Top Brands Lead the List of Sponsors for the 6th Annual BlogHer Conference this August in New York City

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Procter and Gamble, PepsiCo, Jimmy Dean/Hillshire Farm, and Walmart Lead the List of 100 Companies Helping BlogHer Deliver a World Class Event to 2400 Attendees.

BlogHer, the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online, today announced the diamond and platinum level sponsors for its sixth annual conference. This year’s event, which sold out in March, 2010, is expected to bring together 2,400 attendees to the Hilton Hotel in New York City, August 6-7.

“It is extremely gratifying to see the conference grow, and to see an equal increase in the number of organizations who want to support women who blog,” said Jory Des Jardins, BlogHer Co-founder and President, Strategic Alliances. “Every year, sponsor support helps the large, diverse BlogHer community celebrate ‘Life Well Said’ in person, and the BlogHer Conference’s growth this year wouldn’t be possible without them.”

Hillshire Farm/Jimmy Dean, Procter and Gamble, PepsiCo and Walmart join BlogHer 2010 as Diamond Sponsors.

BlogHer is proud to announce new Diamond sponsors Jimmy Dean® and Hillshire Farm® brands. Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm will together host the largest space on the BlogHer trade show floor, an 80 foot by 20 foot kitchen-themed booth. Among the activities, Jimmy Dean will provide bloggers breakfast foods and an opportunity to meet The Jimmy Dean Sun. Hillshire Farm will team with a surprise celebrity chef to host a sandwich-making contest. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/be9Tqg and http://www.blogher.com/hillshire-farm-blogher-10

“BlogHer is the leading conference for online female influencers and serves as a unique opportunity to engage face-to-face with virtually all of the top female bloggers, the voices that are driving the conversation and shaping the social media landscape. This event is the perfect platform to fuel brand awareness and further a dialogue among these critical audiences as well as gather valuable insights directly from the bloggers themselves. Additionally, we look forward to unveiling a number of exciting announcements from Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm,” said Laston Charriez, vice president consumer and shopper activation, Sara Lee North American Retail.

Returning top-level sponsors at the Diamond level include:

Procter and Gamble will be creating “Your Home Away from Home” on the exhibit floor; a place for attendees to escape, relax, have fun and get acquainted with some of P&G’s many brands. Learn more: http://www.blogher.com/procter-gamble-blogher-10-your-home-away-home

PepsiCo is supporting women bloggers, a powerful force they recognize as “Women: The 5G Network.” Throughout BlogHer, they’ll be engaging in an interactive discussion about the influence women yield today. At PepsiCo Studios, BlogHer-goers will participate in an interview series, sample products and share “Promises” for a better society alongside the Promise of PepsiCo, the company’s pledge to infuse its Performance with Purpose. PepsiCo’s participating brands Tropicana, Quaker, Propel and Gatorade will provide custom blogger experiences. Learn more: http://www.blogher.com/pepsico-blogher-10

“We recognize women as the ‘5G Network’, a powerful group of professionals, moms and daughters who are not only driving business results—at PepsiCo and elsewhere—but who also are driving social change, as they have throughout history,” said Julie Hamp, senior vice president of communications for PepsiCo. “BlogHer is an opportunity for us to hear from some of the most influential of that 5G Network on issues that matter to them most, including the evolution of social media.”

Walmart is bringing a message of sustainable living to the conference with an on-site garden and customer-driven ideas on how to create a greener home. Attendees will also be able to share their ideas to create a brighter future. Learn more: http://www.blogher.com/walmart’s-fresh-ideas-brighter-future

GM/Chevrolet, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Ubisoft join BlogHer 2010 as Platinum sponsors.

This year’s event welcomes back GM/Chevrolet. They will have a large presence on the expo floor of the Conference.

Liberty Mutual Insurance also returns with its Responsibility Project, which engages bloggers on the subject of personal responsibility and “doing the right thing” every day by encouraging attendees to share their opinions through various interactive tools.

And new to this year’s event will be interactive entertainment company, Ubisoft. They will highlight family and fitness in their booth with their “Games for Everyone” line and their fitness games “Just Dance 2” and “Your Shape: Fitness Evolved.”

The BlogHer annual conference has shown tremendous growth over the last three years, tripling in size since 2007, adding one thousand attendees since just last year. Sponsor growth has also been significant; a record 100 brands are sponsoring the conference this year. The full list of sponsors can be found here: http://www.blogher.com/node/150922/sponsors

To find the entire conference agenda and other details about the event, please visit: http://www.blogher.com/blogher-10

About BlogHer
Reaching more than 20 million women each month (Nielsen Site Census, March 2010), BlogHer is the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. Today BlogHer creates opportunities for members via a community hub (http://www.blogher.com), annual conferences and a publishing network of more than 2,500 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates. BlogHer provides the highest quality content on a range of topics, with all blogs continually edited to meet strict editorial standards, including content quality, category relevance and blog frequency. BlogHer enjoys a strategic partnership with iVillage, part of Women@NBCU. BlogHer’s investors are Venrock, GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, and Azure Capital Partners.

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