Don’t Miss the New Communications Forum 07 In Las Vegas

No Limit Texas holdem poker and optimizing blogs for search engines are two of my most favorite subjects. That’s why I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been invited to speak on the later at The New Communications Forum Conference and Expo 07 being held at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas next month (March 7 – 9th). Here’s a link to see a list of the companies that will be in attendance at this year’s event. If you want to go, here’s a promo code ( 612SHN ) that will get you a $200. discount!

newcomm07_button.gif Just in case you have not heard about it, the NewComm forum is the premiere conference for exploring the revolutionary impact of participatory communication, such as blogs, podcasts, wikis and other forms of social media. The organizers are The Society for New Communications Research and Lawrence Ragan Communications. They have teamed up to bring 28 interactive sessions in four conference tracks focusing on: Internal Communications, Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing and New Media & Journalism.

“This year’s Forum will be the biggest and best ever,” said Jen McClure, executive director, Society for New Communications Research. “We’ll be addressing topics such as how to really listen to and create lasting relationships with your customers, how to use Web 2.0 tools in your communications strategy, best practices for corporate blogging, bridging new media with traditional media, the social media press release, managing brand reputation and crisis communications in the blogosphere, citizen-generated video, Second Life, measuring social media programs and more. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to network, learn and discuss in a relaxed and fun setting.”

Along with the four tracks the NewComm forum will also include

  • Four hands-on pre-conference boot camps, including — Blogging 101, Podcasting 101, Wikis 101, Videocasting 101. 

  • One in-depth post-conference master class: What’s next: How to map your social media strategy

Who is the conference for? Whether you are new to social media or looking to improve an existing program, NewComm Forum 07 will address every level of expertise and all channels of communication. It’s for…

  • Internal Communications to connect with employees

  • PR & External Communications to enhance your reputation

  • Advertising & Marketing to stay ahead of the competition

  • New Media & Journalism to find new ways to communicate

Who’s Speaking? The keynote speakers are David Weinberger, co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto, and Shel Holtz, of For Immediate Release Podcast and VP of New Marketing for crayon.

The conference also boasts a world renowned conference faculty of instructors, speakers & panelists —- Tom Abate, John Bell, Elisa Camahort, John Cass, Jamie Chabra, Jeff De Cagna, Todd Defren, Andrea Eckerle, Kimberly A. Fabrizio, Tom Foremski, Paul Gillin, Eileen Gittins, Josh Hallett, Chris Heuer, Neville Hobson, Shel Israel, Dan Karleen, Rob Key, Kathy Klotz-Guest, David Kligman, JD Lasica, Benjamin Levy, Dr. Bernard Luskin, Albert Maruggi, Jim Nail, Brian Oberkirch, Katie Delahaye Paine, David Parmet, Shoba Purushothaman, Giovanni Rodriguez, Joel Richman, Gordon Rudow, Zane Safrit, Eric Schwartzman, Ted Shelton, Brian Solis, Lisa Stone, David Strom, Laura Sturaitis, Carol Thomas, Jeffrey Treem, Stephen Turcotte, Kami Watson Huyse, Jeremy Wright and Linda Zimmer.

Here’s the official promo for my session in the Advertising and marketing Track at the end of Day Two.

How Your Blog can Achieve Top Search Engine Rankings

Want to position your company or organization as an industry resource? Get to the top of search-engine rankings with two-way communication? Learn how to incorporate organic search engine marketing into your blog strategy. During this practical session, Stephen Turcotte will show you the tools and techniques experts use to pick the best keywords. You’ll leave with:

  • A checklist of technical tips and strategies that can be applied to optimize your blog’s organic search engine rankings

  • Methods to establish which keywords are the biggest searches for your audience

I’m also looking forward to attending all the great sessions in the Advertising and Marketing track and making a personal connection with as many of the speakers and attendees as I can. Maybe I’ll even get in a few rounds of no limit holdem in the Venetian’s exquisite poker room. Hopefully I’ll see you there too. Viva Las Vegas~

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