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First Likeable Awards Winners Take Home Thumbs Up Trophy

Donna Karan, Cory Booker, Ed Zuckerberg and Dennis Crowley Among the Most Likeable Professionals in Social Media (May 16, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Likeable Media, one of the fastest growing social media and word of mouth marketing firms, announced the winners of the first ever Likeable Awards, held at its Likeable U Conference yesterday at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York. Hundreds of social media professionals gathered under one roof to share the latest techniques with participants as one of the star attractions during Internet Week.

"Being likeable is about building and maintaining positive relationships with your community," said Likeable Media Co-Founder and CEO Dave Kerpen. "These winners have worked hard to showcase genuine charisma and authenticity online, and they deserve to be recognized for their efforts."

The "Most Likeable" professionals were selected by more than 50,000 voters over Facebook and Twitter in 17 categories from more than 100 finalists. And the winners are:

1. Chief Executive Officer: Dennis Crowley, Foursquare 2. Chief Marketing Officer: Geoff Cottrill, Converse 3. Entrepreneur: Spencer Bramson, @influencers 4. Photographer: Anthony Quintano 5. Journalist: Matt Silverman, Mashable 6. Food Blogger: Lindsay Nixon, 7. Mom Blogger: 8. Video Blogger: Cassidy Quinn, 9. Author: J.K. Rowling 10. Doctor: Ed Zuckerberg, DDS 11. Marketing Thought Leader: Adam Kmiec, Walgreens 12. Professor/Teacher: Anthony Rotolo, Syracuse University 13. Lawyer: Brian Cuban, Esq. & Blogger, The Cuban Revolution 14. Student: Tina Yip, 15. Fashion Designer: Donna Karan 16. Chef: Fabio Viviani, Restaurateur and Top Chef competitor 17. Politician: Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ

The first ever Likeable Awards distinguished individuals who have leveraged social media to demonstrate charisma, responsiveness, transparency and authenticity in their respective categories as determined by voters. For a complete list of finalists and winners, go to:

About Likeable Media:
Likeable Media is an award-winning social media and word of mouth marketing firm, having worked with over 200 clients through its three offices. Likeable Media is recognized as one of Facebook's Preferred Developer Consultants and is the only agency to win a three consecutive WOMMY awards from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. In 2011, Likeable Media was named #118 on the Inc. 500 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies and #12 in New York City. For more information, visit

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Likeable Media
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