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Media Advisory

March 26, 2010
Trenton, NJ
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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Social Media to be Discussed at Statewide Conference

The New Jersey League of Municipalities Education Foundation, Inc. will hold a statewide conference on Social Media and its effects, and utilization by local governments on Tuesday, March 30 from starting at 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The conference will take place at the Prudential Center “The Rock”, located at 165 Mulberry Street in Newark.  The general public is invited. Registration fee is $35. Click here for an agenda and registration form. 
The purpose of the conference is to help New Jersey’s policymakers better understand and utilize new social media technologies.  The NJLM Education Foundation presents this half-day conference with New Jersey and national expert practitioners.  Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the Keynote Speaker.  Michael DuHaime, Chief Strategist to Governor Chris Christie and Andrew Rasiej, Publisher of Personal Democracy Forum, are panelists.  Chris Rosica, CEO Rosica Public Relations, will give an Introduction to Social Media: Getting Started and Robert Sommer, president, Rock Entertainment Management, will discuss Best Practices for Experienced Users.

Social media has created opportunities and pitfalls as more public agencies grapple with this new communication phenomenon.  Presenters will cover launching a web-based advocacy campaign with case studies, social media tools, including blogs, Twitter, FaceBook, etc., social media’s longer term impact on communications and policy, and protecting a person’s reputation online.

For more information contact:
William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director
(609) 695-3481 x122
(609) 915-9072 (cell)




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