WebMediaBrands Announces Program for Social Curation Summit, December 12 in Los Angeles

  WebMediaBrands Announces Program for Social Curation Summit, December 12 in   Los Angeles        Leveraging the Effects of Visual Communities and Curated Commerce  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- October 31, 2012  WebMediaBrandsInc., (Nasdaq:WEBM) today announced that Nate Auerbach, Music Evangelist at Tumblr, and Jack Krawczyk, Head of Product Monetization at StumbleUpon, will participate in panel discussions at Social Curation Summit (#SocialCurationSummit), December 12 in Los Angeles.  Auerbach will explore how social media enables both the music industry and listeners to become curators of the social Web in the session, The Social Media Mixtape. During  the panel  Artists on the Verge: The Democratization of Artistic Achievement through Social Media, Krawczyk will address social media’s role in the discovery of unknown filmmakers, musicians, and other artists and the future of curating taste online.  Attendees will discover how brands and retailers across a wide range of business verticals can use curated stories, pictures, and videos to highlight creativity, and engage their audiences.  “Social Curation Summit explores that newly defined space where people meet platforms, and where search and discovery intertwine,” said SocialTimes editor Devon Glenn, who will be moderating the conference. “Our panels have been lovingly curated to show the best that social media has to offer for brands, artists, technologists, and anyone who wants to master the art of finding and being found.”  This year's conference has been designed to provide attendees with insight and advice from the brightest minds and the most active leaders in curation, tastemaking, and branding. Keynote speakers include Steven Rosenbaum, CEO and author, Magnify.net, and Ramy Adeeb, Founder and CEO of Snip.it.  Featured panel sessions include:    *The Future of Curation Platforms   *Tastemaking Through Curated Communities   *How To Get Hypercuration Results: Brand Case Studies   *Social Curation and Semantics   *Social Curation + Google = Windfall  Social Curation Summit brings together brand marketers, social media executives, social platform evangelists, entrepreneurs, technologists, microbloggers, design professionals, independent stylists, creative directors, and e-commerce leaders for an extensive look into content-discovery apps, collaborative filtering, social news curation, and next-generation storytelling platforms.  Register before November 15, 2012and save: http://www.mediabistro.com/socialcurationsummit/register.asp.  For complete event information, schedules, and registration, please visit: http://www.mediabistro.com/socialcurationsummit.  For inquiries on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Frank Fazio atffazio@webmediabrands.com.  For event news and updates, follow SocialTimes on Twitter via @SocialTimes.  Social Curation Summit official sponsors and partners include: Women 2.0, SocialTimes, AllFacebook, AllTwitter, Inside Facebook, Inside Social Games, Inside Mobile Apps, Inside Network Research, AppData, and PageData.  About WebMediaBrands Inc.  WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com) is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i)mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii)InsideNetwork.com, a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii)SemanticWeb.com, a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data, and Big Data. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos (stocklogos.com) and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.  All current WebMediaBrands press releases can be found online at:  http://www.webmediabrands.com/corporate/press.html  Contact:  WebMediaBrands Caitlin McKinney, 212-547-7870 press@webmediabrands.com  
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