Hawaii Social Media Summit Boasts Statewide Participation

The competitive landscape for marketing in Hawaii has changed. Recognizing this, attendees from a broad spectrum of industries in Hawaii came to the Hawaii Social Media Summit to learn more about social media marketing.

The beautiful open-air Hawaii Convention Center made a lovely backdrop to the aloha spirit at the conference.

My presentation was aimed at business owners considering a transition from traditional marketing to holistic marketing integrated with social media. A big mahalo to the attendees for your kind comments.

Linda Sherman Presenting at Hawaii Social Media Summit Oct 11

Linda Sherman Presenting

Here is the slideshow I used with my presentation. Although, there is a message on this presentation frame saying “view on slideshare, you can see these slides right here by clicking on the arrows at the bottom of the show.

How To Get Started Social Media

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Neenz Faleafine made an excellent presentation on community engagement.

Neenz Faleafine Keynote Speech at Hawaii Social Media Summit

Neenz Faleafine Speaking About The Art of Building Communities

I don’t have a video of Neenz’s actual presentation but I interviewed her in September to get her four C’S of community engagement.

It was good to see Mari Smith again.

Mari Smith with Linda Sherman Hawaii Social Media Summit

@MariSmith Morning Keynote Speaker

Hawaii Social Media Summit was a great place to meet people IRL (in real life) that I have only known on-line up to now.

Linda Sherman with Quincy Solano at Hawaii Social Media Summit

Quincy Solano aka @QuincySolano Host of Hawaii Social Media Summit

Melissa Chang Melissa808

Melissa Chang aka @Melissa808

Linda Sherman with John Heckathorn Fellow Speakers Hawaii Social Media Summit

@JohnHeckathorn spoke about social media and its impact on language

Lunch Keynote Speaker - Erin Blaskie Hawaii Social Media Summit Speaker

Lunch Keynote Speaker - @ErinBlaskie

Linda Sherman with Edward Sugimoto at Hawaii Social Media Summit

Edward Sugimoto aka @WorldWideEd

The day following the Hawaii Social Media Summit, Social Media Club Hawaii held an event with Mari Smith on Relationship Marketing, focused on Facebook. The event was hosted by Roxanne Darling’s company Barefoot Studios and sponsored by several professional members of the Social Media Club pictured here with Mari.

Social Media Club Hawaii Mari Smith Event Group Shot

Social Media Club Hawaii Mari Smith Event Sponsors Group Shot: left to right Rob Bertholf, Tara Coomans, Roxanne Darling, Mari Smith, Gwen Woltz, Karen Weikert, Peter Liu

There were more opportunities for photos at the Mari Smith event and professional photographer kindly created new head shots for Tara Coomans and Laura Kinoshita:

Tara Coomans new head shot by Ray Gordon

@TaraCoomans Head Shot by @RayJGordon

Laura Kinoshita head shot by Ray Gordon

Laura Kinoshita aka @LKinoshita Head Shot by Ray Gordon

Insert Ray Here Photo designed with Ray Gordon and Rob Bertholf

Insert Ray Here Photo designed by @Rob with Ray Gordon and Rob Bertholf

Tara Coomans and Mari Smith photo by Ray Gordon

Tara Coomans and Mari Smith

Linda Sherman and Ray Gordon with Mari Smith

Linda Sherman and Ray Gordon with Mari Smith

For more about the conference and the event the next day, please see my pre-conference post.

All photos by Ray Gordon with the exception of the two that he is in. Photos can also be found on this Hawaii Social Media Summit Flickr Album.

I would love to hear about your Hawaii Social Media Summit experience.

About Linda Sherman

International, multicultural marketing pro, Linda brings a distinguished background of international subsidiary CEO/CMO to her Social Marketing expertise. These include CEO Club Med Japan, Barilla Japan and CMO Wal-Mart Japan. Linda Sherman has been featured and quoted in Forbes, The New York Times, Christian Monitor and other leading publications. She devised and implemented an innovative guerrilla-marketing plan for ZIMA in Japan that produced a lasting, profitable success. Linda has hands-on technical skills in building and search optimizing WordPress websites and an influential on-line presence. Linda teaches social marketing for business at the University of Hawaii. Her company, The Courage Group, provides websites, digital film, branding and social marketing strategy and training.

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  • PS: who took that FABULOUS photo of Rob and Ray? LOL!

    • Thanks! Rob invented it, Ray set it up and I clicked the shot. The photo of Rob and Ray is fun isn’t it?

  • Thats my new favorite picture!! 

    • Anonymous

      Happy to have been an integral part of your NFP, Rob!

  • Gorgeous photos of the event!  Thanks for sharing them. xo

    • Thank you @ErinBlaskie. Might I see you @BlogWorldExpo Nov 3 – 5 as well? It was great meeting you at Hawaii Social Media Summit.

  • Tania Ginoza

    Thank you for sharing and giving a shout out to Hawaii! As a new blogger, I’ve been attending any social media events available.  Didn’t make it to Oahu this time (I’m on Maui) but looking forward to the next time or hopefully some sort of virtual option to watch the action from the valley isle.

    • Mahalo Tania @mauishopgirl:twitter  There is a conference called @BlogWorldExpo:twitter that is held twice a year and provides archives from all of the 300+ talks that go on during their three day conference. It just ended yesterday. I attended but I still bought the archives because it is impossible to cover everything. 
      I provided information on that within this article that summarizes my talk from the last BlogWorld. http://boomertechtalk.com/how-to-write-for-the-50-plus-online-marketplace/ 
      I am following you now from @KauaiTalk.