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Connect with Hearsay Social at leading conferences in February

Social media may be all about connecting in the online world, but we at Hearsay Social know very well the value of face-to-face conversations. For that reason, we regularly speak at top conferences all around the country. It’s always rewarding sharing our ideas with other industry-leading experts to help companies understand how social sales and marketing can help them engage with customers on social media.

Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih speaking alongside Google Chairman Eric Schmidt (left of Shih) and Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz (right of Shih) on a panel at The New York Times DealBook Conference.

Here are some details on where to find Hearsay Social in the coming weeks.
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. An expert on enterprise and consumer product design, Mark 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.
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, Clara 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 Clara and Jeff Lobb, vice president of technology and innovation, EXIT Realty.
Connect with Hearsay Social at these essential insurance and financial services events in February:
February 20-22: 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 us at these key social media and technology events in February:
February 20: Hearsay Social Webinar with Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group (Register today!)
February 26-28: LeadingRE Annual – Las Vegas, NV
February 26-28: LeadingRE MarTech – Las Vegas, NV

Welcoming Michael Lock and Mark Gilbert to the Hearsay Social team

Today, I am proud to welcome two extraordinary executives to Hearsay Social’s management team. Michael Lock (pictured at right), one of the founding executives of Google Enterprises and a Silicon Valley luminary, has taken on the role of chief operating officer. We are incredibly excited to start working with Michael, who has spent the past decade turning Google’s software for businesses, called Google Apps, into a world-renowned, $1 billion-a-year business.
Additionally, today we welcome longtime Microsoft Corporation veteran Mark Gilbert, who has been named the company’s vice president of product. With over a decade of experience at Microsoft leading product teams for System Center, Visual Studio, and Bing, Mark will be an invaluable asset to our own product team.

Hearsay Social Founders Clara Shih and Steve Garrity, COO Michael Lock, and VP of Product Mark Gilbert

Michael and Mark are world-class leaders and incredible technology visionaries who’ve created products that are used and loved by millions. Their leadership and breadth of enterprise product experience will drive transformational innovation for the social sales and marketing industry as well as Hearsay Social’s customers.
Forging their 30 years of combined experience, Hearsay Social is now uniquely positioned to pave the way to a truly social enterprise, powering every business-to-customer relationship on social media.
For more information, read the press release and see coverage in The Wall Street Journal.

Connect with Hearsay Social at leading conferences around the world

Hearsay Social CTO Steve Garrity speaking at InformationWeek 500

Social media may be all about connecting in the online world, but we at Hearsay Social know very well the value of face-to-face conversations. For that reason, we regularly speak at fantastic conferences and events all around the country. It’s always an honor to share our ideas with other industry-leading experts to help companies understand how social sales and marketing can help them engage with customers on social media.
Here’s a sampling of upcoming events where you can connect with us:
This morning at 8:30 AM, Hearsay Social CTO and co-founder Steve Garrity will deliver a session at E2 Innovate in Santa Clara entitled How to Match Speeds Between Your Enterprise and the Social Networks. The APIs for social sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ change rapidly, often leaving IT departments reeling. In his session, Steve will explain how companies and their beleaguered IT departments can navigate and become insulated from rapid network API changes.
Later this month, on Monday, November 26th, Mark Tamis (Head of Customer Success, EMEA, Hearsay Social) will be on a panel at iStrategy London titled “From Digital Teams to Digital Businesses”. Mark and fellow panelists will discuss the importance of businesses expanding social and digital outreach from small marketing teams to an organization-wide focus. They will highlight what is required to generate, curate, and nurture a social presence, and what steps companies need to take to ensure success.
In early December, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be participating on the Social Business Track at LeWeb Paris. Additionally, Mark Gilbert, VP of Product at Hearsay Social, will be speaking on “Social Business Innovators” at Interactive Local Media (ILM) West on December 5. Finally, at the Gramercy Institute’s ninth annual JFAM Financial Marketers’ Summit: WEST on December 5 – 7 in San Francisco, a hand-picked Hearsay Social executive will join fifty senior marketing leaders (mostly from major financial firms) to present on the state of social media as it relates to financial services
Connect with Hearsay Social at these events in the next couple months:

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