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It’s conference time with Marketwire

Over the years, we’ve come to affectionately refer to June as “Conference Season,” because we sponsor, attend, speak at, host and exhibit at more events in this one month than any other throughout the year.  

Well, it’s that time again, when Marketwire folks ready their best smiles and handshakes, and prepare to meet and greet clients, prospects and peers at conferences and special events across North America.  From Saint John to San Francisco, the Marketwire gang sets forth by planes, trains and automobiles to mix, mingle and learn what’s new in the world of public relations, investor relations, social media and marketing.

Here’s a few of the events we’ll be at – will we see you there?

The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Annual Conference, “The Power of PR,” June 5-7, Saint John, New Brunswick:  PR professionals from across Canada will connect for three days to share best practices in communications management with some of the industry’s leading experts and creative thinkers.  And in keeping with our long-standing tradition, Marketwire will host a fabulous night out with delegates for dinner and entertainment with a local flair.  This year’s “Maritime Kitchen” party is sure to be a hit.

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute’s (CIRI) 24th Annual Conference, June 5-7, Lake Louise, Alberta:  Investor relations professionals will discuss a broad range of industry- and issue-specific topics and trends relevant to financial communication, from a discussion about the proposed merger of the TMX Group and the London Stock Exchange, to a presentation about the use of digital media and social networks for stakeholder engagement.  We’re pleased to host Precision Drilling’s Vice President & General Counsel Joanne Alexander for “Precision Rig 421: The Chilean Miner Rescue,” a presentation about how the company handled the challenges of being in the middle of a global human-interest story when the Government of Chile contacted Precision to supply its rig and services as part of the effort to rescue 33 trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) 2011 World Conference, June 12-15, San Diego:  More than 1,400 business communication professionals from 40 countries will come together to learn about the latest trends, issues and best practices in communication, via a diverse agenda and speaker list that represents some of the most innovative and provocative communicators in the industry. We are thrilled to be part of two incredible sessions:

  • “A Flash in the Pan: Finding Gold in Social Media Traffic Mined During Canada’s Federal Election” — Traditional politics and public affairs strategy and tactics will never change. However, digital has introduced the most aggressive evolution in the way campaigns are—or should be—run. Presenters Mark Blevis, Gosia Radaczynska and our own Nygel Weishar will share their experience monitoring and analyzing online conversations during the recent Canadian election, including insights from social media post-election and the impact of the digital evolution on politics. 
  • Marketwire’s Paolina Milana moderates a discussion with three chief executive officers featured in the IABC Research Foundation/Marketwire study “Conversations with CEOs: The communication function in modern organizations.” Panellists will discuss best and evolving practices in CEO communication and how effective communication directly affects financial performance and business success.

2011 National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Annual Conference, June 12-15, Orlando, Florida: More than 1,300 delegates will come together at the world’s largest, most comprehensive investor relations education and networking event, and IR services showcase.   From C-suite leadership and digital media usage by the investment community to Dodd-Frank and Say-on-Pay, NIRI’s agenda is a bevy of information for the IRO, whether a rookie or seasoned vet.  And when the Monday sun sets, Marketwire will be ready to mix and mingle as the host of NIRI’s Signature Event

The Corporate Social Media Summit, June 21-22, New York:  The only social media conference catered exclusively for corporate practitioners, this event hosts some of the world’s biggest brands and brightest minds to discuss the power of social media in marketing and customer engagement.  Nygel Weishar joins a panel discussion with Kodak, “How to ensure that you can use what you hear to drive brand strategy,” to discuss how companies that use social media correctly can collect a vast amount of business-critical data quickly and (relatively) easily.

But there’s no rest for the wicked!  Fall is just around the corner, and that means the Pivot Conference, Public Relations Society of America, BlogWorld…lots more details to come.

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