Vocus Announces its 9th Annual User Conference: The New PR Mashup

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Thought-Leadership, User Case Studies and Training Sessions to Focus on Integrated Communications and Engaging Traditional and Social Media for Better Results

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The high level of expert speakers and relevant topics has once again created a worthwhile conference that should not be missed by communication professionals

Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, announced today that its annual Users Conference, “The New PR Mashup,” will be held in Washington, DC on June 10th and 11th 2010. The ninth annual conference, especially tailored for Vocus’ more than 4,400 customers world-wide, will again include an impressive roster of thought-leaders and industry experts. Vocus customers will also have access to professional service consultants and hands-on training in order to get the most from their Vocus systems. In addition, attendees will get a first look at Vocus’ forthcoming product release which includes its newest social media monitoring tools.

In 2009, Vocus’ Users Conference drew hundreds of PR, government relations and political action committee (PAC) professionals. “Vocus invests an enormous amount of time and energy creating a worthwhile conference every year,” said Brandy King, senior public relations manager for Southwest Airlines of the previous year’s conference. “The high level of expert speakers and relevant topics has once again created a worthwhile conference that should not be missed by communication professionals.”
Keynote speakers include:

  • Howard Kurtz (@HowardKurtz), The Washington Post’s media reporter and columnist
  • Brian Solis (@briansolis), principal at FutureWorks and author of Engage!
  • David Meerman Scott (@dmscott), author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR and World Wide Rave

Thought leadership sessions will be presented by:

  • Deirdre Breakenridge (@dbreakenridge), president & executive director Communications for Mango! and co-author of Putting the Public Back in Public Relations
  • John Frasier (@Giraffe1), executive vice president, Quinn & Co., and a key strategist behind the “Best Job in the World” campaign
  • Beth Harte (@BethHarte), senior subject matter expert, Digital Marketing, Serengeti Communications and formerly of MarketingProfs
  • Lee Odden (@leeodden), CEO, TopRank Online Marketing, and the Online Marketing Blog

The conference will be held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, DC. To learn more about the event, register to attend, or find more information about the Vocus 2010 Users Conference, please visit us online at: http://www.vocus.com/uc2010, call (301) 731-6589 or e-mail us at UserConference@vocus.com. Vocus can also be found on Twitter @Vocus and Facebook. Participants are also encouraged to share their experiences at the conference using the #vocus hash tag on Twitter.

“We take tremendous pride in developing thought-leading, vendor-neutral events, like this year’s User Conference,” said Mike Savage, vice president of customer marketing for Vocus. “This year’s speakers are among the most renowned in the industry and the content is certain to provide value to our customers and help to accelerate their overall PR and social media results.”

About Vocus
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 4,400 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.

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