so much more. His cavalier attitude, rock wardrobe, and love for music has fueled his personality on air and off making his voice and face a must have in blogs, online photo galleries, nightclubs and on stage.

Opening the Social Media Seminar:

John Strandberg is a sales and marketing freelance consultant that has years in the industry of teaching sales and marketing techniques.  He has done work with Pacific Business News, Aflac and other sales organizations.  His diverse background includes commercial Real Estate, Sales and Information Technology being an IT Director at Saturn of Honolulu.  His profound experience in the media industry with Pacific Business News, lend itself to having John provide insight to the media through the eyes of social media and sales. Strandberg is also a member of numerous organization to include: Member of Honolulu Board of Realtors, Member of Hawaii Association of Realtors, Member of Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals, Fund Development Chair- Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii , Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry Annual Golf Committee , Marketing Chair- Honolulu Business Network, Asian American Journalist Association, Guest instructor YWCA Women’s Business Development Center,  Member Professional Women’s Network (sponsor), Filipino American Multi Ethnic Society- FAMES  (mentor, keynote speaker), Board Chair Hawaii Meth Project

Next we have our Top 5 Social Media Influencers panel taking the stage to explain what it takes to be an influencer in the Social Media Sphere. These winners were selected by you showcasing great strength and prowess in their skills with social media and here and only here you get to dive into the insights that made them the Top 5.

 

Title: CEO

Company: BlitzMetrics

Biography: Alex Houg is the 20 year old CEO of BlitzMetrics, an internet marketing firm based in Minneapolis with 21 employees worldwide. An international speaker and writer, Alex has presented at Social Media Marketing World, ICON14, Pubcon, L2E (Learn to earn). A regular contributor to internet marketing advice publications, Alex gives advice on Inside Facebook, Social Fresh, and Business2Community.

 

An entrepreneur by the age of 14, he developed and later sold a successful gaming accessory website. His interests turning to internet marketing, Alex has managed campaigns for clients such as Adidas, the Golden State Warriors, Fuddruckers, and Jack Daniels.

 

His focus with BlitzMetrics is the QuickStarts program, fully implementing and tuning Facebook ads with packages available for all levels of business. His other projects include the Untern Movement – a program designed to help college students discover what they love and gain valuable job experience in cooperation with universities. With this program, his goal is to provide participants with a certification program built around what they enjoy, free of charge.

Alex’s strives to help others around him succeed, empowering people to do what they are passionate about. Hailing from Plymouth, Minnesota, Alex enjoys playing soccer and is an accomplished Eagle Scout.  To learn more about Alex’s vision, check out the BlitzMetrics Quickstart program, and the Untern Movement.

As an added surprise we have along with Alex the Director of Operations for BlitzMetrics. Christine Brewer is a highly motivated person who hasn’t let challenges get in the way of her success. After devoting more than 4 years to the career organization Future Business Leaders of American in several different high leadership levels including the Vice President of Communications.

Christine has been extremely successful. Being involved in the planning and coordination of several large events with attendance numbers often over 500+, she is highly educated on how to throw a good party. Whether the goal is networking for professionals or educating students, or a wedding, she has done it all.

Her strengths lie heavily in logistics and coordination. Strategy and organization are other highlights of her personality. After taking the Gallup Strengths finder test, she found that the following words could be used to describe her : Woo, Strategic, Futuristic, Achiever, and Activator.

She also has a love for public speaking! After the first time speaking at a large conference as a keynote speaker, she fell in love! She now travels, helping other education instructors become more comfortable in their classroom settings as well as keynoting at leadership and career education conferences. Social Media is another passion! Now working with BlitzMetrics to create the vision of the Untern movement! She has spoken to crowds as large as 50,000 and as small as 5!

Tickets Available: http://hisms2014.eventbrite.com

Topic: Facebook Ads (Title of Keynote: Top Tips and Tricks for Facebook Ads) 

Takeaways: Able to understand the framework of audience, engagement and conversion and being able to implement this into your Facebook and marketing strategies. This is accomplished through the social amplification engine, which consists of goals, audience, targeting and amplification.

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A Huge Mahalo to our partners and Sponsor the Pacific Center for Advance Technology Training and the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Tickets Available: http://hisms2014.eventbrite.com

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On Friday October 25th, five individuals was awarded the “Top 5″ Social Media Award at the Social Media Summit.

Twelve social media influencers were chosen by Technology News Bytes & Emerging New Media to be nominated for the “Top 5″ Social Media Award.

These 12 individuals have greatly and eloquently impacted their community through a variety of social media platforms. It was then up to the public to vote for “The Top 5″.

With over 1400 votes counted, here are the winners of the Top 5 Social Media Awards 2013.

 

Jason Seaborn

Owner of True Communications, Seaborn is a social media professional with experience that span over a broad spectrum of campaigns, from commercial to political, nonprofit to retail, small business and major brand management. A husband and father of three, Jason feels passionate about social media because it allows him to network and share the joys of life in Hawaii with his extended circle of friends (online and in real life).

 

Gina Salvador

Gina founded Network808, a company that focuses on building long-lasting professional relationships through face-to-face social networking, staying connected via Social Media and managing Hawaii business luncheons and mixers. These events benefit local small businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations that support the development of strong values, education, and mentorship.

 

Brandon Suyeoka

Brandon is an advertising and marketing guy. You might know him from his LinkedIn/Twitter posts on industry related updates. He has over 15 years of experience working with brands and creating strategies for them to better engage their customers. He also has background on developing synergies with traditional marketing campaigns and social media to extend “conversations. Currently, he is a Marketing Manager at simplicityHR, a division of ALTRES.@WeHeartHawaii

 

Christa Wittmier

Christa is the person to know for Honolulu’s nightlife. Her followers read her SUPERCITY in the Honolulu Pulse to find the latest news on Hawaii’s social scene. She is also the Senior Director of Marketing, Promotions, and Events for Young’s Market.

 

Liza Pierce

Liza is the blogger behind the popular A Maui Blog. Hawaii residents and visitors turn to Liza to get the inside scoop on all things Maui. Her blog was voted as the Best Blog on Maui from 2010 to 2012. She also works as a blogging and social media consultant.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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The New Media Awards, thats was scheduled for Saturday Oct 26th after the Social Media Summit, have been postponed till February 2014.

Anyone who purchased a 2 Day Pass to the Social Media Summit and clicked “attend” the New Media Awards, will receive a free ticket to the Awards in February. New time and date will be announced shortly! We apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to a great awards show in 2014!

Mahalo,

TNB

 

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Social Media Summit October 25-26

 
 

Are you heading to the 2013 Hawaii Social Media Summit on October 25th and 26th? Why not do it in style? Sign up using this link to claim a special offer by Uber and get a FREE ride to or from the event!

https://www.uber.com/go/smsummit2013

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With a lineup of over 50 speakers, the Social Media Summit 2013 is streamlining the latest and the greatest in Social Media today!

The two-day Social Media Summit and Expo features the nation’s top social media experts, as well as Hawaii’s own top social media influencers. The event is held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu on October 25 and 26, 2013 from 9:00am- 4:00pm.

The event covers the latest social media trends such as: Social media strategy, analytics, law, community management and crowd source funding.

Featured speakers & topics include (but not limited to):
• Peter Shankman: “Being Sociable-Why Posting & Tweeting is Nowhere Near Enough”
• Nick Unsworth: “How to Build Authority and Attract Ideal Clients Using Facebook Marketing”
• Adam Singer: “Social Media Analytics”
• Yan Budman: “Crowd Source Funding”
• Elijah Yip: “Technically Legal: A primer of Social Networking and the Law”
• John Chamberlin: “Social Media-Is it About You or Them?”
• Poni & Andrew Askew: “Building a Mobile Food Community”
• Sue Kunimune: “ Beyond LinkedIn 101-Building and Expanding Your Reach”

Tickets can be purchased here!

In conjunction with the Hawaii Social Media Summit, the Social Media Expo held on October 25-26 provides the opportunity for businesses and organizations to present their latest products and services through exhibits and live presentations to a social media savvy audience.

Event details:
• Hawaii Social Media Summit October 25-26, 2013; 9:00am- 4:00pm
• $200/ticket (2 Day Pass)
• Hawaii Social Media Expo October 25-26, 2013; 10:00am-3:00pm.
• Expo is free and open to the public
• Location: Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814

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The Social Media Expo in October is extending its expo to a 2- day event in conjunction with the Social Media Summit on October 25-26, 2013.

The expo provides the opportunity for businesses and organizations to present their latest products, services, and innovations through exhibits and live presentations to a social media savvy audience. Participating vendors will have the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field, plus reach a multitude of potential customers in a single location, a quick and cost-effective way of promoting their business.

10ft x 10ft vendor spaces are available for $500 per booth. For an application or more information on available sponsorships, please contact James Oda at (808) 780-5715 or e-mail james@tnblive.com. The Social Media Expo is free and open to the public.

Or fill out our registration form here: 2013 Social Media Exhibitor Form

Event details:

  • Hawaii Social Media Summit October 25-26, 2013, 9:00am-4:00pm.
  • Early bird special: $150 for 2-day ticket & $100 for 1-day ticket, offer ends August 31, 2013.
  • Get your tickets at http://hawaiitechevents.com
  • Social Media Expo October 25-26, 2013, 10:00am-3:00pm.
  • The Social Media Expo is free and open to the public.
  • Location: Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

 

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Is it time to solidify those social media skills with a certification? We got a great online class that would do just that.

HISMTI is offering a Social Media Strategist (SMS) Certification training course through the National Institute of Social Media.

This is an online class that can be complete on your own schedule over a 6 week time period starting September 23rd, 2013.All assignments must be fully complete before the scheduled end date of November 3rd, 2013. There will be a live instructor Q & A session every Thursday at 5:30 pm (HST).

To register visit: http://bit.ly/18vnLmx or email sanna@hismti.com for more information!

This program that will put you at the forefront of social media in business today. It will not only provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become proficient in strategic social media methodologies, but it will also prepare you to take the NISM Social Media Strategist certification examination. A test that will be offered to you once you complete the course.

Weekly Live, Web-based Instructor Meetings

This course offers students the opportunity to connect with a real, live instructor in weekly live web meetings. Meetings are held on the first day of class, and then on Thursday evenings. Please note that all live instructor meetings are recorded, and will be posted to you for later viewing should you be unable to attend.

Learning Objectives:

The objective of this course is to help participants be well prepared to:

  • Sit for the NISM-certified Social Media Strategist (SMS) certification exam
  • Use the tools and utilities of common social media platforms
  • Develop a social media strategy tied to an organization’s goals
  • Enhance an organization’s online presence
  • Interact effectively on behalf of an organization in an online environment

Course Overview:

Module #1 – Social Media Overview

Module #2 – Strategic Planning in Social Media

Module #3 – Social Media Legal Compliance and Governance

Module #4 – Social Media Marketing

Module #5 – Social Media Project and Campaign Management

Module #6 – Community Management

Module #7 – Social Media Research & Analytics

Prerequisites

It is recommended, but not required, that participants have at least an associate’s degree, or 2 years of business-related social media experience. It is also recommended that participants have a computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access. This will allow participants to directly engage in hands-on activities.

Training Cost per person: $995

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