SAN MATEO, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viralheat, the social media marketing suite provider, today announced that it is hosting its first-ever blogathon in San Francisco, where bloggers will come together for the chance to have their blog featured in VentureBeat. On August 1, in the spirit of developer-focused hackathons, Viralheat is inviting bloggers, community managers, social media managers and marketers to gather in San Francisco and write on a specified social media related topic then submit their piece for judging. The winner's piece will be published in VentureBeat providing an opportunity for bloggers to showcase their writing skills while highlighting their company at the same time. Judges include: Dylan Tweney, the Executive Editor of VentureBeat; Brett Crosby, Director of Product Marketing at Google; and Jason Miller, Senior Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn.
Non-bloggers, or anyone interested in the social media space, are also invited to attend. A dynamic speaker lineup ensures that all attendees will come away learning something new about the social media space. Speakers will share their industry insights on social media and tips on how to better leverage social media for business. A few of the blogathon speakers include: Dylan Tweney; Jennifer Neely, Professor of Social Media Marketing at San Francisco State University; Kriselle Laran, Digital Strategist at Zeno Group; and Murray Newlands, Founder at Influence People.
"With so many companies using social channels to help fuel the growth and adoption of their products, social media/community managers play an integral role in the success of a company. We wanted to provide a forum where social media marketers could show off their talents and get recognized for their abilities," said Raj Kadam, CEO of Viralheat. "Additionally, we are inviting anyone interested in social media to attend and hear best practices to improve their own social media efforts."
The Viralheat Blogathon takes place on Thursday, August 1 at SHARED in San Francisco from 4 - 8PM. The event is free, but registration is required. Food and refreshments will be provided on-site. Bloggers and general registrants can register for the Viralheat Blogathon here.
Viralheat is the unified social media marketing suite for businesses. Trusted by more than 20,000 brands worldwide, Viralheat combines social media management and intelligence in a single platform encompassing account management, monitoring, engagement, and analytics. With its comprehensive platform and flexible pricing, Viralheat easily scales as your social media and business goals evolve. Viralheat is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit www.viralheat.com.