Hip Hop Legend and Twitter Star MC Hammer to Receive Gravity Summit 'Social Media Marketer of the Year' Award at UCLA Event on February 22, 2011

Award will be presented by Jeremy Blacklow, Managing Editor of AccessHollywood.com

Dec 14, 2010, 06:00 ET from Gravity Summit

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MC Hammer, the multi-platinum selling rapper and Twitter star, has been announced as the recipient of the first Gravity Summit Social Media Marketer of the Year Award. The award will be presented to MC Hammer in-person at the 3rd Annual Gravity Summit on February 22, 2011 at the UCLA Covel Commons.  Gravity Summit, which has emerged as the premier social media marketing conference, is also pleased to announce that Jeremy Blacklow, Managing Editor of AccessHollywood.com, has been tapped to present the award to MC Hammer.

As a legendary icon in pop culture, MC Hammer was considered a forefather and innovator of pop rap and dance and has an impressive string of hits including, "Too Legit to Quit" and "U Can't Touch This."  As a Twitter and social media 'star' with close to 2M followers, MC Hammer attributes his popularity resurgence to his savvy use of these new tools.  He says his knowledge and use of emerging technology comes from "being located in Silicon Valley, wanting to see video on the internet and being connected and getting an early understanding of the applications and the solutions."

"The Gravity Summit Excellence in Social Media Marketing awards are designed to highlight innovators in this important new communications platform," says Beverly Macy, CEO of Gravity Summit. "We are delighted Hammer has agreed to appear at the event and accept the Social Media Marketer of the Year award.  We're equally delighted that Jeremy Blacklow, a leader in this new field in his own right, will be on hand to add his remarks to the event and present MC Hammer with the award."

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. 2009 Awards Recipients included:

Eastman Kodak, actress Felicia Day, and Domino Foods/DEI Worldwide.

Gravity Summit events seek to help educate, inform and empower marketing professionals, small business owners, advertisers, c-Level executives, and others, about real-time social media marketing as it evolves.  

For more information, please visit: http://www.gravitysummit.com/

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