December 22, 2011, Posted by Kevin Mullett in all about me, big stuff, fun, little stuff, networking, social
It’s that time of year again. Time for the 3rd Annual Indiana Social Media Summit and Smackdown. You thought I was going to say Christmas didn’t you? While there are no gifts to be had, there will be awards and this year Fort Wayne has a bumper crop of social media superstars nominated.
So what is the Social Media Summit and who is getting smacked around? My friend Amy Stark, a former resident of Fort Wayne, started up the yearly event in order to: “Generate a list of social media best practices, Create feelings of goodwill and unity among social media professionals in Indiana, Showcase Indiana’s “grooviness” to the world, Encourage all involved to NOT take themselves too seriously.” In the spirit of not taking things too seriously, winners of the smackdown are awarded paper tiaras, cheap trophies, and the dubious honor of being left wide open for returning emcee BGKahuna (alter ego Leilan McNally) to fire off jabs in their general direction. All in good fun of course.
Thanks to a strong Fort Wayne social media community, we have great selection of worthy candidates from Fort Wayne you can vote for…and a cat. Sorry Surly Cat.
- #Indiana’s Most Influential Social Media Dame:
Amber Recker @amrecker
- #Indiana’s Most Influential Social Media Dude:
Andy Welfle @awelfle, Kevin Mullett @kmullett (2nd year nominated)
- #Indiana’s Most Influential Social Media Up & Comer:
Nick Arnett @naarnett, Kelly Bergman @KPBergman, Jennifer Dodds Fox @23skidooooo, Don Kincaid @DonKincaid, Ashley Motia @ajmotia, Samantha Sawyer @samanthasawyer, Lisa Wylie @WylieLisa
- #Indiana’s Nicest Social Media Peep:
Carrie Boylan @nprchick, Rick Longsworth @longsre, Joseph Noorthoek @lawnboygreen, Heather Schoegler @HSchoegler (2nd yr nominated)
- #Indiana’s Grooviest Social Media Peep, Campaign or Company:
Brava’s Dogs @bravasdogs, Cap N’ Cork @capncork, Craig Crook @TEDxFortWayne (for TEDxFortWayne, 2nd yr nomination for Craig), Fort Wayne Komets @FWKomets, Pint and Slice @pintandslice
- #Indiana’s Most Ethical Social Media Peep or Company:
Impact 52 @impact52, Andrew Hoffman @bethelink, Fox Fox @FoxandFoxFW, Sarah Arnold @SarahVArnold, GreenB.E.A.N @GreenBEANFW
- #Indiana’s Social Media Best In Show:
Surly Cat @SurlyCat, WOWO Ft. Wayne @WOWOFORTWAYNE
Before reading on… Please go vote now. Voting ends Friday Dec 23rd at Midnight! I don’t care who you vote for, just go vote!
Now that you voted plan to come hang out on December 30th, from 12:30pm to whenever, with 42+ fellow social media peeps and tweeps already registered and find out who wins the coveted best of social media awards. And since we are geeks you know the Fort Wayne event, which will be happening simultaneously with other locations in Indy, South Bend, Evansville, and possibly a few others around the state, will be connected via video and chat. That way we can all laugh
at with BGKahuna together.
Seats are available on a first come first serve basis for our Fort Wayne hosting location Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, And Spirits (CS3) located at 1915 South Calhoun Street. The event is free, lunch is on your own dime though. What? You were going to eat anyway.