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.


New Social Media Club PDX Board


Social Media Club PDX is proud to announce changes for the chapter board, namely, the addition of new board members.

Please welcome the following talented social media professionals to the board:

Mary Nichols @KarmicMarketing


Integrated Marketing Communications, Social Media and Online Strategist, Digital Marketing Strategist, Social Media, Community Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Relationship Management (internal & external including agency), Public Speaking, Social Media Training, Teaching

Bethany Waggoner @lilgirlbigvoice


Social Media Planning and Execution, Content Management and Planning, Online and Print Editorial Development, Blogging, Interviewing, Branding, Sustainable Business Practices, Public and Media Relations, Event Planning and Marketing.

Shannon Pratuch @SceneMarketing


Marketing, Public Relations and Project Management, Customized Social Media Maintenance and Management, eBlast Marketing and Results-Oriented Database Building, Tracking and Reporting You Can Use, Blogging and Web Reputation Monitoring, Visual Media Development and Participation, Real Community Interaction via Today’s New Media

Sean Wiese @dswiese


Business Operations, System Management, Vendor Relations, End-User Support, Process Analysis, Specification Development, Customer Service, On-Call Support, System Maintenance


In other changes, the board appointed Jeffrey J Kingman as chapter president, replacing long-time president Carrie Bugbee. Carrie, and Kerry Finsand, now serve as board emeritus.


Network With Portland Creative Conference, Friday at 5, September 11


Get the jump on the Portland Creative Conference by attending the pre-conference networking mixer at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11.

This year’s Portland Creative Conference promises to be a wild mix of old and new media. Dan Wieden, Bill Oakley, Jen Jako, Emek, and Larry Brooks will electrify the electic collection of creative minds at the conference. Not to discount the improv session, a panel, a reception, and a special creativity session lead by Jerry Ketel.

Join us on the patio at Nel Centro, 1408 SW Sixth Avenue, downtown Portland. No registration necessary.

This is your chance to start your creative juices flowing early so you can make the best of every second during Saturday’s conference.

Speaking of Saturday’s Portland Creative Conference, get your ticket for only $75 by using our special DISCOUNT CODE “SMC” when you register at

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2009 Portland Creative Conference

Saturday, September 12th, only $99
(use DISCOUNT CODE “SMC” to save 25%)

Looking Back, Leaping Forward

The past is not irrelevant just because we’re all moving forward. When advertising legends like confirmed presenter Dan Wieden swap insights with an eclectic audience of Creative Industries professionals–from artists to social media pioneers–it sparks a fusion that closes the gap between old and new media.

Attend the Portland Creative Conference on Saturday, September 12th and be inspired by an exclusive exchange of ideas and an electrifying ride inside the heads of such luminaries as presenters*:

* Dan Wieden, legendary advertising guru and co-founder of Wieden + Kennedy

* Bill Oakley, creative genius, writer and producer known for his work on TV’s popular, The Simpsons

* Jen Jako, Designer Extraordinaire, Director/ Producer for MTV aired broadcast documentary, cover of Newsweek

* Emek, “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist”

* Larry Brooks, writer and former Texas Rangers pitcher

* On Your Feet, the improv group in a return engagement by popular demand

* Rick Emerson, conference emcee and KUFO morning show personality

…all for the regular price of just $99, and even less with your membership discount (use DISCOUNT CODE “SMC”).

In addition to several keynote presenters, there will be an improv session, a panel, a reception, a special creativity presentation by Jerry Ketel President of the Portland Ad Federation –  and other networking opportunities.

Last year over 450 people registered to attend this event.

Registration starts at just $99 and Social Media Club PDX members receive 25% off by using Discount Code “SMC”.

For complete details and to register, visit:

Proceeds go to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:
@Large Films
52 LTD

Portland Creative Conference 2009
Newmark Theater, PCPA
Saturday, September 12, 2009
9:15am Check-in and networking
10:00am – 5:00pm Main program
5:00 – 7:00pm Wrap Party
8:00 – ? After-party
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•Times & speakers subject to change – that’s show business

PS: Want to warm up for the conference? Meet us Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Nel Centro for a mixer with Portland Creative Conference attendees and speakers.


Social Grazing On The Rooftop


Portland’s agency and media community gathered on the rooftop of Hotel deLuxe last evening for a music-filled and drink-swilled networking party.

Sunset Shines on Social Media Mix

Sunset Shines on Social Media Mix (photo by Greg Giersch)

The sun was still up and hot as everyone got into the act of making business contacts. The evening temperature cooled quickly, but attendees were still networking as the event closed at 9:00 p.m.

The Portland Beavers were playing a couple of blocks away, although not many people noticed. The rooftop music kept everyone focused on meeting and greeting, with lots of business cards changing hands over introductions.

Besides Social Media Club PDX, the other participating groups were:

A big thank you is deserved for all those putting in time and energy on the event.