In Review: Hawaii's Social Media Mingle


WOW. What a night! Smart conversation, lots of laughs and great energy filled the room at KA Restaurant on December 15, 2010. Despite busy work and social schedules, over 100 social media professionals and newbies gathered IRL (in real life) to celebrate the collective achievements of Hawaii’s social media community #HSMYIR (Hawaii Social Media Year in Review). With groovy live music from Marian Call, whose 50-state tour was entirely booked through social media; her gig at SMCHI representing her first gig in the 50th state and a gorgeous slideshow produced on-the-fly by Empowered Presentations and the mood  was “celebrate.” And celebrate we did. Download the PDF version of the presentation here, though it doesn’t compare to the live version! You should have been there to see it in action!

Over 80 people and companies submitted their social media achievements from 2010. Ranging from joining Twitter to complete brand & political campaigns. Aloha was on-tap as one social media professional, L.P. Neenz even submitted over 20 campaigns on behalf of others! If you get it, share it and that’s what happened as the collective toast went up to celebrate each step Hawaii took in social media this year.

But it wasn’t just a slide show and some drinks, there were tons of prizes given away through a Twitter raffle. Rather than interrupt the crowd, who is VERY good at being social, SMCHI notified winners through Twitter using the #HSMYIR hashtag. Those without Twitter accounts were notified via text messaging.  Grand Prize winner of 2 round-trip interisland tickets courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines was first-time SMCHI attendee @juliamyerz! We know she’ll be back because she’s got some fun social media programs cooking at Chaminade University we expect to see them listed with a LONG line of accomplishments at next year’s SMCHI #HSMYIR.

A very special “MAHALO” to those local companies who supported SMCHI and the social media community with raffles drawings. See who won each prize below! Please consider supporting these local businesses who are supporting nonprofit organizations like SMCHI:

Hawaii Food Bank: 2 Screen Saver Movie Passes (Consolidated Theatres). Help us thank them @hawaiifoodbank. WINNER: @waynekaro

Rackspace: An hour of consultation with either the Rackspace Social Media Team, or our engineering team to discuss Cloud Computing/hosting options/issues/technologies, etc. And a swag-bag with top-secret contents. Help us thank them @rackspace. WINNER: @unkle_krustry

Hynosis Audio Store: $100 gift certificate for Hynosis Audio Series. Got a New Year’s resolution? Stop smoking? Lose weight? Maybe you just want to sleep better? Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help you with all these things! Say “thanks” by stopping by their Facebook page!

Elements Spa and Salon: (2) $50 dollar gift certificates. Elements Salon is your in-town oasis. Treat yourself with a massage or make-up application. How about a snazzy new hair cut? Elements does it all with an eye towards calming stressed nerves. Send some good karma to Elements for supporting SMCHI: @elementshawaii

BestBuy Hawaii: $50 gift certificate. Calling all gearheads! Bet you can think of a million ways to spend this gift certificate! We can too!  Let them know you appreciate their support of SMCHI by stopping by their Facebook page!

Hawaiian Airlines: (2) Inter-island Roundtrip Tickets (HawaiianMiles): Gotta get away? Here’s your excuse! We see the chance to play tourist in your future! Say “Mahalo” to Hawaiian: @hawaiianair or on Facebook! WINNER: @juliamyerz

Pacific Roller Derby Two tickets and a T-Shirt for 3rd Annual SK808 Tournament- Pacific Roller Derby fest at Pipeline Cafe! This world class tournament features skaters from Hawaii, the mainland, and beyond in a day of hard hitting live roller derby action. Follow them on Twitter and find them on Facebook. Value $50. Donated by Sylvia Flores.

A World of Thanks – A $50.00 coupon to be used for a single purchase on A World of Thanks – The World’s Largest Thank You Card (coupon will allow the user to increase the size of the thumbnail image being posted on the card when posting a thank you message). Follow them @aWorldofThanks. Value: $50. Donated by Nick Mann. WINNER: @TessStaadecker

Custom Facebook Tab from New Nector – A custom Facebook tab featuring FBML, FBJS and dynamic content from your website. Also included: a free consultation on how to increase fan count and engagement. Follow them @NewNectarMedia. Value: $1600. Donated by Philippe Tassin. WINNER: @HowzitHawaii

Career Changers TV Spot – We’ll do a 2-3 minute television segment about a local venture that has successfully used social media to increase business in the past year. Must have a tangible product or service we can show on TV. The piece will air daily for one month on OC16 at different times each day. Visit our website and click on the YouTube link to see videos from past shows. Follow them @richfigel. Value: $1000. Donated by Rich Figel. WINNER: @VBrown

One Hour Massage with Zorka – Gift Certificate for one hour Massage Service. Follow her @fimase. Value: $60. Donated by Zorka. WINNER: @aWorldofThanks

Dating Pack from Safe Day Events – Holiday Dating 2-Pack contains: (1) a Drink Detective to protect you and your date from drink spiking; and (2) a Drug Kop to protect you from any other form of unwanted hard drugs. Only ingredient not tested by this tester is THC plus coupon for additional products. Follow them @safedayevents. Value” $25. Donated by Marilyn Rogers. WINNER: @YanceyU

Empowered Presentations Consultation – A complimentary 1hr presentation consultation. Valued at $250.00. We will take apart any current presentation of yours and will assist you with next steps in redesign so your presentations will be clean, clear, and concise and most of all Empower you to present with passion and enthusiasm! Follow him at @coryjim. Value: $250. Donated by Cory Jim. (Jim did our lovely Accomplishments Slide Show!) WINNER: @madmarv

Gift Certificate from 10K Web Design – Gift certificate (e-code) for any item from CSNStores.com – hundreds of categories like shoes, bags, luggage, pet products, patio and garden accessories, and furniture. US and Canada only. *Please use by January 31, 2011. Follow her at @monicadear. Value: $75. Donated by Monica S. Flores. WINNER: @colin800.

Fine Art Print on Aluminum by Shane Robinson – “Ginger #4″ fine art photograph from my Awaphui Series, reproduced at 12″ x 18” infused on aluminum. Follow him @shane. Value: $250. Donated by Shane Robinson. WINNER: @GenePark

1-Hour Personal Fitness Training by Kahala Fitness: Kick off your 2011 resolutions with help from a fitness professional! WINNER: @dsghi -who should also win a prize for the most tweets from #HSMYIR

CD’s from Marian Call (@mariancall): Social Media Guitar Extraordinare! WINNERS: @safedayevents, @hnlmark and Maria Lilly

White t-shirts with the phrase “”I LIKE KITV4″” written across the front of the chest. Follow her @lorenawire. Value: $100. Donated by Lorena Wire of KITV.@KITV4 t-shirt WINNERS: Jana Staggs, @halwilkerson @lalalinzy @IllumifiLLC @ @shane @NewNectarMedia @hawaiitalk @mariancall Matt Eagle, Dion Dizon Get them at the front door!



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  1. Tara – that post should win some sort of an award! Truly amazing example of “LINK LOVE” – those who know HTML will understand what an incredible amount of tracking and typing this is!

    Thank YOU so much for sharing all of this with us.

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