Bloggers and Business Entrepreneurs Head to eComXpo Oct. 6

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

If you’ve ever thought about getting serious about blogging to increase your business presence, this week’s eComXpo ( is the place to be, with over 100 eCommerce industry exhibitors and dozens of educational presentations including several from nationally known bloggers.

PR Web™, the recognized leader in online news and press release distribution service for small- and medium-sized businesses, is offering 250 complimentary standard conference guest passes to the eComXpo keynote address and virtual exhibition hall. Organizers of the three-day virtual tradeshow, Oct. 6-8, 2005, are sweetening PR Web's offer by converting bloggers' standard passes into full conference passes for free.

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.

Blogging has broken wide open in the last few years to become a news source as viable as 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 media filter and have embraced blogs as a way to market online.

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.”

eComXpo offers everything a traditional tradeshow does without the time or expense of travel because it takes place on your very own home or office PC. It allows more people to attend, which means greater benefits to exhibitors, speakers and other attendees.

Attendees can be at all presentations 24/7 and speakers are able to deliver their messages to thousands of people, rather than hundreds. New for the October show is the ability for attendees to view presentations up to 90 days after the show, as well as having access to archived presentations from the February event. Additionally, attendees can join forums and “hang-out” in the virtual lounge anytime throughout the show.

PR Web™ is the official media wire sponsor for the show and will host a panel on public relations and search engines.

“I’m looking forward to interacting with the blogging community in their home environment," said Mick Jolly, executive vice president of PR Web™ and moderator of PR Web's RSS blog ( "The online conference format means many more people can attend from all parts of the world and from all sizes of organizations. Our Online Visibility Engine acknowledges the value to marketers in blogging.”

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 and Lucas Morea, founder of LatinEdge and
  • “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 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”

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.

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. It is the largest newswire catering to small and medium sized companies and organizations and one of the largest online press release newswires.

To register as a guest of PR Web™, visit;F:REG~1000&ShowKey=32&AffiliateKey=46&AffiliateData=BannerAd001&RegistrationDiscountKey=434&ShowPackageKey=1.

Members of the press may register at

For additional information on eComXpo, visit or call 847-295-6100.

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


John Grosshandler

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Allison Clark

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