Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, the premier social media and optimization conference, will offer a stellar lineup of three major keynote addresses featuring Google’s popular head quality control engineer and webspam team leader Matt Cutts, popular "UnMarketing" digital marketing personality Scott Stratten, and a kick-off keynote by Jason Calacanis, noted Internet entrepreneur, longtime angel investor, and chief executive and founder of Inside.com.
Join Cutts, Stratten, and Calacanis at Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 for an intensive week-long gathering of the world’s top technologists specializing in new media, optimization, and all manner of online marketing, where thousands of attendees will fill the massive Las Vegas Convention Center for days filled with more than 150 educational panel sessions featuring over 200 speakers and evenings full of a wide range of networking parties and events.
GOOGLE’S MATT CUTTS: PUBCON KEYNOTE
For over a dozen years Cutts has led many important webspam and engineering initiatives that havehelped propel Google to becoming one of the world’s most successful firms, and beginning in 2004 he has also been a popular Pubcon keynote speaker.
During Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 Cutts will deliver a keynote presentation featuring his unique and ever-fascinating Google insider’s take on the world’s most popular search firm and the future of search, likely followed by a rare and valuable period of question and answer time with Pubcon audience members.
ANGEL INVESTOR JASON CALACANIS: PUBCON KEYNOTE
Calacanis is an active angel investor and has hosted the noted podcast “This Week in Startups” since 2009. After three years hosting TechCrunch50, he founded LAUNCH Media, which publishes the LAUNCH Ticker and produces a number of events including an annual LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco, featuring over 50 start-ups. Previous LAUNCH graduates have included Mint, Dropbox, Yammer, Fitbit and Room 77. Calacanis’ Inside.com is expected to launch in the fall of 2013.
“We’re delighted to present Jason Calacanis — one of the world’s most successful social media and technology entrepreneurs and angel investors — as our kick-off keynote speaker during October’s Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 conference,” said Pubcon founder and chief executive Brett Tabke.
“Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 attendees are in for a real treat as Jason starts off our biggest week ever of search and social media marketing, also featuring keynotes by Google’s Matt Cutts and UnMarketing president and popular digital marketing personality Scott Stratten,” Tabke added.
Previously Calacanis was chief executive of Weblogs, Inc., a network of widely-read blogs that included Engadget, Joystiq, and Autoblog. Founded in January 2004, Weblogs, Inc. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of AOL in 2005. Calacanis kept editorial supervision over Weblogs, Inc. as a senior vice president at AOL. Six months into his tenure with AOL, Calacanis was offered a chance to be the General Manager of the new Netscape website.
Before forming Weblogs, Inc., Calacanis was founder, chief executive, and editor of the popular monthly news website Silicon Alley Reporter, which chronicled New York’s Internet and new media industries, eventually being sold to Dow Jones.
Having Calacanis present a major social media keynote address at Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will be an excellent opportunity for attendees of the world’s largest optimization and new media conference to learn from one of technology’s leading entrepreneurs and personalities. Calacanis will share some of his highly-successful approaches to social media with Pubcon conference-goers in a kick-off keynote presentation certain to benefit all those lucky enough to attend it.
Calacanis, who attended Fordham University majoring in psychology, is also known for his insights into the media and technology industries, and he is often quoted in trade and consumer media outlets.
Calacanis founded the LAUNCH conference to spotlight unannounced start-ups, with the first event being held in 2011 and featuring 140 start-ups, and in 2007 he also founded Mahalo.com, the “human-powered search engine.”
UNMARKETING’S SCOTT STRATTEN: PUBCON KEYNOTE
Stratten is an internationally-respected marketing expert who has successfully combined viral andsocial media with what he calls authentic marketing to create his unique UnMarketing strategy, and he has been named one of the top five social media influencers in the world on Forbes.com.
Stratten’s best-selling book, "UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging," has been named one of the top business books by 1-800-CEO READ and a top-ten book by Under30CEO.com, and his newest best-selling book, “The Book of Business Awesome / The Book of Business UnAwesome. The Cost of Not Listening, Engaging, or Being Great at What You Do” has taken the online marketing world by storm.
Featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, CNN.com, Entrepreneur Magazine and USA Today, Stratten is among the top influencers on Twitter, and his clients’ viral marketing videos have been seen over 60 million times, including one the National Football League’s Chicago Bears cited as the team’s biggest motivator as it made a bid for the Super Bowl.
Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and professor at SheridanCollege School of Business, Stratten operated his “UnAgency” for nearly a decade before focusing solely on speaking at events for companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross, Hard Rock Cafe, Cirque du Soleil, Saks Fifth Avenue, Deloitte and Fidelity Investments, helping guide their way through the viral, social media, and relationship-marketing landscapes.
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 attendees will hear the ever-enthusiastic Stratten share some of the latest "Stop marketing. Start engaging." innovations and strategies that have propelled his brisk rise to social media marketing success — a journey that has included being named one of Business Review USA’s "America’s 10 Marketing Gurus."
As founder of Ontario-based UnMarketing, Stratten and his team have been responsible fornumerous Web hits including "The Dash Movie," "The Time Movie," and the "I’m Breaking Up With The Leafs" video.
Having Stratten present a major online marketing keynote presentation at Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will be a great opportunity for attendees to learn from one of Twitter’s leading influencers. Stratten, who has more than 150,000 followers on Twitter, will share his successful UnMarketing approach to social and viral media marketing with Pubcon conference-goers in a keynote certain to benefit everyone lucky enough to attend.
Stratten has been a long-time favorite among Pubcon attendees during his several previous appearances, and we’re delighted to have him present a new major keynote during Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, which takes place October 21 – 24 in the entertainment capital of the world.
“A smart audience who engage, enjoy and are fellow geeks? Bring it on!” Stratten said of Pubcon, which was recently named a must-attend conference by Forbes.
Whether Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 this fall will be your first or your five-hundredth technologyconference, we look forward to having you join us for a uniquely strong week of the very best social media and digital marketing learning, and major keynotes by Google’s popular head quality control engineer and webspam team leader Matt Cutts, noted Internet entrepreneur and chief executive and founder of Inside.com Jason Calacanis, and UnMarketing president and popular digital marketing personality Scott Stratten.
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