We hope you had a wonderful New Year and a good first week back at the office! Looking back at 2010, there were quite a few notable advancements to online marketing and social media. Mashable has just released its 2010 awards acknowledging some top innovators. HootSuite won for Best Social Media Management Tool, and Best Use of an API went to Qwitter Client, a useful feature that tells you when your Twitter followers stop following you! The iPad, not surprisingly, won for Best New Gadget of 2010 and the Best Location-Based Service went to Foursquare. Twitter was recognized for its breakthrough website design because of its support for multimedia. Other winners:
- Best Mobile Device: iPhone
- Best Mobile Game: Angry Birds
- Best Mobile Platform: Android
For the full list, see Mashable Awards 2010.
As we enter 2011, we look forward to the many upcoming news and events happening in social media marketing and interactive marketing. Right now, CES 2011 is being held in Las Vegas until Sunday, January 9. The international conference brings industry leaders in media and technology together under one roof, with keynote speakers including Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, CEA President Gary Shapiro, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, Samsung President Boo-Keun Yoon and many more.
CES features a line-up of entertaining and informative sessions such as “Hollywood Creative Masters: A Media Money Makers SuperSession” produced by Variety magazine. The session features directors and producers of films and programs such as The Incredible Hulk, Heroes, Megamind, Conan and Dancing with the Stars. They discuss how digital media has impacted their work and how social networking, transmedia and mobile platforms have opened up new opportunities for them.
It’s not too late to join CES 2011 this year! Register at http://www.cesweb.org.