SOURCE: Genius.com

October 13, 2008 09:08 ET

Sequel to Sold-Out Sales 2.0 Conference Planned for March 2009

David Thompson and Gerhard Gschwandtner to Co-Host Follow-Up Sales and Marketing Conference in San Francisco, March 3-4, 2009

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - Genius.com Incorporated®, the leading on-demand provider of B-to-B marketing solutions for sales and marketing professionals, today announced plans for a follow-up event to the sold-out Sales 2.0 Conference to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, March 3-4, 2009. Genius.com also announced that David Thompson and Gerhard Gschwandtner will co-host the event and present the conference theme: "Faster Sales in a Slower Economy." For more information, go to http://www.sales20conf.com/.

David Thompson, Genius.com CEO, founder of the Sales 2.0 Conference and author of the popular book, "Sales 2.0 For Dummies," said, "We are thrilled with the groundswell of adoption that is making Sales 2.0 part of the corporate vernacular and are delighted that Gerhard Gschwandtner, who's been at the forefront of sales leadership since 1980, will co-host."

"We look forward to building upon the great event that David founded and are planning an exciting follow-up that will feature two days jam-packed with insight into how companies can leverage the Internet to sell smarter and faster," said "Selling Power" founder and publisher Gerhard Gschwandtner.

The theme of the conference, "Faster Sales in a Slower Economy," was chosen because new sales technologies and techniques are now more important than ever to the frontline sales and marketing professional. "When times are tough, the organizations that keep moving ahead are those where everyone is focused on tools for sales success," said Gschwandtner.

The first ever Sales 2.0 Conference was held at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, in October 2007 and was a sold-out success. The conference included luminaries from the sales and marketing profession, including Mike Bosworth, Geoffrey Moore, Barry Trailer, and Jim Dickie. For more information about the 2007 conference and to keep abreast of 2009 conference plans, go to www.sales20conf.com. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact larissa@salesdottwoinc.com.

About Genius.com

Genius.com Incorporated®, creator of SalesGenius® and MarketingGenius®, is the leading on-demand provider of B-to-B marketing solutions that enable frontline professionals to quickly identify and connect with their best prospects, without IT. Genius solutions instantly deliver personalized email campaign and website visit results to both Marketing and Sales, dramatically improving lead generation and qualification.

Genius.com is a Sales 2.0 leader, with over 500 corporate customers using Genius.com's unique technology to automate email marketing and lead generation campaigns that deliver the most qualified leads directly to frontline Sales reps, so they can immediately qualify and follow-up on their best opportunities. Genius.com is a privately held company, funded by Accel Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Emergence Capital and Walden International, with headquarters in San Mateo, CA. For more information visit www.genius.com or email info@genius.com.

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