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Peter Shankman to Keynote Pubcon New Orleans 2014

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Pubcon is happy to welcome author and angel investor Peter Shankman, principal and co-founder at global consultancy Shankman | Honig, who will present a major keynote address at 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.”

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

“We’re happy to have Peter Shankman give a major keynote presentation at Pubcon New Orleans 2014 on March 17 – 20, where his unique insight into negotiation, influence, sales, management, marketing, leadership, and communication is certain to provide plenty of the actionable ‘take-aways’ that Pubcon is famous for,” said Pubcon founder and chief executive Brett Tabke.

Shankman is currently the co-founder of Shankman | Honig, and is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) in 2008, which in under 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 June of 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, advertising, marketing, and social media companies.

Among Shankman’s many major corporate clients have been American Express, Sprint, The US Department of Defense, Royal Bank of Canada, Snapple Beverage Group, Unum, Walt Disney World, United Airlines, Saudi Aramco, Taj Hotels and Resorts, Peninsula Hotels, Foley Hoag, LLP, Haworth, Abercrombie and Kent, Liberty Safe Company, Discovery Networks, Harrah’s Hotels, among 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 events including TEDx and 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.

Shankman sits on the advisory boards of several companies, including DailyWorth, ScotteVest and Namely, holds a seat on the NASA Civilian Advisory Council, and is a marketing pundit for several national and international news channels, including CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, and MSNBC.

Shankman is frequently quoted in major media and 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 spearheading 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 authored 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 outstanding treat as Shankman will captivate with his inimitable perspective on digital influence in a must-attend keynote during March in lively New Orleans, during a week of new media and search marketing exploration that for over 13 years has been known as Pubcon.

Join Shankman, fellow keynote speaker Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University, social psychologist, and author of the bestselling book “Influence: Science & Practice”, and more than 150 other leading technology trendsetters at Pubcon New Orleans 2014 for an exploration of the future of social media, search and digital marketing.

Registration will be available in the coming weeks at some of the fairest prices in the industry to join thousands of attendees on March 17 – 20 and see Shankman, Cialdini and other top social media and optimization leading speakers, plus an additional exciting keynote speakers we’ll be announcing soon.

Pubcon has also begun accepting speaking proposals for Pubcon New Orleans 2014.

Learn more and register at

About Pubcon

Pubcon is a multi-track educational conference hosted by Pubcon Inc. Pubcon, supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by the world’s top speakers in provocative cutting-edge sessions.

For more information about the conference, contact Brett Tabke at 512-231-8107 or brett(at)pubcon(dot)com.

For more details about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Conference Director Jeff Randall at 512-686-1295 or jeff(at)pubcon(dot)com.

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