Pubcon New Orleans 2014 To Feature Help A Reporter Out’s Peter Shankman

We’re excited to welcome author and angel investor Peter Shankman, principal and co-founder at

Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman

Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman

global consultancy Shankman | Honig and founder of Help A Reporter Out (HARO), who will present a major keynote address at next month’s Pubcon New Orleans 2014, the premier social media and optimization conference.

PR Week magazine has described Shankman as “redefining the art of networking,” and Investor’s Business Daily has called him “crazy, but effective,” and we’re happy to bring him to Pubcon audiences for the first time.

A well-respected author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector, Shankman is globally recognized for radically new ways of thinking about marketing, customer service, advertising, social media, and PR.

“We’re happy to have Peter Shankman give a major keynote presentation at Pubcon New Orleans 2014 this March 17 – 20, where his unique insight into negotiation, influence, sales, management,

Shankman | Honig

Shankman | Honig

marketing, leadership, and communication is certain to provide plenty of the actionable ‘take-aways’ that Pubcon is famous for,” noted Pubcon founder and chief executive Brett Tabke.

Shankman is presently the co-founder of Shankman | Honig, and is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) in 2008, which in less than a year became the top website for thousands of journalists on deadline to connect with experts and sources for their stories around the globe. In 2010, less than three years after Shankman started HARO in his apartment, it was acquired by Vocus, Inc.

Shankman is also a noted angel investor, specializing in very early stage technology, marketing, advertising, and social media companies — one of the many types of firms always well-represented at Pubcon conferences, recently named both a Forbes “Must-Attend Conference for Entrepreneurs,” and an Inc. “Conference That Will Help Your Business Grow This Year.”

Among Shankman’s long list of major corporate clients have been American Express, Sprint, The US Department of Defense, Royal Bank of Canada, Snapple Beverage Group, Unum, Walt Disney World,

Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman

Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman

United Airlines, Saudi Aramco, Taj Hotels and Resorts, Peninsula Hotels, Foley Hoag, LLP, Haworth, Abercrombie and Kent, Liberty Safe Company, Discovery Networks, and Harrah’s Hotels, among numerous others.

Since 1995 Shankman has maintained an award-winning blog, and he is the author of three books including “Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is over and Collaboration is In,” “Customer Service: New Rules for a Social-Enabled World,” and “Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work and Why Your Company Needs Them.”

Shankman has shared his insight with audiences worldwide at many events including TEDx, South By Southwest, TBEX Europe, The Public Relations Society of America, CTIA, CTAM, CES, PMA, OMMA, Mobile
Marketing Asia, and the Direct Marketing Association, among others, however this will be his first keynote address at Pubcon.

Shankman sits on the advisory boards of multiple companies, including DailyWorth, ScotteVest and Namely, holds a seat on the NASA Civilian Advisory Council, and is a marketing pundit for several

Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman

Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman

national and international television news channels, including CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, and MSNBC.

Pubcon keynote speaker Shankman is frequently quoted in major trade publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, The Associated Press, Reuters, and USA Today.

A Boston University graduate, Shankman began his career at America Online as a senior news editor, helping found AOL Newsroom and heading up coverage of the Democratic and Republican 1996 conventions, which marked the first time an online news service covered any major political event.

In 2011, Shankman composed a Tweet that was voted as one of the Top Ten Tweets of the year by Twitter and ABC News, out of more than 120 billion tweets sent.

Pubcon audiences are in for an fascinating event as Shankman is sure to captivate with his inimitable perspective on digital influence in a must-attend keynote during March in lively New Orleans, during

Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman

Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman

a St. Patrick’s Day week of new media and search marketing exploration that for over 14 years has been known as Pubcon.

Join Shankman and fellow Pubcon New Orleans 2014 keynote speakers Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University, Danny Bernstein, head of product partnerships for Google+ and Social at Google, and Tim Ash, bestselling author and chief executive at landing page optimization firm SiteTuners, along with and more than 100 leading technology trendsetters who will be speaking in The Big Easy at Pubcon for an exploration of the future of social media, search and digital marketing.

Dr. Robert Cialdini Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Cialdini
Pubcon New Orleans 2014
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 Peter Shankman Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker

Peter Shankman
Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker

Tim Ash, CEO, SiteTuners.com

Tim Ash
Pubcon New Orleans 2014
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Danny Bernstein Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker

Danny Bernstein
Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker

Registration is still available at some of the fairest prices in the industry to join thousands of attendees on March 17 – 20 and see Shankman and other top social media and optimization leading speakers in a stellar lineup of sessions.

Shankman will help make Pubcon New Orleans 2014 the technology conference of the year in The Big Easy, and with your competitors likely to be among the many thousands in attendance, you can’t afford to miss it, including a multiple-track Pubcon Masters Group all-day training program.

We look forward to seeing you for Shankman’s exciting keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014 over St. Patrick’s Day week March 17 – 20 in The Big Easy, slated to be one of the biggest optimization and social media events ever held, at the state-of-the-art New Orleans Convention Center.

Thanks,
Lane R. Ellis
Lead Editor
Team Pubcon

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