Calling All Bloggers: PR Web™ Invites Bloggers to be Guests at eComXpo Oct. 6-8, 2005

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The premier virtual online tradeshow for ecommerce marketers will feature top blogger Seth Godin and other online entrepreneurs. Forums will focus on online marketing to teens, understanding how blogs can help businesses succeed and tips for getting published.

PR Web™ is looking for a few good bloggers. The recognized leader in online news and press release distribution service for small- and medium-sized businesses and corporate communications invites 250 bloggers to join them at eComXpo, the three-day, completely virtual tradeshow. An essential event for eCommerce marketers, bloggers, networks, etailers, agencies and advertisers, eComXpo takes place online October 6-8, 2005. PR Web is the official media wire sponsor for the show.

While PR Web™ is extending free guest passes to the eComXpo keynote address and exhibition hall, conference organizers are sweetening PR Web's offer by offering to convert bloggers' standard passes into full conference passes.

Blogging has broken wide open in the last few years to become a news source as viable, and often more so, than conventional media. People frustrated with traditional media's self-appointed role as tellers of the one true story have turned to blogs as a way around the filter and have embraced blogs as a novel way to market online. In recognition of blogging as an emerged force, PR Web™ wants to extend an invitation to bloggers to attend this important networking event.

PR Web™ guests who upgrade have full access to the full eComXpo conference program.

Seth Godin, bestselling author, entrepreneur, blogger and agent of change, will deliver the keynote presentation, “Who's There? Understanding how blogs and web 2.0 changes your business forever.” Daily panel discussions will cover the hottest issues for online marketers, including:

  • “WUTEVVER! Online Marketing to Teens” moderated by Ann Handley of MarketingProfs and featuring Peter Grunwald, founder of Grunwald Associates, Chuck Moran of BURST! Media and Anthony Schneider, CEO of Peersuasion
  • “Search is HOT for Hispanics!” moderated by PR Web’s David McInnis and featuring Barbara Coll, CEO of Webmama, Nacho Hernandes, CEO of iHispanic.com and Lucas Morea, founder of LatinEdge and Monografias.com
  • “So, You Want To Be An Author? Tips for Getting Published for the Online Marketer” moderated by Declan Dunn and featuring Heather Lloyd-Martin, Director of Search Strategies at Websourced and author of “Successful Search Engine Copywriting", Kathryn Finney, Chief Shopping Officer at TheBudgetFashionista.com and author of “How to be a Budget Fashionista” and Brad Aronson, Executive VP at Avenue A | Razorfish and co-author of “Advertising on the Internet”;

Additionally, eComXpo attendees are able to meet and greet thousands of professionals, hang-out in the virtual lounge, join forums, earn valuable points towards great show prizes and visit over 100 eCommerce industry exhibitors including PR Web, Google, Commission Junction, Looksmart, Advertising.com, Yahoo! Search Marketing and more on both the affiliate and search engine floors. Attendees may explore exhibitor booths, win booth prizes and talk with booth personnel to learn more about the company, their products, programs and career opportunities.

PR Web™ invites the first 250 bloggers who register for a complimentary Exhibit Hall and Keynote pass to the completely online eComXpo show, October 6-8, 2005. No promo code is needed.

“I’m looking forward to interacting with the blogging community their home environment," said Mick Jolly, executive vice president of PR Web. "The online conference format means many more people can attend from all parts of the world and from all sizes of organizations. As acknowledged champions of small- and medium-sized businesses, access to eComXpo is important to us.”

PR Web™ guests are welcome to upgrade their pass to a Full Show or Full Show + 90 Day Presentation Archive Pass after completing their registration for their PR Web™ complimentary Exhibit Hall + Keynote Pass at anytime. Full Show passes include entrance to over 100 educational presentations covering basic and advanced topics in search, affiliate and interactive marketing including blogging, RSS/Syndication, keywords, branding, email marketing, multi-channel strategies and customer-relationship building. Information on target marketing will also be presented by industry icons such as John Battelle, Kevin Lee, Deborah Carney, Frederick Marckini, Shawn Collins, Declan Dunn, Amanda Watlington, Barnaby Dorfman, Andy Beal, Paul Colligan, Barbara Coll, Jennifer Laycock and Jarvis Coffin. All presentations may be viewed at their scheduled time with live interactive Q&A or "on-demand" 24/7 throughout the show after the first-run. Full Show + 90 Day Presentation Archive attendees may view the presentations on demand for up to 90-days after the conference

For the full conference schedule, exhibitor and speaker lists and demos, visit http://www.ecomxpo.com.

To register as a guest of PR Web™, visit http://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/lightning.dll?LASCmd=AI:4;F:REG~1000&ShowKey=32&AffiliateKey=46&AffiliateData=BannerAd001&RegistrationDiscountKey=434&ShowPackageKey=1. No promo code is needed.

Members of the press may register at http://www.ecomxpo.com/PressInquiry.htm. For additional information on eComXpo, please call 847-295-6100.

For additional information on PR Web™, visit http://www.prweb.com or call (866) 640-NEWS, toll free from the UK at 44 0871 720 6397, or (360) 312-0892.

About PR Web

PR Web™ has offered free online press release distribution services since August 1997. Since then, PR Web™ has gradually made the transition to a fully integrated press release newswire service. We are the largest newswire catering to small and medium sized companies and organizations and one of the largest online press release newswires.

About eComXpo

eComXpo, the first virtual, online tradeshow and conference for the eCommerce marketer, debuted its first show in February 2005. The next show, October 6–8, is accessible from the convenience of any home or office PC. Over 200 exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters will be networking with over 3,000 attendees, completely online. eComXpo eliminates the hassle and expense of traditional trade show exhibiting, speaking and attendance. Registration and information is available at http://www.ecomxpo.com.

EVENT CONTACT:

John Grosshandler

847 295-6100 x39

PRESS / SPEAKER CONTACT:

Allison Clark

847 295-6100 x41

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