At this year’s 2nd Annual Hawaii Social Media Summit held at the Hawaii Convention Center a new award was given out known as the Social Media Personality Award. Out of over 70 nominations our Chief Strategist, Rob Bertholf, was the first of 15 to be honored with the award.

honors the individuals who best portray that of a social media influencer; the people who stay top of mind in the social sphere and is consistent in keeping up with the trends of social media innovation.

In order of presentation, the following were presented the award by Miss Hawaii USA 2011 Angela Anela Byrd:

  • Rob Bertholf (@rob) – Founder of Bertholf Consulting LLC
  • Melissa Chang (@Melissa808) – Nonstop Honolulu, Blogger
  • Tara Coomans (@taracoomans) – Social Media Club Hawaii
  • George Del Bario (@HIWellnessMag) – PMG International LLC, CEO
  • L.P. “Neenz” Faleafine (@NEENZ) – Oceanit, Community Developer
  • Esme Infante Nii (@EsmeInfanteNii) –
  • Nathan Kam (@nathankam) – McNeil Wilson Communications, Vice President, Travel & Tourism
  • Burt Lum (@Bytemarks) – Hawaii Public Radio, Bytemarks Café Host
  • Rick Nakama (@RickNakama) – East Oahu Realty, Inc., Realtor
  • Ryan Ozawa (@hawaii) – Hawaii Information Service, Webmaster
  • Gene Park (@GenePark) – Star Advertiser, Online News Producer
  • Edward Sugimoto (@worldwideed) – Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Cable Untangled, Blogger
  • Russ Sumida (@ParkRat) – AdStreamz, Inc., President and CEO
  • Toby Tamaye (@atmarketing) – Owner of AT Marketing
  • Valentino Valdez (@valdezign) – Owner of Valdezign