Mediabistro Announces Launch of SocialTimes Pro Research Covering Facebook, Virtual Goods and Social Gaming Business Strategies
(New York, NY - August 25, 2010) Mediabistro.com (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced the launch of SocialTimes Pro, a subscription service that offers research reports covering Facebook, virtual goods, and social gaming. In-depth reports from analysts Wagner James Au and Tameka Kee will be available beginning September 2010.
"Mediabistro is now one of the top organizations covering social media, including blogs AllFacebook and SocialTimes as well as trade shows in the social games, virtual goods, digital privacy, and social marketing spaces," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands Inc." Adding a research component to our social media coverage is a natural extension for us."
Mediabistro is the only research organization offering in-depth monthly coverage of social media. Additionally, to foster community among users, SocialTimes Pro subscriptions include free entry to Mediabistro social media events in cities around the world.
Wagner James Au covers virtual worlds and goods for SocialTimes and his blog New world Notes. He is a former contributing editor at GigaOm, author of The Making of Second Life, and was most recently the head writer for City of Eternals, a next-gen social MMO. Tameka Kee is a former reporter for paidContent, where she covered the business of digital entertainment and gaming, and broke news on companies including Electronic Arts, Playfish, Netflix, and Facebook.
For more information about SocialTimes Pro, visit www.socialtimespro.com.
About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM, www.webmediabrands.com) is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows and online job board services to media and business professionals. The Company’s online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, career and educational resources about major media markets and industry verticals including new media, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile and the semantic web; (ii) Socialtimes.com and Allfacebook.com, providing industry leading content about the latest developments in social media, social networks and social gaming; (iii) other leading content websites including AgencySpy, PRNewser, eBookNewser, BrandsoftheWorld, GalleyCat and TVNewser; and (iv) e-commerce websites including FreelanceConnect.com and StockLogos.com. The Company’s LearnNetwork features online and in-person courses, panels, certificate programs and educational video subscription libraries for media and business professionals and presents evening panels on topics including social media, journalism, advertising design, publishing, Web content, video and more. WebMediaBrands’s trade shows include Think Mobile, Smartphone Games Summit, Social Gaming Summit, Virtual Goods Summit, eBook Summit, Semantic Web Summit, Freemium Summit, Social Developer Summit, Mediabistro Circus and Mediabistro Career Circus. The Company’s mediabistro.com business also includes an industry-leading job board for media and business professionals focusing on job categories such as social media, online/new media, publishing, public relations/marketing, advertising, sales, design, television and more.
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