WebMediaBrands Announces Social Curation Summit,
First Conference to Cover Visual Communities & Commerce,
July 31 in New York City
New York, NY - May 17, 2012 - WebMediaBrands Inc., (Nasdaq:WEBM) today announced the launch of its new conference, Social Curation Summit (#socialcurationsummit), to be held on July 31, 2012 at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City. The event will be the first ever full-day conference to explore the business of social content curation and visual communities.
"As the popularity of image-rich aggregation websites and contributed content such as Pinterest, Tumblr, and Fancy continues to grow, now is a necessary time for brands to seize the opportunity to extend influencer outreach and discover new dimensions to market their products," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands, Inc. "Our Social Curation Summit will be the first event to teach businesses the latest about content-discovery apps, collaborative filtering, social news curation, and next-generation storytelling platforms across a wide range of industries and disciplines."
Co-presented by SocialTimes.com and AllFacebook.com, Social Curation Summit will bring together today's leading brand marketers, advertising directors, creative directors, design professionals, consumer brands, and social media executives.
Conference session topics at Social Curation Summit include:
- Tastemaking Through Curated Communities
- The Social Media Mixtape: Curating Music and Other Sounds
- Collecting and Archiving Across Multiple Platforms
- Inspiration for DIY Communities
- The Democratization of Artistic Achievement through Social Media
For complete event information, schedules, and registration, please visit http://www.mediabistro.com/socialcurationsummit. For inquiries on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Frank Fazio at [email protected]. For event news and updates, follow SocialTimes.com on Twitter via @socialtimes.
About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com) is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, 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, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii) InsideNetwork.com, a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii) SemanticWeb.com, a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and Big Data. 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 (stocklogos.com) 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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