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2011 Press

Socialize: Monetizing Social Media (West) Announces Burson-Marsteller's Dallas Lawrence, Motivity Marketing's Kevin Ryan, and Brains on Fire's Geno Church to Keynote October 20-21 in San Francisco

New York, NY - August 22, 2011 - (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced keynote speakers to present at its Socialize: Monetizing Social Media (West) to be held in San Francisco on October 20-21, 2011. The event includes four different tracks and unites business leaders in gaming, virtual goods, mobile, marketing, and media for two days of learning, connecting, and sharing about all things social media.

Dallas Lawrence, chief global digital strategist at Burson-Marsteller, will deliver a keynote presentation on social media intelligence and crisis survival lessons for the digital age. Kevin Ryan, CEO at Motivity Marketing, will explore how to make the most of social equity inside and outside of your organization. Geno Church, word of mouth inspiration officer at Brains on Fire, will discuss word of mouth movements and how to integrate social media with offline engagement.

There are 70 additional speakers at Socialize: Monetizing Social Media (West) including Megan Berry, Klout; Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive; Stewart Putney, Moblyng; Clara Shih, Hearsay Social; Geoff Cook, myYearbook; and many more.

For a complete list of speakers and the agenda, visit Full access passes are $445 until September 28. To register, visit

Sponsors and exhibitors include Tapjoy, Efficient Frontier, OpenAmplify, IgnitionOne, myYearbook, DaoPay, Kenshoo, PaymentOne, Pillsbury, SponsorPay, SuperRewards, and Vindicia.

For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact:
Frank Fazio
(203) 662-2887
[email protected]

To register for a press pass, visit

About WebMediaBrands Inc.

WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (, headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to media and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i), a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, sports news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile, and the Semantic Web; (ii), a leading network of online properties dedicated to providing original market research, data services, news, events, and job listings on the Facebook platform, social gaming, and mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii), a leading network of online properties providing content, education, community, career, and other resources for creative and design professionals. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.

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Amanda Barrett
Director of Marketing
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