Technology New Bytes Announces Socialite Media Award Winners

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Gene Park, Star-Advertiser

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Technology News Bytes recognized social media gurus who are making waves in the industry at the 2011 Social Media Summit on Wednesday, October 19.

The Social Media Personality Award honors the individual whom best portrays that of a social media influencer. This person stays top of mind in the social sphere and is consistent in keeping up with the trends of social media innovation.


Technology News Bytes had more than 70 nominations, all of which were very deserving of this award. The winners were:

  • Gene Park – Star Advertiser, Online News Producer
  • Nathan Kam – McNeil Wilson Communications, Vice President, Travel & Tourism
  • Valentino Valdez – Owner of Valdezign
  • Burt Lum – Hawaii Public Radio, Bytemarks Café Host
  • Russ Sumida – AdStreamz, Inc., President and CEO
  • Neenz Faleafine –- Oceanit, Community Developer
  • Ryan Ozawa – Hawaii Information Service, Webmaster
  • Melissa Chang – Nonstop Honolulu, Blogger
  • Rick Nakama –East Oahu Realty, Inc.,  Realtor
  • Rob Bertholf – Founder of ClearlyM LLC
  • Toby Tamaye – Owner of AT Marketing
  • Esme Infante Nii –
  • Ed Sugimoto –,  Blogger
  • George Del Bario –t PMG International LLC, CEO
  • Tara Coomans – Social Media Club Hawaii