SOURCE: Livingston Communications, LLC

January 23, 2008 08:32 ET

BlogPotomac Un-Conference on Best Marketing Practices for DC's Social Media Community Slated for June 13

Event Brings Social Media Marketing's Top Minds Together to Provide Growing DC Region's Online Community Best Practices

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - BlogPotomac, a local "un-conference" will be held June 13th at The State Theater in Falls Church, Va. The conference will provide corporate and organizational social media marketers advanced insights beyond an average "101" social media event.

Sponsored by Livingston Communications, Viget Labs, and WorldBiz, Inc., this day-long event touts itself as the marketing conference like no other. It will feature a total of seven speakers, including an opening keynote by Lionel Menchaca, digital media manager and chief blogger, Direct2Dell. The luncheon keynote will feature Frank Gruber, product manager of social media platforms at AOL.

In addition, many nationally recognized names from the social media community will present sessions. Speakers include:

--  Social Media Group President Maggie Fox (current work includes Ford
    Motor company)on integrating social media
--  Matt Stoller of MyDD on political blogging
--  KD Paine, author of "Measuring Relationships, the Data Driven
    Communicators Guide to Success" on measurement
--  Jeremy Pepper, The Point and Pop! PR Blog Jots on strategy
--  Kami Huyse, principal of MyPRPro and author of Communication Overtones
    on ethics

"The greater Washington area's social media community has gelled and matured over the past year," said Geoff Livingston, CEO of Livingston Communications. "Social media minds have bigger marketing questions than the average networking fodder such as 'How do I use a blog?' or 'What's Facebook and Twitter?' BlogPotomac extends Josh Hallet's community-gathering Blog concept to our community for a great conversation about best social media marketing practices. Thanks to all of our great speakers who have agreed to facilitate this discussion."

Geoff Livingston, author of "Now Is Gone" and CEO of Livingston Communications, LLC, is organizing, co-chairing and financing the event. Co-chair and Corporate Blogging Book Author Debbie Weil will emcee the event with Josh Hallett, BlogOrlando creator and BlogPotomac Advisor.

Tickets are $75. A web site and registration for the event will open in early March. All profits will benefit The Electronic Frontier Foundation. For additional details on when tickets will be available for purchase, check

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