December 21, 2011 08:30 ET "Social Media Zone" Blogger Vicki Flaugher Featured in Forbes

A New Forbes "Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers" Feature Includes Smart Woman Guides Owner and "Social Media Zone" Blogger Vicki Flaugher

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 21, 2011) - is pleased to announce that "Social Media Zone" head blogger Vicki Flaugher was featured in a Forbes "Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers" list by Haydn Shaughnessy. The author used PeekYou analytics to generate the ranking. Additional names on the list include Mari Smith, Ann Handley and Liz Strauss, among others.

Flaugher (@smartwoman) has been featured on similar lists in the past, including the Forbes 2008 "Thirty Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter." She has been the lead blogger on's "Social Media Zone" since February 2011. The blog has seen well over 35,000 readers in that time, with readers spending an average of five minutes on each post. Posts run twice a week and focus on providing tips, trends, techniques and fresh ideas to help advertising, marketing, communications, PR and other professionals learn about best practices in social media.

Flaugher also blogs at SmartWoman Guides, a business how-to and inspiration site for women. In addition, she contributes to "The Pulse," a content partnership between and Marketwire+Sysmos featuring trending topics, rankings and industry "bests" across a wide spectrum of communication disciplines.

"My partnership with CommPRO as their lead blogger on 'Social Media Zone' has been fulfilling, I am thrilled that work has begun to bear fruit for all involved. Social media for me is all about having fun, being yourself and helping others. I am thankful to have a platform to do that."

"We value our relationship with Vicki," said Partner Brian Pittman. "We're breaking new ground in terms of the type of content we're creating together -- and how it's shared with our market. We're here to help communications professionals work smart, succeed and enjoy -- and Vicki is an important part of that."

An acronym for "Communications Professional Resources Online," is the destination for the answers marketing communications professionals need to be successful, whether they're in PR, IR, corporate communications, marketing or advertising. reaches 67,000+ marcom professionals with its "Daily Headlines" and enjoys 20,000+ site visitors per month. Its founders include Bruce Merchant (Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer), Fay Shapiro (Publisher), Todd Fabacher (Chief Information Architect) and Brian Pittman (Content Director). The team brings together a wealth of experience in publishing and services targeted to the business communications sectors -- including advertising, investor relations, public relations and marketing. For further information, visit us online at:, Twitter @commprobiz. Facebook

About Vicki Flaugher
Vicki @Smartwoman Flaugher, CEO of Smartwoman Enterprises, is the head blogger at's "Social Media Zone." She is a 10-year veteran of online marketing who blogs, speaks, trains, and consults about digital reputation development. Vicki is a charter member of the national editorial team at and is author of "Famous in Your Niche: Building Your Digital Reputation For Fun and Profit."

Contact Information