Actor Daniel Baldwin to emcee 2011 SoMe Awards – National submissions deadline extended to April 6, 2011


Third annual awards show on April 21 will honor innovative social media projects, apps, agencies and campaigns.

March 30, 2011 (Portland, Oregon) – Acclaimed Hollywood actor, producer and director Daniel Baldwin will be emceeing the 2011 SoMe Awards, recognizing the top social media campaigns from 2010 produced regionally and nationally.

Daniel Baldwin, recently relocated to Portland, will bring his wit and humor to the stage, introducing the 2011 SoMe Award winners during a lively ceremony at the Fez Ballroom.

The SoMe Awards are back this spring to honor the best in social media marketing and innovation. This year anyone in the U.S. can submit an entry. Deadline for submissions is extended to April 6, 2011.

The awards will be presented at The Fez Ballroom in downtown Portland on April 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door and the price of admission includes appetizers and a beverage. The awards show follows the all-day eMarketing Summit at the Innotech Conference and Summit attendees will automatically receive a ticket to the show.

SoMe Award categories include:

  • The Sugar Daddy Award (Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement over $25k)
  • The People Like Me Award (Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement under $25k)
  • The Scrappy & Engaged Award (Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement under $500)
  • The Rich Get Richer Award (Best ROI over $25k)
  • The Keep Your Job Award Best ROI under $25k)
  • The Soon-to-Be Wealthy Award (Best ROI under $500)
  • The Next Big Thing Award (Best Social Media App)
  • The House Party Award (Best Agency)
  • Best in Show
  • People’s Choice Award (determined by award show attendees)

The online submission form, rules, and details about previous winners are available at Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available, with information provided on the website as well.

The SoMe Awards are presented by Social Media Club Portland, SEMpdx, the Software Association of Oregon, and InnoTech. “This is the first year we’ve invited entries from throughout the U.S.,” said Jeffrey J Kingman, president of Social Media Club Portland. “We’re excited to see what that brings – not only in social media marketing, but also in community building and customer service.”

Now in its third year, the SoMe Awards has become the social event of the season for marketers and techies. For additional information, contact Sean Lowery of Innotech via email or by calling 503-570-6295.


2011 SoMe Awards Nominations Open


It’s that time again – the SoMe Awards are back!

The SoMe Awards recognize the best social media campaigns of the past year. Did you manage and run an outstanding social media campaign? Do you want to recognize someone else’s campaign? Here is where to do it.

Held in conjunction with Innotech’s eMarketing Summit in Portland, Oregon, the SoMe Awards for 2011 are open to any social media campaign in the USA, launched during 2010.

Nominations can be submitted until April 1st and the winners announced during a reception at the Fez Ballroom in Portland OR April 21st. Registration to attend the SoMe Awards is open now – register here.

This year’s categories are:

Best Brand Awareness Engagement (over $25k) – The Sugar Daddy Award

Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement (under $25k) – The People Like Me Award

Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement (under $500) – The Scrappy & Engaged Award

Best ROI (over $25k) – The Rich Get Richer Award

Best ROI (under$25k) – The Keep Your Job Award

Best ROI (under $500) – The Soon-to-Be Wealthy Award

Best Social Media App – The Next Big Thing Award

Best Agency – The House Party Award

People’s Choice Award

Best in Show Award

Last year’s SoMe Awards, held at the MAC Club, saw over 300 people turn out. For a recap of the 2010 Winners, check out the SoMe Awards website.