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BlogHer

July 31, 2012 10:00 ET

Media Alert: President Obama to Address Attendees at BlogHer '12

The President of the United States Kicks Off World's Largest Event for Bloggers at 4:30pm ET, Thursday, August 2

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that President Obama will address attendees, via live satellite, to the 8th Annual BlogHer Conference in New York on Thursday, August 2, 2012.

As an omni-partisan organization, BlogHer issued invitations to both campaigns to both speak at the conference and publish on BlogHer.com. Both campaigns have representatives speaking at the conference, August 3-4.

President Obama and his campaign have regularly prioritized outreach to the BlogHer community, starting when then-Senator and presidential candidate Obama sat down with BlogHer for an interview in 2008. Subsequently, Michelle Obama launched her blog exclusively on BlogHer.com, to engage in conversation with the nation's women prior to the 2008 election. She recently blogged again on the four-year anniversary of her first BlogHer post.

The BlogHer Network now delivers the number one concentration of adult American women amongst the Top 100 Web Properties in the U.S. (comScore MediaMetrix, June 2011).

Described by Variety Magazine as "Comic-con for women bloggers," BlogHer '12 will bring more than 4,200 influencers from the online space, together with 127 major brand name sponsors to network, learn and celebrate this diverse community in its largest conference to date, August 2-4, 2012, in New York City.

About BlogHer:
Reaching 40 million women each month (Nielsen Site Census, April 2012), BlogHer (http://www.blogher.com) 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, BlogHer.com.

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