Pubcon New Orleans 2013 Announces Stellar Agenda

Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference, is thrilled to announce a stellar

Pubcon New Orleans 2013 - Photo: New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pubcon New Orleans 2013 – Photo: New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

agenda of social media stars as we unveil an impressive grid of sessions for Pubcon New Orleans 2013 taking place at the New Orleans Convention Center — widely regarded as one of the top convention centers in the world — on April 22 – 25.

Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will feature entire session tracks dedicated to search engine optimization (SEO), local search issues, social media optimization (SMO), building links, search marketing, social media marketing (SMM), the affiliate landscape, content marketing, and in-house SEO, along with complete tracks focused on Pubcon’s famous live interactive site reviews and expert spotlights — where you get more uninterrupted time with some of the world’s top speakers.

The entire strong lineup of sessions, tracks, and speakers is filling up more every day, and while our

Andy Beal, CEO, Trackur

Andy Beal, CEO, Trackur

grid of sessions is not yet fully complete, we wanted to share the astonishingly diverse collection we’ve already got in place for Pubcon New Orleans 2013, and invite you to register today for the year’s biggest and best social media and optimization conference.

The Pubcon New Orleans 2013 SEO conference track includes a session on optimizing popular content management system (CMS) WordPress, with panelists Carolyn Shelby, director of SEO at Tribune Company, Ben Cook, president at Direct Match Media, Brian Lafrance, marketing director at AuthorityLabs, and Michael David, founder of TastyPlacement.

Take a look at "Big-Brand SEO" in a session featuring Jonathan Wilson, SEO program manager at

Joanna Lord, Director of Customer Acquisition,

Joanna Lord, Pubcon New Orleans 2013 Speaker joined by Lisa Weinberger, director of content promotion and SEO at Bankrate, Inc., and Christi Olson, search marketing manager at Harry & David.

Examine some of the hottest topics in today’s search scene with "Author Tags & Schema: Co-Citation SEO," featuring Jim Boykin, founder and chief executive at Internet Marketing Ninjas, Marcus Tober, chief technology officer at Searchmetrics Inc., and Rob Garner, author of Search and Social and founder of Rob Garner Consulting.

Pubcon New Orleans 2013′s lineup includes an expert spotlight session with Krista Neher, chief executive at BootCampDigital, in which she’ll examine "Harnessing the Power of Visual Social Media Marketing."

Ten Golden Rules chief executive Jay Berkowitz will lead an expert spotlight session exploring "SEO and Social Media: Top 10 Improvements," while Boykin leads his own in-depth spotlight examining

 Kate Buck, CEO & Social Media Manager,

Kate Buck, CEO & Social Media Manager,

Google’s trusted author implementations and its Panda and Penguin updates.

Additional expert spotlight sessions at Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will feature WrightIMC chief executive and founder Tony Wright looking at
proactive reputation management, and Kate Buck, chief executive and social media manager at examining marketing with Pinterest.

Pinterest will also be the focus of an expert spotlight session hosted by Jennifer Cario, president at SugarSpun Marketing, who will explore "Leveraging Pinterest as a Marketing Channel."

A fascinating content marketing session is on tap in The Big Easy, featuring Ann Smarty,

BlitzMetrics Chief Executive Dennis Yu

BlitzMetrics Chief Executive Dennis Yu

community and branding manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas, Christina Zila, director of communications at Textbroker International, and Dave Rohrer, senior SEO strategist at Covario.

These are only a small sample of the more than one hundred stellar social media and online marketing and technology sessions lined up for Pubcon New Orleans 2013, featuring a virtual who’s who on the world’s best new media innovators, including Andy Beal, Dennis Yu,
Alison Zarrella,
Will Scott,
Scott Polk,
, Dixon
, Rick Galan,
Steve Hammer,
John Ellis,
Joanna Lord,
Michael Gray,
Brad Geddes,
Christine Churchill,
Tim Ash,
Todd Malicoat,
Duane Forrester,
Lisa Buyer, and
so many more.


Along with the world’s best technology sessions, Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will also feature three major keynote address presentations.

Michael Slaby, Pubcon New Orleans 2013 Kickoff Keynote Speaker

Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Pubcon New Orleans 2013 Keynote Speaker

Chris Pirillo, Founder, LockerGnome, Pubcon Keynote Speaker

Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will feature a major kick-off keynote address by Michael Slaby, Obama for America chief integration and innovation officer — the chief technology officer behind one of social media’s greatest success stories — and additional major keynotes by Dave McClure, noted venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups, and Chris Pirillo, popular online entrepreneur and founder of digital culture company LockerGnome.


Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will also feature a fresh agenda of the always-popular Pubcon Masters Group intensive training program, featuring three premium tracks of sessions dedicated to pay-per-click (PPC) and landing page optimization (LPO), organic search engine optimization (SEO), and social media marketing and optimization (SMM and SMO). The Pubcon Masters Group is a limited-attendance educational training program taking place the day before the official conference begins, featuring an intensive three-track day of industry-leading PPC, LPO, SMM, SMO, and SEO learning from expert instructors.

Michael Gray: Atlas Web Service President

Bryan Eisenberg Eisenberg Brothers & Associates Partner

Jeffrey Eisenberg Eisenberg Brothers & Associates Partner

Andy Beal: Trackur CEO

Todd Malicoat: SEO Faculty Chair

Brad Geddes Certified Knowledge Founder

Dennis Yu — BlitzLocal Chief Executive

Alison Zarrella Interactive Copywriter & Social Media Consultant

Jabez LeBret: Chief Innovation Officer, Get Noticed Get Found

Dan Zarrella Viral Marketing Scientist


Krista Neher: Boot Camp Digital CEO


Joe Laratro: Tandem Interactive President


Don’t miss out on these and other top speakers who will make Pubcon New Orleans 2013 the year’s

Pubcon New Orleans 2013 - Photo: New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pubcon New Orleans 2013 – Photo: New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

top social media and optimization conference, and register today at some of the fairest pre-conference early-bird rates in the industry. We look forward to seeing you among the thousands who will come learn and celebrate with Pubcon in The Big Easy on April 22 – 25 at the
state-of-the-art New Orleans Convention Center.

Lane R. Ellis
Lead Editor
Team Pubcon