WebMediaBrands Announces Keynote Speakers for Social Gaming & Gambling Summit, December 13-14 in Los Angeles

  WebMediaBrands Announces Keynote Speakers for Social Gaming & Gambling   Summit, December 13-14 in Los Angeles                        Where Gaming Meets the Social Web  Social Gaming & Gambling Summit  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- November 01, 2012  WebMediaBrandsInc., (Nasdaq:WEBM) today announced that Niranjan Nagar, Head of Games & Apps, Global Vertical Marketing at Facebook, and Gabriel Leydon, CEO and Co-Founder of Machine Zone, will be the keynote speakers at Social Gaming & Gambling Summit (#SGSConf), December 13-14 in Los Angeles.  Nagar will discuss his Facebook marketing strategy and Facebook’s new mobile initiatives during his session,A View From the Top. Leydon will share Machine Zone’s history of creating successful text-based games in his session, How to Build Games for the Core, Active Gamer that Keep them Playing and Spending Money.  Attendees will learn the strategies and tactics needed to increase the profitability and awareness of their social games.  “Social gaming and mobile real-money gambling is shaping up to be the biggest opportunity for game developers since the advent of the Facebook platform,” said Alan Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands. “By focusing on the entire spectrum of engagement, retention and monetization issues at the intersection of social gaming and real-money casino-style games, Social Gaming & Gambling Summit is the one show attendees can’t afford to miss.”  This year's conference will provide attendees with insight and advice from the brightest minds in the gaming and gambling industries. Additional speakers include professionals from Adobe, Heyzap, Cloudant, Swrve, Arkadium, GoPlay, PapayaMobile, GREE International, and Sulake.  Featured panel sessions include:    *Multiplatform Games: Designing for the Future   *Place Your Bets: The Future of Online Gambling   *HTML5 Games   *Future Trends In Game Analytics and Optimization   *Mobile Social in the Post-PC Era   *Broadcast Based Social Games  Social Gaming & Gambling Summit unites developers, programmers, social media gurus, technologists, marketers, and entrepreneurs for two full days of engaging discussion on the convergence of gaming and the social web.Attendees will explore the ins and outs of social mobile game monetization and strategies for driving game value, traffic and scalability.  Register before November 15, 2012and save: http://www.mediabistro.com/socialgamingsummitwest/register.asp.  For complete event information, schedules, and registration, please visit: http://www.mediabistro.com/socialgamingsummitwest.  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 Gaming & Gambling Summit official sponsors and partners include: Cloudant, GREE, International Game Developers Association, 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 Inc. Caitlin McKinney, 212-547-7870 press@webmediabrands.com  
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