—Flagship Event Features New Partnerships with SES and ClickZ and Expanded Educational Offerings—

San Diego, CA (October 27, 2009)— Social media, analytics, usability, content, design. New media require new knowledge and tactics that can overwhelm even the most experienced marketers. Online Marketing Summit (OMS), the only education-focused online marketing conference, is here to help. Founder Aaron Kahlow today announced that the 2010 Online Marketing Summit will be held in San Diego, California, from Wednesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25, with expanded offerings.

In addition to speaker and panel events with leading industry experts, the premier educational event will also offer complete case studies, personalized one-on-one labs, advanced tactics roundtables and even more networking events. True to OMS’s mission and purpose, the Summit will emphasize learning and networking in a vendor-free environment.

Among the new offerings for the 2010 OMS are:

• The intensive SES/ClickZ-sponsored case-studies track. Go beyond theory and learn from the real-world examples of leading brands that illustrate what works—and what doesn’t.

• A new advanced-leadership track. Learn from a panel of thought leaders and experts who discuss cutting edge strategies and share advanced tactics. This track offers experienced online marketers the perfect opportunity to learn something new.

• Certification & training workshops. The Online Marketing Institute and the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative team up to offer a series of targeted workshops. Choose the one(s) that’s best for you.

• Peer matching. Get connected to relevant peers (by job title and industry) through structured peer networking events, including breakfast roundtables and optional social events.

• New one-on-one expert labs. These personal consultation sessions allow individuals to work directly with experts in analytics, search, usability and email.

OMS is the only purely educational event of its kind. Over the course of four days, marketers receive a hands-on education on the best practices, tactics and strategies in social media, search, email marketing, lead/demand generation, analytics, usability and integrated marketing strategy. An actionable, educational approach gives attendees the tools they need to launch strategic, goal-oriented marketing plans. Additionally, marketers meet and network with experts and like-minded peers to expand their industry connections.

“OMS is unique for the fact that it educates marketers on all aspects of the online space,” said Kahlow. “With technology constantly evolving, online marketing can feel daunting to those who are used to more traditional practices, but the fact is that online isn’t nearly as esoteric as people think. OMS’s goal is to make online marketing accessible and understandable, as well as to give people the actionable tools and strategies they need to immediately implement—or upgrade—their new media marketing plans.”

Among the 2010 featured speakers are:

• Wendy Aldrich, Director, Global Media, Walt Disney
• Rand Fishkin, CEO, SEOmoz
• Liza Tewell, Online Editor, REI
• Gary Spangler, eMarketing, Dupont
• Brian Ellefritz, Social Media Marketing, Cisco Systems
• And hundreds more online marketing experts

Visit http://www.onlinemarketingsummit.com/online-marketing-summit-2010/ for a complete conference agenda.

For more information on the 2010 Online Marketing Summit, visit www.onlinemarketingsummit.com

About the Online Marketing Summit (OMS):

The Online Marketing Summit is truly unique from any other conference. There are no salesmen, no exhibitors/booths and no pitching allowed. This educational environment facilitates incredible learning, networking and collaboration opportunities amongst like-minded marketing peers. OMS is singularly committed to its mission to educate marketers on the emerging best practices of online marketing. More than 5,000 marketers have learned, collaborated and networked at OMS events over the last few years.

Published on: 3:57PM on 17th November 2009