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New York's Inaugural BlogWorld & New Media Expo Creates First Industry-Wide East Coast Gathering of Bloggers, Podcasters and Social Media Users
Jul 13, 2011 (04:07 PM EDT)
~Exceeds Attendance Goals and Builds Excitement for BlogWorld West in Los Angeles, Nov. 3-5~
NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York debut of BlogWorld & New Media Expo, the world's largest social media and blogging conference and tradeshow, brought East Coast bloggers, podcasters and social media users together as a complete industry for the first time. BlogWorld, which co-located with Book Expo America at the Jacob Javits Convention Center May 24-26, marked its first East Coast show by breaking expected attendance goals and hosting more than 1,500 attendees from all over the world. In addition, thousands of Book Expo America registrants also had access to the event.
Planning for BlogWorld's fifth annual western U.S. event is underway, which this year will move from Las Vegas to the Los Angeles Convention Center, November 3-5.
The conference featured more than 200 speakers presenting sessions addressing issues such as employees' open access to social media, managing your online reputation, navigating a social media crisis and advances in mobile marketing.
"The response to BlogWorld East has been overwhelmingly positive, reinforcing the decision to expand the Expo to New York City," said Rick Calvert, CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo. "This event gave new media and traditional media journalists and content creators a unique, large-scale opportunity to meet and network. It was a great environment, lots of energy in the air, and we're feeling the growth of this industry really starting to ramp up right before our eyes."
Highlights from BlogWorld New York 2011:
Numerous exhibitors made their BlogWorld debut in New York, including:
Important industry research findings were also revealed at BlogWorld. Tom Webster presented new, unreleased data for 2011 on America's adoption of social networking sites and services from a study conducted by Edison Research and Arbitron. The findings revealed that:
New product launches announced at BlogWorld New York provided insights into the latest new media trends and offerings. Examples include: InfoLinks, the in-text advertising platform, launched a new ad unit called "Related Tag - Auto Placement" that allows bloggers to increase their clicks and earnings while adding informational tags within their website's content. Livefyre, a real-time engagement platform focused on building a community around the content of your website, showcased the newest version of its real-time social conversation platform, which is being used across 7,000+ websites. Audible showcased their podcast affiliate program, which gives podcasters a new way to monetize their content with digital audiobooks.
BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2011 in New York was sponsored by premium brands including Ford Motor Company, Century 21 Real Estate, WordPress.com, Network Solutions, Mashable, Posterous, Vanilla Forums, Groupon, Paper.li and more. The keynote presentations were streamed live courtesy of Stickam, the official Streaming Sponsor of BlogWorld NY. TechZulu presented the Expo's featured speaker interviews and news reports.
ABOUT BLOGWORLD & NEW MEDIA EXPO
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media. Thousands of attendees learn about Content Creation, Distribution, Monetization and Social Media Marketing strategies, including step-by-step techniques and leading-edge tools from the most successful and influential Bloggers, Podcasters, Vloggers, Web TV & Radio Broadcasters, Social Influencers, New Media Pros and Online Journalists.
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