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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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Paul believes in building systems and products that work for the user – not vice versa. With that focus, he has played a key role in the launch of dozens of successful Web and Internet products that have seen tens of millions of visitors and dollars in revenue.

Paul Colligan helps others leverage technology to improve themselves and broaden their audience with reduced stress and no dramas. He does this with a lifestyle and business designed to answer the challenges and opportunities of this new economy.

For tickets to see Paul and all our other amazing speakers click here!

 
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Learn from the top social media leaders in this highly competitive, cutting-edge field who consistently stay ahead of new trends and maintain a following with their dynamic personalities and powerful communication skills.

Speakers like Peter Shankman founder of Help A Reporter Out (HARO) has worked with businesses small and large, including American Express, Sprint, Walt Disney World, Harrah’s Hotels and more, helping with smart marketing, public relations, advertising, customer service and social media.

Social Media Club Cofounder Chris Heuer has over the years helped numerous startups with go-to market strategies, product design, web site development, online marketing campaigns, ecommerce and what is now widely referred to as Social Media.

Event details:
• Hawaii Social Media Summit October 25-26, 2013

• 9:00am-4:00pm

• 2-day early bird special $150 & 1-day early bird $100 available till August 26, 2013.

• Social Media Expo October 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

For more event information please call Genesis Leong at (808) 225-5011 or e-mail genesis@tnblive.com

Click here for tickets!

 
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Attention social and new media businesses! Technology News Bytes & Emerging New Media is bringing Hawaii’s very first Social Media Expo to Honolulu on October 26, 2013 from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Neal Blaisdell Center and calling vendors from all over the nation.

In conjunction with the two-day Hawaii Social Media Summit on October 25-26, the Social Media Expo on October 26 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 james@tnblive.com. The Social Media Expo is free and open to the public.

The Hawaii Social Media Summit features some of the nations most respected social media experts, covering the latest social media trends in: Social media strategy (beginner & advanced), SEO, tourism, education, marketing strategy, etc.

About Technology News Bytes:

Technology News Bytes is a Honolulu-based network that successfully connects high-tech businesses to the most diverse and qualified customers in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, enabling technology consumers to make more informed decisions about technology businesses, products, and services.

 

For more event information, please call Genesis Leong at (808) 225-5011 or e-mail genesis@tnblive.com