Announcing Martha Stewart as Featured Keynote Speaker at BlogHer '12
BlogHer '12 is shaping up to be our most exciting event yet, due in no small part to being able to announce today that the Lunch Keynote Speaker on Friday, August 3 will be none other than ... Martha Stewart!
On Friday I will sit down with Martha and try to soak up some of her knowledge and perspective as an undeniably influential multimedia mogul. I have so many questions I want to ask her (I've followed her as a leader and a brand for a long time now) but I don't want to be selfish, so help me out.
As always, we will bring in the questions of the community, and I will bring questions from people who can and cannot attend in person, so leave a comment and let me know: What would you like to ask Martha Stewart?
I know you all won't want to miss it, and you can register for BlogHer '12 here.
For more information about this keynote, read our press release:
BlogHer Inc. Announces Martha Stewart As Featured Keynote Speaker On August 3 at 8th Annual BlogHer Conference
Multimedia and Entrepreneurial Insight Top Agenda As Stewart Addresses Nation’s Influential Online Women
Belmont, CA – (June 26, 2012) –BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that Martha Stewart will be the lunch keynote speaker at BlogHer ’12, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in New York City. Stewart, the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), a diversified media and merchandising company, has been honored with 18 Emmy Awards, authored dozens of bestselling books, has a growing retail presence with 8,500 products in thousands of retail locations and is launching the new show “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School,” on PBS in Fall 2012.
The 8th annual BlogHer Conference, the largest audience of influential online women nationwide, will bring 4,000 attendees together with 100 major brand name sponsors and top national media. The Friday, Aug. 3rd conversation between Stewart and BlogHer co-founder and COO, Elisa Camahort Page, will highlight Stewart’s expertise as a powerful multimedia influencer, whose creative vision and business acumen has built an iconic brand.
“We are excited to sit down with Martha and learn how she drives innovation in the worlds of publishing, media, and commerce,” said Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founders. “Martha is constantly moving the needle, and her early, authentic adoption of technology and social tools is just one example.”
Under Stewart’s leadership, MSLO produces everything from stunning iPad apps to mass market retail goods. The wide-ranging keynote conversation will explore the evolution of Stewart’s company and her personal brand in a media landscape that has seen radical change.
“I admire how quickly BlogHer has become a major force and a key influence around both kitchen tables and boardrooms,” said Martha Stewart. “In forming BlogHer, Elisa, Jory and Lisa have harnessed technology to create a powerful network and to empower the talents of thousands of entrepreneurs. I look forward to meeting some of the great, creative and innovative minds that are part of BlogHer, and hope to share some of the knowledge I've gained —in both the workplace and the home -- with this extraordinary group."
BlogHer '12 takes place from August 2nd-August 5th in New York City. To register for the conference, please visit: http://blogher12.eventbrite.com
PS: Here's a bonus for those of you who actually read this whole post: We have one more exciting keynote coming. (As if Katie Couric and Martha Stewart weren't already setting the bar just a little high!) The week after the fourth of July we'll be announcing the final keynote at BlogHer '12. Stay tuned...
for Elisa, Jory and Lisa, BlogHer Co-founders