Social Media Week Los Angeles, powered by Nokia, will kick off on September 23rd. In anticipation, the team behind the week-long event has announced the ‘Social 25‘, and list of social media savvy creators presented by JukinVideo. While the list includes a number of notable traditional media figures, the online video community is well-represented, with eight of the 25 honorees possessing big time YouTube presences.
The list includes individual YouTube personalities like Hannah Hart and Toby Turner; traditional media powerhouses who have expanded to YouTube, such as Stan Lee, the JASH crew, and Chris Hardwick; and multi-channel network pioneers like AwesomenessTV‘s Brian Robbins and ZEFR‘s Zach James and Rich Raddon. In addition, a few online video notables without YouTube credits, such as prominent investor Mark Suster and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey, also made the list.
So what does it mean for these personalities to make the ‘Social 25’? Essentially, they have done the most to engage their respective fan bases. Whether by rallying fans around fundraising drives, bringing together audiences for major collaborations, or completing multi-million dollar transactions, the honorees have seen their names in some big, impactful headlines over the past twelve months.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of the LA startup community,” said Shira Lazar of What’s Trending, one of the co-curators of the list. “The ‘Social 25′ curates the leaders in our exploding social startup scene—innovators that are transforming the city of Los Angeles into a true center for entrepreneurship beyond traditional entertainment.”
The full list of honorees is available at the SMWLA website.
The ‘Social 25’ will be honored during SMWLA, but there will also be plenty of other events for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be among the Internet’s most notable influencers. The schedule includes more than 60 free events and is being constantly updated, so be sure to check it out and register for the ones that interest you.