Judges

Media Awards 2011 Judges

Steve Hall

Steve Hall is founder of Adrants, an online marketing publication, co-founder of the ad:tech industry trade show weblog and creator of the advertising social network AdGabber.

Sarah Austin

Sarah Marie Austin is an American video blogger, social media advisor, and online lifecaster who interviews tech-oriented developers and Internet personalities, both well known and obscure.

Chang Kim

Product Manager, Blogger, Google Inc.
He is also a blogger, conference organizer, and occasional startup advisor.

Julie Wohlberg

Julie Wohlberg is the founder and president of BlogWire, LLC, a PR services company that connects marketers and business owners with niche communities of bloggers to generate news and promotional coverage. In May, 2011, Wohlberg will host the first-ever SheCon Expo (http://sheconexpo.com) in South Florida – a new media and brand expo with an anticipated 900 attendees.

Pierre Zarokian

Pierre Zarokian is the founder and CEO of Submit Express, ranked the #1 SEO Firm by Website Magazine in 2009. Pierre is regarded as an expert in the world of SEO and social media. He has been quoted extensively in Internet-marketing related articles, including articles published in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Visibility and Website Magazine. He also won an award for 40 under 40 CEO’s by San Fernando Valley Journal in 2009. Submit Express also runs iClimber www.iclimber.com, which offers Social Media Marketing and Content Writing services. The company was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies, three years in a row (2007-2009) and Deloitte FAST 500 twice (2008-2009).

Scott Parent

Scott is part of the eBay Partner Network.

Dana Oshiro

Dana Oshiro

Senior Media Analyst and Publishing Strategist for NetShelter Technology Media and Startup Blogger for ReadWriteWeb By day, Oshiro creates company-wide engagement best practices for 200+ IT, mobile and consumer electronics publishers including Phandroid, MacRumors and Slashgear. By night she offers startup and marketing-related how-to stories and resources to ReadWriteWeb, Silicon Valley Watcher, BlogWorld and Mashable. Her personal blog is Villagers With Pitchforks.

Cheryl Contee

Cheryl Contee, Partner at Fission Strategy, specializes in helping non-profit organizations and foundations use social media to create social good. She is also the co-founder of Jack and Jill Politics writing as “Jill Tubman” on one of the top 10 black blogs online. Cheryl is included in The Root 100 list of established and emerging African-American leaders. Fast Company has named her one of their 2010 Most Influential Women in Tech. She has over 13 years of award-winning interactive expertise and previously served as Vice President and lead digital strategist for Fleishman-Hillard’s West Coast region in San Francisco. Cheryl has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, BBC, and CNN, among other media appearances. She is also proud to serve on several boards and advisory committees: Netroots Nation, BlogHer, Blogging While Brown, Applied Research Center, and CommonGoods.Net. She received her B.A. from Yale University and has an International Executive M.B.A. from Georgetown University. In her spare time, Ms. Contee enjoys hiking, yoga, movies and tai chi sword.

Krystyl Baldwin

Krystyl has helped plan and coordinate web 2.0 events around the bay area since her move here in 2005. Working with some of the top social media elite on personal branding and promotion, she’s always looking for the newest and latest creative web 2.0 project to work on. Creator of Events For Nerds, Krystyl has been listed as one to watch in 2011.

Adrian Harris

Adrian oversee’s vBulletin, the world’s most popular proprietary publishing platform for websites, including a content management system, blogging product and bulletin board. He has been overseeing social media websites for nearly a decade, and has helped to build some of the largest niche social networks with a focus on online relationship nurturing and development, including directly overseeing content creation and curation and marketing for one of the world’s largest online automotive publishing networks with over 200 million monthly page views.

Jeremy Wright

Jeremy Wright is a longtime serial entrepenur who has been involved with the media, communications and socialaspects of the technology industry for nearly a decade. He was the CEO, President and Co-Founder of b5media, Inc, a prominent blog network. He has spent time at Thornley Fallis/76design, BNOTIONS and other agencies providing executive and strategic leadership. He is currently the VP, Digital & Strategic Insight at OSL Marketing, Canada’s largest independent marketing agency. Jeremy is the author of Blog Marketing, a business book on blogging as well as a father to

Rob Bloggeries

Rob is an entrepreneur, world traveler and blogger. He owns Bloggeries, which is one of the larger blog directories on the internet and has been traveling the world since September 2009. He is from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and worked in government relations before making the decision to work remotely. Besides the internet, his passions are golf, fishing and traveling. His personal blog is “Stop Having a Boring Life”.

Dave Duarte

Dave Duarte works with organizations globally to help them adapt to digitally driven change. He is Managing Director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which provides digital marketing education for the staff and clients of Ogilvy throughout Africa. He is also founding partner in Huddlemind, an educational software company that has been providing blue-chip companies with social-learning solutions since 2007.

Tanya Alvarez

Founder of BlinkAds. BlinkAds is an interactive performance-based customer acquisition media company specializing in the U.S. Hispanic, Latin American, female and family verticals, as well as the general market. We are also an affiliate network and one of the few companies capable of launching your brand into the much sought-after Latin American market.

Tom Foremski

Tom Foremski, is the founder and editor of the popular and top-ranked news analysis site, SiliconValley Watcher, reporting on the culture of innovation at the intersection of technology and media.

In May 2004, Tom became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the FinancialTimes, to make a living as a full-time journalist blogger.

Tom has been reporting on Silicon Valley and the US tech industry since 1984. His current focus is on the intersection of media and technology — the fuel for a new era for Silicon Valley. This is affecting businesses world wide as they realize they are also media organizations. For more information please visit: http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com.

Judith Lewis

Judith Lewis is a specialist online marketer with skills in SEO, PPC, social media marketing as well as other digital marketing techniques. Her clients include Google, Amadeus, Mimecast and others.

Judith comes from a very technical background, having gotten online in Toronto, Canada in 1986. She has been working in search and online marketing since 1996. Judith has extensive experience in performing “hands-on” SEO, social media campaigns as well as paid search (PPC) campaign creation and management. Prior to joining Beyond in April 2010, Judith worked at i-level after working in-house across a variety of sectors including retail/eCommerce, high-tech and publishing.

James Craven

James Craven is founder and managing director of Hybrid News Ltd, a digital agency and media owner. James has several years of experience in the media and has built successful businesses in Sydney, Beijing, Bangalore, New York and the United Kingdom. For four years (2005 – 2009) James was the CEO of B2B publisher GDS International. He was responsible for increasing revenues from £9 million to £24 million in this period. He managed through a full transformation, diversifying a 100% print revenue base into a successful events and online business. His recent venture, Asian Correspondent, is hugely popular across 15 countries across the Asia Pacific Region. Recently, James attended the World Bloggers Summit in Malaysia where he was part of a panel discussion on social media.

Hybrid News Ltd is an independent full-service digital agency and media owner. Hybrid News Limited operates the successful news asset, AsianCorrespondent.com, delivering news and content to millions of readers. Some of the most influential blogs in the region are exclusive to Asian Correspondent such as Bangkok Pundit and KoreaBeat. The Hybrid team also works with clients in education, tourism, hospitality, travel, wine & spirits to market their services and products across Asia. Hybrid is a publisher and a marketing company and hence works with other publishing groups to build new media projects and transform their own companies. In the fast changing media landscape, Hybrid helps companies to plot a course towards new revenues.

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