April 27th, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Likeable Awards Finalists

Likeable is on a mission to find the most likeable people in the world. From March 28 to April 24, the Likeable community submitted thousands of nominations for the inaugural Likeable Awards, which recognize individuals who have leveraged social media to create a charismatic, transparent and responsive image.

Last month, we opened all 17 categories to nominations, including Most Likeable Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Entrepreneur, Photographer, Journalist, Food Blogger, Mom Blogger, Video Blogger, Author, Doctor, Marketing Thought Leader, Professor/Teacher, Lawyer, Student, Fashion Designer, Chef and Politician. Many of you have nominated your favorite individuals for each of the 17 categories. From those submissions, Likeable chose six finalists in each category based upon the number of nominations.

Final voting is now open! Winners will be announced and honored on May 15, 2012 at Likeable U: Class of 2012 Beyond The Buzz, at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York. Likeable is thrilled to announce the 2012 Likeable Awards Finalists!

Chief Executive Officer

Blake Mycoskie
Dennis Crowley
Jason Fried
Jason Goldberg
John Pepper
Tony Hsieh

Chief Marketing Officer

Barry Judge
Beth Comstock
Geoff Cottrill
Karen Quintos
Lisa Gavales
Patrick Adams


Brandy Exner
Brian Wong
Elizabeth Howard
Jeremy Goldman
Mark Cuban
Spencer Bramson


Allen Klosowski
Annie Leibovitz
Anthony Quintano
Chase Jarvis
CJ Wilson
Jamie Beck


Anderson Cooper
Andy Carvin
Ann Curry
Jen Preston
Katie Couric
Matt Silverman

Food Blogger

Heather Hands
Lindsay Nixon
Lisa Lillien 
Lisa Theile
Rhiannon Trautmann

Mom Blogger

Audrey McClellan
Bringing Up Brooklynites
Nancy Johnson Horn
Resourceful Mommy

Video Blogger

Cassidy Quinn
Dom Mazzetti
Emily Hudspeth
Jen Knoedl
Jenna Marbles
Steve Garfield


Chuck Palahniuk
Erik Qualman
JK Rowling
Michael Ian Black
Oliver Burkeman
Seth Godin


Ed Zuckerberg
Georgeanne Freeman
Karen Young
Krupali Tejura
Rocco Piazza
Sanjay Gupta

Marketing Thought Leader

Adam Kmiec
Christian Hollingsworth
John Janstch
Mack Collier 
Mark Schaefer
Scot Maitland


Anthony Rotolo
Caroline Kaltefleiter
Dan Smith
David Gerzof
Paul Morgan Jr.
Ryan Vaughn


Alison Monahan
Brian Cuban
Darren Heitner
David Lat
Lee Rosen
Matthew Weiss


Alyssa Henry
Emma Tangoren
Melissa Reohr
Mike McMahon
Pavel Konoplenko
Tina Yip

Fashion Designer

Betsey Johnson
Corrie Nielsen
Diane von Furstenberg
Donna Karan
Kate Spade
Rebecca Minkoff


Bethenny Frankel
Bobby Flay
Fabio Viviani
Joanne Chang
Rachael Ray
Richard Blais


Barack Obama
Bernie Sanders
Cory Booker
Frank Lautenberg
Mike Bloomberg
Tom Croci 


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