Upcoming Webinar to Focus on the Evolving Social Media Release

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Hosted by Vocus and the Society for New Communications Research, Discussion will Feature Social Media Experts and Representatives from Top Newswire Services

Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS) and the Society for New Communications Research will sponsor a webinar on "The Evolving Social Media Release."


  • The webinar is to be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm ET.
  • Free registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/35q34z.
  • Speakers include leading social media experts Brian Solis and Chris Heuer as well as representatives from disclosure-based newswires: Monika Maeckle from Business Wire and Thom Brodeur from Marketwire.
  • Webinar to be moderated by PRWeb.
  • Topics to be covered include: key elements of the Social Media Release (SMR), best practices, challenges and opportunities associated with the new format, and the future of the SMR.
  • A replay of the webinar will be available free of charge following the event. To access, go to http://onlinepressroom.net/vocus, and then select 'Events' in the right column.
  • This webinar is part of Vocus' monthly series to provide educational and informational resources for organizations on public relations best practices and techniques that can be applied to their everyday communications campaigns.
  • Editorial Note: Click here to view release in the traditional format


Attributed to Bill Wagner, chief marketing officer at Vocus, Inc.:

  • Our customers are curious about the latest trends in online news releases as well as monitoring the impact that social media has on their public relations efforts.
  • Vocus has designed its webinars not only to educate our customers but everyone in PR on these types of trends and issues shaping the industry.

Attributed to Jen McClure, executive director, Society for New Communications Research:

  • Social media presents both challenges and opportunities for the public relations profession.
  • Vocus, our corporate member, is helping to lead the education of PR professionals about new and emerging social media tools, technologies and techniques.
  • With many PR professionals today integrating new strategies into their traditional public relations initiatives, this webinar offers them best practices for getting started and deploying them.

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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 2,400 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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