Social Media Week Los Angeles Reveals 2015 #Social25 Honorees



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SMWLA (2)Kicking off Social Media Week Los Angeles (SMWLA), a four-day event exploring the social, cultural, and economic impacts of social media, Tubefilter and What’s Trending released their 4th annual #Social25 honoree list, recognizing outstanding influencers and organizations in digital media. The 2015 honorees include: Mark Cuban’s Cyberdust, Sofía Vergara, Amy Schumer, Bethany Mota, Buzzfeed Motion PicturesZe Frank, Whisper, Laurel & Wolfe, and Fuck Cancer.

This yearly list of influencers is curated by Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter, and Shira Lazar, CEO and Co-Founder of the Emmy-nominated show, What’s Trending, and approved by the Social Media Week Los Angeles Board of Advisors.

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Honorees will attend an exclusive event during SMWLA’s opening night, June 8th, at the 41Ocean Club in Santa Monica, CA. This VIP event, hosted by Tubefilter and What’s Trending, and sponsored by Famebit, will honor and celebrate the 25 honorees and will bring together LA’s most influential individuals in media, business, technology, and non-profit organizations.


“We’re so excited to continue this annual tradition” said Shira Lazar, “Los Angeles continues to grow as a hub for a new class of Hollywood including social stars and tech leaders.”

“Once again, it was important to pick a scope of individuals and organizations across entertainment, social action, non-profit, gaming, and more, whose work is creating impact locally but extends globally through social platforms,” added Drew Baldwin.

SMWLA, a staple event in the social media and digital community, will provide a week of programming including keynote speakers, panels, presentations, demos, workshops, talks, conversations, and networking parties. The programming focuses on digital media, technology, advertising and marketing, fashion and beauty, innovation and the future, movies and TV, collaboration and gaming, startups and entrepreneurship, and food and culture.

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Presenting 2015 Social Media Week’s #Social25 list of luminaries in social media excellence (listed alphabetically):

  1. King Bach, @KingBach
  2. Bart Baker, @BartBaker
  3. Bryan Baum,, (@Represent)
  4. Tom Bilyeu, Quest Nutrition, (@TomBilyeu and QuestNutrition)
  5. Matt Brimer, DAYBREAKER LA, (@MattBrimer and @dybrkr)
  6. Brad Brooks and Michael Heyward, Whisper, (@bradwhisper, @michaelheywire and @Whisper)
  7. Yael Cohen and Julie Greenbaum, Fuck Cancer, (@yael, @Julie_Greenbaum and @letsfcancer)
  8. Mark Cuban and Ryan Ozonian, Cyber Dust, (@mcuban, @RyanOzonian and @CyberDustApp)
  9. Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, Hayes Grier, and Carter Reynolds, The FAM Tour, (@camerondallas, @Nashgrier@HayesGrier, @carterreynolds and @TheFamTour)
  10. Chris De Wolfe, SGN, (@Chris_DeWolfe and @SGNGames)
  11. Leura Fine and Brandon Kleinman, Laurel & Wolfe, (@leurafine, @BKsenior and @laurelandwolf)
  12. Ze Frank, Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, (@zefrank and @BuzzFeed)
  13. Cassey Ho, Blogilates, (@blogilates)
  14. Stephanie Horbaczewski, StyleHaul, (@stylehaulsteph and @StyleHaul)
  15. Moj Mahdara, BeautyCon, (@mojism and @BeautyConTweets)
  16. Seth Maxwell, Thirst Project, (@Sethmaxwell1 and @thirstproject)
  17. Alec McNayr and Alan Beard, McBeard, (@alecmcnayr and @mcbeard)
  18. Farhad Mohit and Brian C. Dilley, Flipagram, (@farhad667, @dilleybrian and @Flipagram)
  19. Bethany Mota (@BethanyMota)
  20. Chris Pan, My Intent, (@myintent)
  21. Andy Puddicombe and Rich Pierson, Headspace, (@andypuddicombe@richardpierson and @Get_Headspace)
  22. Amy Schumer (@amyschumer)
  23. Sofía Vergara (@SofiaVergara)
  24. Michael Wasserman, Tiltify, (@mdwasserman and @TiltaGame)
  25. Brent Weinstein, United Talent Agency, (@Brentweinstein)

Congratulations to all the honorees! Many will also serve as speakers at the four-day SMWLA conference at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica June 8-12th, 2015. For the full program, visit:

Get an SMWLA Insider Pass and come celebrate with the SMWLA honorees at the VIP #Social25 Party!

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