Vocus Sponsors Upcoming Tech Council of Maryland Seminar, Growing Your Business through Social Media

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Company to Join Panel Discussion on Incorporating Social Media into a Public Relations Strategy

Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, today announced that the company will sponsor the Tech Council of Maryland's first interactive social media event for public relations and communications specialists, "Growing Your Business Through Social Media." The event will take place at Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County Campus in Maryland from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon on September 10.

In addition to sponsoring the event, Vocus' PRWeb Product Manager Jiyan Wei will participate on a panel of industry experts discussing "Using Social Media to Generate the Right Kind of Press Coverage for Your Company." The panel will be held at 10:15 am ET and will focus on how social media can increase news coverage and further company messaging. Wei will offer tips for incorporating search optimization, multimedia and social media tools into press release and media strategies to maximize exposure on popular social media sites and raise the organization's online visibility.

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is Maryland's largest technology trade association that brings its 500 plus members access to technology industry leaders in Maryland, DC and Virginia. TCM has two divisions, which provide valuable resources and benefits to help businesses succeed. Growing Your Business through Social Media is designed to offer communications professionals advice on leveraging blogs, building professional Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace accounts and utilizing the new world of social media to drive traffic, interest and money for your business. For more information or to register for the event, go to http://www.techcouncilmd.com.

About Vocus, Inc.
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes to fundamentally change the way they communicate with both the media and the public, optimizing their public relations and increasing their ability to measure its impact. Our on-demand software addresses the critical functions of public relations including media relations, news distribution and news monitoring. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a secure, scalable application and system architecture, which allows our customers to eliminate expensive up-front hardware and software costs and to quickly deploy and adopt our on-demand software. Vocus is used by more than 2,900 organizations worldwide and is available in five languages. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit http://www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.

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