This year’s SoMe Awards are BIGGER than ever and the campaigns that have topped the social media charts have been REVEALED! All of the finalists are listed below,  I  congratulate all of the nominees! The WINNERS will be announced at the gala event on May 16th. I can hardly wait!

The annual Portland event has proven to be one of the most exciting and unpredictable of the year and you WON’T want to miss it! You can get your ticket by attending the upcoming eMarketing summit on May 2nd or purchase a stand-alone ticket for $20 bucks. If registering for BOTH events, use the discount code TMMPDX89 to get the unbelievable price of only $89. I’ll be moderating an ‘American Idol’ inspired panel at the eMarketing Summit tomorrow from 2pm – 2:50pm featuring digital marketing student presentations. Stop by and cheer them on as they compete for the title of PSU’s Student Digital Marketer of the Year.

I’ll also be a guest panelist discussing social media listening tools with my friends Jeff Bunch and Melissa Barker. Drop by the session at 9am to learn all about social listening.

TMMPDX.COM has played a vital role with the SoMe Awards since the beginning. We are extremely proud to be co-presenting the event this year with the Social Media Club. Our goal is to recognize the amazing work that is being done in Portland and across the country. We are hosting the VIP Lounge for the 3rd year in a row and all of our READERS with SoMe tickets have access! Simply register for VIP access here: The VIP Lounge will be on the 2nd floor of the Fez ballroom and house a private bartender, complimentary bubbles and appetizers. We look forward to partying with you there!

Social Media Awards, the SoMe's honors Chris Brogan as their Hall of Fame winner.First EVER SoMe Hall of Fame Award

This year the SoMe’s have added a new category for outstanding achievement in social media. The award strives ‘to recognize true pioneers in social media.’ The 2013 Hall of Fame inductee is Chris Brogan. Chris has over 13 years of experience in online networks, social communities, and other elements of digital business. He is the cofounder of the PodCamp new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value. Read more about the Hall of Fame Award and Chris Brogan’s contributions to the social media community on the SoMe website.

#tmmTV SoMe Awards Edition with KGW’s Stephanie Stricklen

TMM is THRILLED to be interviewing Stephanie Stricklen LIVE on our next edition of #tmmTV. Stephanie will once again be MC at this year’s SoMe’s. We hope to get some insider info on what to expect at the show along with her insights on the role of social media at KGW.

Be sure to WATCH our live broadcast by joining our Google+ event and heading to the landing page at 5:45pm on Wednesday May 1st. You’ll also have a chance to WIN a pair of VIP SoMe tickets. Simply tweet #tmmTV during the broadcast to win!

The Finalists Are Announced!

After sifting through hundreds of entries the esteemed judges have revealed the 2013 SoMe Award finalists, drum roll please…

Adpearance, Inc. for Solutions Catalog: Social Media Campaign – Portland, OR

Adpearance, Inc. for Spirit Mountain Casino: Social Media Campaign – Portland, OR

AEG Global Partnerships Division for Chevrolet Sonic: #Letsdothisgalaxy Campaign – Los Angeles, CA

AEG Global Partnerships Division for Herbal Life: LA Galaxy 3rd Kit Contest Campaign – Los Angeles, CA

AEG Global Partnerships Division for Walmart: Teachers Rock 2012 Campaign – Los Angeles, CA

Beaman Incorporated for Nielsen: Pair2Share Campaign – Chicago, IL

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel: Social Media Campaign – Beverly Hills, CA

City of Gresham: 92 Days of Summer Campaign – Gresham, OR

Clackamas Community College: 2012 CCC Sustainability Series Campaign – Oregon City, OR

Colorado Technical University: CTU Stories Campaign – Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Technical University: Operation – Kick it to the Community Campaign – Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Technical University: CTUclue Campaign – Colorado Springs, CO

Columbia River Knife & Tool: Activate Your Senses Campaign – Portland, OR

DelMain Analytics for Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus – Portland, OR

dotCal for Oregon Wine Board and 100+ wineries: Event Syndication Campaign – Portland, OR

Formic Media, Inc. for Martin Hospitality: Stephanie Inn, Surfsand Resort, Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill: Cannon Beach-y Keen Campaign – Portland, OR

Grady Britton for Bob’s Red Mill: BirdSmarts Challenge Campaign – Portland, OR

Grady Britton for Oregon Dental Association: Teach Me How To Brushy Campaign- Portland, OR

Hensler Integrated Marketing for Edison Awards: 25 Days Of Giveaways Campaign – Chicago, IL

Hensler Integrated Marketing for Gramma Good: Gramma Good Launch Campaign – Chicago, IL

Hensler Integrated Marketing for Deals Magazine: Pick & Win Campaign – Chicago, IL

ISITE Design for Columbia Sportswear Columbia Sportswear GPS PAL Campaign – Portland, OR

KEEL Creative for Girls, Inc of NW Oregon: Power of the Purse Campaign – Portland, OR

KEEL Creative for Little Boxes: Little Boxes Black Friday Campaign – Portland, OR

LaCie: Social Media Campaign – Portland, OR

Latino Network: Social Media Campaign – Portland, OR

Learning@Cisco for Cisco: Cisco Learning Network Campaign – San Jose, CA

Mambo Media for Clinicient: Lead Generation Campaign for Tremendous Growth – Portland, OR

Mambo Media for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation: Freestyle Event Campaign – Portland, OR

Mambo Media for Portland State University’s Professional Development Center: PSU Holiday 30 Campaign – Portland, OR

Maxwell PR for Columbus Foods: Columbus Foods Top ‘Wich Social Integration Campaign – Portland, OR

McClenahan Bruer for Reaction Design: LinkedIn Forum Campaign – Portland, OR

Member Clicks: Member Clicks Social Media Campaign – Atlanta, GA

MetSchools, Inc. for Respecting Autism: Respecting Autism Book Campaign – New York, NY

Mole-Richardson for Mole-Richardson Co. & Studio Depot: Mole Stage Network Campaign – Hollywood, CA

Neiman for Neiman Labs: Holiday Cheer Tracker Campaign – Philadelphia, PA

Neiman for Neiman Labs: Tweet to Shoot Campaign – Philadelphia, PA

Neiman for Temple University: “Temple Made” Campaign – Philadelphia, PA

NORTH for KEEN Footwear: Worldwide Recess Day – Portland, OR

Portland State University: Portland State of Mind Instagram Launch/Photo Contest Campaign – Portland, OR

POSSIBLE: CoLab Campaign – Portland, OR

Sparkloft Media for Travel Oregon, Adventurecation Campaign – Portland, OR

Taplister, INC: Taplister Re-Launch Campaign – Portland, OR TheSelfEmployed Website Launch Campaign – Portland, OR

The Slants for Liberty in North Korea: Talk Shift! Campaign – Portland, OR

V-Day: One Billion Rising – New York, NY

Vizify: Vizify Grahpical Bios – Portland, OR

YOLO Colorhouse: Color Trends Campaign – Portland, OR