September 25, 2009 03:00 ET

The Business Council of Alabama, the Alabama Democratic Party, the Alabama Republican Party, the Alabama Council of Association Executives, and Host Social Media Workshop

MONTGOMERY, AL--(Marketwire - September 25, 2009) - The Business Council of Alabama (BCA), the Alabama Democratic Party, the Alabama Republican Party, the Alabama Council of Association Executives, and are joining forces to host a workshop on social media. The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 8 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery.

"Social media has changed the political world we live in. Our goal is to help candidates, groups, and citizens fully understand the role of social media as a marketing tool and see how others are using this powerful medium," said Stephen Morris, Co-founder of Politics4All. "In the 2008 Presidential election, social media was a key focus for the candidates. Pres. Obama raised more than $650 million via his website. There is a new bow in the quiver for many candidates and groups and they want to learn how to better use social media."

The workshop will feature experts in social media like Paul Chaney, (, who released his latest book, "The Digital Handshake," this month. Other speakers include Lindsay Waits, former director of communications for the Alabama Democratic Party, Philip Bryan, communications director for the Alabama Republican Party, and Rep. Cam Ward ®, one of the first elected officials in Alabama to adopt social media marketing.

"The opportunities opening up through new and quickly evolving sources of social media are unraveling the rules, processes and techniques we've used comfortably for years in association communications and marketing," said Lenore Vickrey, director of communications for the Business Council of Alabama. "On one hand, we have unprecedented access to an exciting new world of communications and business networking options, but on the other hand, that world is spinning so rapidly we're often too paralyzed by the opportunities to effectively use them. That's why BCA is so pleased to join with Politics4All and others in hosting this useful, right-to-the-point workshop."

This conference is perfect for candidates or current office holders, association personnel, communications and governmental affairs personnel, and government employees. To register for the workshop go to The cost of this conference is only $25. Space is limited to the first 100 registrations.

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