(PRWEB) April 24, 2008 — For the first time ever, key New Media players, execs, moguls, editors, producers, bloggers, designers and tastemakers gather for an exclusive summit in San Francisco on May 2. Their goal is to discuss the lucrative and highly influential Lifestyle-verticals of food and wine, fashion and design, and metro-regional guides.
The timing for the Summit is that these New Media Tastemakers have now attained unprecedented reach and influence over what global and local consumers buy, eat, drink, watch, wear, and do in leisure and in life. The New Media Tastemakers Summit was created to allow them to share ideas, network, and prepare their businesses for economic and technological opportunities specific to this category. It also allows hopeful marketers, partners, and investors to reach them face-to-face.
Summit attendees come from Digital Media, Traditional Print and TV firms, Online Video, and Web 2.0 enterprises. Summit panelists and moderators come from well-known New Media pioneers such as YouTube, Yelp, Yahoo, Chow.com, Turnhere, Bhootan, BooRah, Burst Media/CD Kitchen, Danoo, Fanpop, Fashiontribes, Federated Media, Foodbuzz.com, Gayot.com, Intercasting Corp, Kickapps, LA.com, Like.com, Metromix / Tribune Interactive – Gannett, MobiTV, Reality Digital, SFStation/Boulevards Networks, Soma Management/Somagirl.tv, Stylehive.com, TasteTV, The Sugar Network (YumSugar, FabSugar), ThisNext.com, Tilzy.TV, Variety and Zinio.
The restrained size of the event and the selected vertical focus makes networking and exposure to new ideas, partners, products and opportunities ideal, and meets the immediate competitive needs of these businesses, content providers, entrepreneurs, marketers and advertisers in the current economic climate.
Topics to be discussed at the Summit range from panels titled “Influencing and Following Consumer Tastes in a Digital World: The New Players, The New Paradigms, The New Moguls,” and “Traditional Media: Embracing Digital Strategies to Viably Evolve” to “The Rise of TasteMaker Content and Distribution,” “Social Networks and Broadband Platforms,” and “Profitable Branding and Marketing: – Leveraging Influencer Buzz at the Local Level.”
Attendees will also have the opportunity to taste new products provided and services provided by various sponsoring organizations. More information about the New Media Tastemakers Summit can be found at http://www.NewMediaTastemakers.com.