True Blood and Social Media Star Janina Gavankar to Receive Gravity Summit’s Excellence in Social Media / Entertainment Award
Gravity Summit LLC is pleased to announce that Janina Gavankar, who plays Luna Garza on HBO’s hit series True Blood, will be the recipient of the Gravity Summit Excellence in Social Media / Entertainment Award at the 4th Annual Gravity Summit – Social Media for Sports & Entertainment event that will take place at UCLA on February 22, 2011.
Janina’s fans know her best as Luna, Sam’s love interest on True Blood, but Janina also exemplifies the importance Young Hollywood puts on social media. Janina was the first celebrity to sign up for Twitter and she created a theme for actors on Posterous, a website meant to help people share their online presence. So far, thousands of fellow actors are using her site, which Janina believes is integral to helping their career by giving them a place to display their past work.
The Gravity Summit Excellence in Social Media Marketing Awards launched in 2009 to recognize the superior understanding and use of social media marketing tools by well-known brands, businesses and individuals. Previous award recipients include MC Hammer, Eastman Kodak, actress Felicia Day, and Domino Foods for their campaign to end child hunger in the U.S.
This year’s conference theme is Sports & Entertainment and will bring out a stellar line-up of speakers from the Hollywood Studios to Fortune 500 companies to the biggest sports teams in the country.
“We are delighted that Janina will be present to accept the Gravity Summit Award and look forward to recognizing her success and expertise in the social media space,” says Beverly Macy, Co-Founder and CEO of Gravity Summit LLC. “Janina clearly ‘gets it’ when it comes to using new digital interactive and social media tools and we want to celebrate her marketing savvy and social media expertise.”
Registration is now open and seating is limited. For more information call 213-925-8188.