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Hearsay Social Continues Sweeping Industry Awards, Driving Thought Leadership at Key Conferences in Q1

Hearsay Social Senior Executives to Headline Industry and Technology Conferences, Including SIFMA Social Seminar and LeadingRE’s Conference Week

Hearsay Social Founder and CEO Clara Shih Named to Inman 100 and Advertising Age “40 Under 40”

February 4, 2013 — San Francisco, CA — Hearsay Social®, provider of the world’s most trusted social sales and marketing platform, announced today that its senior executives have been selected to headline industry and technology conferences, including SIFMA Social Seminar and LeadingRE’s Conference Week. They will be sharing insights, tips, and key learnings based on their work with the company’s clients, who have been leading the market in their use of social sales and marketing. Recognizing Hearsay Social’s achievements and innovations in social sales and marketing, Advertising Age honored Hearsay Social Founder and CEO Clara Shih on its select “40 Under 40” list. Additionally, Inman News named Ms. Shih to the Inman 100.

Mark Gilbert, vice president of product at Hearsay Social, will be speaking on “Measuring Social ROI” at LeadingRE MarTech event in Las Vegas on February 27 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Gilbert will discuss the value of social media, how to use it effectively, and how to identify its return on investment to those in the C-Suite. Mr. Gilbert is an expert on enterprise and consumer product design.

At the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Social Seminar in San Francisco on February 28 at 8:50 a.m., Hearsay Social Founder and CEO Clara Shih will be participating on a panel, “A Conversation with Leaders of Social Media in Silicon Valley,” alongside Jennifer Grazel, head of category development – financial services, LinkedIn; John Ploumitsakos, director of online sales, Twitter; and Christine Trodella, global director, Facebook. The panel will be moderated by Steven M. Samuels, managing director, global advisor communications, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

In January, Ms. Shih spoke at Inman News Real Estate Connect NYC on how the real estate industry can benefit from social media. Inman News Chief Strategist Katie Lance led the panel, “Trust and Transparency in Social Media: What It Means for Brands,” with participation from Ms. Shih and Jeff Lobb, vice president of technology and innovation, EXIT Realty. At the end of the conference, Inman News announced the Inman 100, naming Ms. Shih one of the most influential real estate leaders in the “Media, Blogging, Social Media, Marketing” category. To learn more about how real estate can benefit from social media, download Hearsay Social’s social sales and marketing success kit.

In addition to the Inman 100, Ms. Shih was also recently named to the Advertising Age 40 Under 40, honoring “innovative, young marketing leaders who have made their mark in the client, agency and media realms — all before their 40th birthdays.” Ms. Shih is one of today’s most influential entrepreneurs, garnering awards such as Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fast Company’s Most Influential People in Technology, and was named one of Businessweek’s Top Young Entrepreneurs. She wrote the bestselling book, “The Facebook Era,” and is Starbucks board director.

Connect with Hearsay Social at these essential insurance and financial services events in February:

February 20-23: LIMRA Distribution Conference – Orlando, FL
February 21: Journal of Financial Advertising & Marketing (JFAM) Forum – Chicago, IL
February 28: SIFMA Social Seminar – San Francisco, CA

Connect with Hearsay Social at these key social media and technology events in February:

February 20: Hearsay Social Webinar with Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group (Register today!)
February 25-28: Staffing Executive Leadership Forum – Orlando, FL
February 26-28: LeadingRE Annual – Las Vegas, NV
February 26-28: LeadingRE MarTech – Las Vegas, NV

Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih said, “We’re excited to kick off 2013 by exchanging ideas with technology experts from insurance to financial services and other industries, helping the world’s largest businesses understand the power of social sales and marketing.”

If you are interested in having a Hearsay Social executive speak at your conference, please contact Kim Carroll at

About the Hearsay Social Platform

For enterprises with large sales organizations or store networks, Hearsay Social’s social sales and marketing software enables your salespeople to increase revenue using social media by acquiring and continuously engaging customers on social platforms. Hearsay Social is the only software that increases revenue, referrals, and renewals by transforming the entire enterprise into a social business, including sales, marketing, compliance, and HR.

Hearsay Social Sales Module for easy social media page and profile management for non-technical sales users, one-click publishing of content and campaigns provided by corporate marketing teams, and intuitive personal analytics.

Hearsay Social Marketing Module for the sophisticated needs of social media marketing teams. Manage hundreds of corporate social media pages and review thousands of sales-managed pages. Easily manage thousands of apps and posts per day and suggest engaging content to employees, stores, or branches. Now including Content Exchange to discover, curate, and share content from content partners.

Hearsay Social Compliance Module for regulatory compliance infraction monitoring, capturing, archiving, and Rogue Page Finder.

Hearsay Social Enterprise IT Module including single sign-on (SSO), LDAP directory integration, and integration with CA Siteminder and HP Autonomy to deliver security, compliance, ease of use, and scale.

About Hearsay Social

The world’s largest companies, including Northwestern Mutual, Thrivent Financial, Farmers Insurance Group, and 24 Hour Fitness, use Hearsay Social’s award-winning technology platform to achieve regulatory compliance, build stronger customer relationships, and bolster their brand across all the major social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and foursquare. Hearsay Social, a SIFMA strategic partner, has raised $21M from Sequoia Capital, NEA, and top executives from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and YouTube, and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with dedicated local presences in New York, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Austin, and London.

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