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May 19, 2009
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Gary Vaynerchuk Announced as Featured Speaker at Blogs With Balls sponsored by Yardbarker
Internet Branding Pioneer set to Keynote the First-of-its-Kind Sports and New Media Summit
May 19th, 2009 (Trenton, NJ) – HHR Media Group and RxSN are pleased to announce that Gary Vaynerchuk will be the featured speaker at Blogs with Balls, an all-day sports and new media summit taking place in New York City on June 13th.
Gary Vaynerchuk has captured attention with his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business. After primarily utilizing traditional advertising techniques to build his family’s local retail wine business into a national industry leader, Gary rapidly leveraged social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to promote Wine Library TV, his video blog about wine. Gary has always had an early to market approach launching Wine Library’s retail website in 1997 and Wine Library TV in February of 2006. Gary’s success has led to a 7-figure book deal, several national TV appearances, and a flurry of speaking engagements around the world, including notable tech and business summits such as South By Southwest, Big Omaha, Web 2.0 Expo, FOWA, Strategic Profits and BlogWorld Expo.
Along with his brother AJ, Gary recently launched VaynerMedia (www.vaynermedia.com), with a client portfolio that includes Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, celebrities and athletes.
Says Blogs With Balls co-founder Don Povia, “Gary’s ability to maximize personal branding on and offline epitomizes the focus of the conference in relation to the rapidly changing landscape of sports journalism, and the shifting focus on personality-driven and community-engaging platforms.”
Blogs with Balls, an all-day gathering, will take place at Stout NYC, a bar and restaurant steps from Madison Square Garden, and is open to the public. Its goal is to bring people together and have a day of enlightening discussion that makes sports writers, bloggers, teams and players (and the companies and advertisers who covet their audiences) better at what they do in the online world, from blogs to Twitter and Facebook to the emerging mobile space.
Tickets are on sale now for and can be purchased online at blogswithballs.com/tickets. In addition to access to the conference, admission includes lunch, select drinks and an exclusive invitation-only after party.
For more information, please visit www.blogswithballs.com.
Sponsors include Yardbarker.com, Real Clear Sports, Lijit, NESN.com and SB Nation.