Social Media Expert Peter Shankman Reveals Best-Kept Secrets for Creating Buzz at PRWeb’s Thrive 2010 Online Conference

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May 12th Online Seminar Explores “Ins and Outs of Online Marketing”

Peter Shankman, Thrive 2010 Speaker @skydiver

He is part of our all-star lineup for Thrive 2010, a conference designed to help businesses maximize their web presence and succeed

HARO Founder and Marketing Pundit Peter Shankman headlines PRWeb’s “Thrive 2010: The Ins and Outs of Online Marketing" on May 12th. Shankman joins a distinguished group of presenters at this daylong, virtual symposium hosted by PRWeb, the online news distribution service of Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS).

“Peter brings an interesting perspective to the rapidly changing and evolving social media landscape. He is part of our all-star lineup for Thrive 2010, a conference designed to help businesses maximize their web presence and succeed,” explained PRWeb’s Sophie Shiatis, vice president, eCommerce.

Shankman’s “Tapping the Tweet: Harnessing Social Media to Drive More Visitors” 2pm session will explore who's using which social media and why. He will share best-kept secrets for developing a social media strategy; including identifying the differences between popular social media venues and picking the right communities for driving target buyers and customers. He will also explain how to build credibility through social media communication and how to use Twitter to build a large following. To hear a quick tip from Peter visit

An entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about social media, public relations, marketing, advertising, creativity, and customer service. He is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO), which has become the de-facto method for thousands of journalists on deadline looking for sources. In addition to HARO, he is the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique marketing and public relations strategy firm located in New York City.

The Thrive 2010 web-based conference starts on May 12th at 9:30am and is designed for the business owner and marketing professional. In addition to Shankman, participants will hear from experts throughout the day, including: Website Magazine Editor-In-Chief Pete Prestipino, Founder Anne Holland, Public Relations Guru Janet Thaeler, Duct Tape Marketing CEO John Jantsch, and Network Solution’s SEO Evangelist Randy Windsor.

Costing only $99, Thrive 2010 participants will learn how to:

  •     Create professional web sites that drive traffic and convert visitors;
  •     Harness Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and social media to build credibility and expand their reach;
  •     Increase visibility through online news and publicity campaigns;
  •     Foster close customer relationships through content creation and effective e-marketing techniques.

To learn more about Thrive 2010 or to register, visit:

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