October 18, 2012 12:00 ET

BlogHer Launches BlogHer PRO: A New Event for Social Media Power Users Building Their Brand and Business

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - On December 13, 2012, BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, will present the inaugural BlogHer PRO Conference at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Following BlogHer's industry-leading annual conference in New York City in August, BlogHer is bringing the thought leadership from that event's most popular professional training sessions to the West Coast to provide insight on the latest in social media, training, and education to influencers who are building their brands.

"From 2009 to 2011, BlogHer paid over $17 million to our members for their writing and their reach. Thousands are building businesses as part of this growing BlogHer Economy, and the opportunity in this space continues to expand," said BlogHer co-founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone. "BlogHer PRO is the right event for any blogger or social media influencer leveraging their online platform for professional advancement."

BlogHer PRO will cover topics ranging from marketing and personal branding to business and financial management skills. As part of this new event, BlogHer welcomes Bing as title sponsor of the Growth Track, where participants will learn how to grow their audience, traffic and influence.

"At Bing, we pride ourselves on bringing together the best of search and social to help you spend less time searching and more time doing," said Duane Forrester, senior product manager, Bing. "We're thrilled to partner with BlogHer on the inaugural BlogHer PRO event and to help attendees learn how to be more successful with content development, search optimization (SEO), webmaster tools, PR and more."

For more details and to register for the BlogHer PRO Conference, please visit:

About BlogHer:
Reaching 50 U.S. million women each month (Nielsen Site Census, September 2012), BlogHer ( is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders. BlogHer developed and leads the marketplace with the most robust economic and networking opportunities for women in social media and brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialog with them. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice and recommendations to and from 3,000 premium blogs, delivers uniquely insightful research on women in social media across interest areas, hosts the world's largest conferences for women in social media and curates a daily news service,

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