National Speakers Named for Third Annual YouToo Social Media ConferencePosted Mar. 15, 2010
Two national experts on the practical uses of social media marketing will highlight the Third Annual YouToo Social Media Conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 16, at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall.
The keynote speaker will be Phil Gomes, senior vice president of Edelman Digital in Chicago and senior advisor to the Society for New Communications Research.
Opening speaker for the conference will be Kyle Lacy, author of
The all-day conference, co-sponsored by the Akron
Area Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Chapter and the Kent
State PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Chapter, will
include three learning tracks for communicators — in business,
nonprofits and students. The day will feature hands-on sessions in such
branding tools as
Gomes runs a learning lab in Chicago that trains
Edelman consultants and others in using social media to build online
communities. He is a respected speaker and teacher and an expert in the
uses of emerging media
Lacy also speaks and consults nationally on ways to use
Register early as seating is limited. Reservations made by March 26 at firstname.lastname@example.org save $20 with these early-bird rates:
- $109 for PRSA members of any chapter and Kent State alumni
- $129 for nonmembers
- $79 for faculty of any university
- $30 for PRSSA members of any chapter
- $35 for students
- $99 for groups of three or more from one organization
Event sponsorship information is available.
Contact conference chair Jennifer Kramer, manager of public relations and marketing for the College of Communication and Information, at 330-672-1960 with questions.