PR Opportunities

The Web 2.0 Summit PR staff has created several PR opportunities to help maximize exposure for sponsors at Web 2.0 Summit and can also provide sponsors with PR recommendations, as well as a list of preregistered media and analysts who will be attending the event. All of these services are included at no additional charge with Web 2.0 Summit sponsorship.

Consider the various ways that Web 2.0 Summit sponsors can leverage the event to drive your company's PR goals:

PR Strategy and Counsel

The Web 2.0 PR team is available to assist you with any questions or issues you may have regarding your PR outreach strategy before or during the event, including tips on contacting press and analysts, as well as PR advice based on industry events and topics at Web 2.0 Summit that will be of interest to your company.

Access to Influential Industry Media at the Web 2.0 Summit

Contact information for all press, analysts, and bloggers who will be attending Web 2.0 Summit will be available only for sponsors. This information will be sent exclusively each week beginning the week of October 13, 2008 to give sponsors the opportunity to set up on-site interviews and meetings prior to the event. Please note: the press list is only available to sponsor contacts, *not* to third party PR firms.

Press, analyst, and blogger attendance will be limited to the industry’s top influencers from publications, websites and research analyst firms. The press list will grow in the weeks before Web 2.0 Summit, as many press prefer to register at the last minute. Each press and analyst application is carefully screened to ensure that only the most qualified media with the most relevance to your company and the Internet industry attend Web 2.0 Conference.

Publicity for Your Announcement of a New Product or Service at Web 2.0 Summit

Web 2.0 Summit offers an amazing audience to target for your company's announcement. Making an announcement at Web 2.0 Summit is a great way to connect with a diverse Internet industry audience. Attendees will include a blend of entrepreneurial innovators in the Internet economy space along with technologists, financiers, analysts and senior-level executives at large companies.

Past Web 2.0 conferences have featured announcements from eBay, Google, Laszlo Systems, Morpheus, NetSuite, PayPal, Sxip, and “gave birth” to companies such as JotSpot, Rojo, Snap, and SpikeSource.

With the high caliber of press, analysts, and bloggers in attendance at Web 2.0 Summit, we encourage you to make the most of this opportunity by making an announcement or launching a product at the Web 2.0 Summit.

Web 2.0 Summit Executive Quote for your Release

If you'd like to add a quote from our Conference Chair, John Battelle, for your release, send your release to Natalia Wodecki ( ), along with a suggested quote for approval.

Meeting Room for Press Briefings

Limited meeting space at Web 2.0 Summit will be available for your press and analyst briefings during the conference. Once the press list becomes available, you’ll have the chance to arrange meetings with press and analysts and to reserve a room in advance. You are limited to half-hour or hour blocks, using no more than two hours per day. Please submit meeting room requests via email to, and include ‘Web Summit’ in the subject line and the following information in the email: company name, name and contact information of person requesting meeting, meeting time and length, and press/analyst attending the meeting. We will get back to you with the status of your request within 24-48 hours. The last day to reserve a room in advance is Friday, October 31, 2008. After October 31, you may be able to reserve rooms on a first-come first-serve basis onsite at Web 2.0 Summit, while the conference is in progress. You will find sign-up sheets in the Media Center onsite.

Sponsor Press Collateral Area

Sponsors can also leave press kits in the Web 2.0 media center for press to access. Press kits can be dropped off at the Web 2.0 Summit media center at the Palace Hotel beginning on Wednesday, November 5.

For more information on how PR can help you at the Web 2.0 Summit, contact Natalia Wodecki at, 415.947.6762 or Maureen Jennings at, 707.827.7083.

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Sponsor Opportunities

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