Social Media Summit Rebrands, Revives Awards

The Digital Marketing Summit will be held on April 26, the latest incarnation of the Social Media Summit, and will include the revival of the “Top 5 Social Media Influencers Awards.” There was a Hawaii Social Media Seminar in May 2014 and a Hawaii Social Media Summit scheduled for that fall. Last year the event became the Digital Marketing Seminar and was held in April. That event was promoted … Continue reading Social Media Summit Rebrands, Revives Awards

#LetHawaiiHappen TV Spots Unveiled

The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau has posted its new #LetHawaiiHappen TV spots to YouTube. #LetHawaiiHappen is the HVCB’s 2015 theme, according to Pacific Business News, the use of the hashtag making it clear that social media will be a key part of the campaign. The agency announced just last month that it had selected Shift Communications to launch several new initiatives to engage advocates and … Continue reading #LetHawaiiHappen TV Spots Unveiled

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Honolulu Mayor to Hold Twitter Town Hall

As Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wraps up his second round of island-wide town hall meetings, he will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Twitter on Monday, December 9 from noon to 1 p.m. Mayor Caldwell will be joined by representatives from key city departments in answering citizen questions in real time. The mayor’s Twitter account is @MayorKirkHNL and the hashtag for the event will … Continue reading Honolulu Mayor to Hold Twitter Town Hall

Hawaii Law Would Ban Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

Two Hawaii Senate committees this week advanced a bill that would forbid employers from demanding that their employees (or potential employees) turn over the passwords to their Facebook and other social media accounts. Hawaii is one of 32 states advancing similar bills this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. House Bill 713 passed out of the Commerce and Consumer Protection and Technology and the Arts … Continue reading Hawaii Law Would Ban Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

Senator Hosts Google+ Hangout on Early Education

Hawaii State Senate Committee on Education Chair Jill Tokuda will utilize a Google+ Hangout today to discuss new legislation focused on early education with U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono and preschool providers from around the state. Tokuda previously used a Google+ Hangout to meet with public school principals, and has held several “Twitter Town Hall” meetings. Today’s focus will be the newly introduced Providing Resources Early … Continue reading Senator Hosts Google+ Hangout on Early Education