Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 Roundup

Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 begins tomorrow, and registration is still available for a day full of

Melanie Mitchell, SVP and Search Marketing Practice Lead, Digitas

three session tracks covering the latest local social media and search-related research, breakfast and lunch, all led by Austin area speakers.

Here’s a round-up of what’s on tap and some last-minute tips.

We’re happy to announce that Digitas senior vice president and search marketing practice lead, and longtime Pubcon attendee favorite Melanie Mitchell will be presenting a keynote address during Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 on Thursday, February 21 at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas campus. Mitchell has been at the forefront of search engine marketing for over 13 years, and was vice president of search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) at AOL.

Mitchell considers Pubcon a gathering of many key industry players. “There are some of the

Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 Keynote Speaker Melanie Mitchell

smartest and most interesting people in search marketing, social media and content development here right now,” Mitchell said during a recent Pubcon conference, and for Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 she will be presenting the event’s major keynote.

Register today for Pubcon Regional Austin 2013, which offers three simultaneous session tracks covering the latest local social media and search-related research, breakfast and lunch, and Mitchell’s keynote, all led by Austin area speakers.

Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 is a prime opportunity for area attendees and local marketing agencies to learn from top Pubcon speakers at a dynamic event with tracks dedicated to social media, SEO, and SEM, supported by local search and social media groups. The AT&T Conference Center conveniently offers hotel accommodations on-site, making Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 an easy event to attend.

We’re happy to announce a strong lineup of more than 20 sessions led by over 40 social media and

BlitzMetrics Chief Executive Dennis Yu

search marketing experts who will take part in Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 on Thursday, February 21 at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas campus.

In addition to familiar Pubcon speakers including BlitzMetrics chief executive Dennis Yu, BootCampDigital chief executive Krista Neher, KeyRelevance president Christine Churchill and Conversion Sciences conversion scientist Brian Massey — among many others — Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 will feature plenty of new voices, such as PartnerCentric chief executive Brook Schaaf, CrowdGather chief executive and founder Sanjay Sabnani, Intrapromote director of social media
Annalise Kaylor, and 97th Floor director of social media Vince Blackham.

A limited number of registrations are available for Pubcon Regional Austin 2013, which will offer

Intrapromote Director of Social Media Annalise Kaylor

sessions including "Conversion Rate Optimization" with Massey and Khalid Saleh, president and co-founder of Invesp, "Visual Social Media : Pinterest" with Blackham and Cameron Cox, digital marketing specialist at Blendtec, "Link-Building
In A Penguin Age
" with Internet Marketing Ninjas founder and chief executive Jim Boykin, and "Google Hot Topics" featuring Boost Search Marketing managing director and chief executive Aaron Shear, AutoRevo director or search and social Greg Gifford, and Standing Dog director of search engine optimization Bill Hartzer, among many more.

Also on tap during Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 are sessions including "Facebook Edgerank" led by Kaylor, "Campaign Development for Content Marketing" with Textbroker International director of

Brian Combs, CEO, ionadas local

communications Christina Zila, WrightIMC account executive Jenneva Vargas, and AXZM founder and chief executive Steve Floyd, and "Social Media Sales and Service," with panelists including Knebl Communications’ Kevin Knebl and
Casey Markee, lead SEO consultant and head of online support at Search Engine News.

Register now for this strong lineup at Pubcon Regional Austin 2013, and also make plans to attend Pubcon New Orleans 2013 on April 22 – 25 and Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 on October 21 – 25.

Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 is a regional conference, a more intimate and intensive local edition of Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization events, offering three session tracks covering the latest local social media and search-related research, a soon-to-be-announced keynote, and breakfast and lunch, all led by Austin area and other speakers. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 21 in Austin, Texas for Pubcon Regional Austin 2013.

Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference, is gearing up for our Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 event on Thursday, February 21, which will take place at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas campus, sponsored by
Tasty Placement
, WrightIMC, and Apogee Results.

Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 will feature a keynote address by Melanie Mitchell, senior vice president and search marketing practice lead at Digitas and a longtime Pubcon attendee favorite, along with with three session tracks covering the most recent local social media and search-related research, breakfast and lunch, all led by top speakers from Austin and around the nation.

Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 is a great opportunity for area attendees and local marketing agencies to learn from some of Pubcon’s finest speakers at a dynamic event with tracks dedicated to social media, SEO, and SEM, supported by local search and social media groups. The AT&T Conference Center conveniently offers hotel accommodations on-site, making Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 an easy event to attend.

Only a limited number of registrations are available for this special event, so be sure to reserve your space today and join us at the AT&T Conference Center. Register today for Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 at low pre-conference prices that are some of the industry’s fairest.

We’ll see you in Austin on February 21, and thanks again to event sponsors Apogee Results, WrightIMC, and Tasty Placement for their generous support of Pubcon Regional Austin 2013.

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

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Continental breakfast and registration both begin at 7:30 a.m. on the Second Floor of the AT&T Center.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY MELANIE MITCHELL

We’ll have our conference welcome and introduction at 8:15 a.m., followed immediately by Melanie Mitchell’s kick-off keynote address.

SESSION & NETWORKING EVENT

The day’s sessions will run until 4:45 p.m., and will be followed by the Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 cocktail networking reception, which takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on premises. Just look for the signs.

TWITTER CONTEST

We’ll be holding a Twitter contest during the conference, with one lucky best overall tweeter winning

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a full Gold Pass to Pubcon New Orleans 2013 on April 22 – 25 at the New Orleans Convention Center, a value of up to $1,799.

Our Pubcon Regional Austin Twitter contest has now begun, and to enter all you need to do is send out quality tweets about Pubcon using the #Pubcon hashtag until the contest ends at midnight on
Thursday, February 21.

The winning tweeter will be determined by an examination of all entered tweets from which a panel of Pubcon employees will select one prize-winner based on those tweets that are considered to be the
best, factoring in which tweets provide the best search or social media tips, advice or take-aways learned during Pubcon, which ones offer the top "Why I come to Pubcon" moments, and which
tweets are consistently helpful and insightful to Pubcon attendees.

PHOTO CONTEST

Bring your camera, as we’re also holding a photo contest during the
conference. Snap photos and

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share them with a Pubcon tag on Flickr,
Twitter, Google Plus or other public website, post a link to your
gallery or individual photo on the official Pubcon Facebook page and
be entered to win a $200 gift certificate from B&H Photo.

We look forward to seeing you at Pubcon Regional Austin 2013 tomorrow.

Thanks,
Lane R. Ellis
Lead Editor
Team Pubcon