BlogHer ’08 Sponsors
BlogHer events are made possible by the generous sponsors who value the entire BlogHer community. If you'd like to learn more about becoming a BlogHer sponsor, please email Monique Maestas-Gower at BlogHer.
Platinum Conference Sponsor
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 266,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 35 countries. In 2007, nearly 9.37 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.
Gold Conference Sponsors
iRobot delivers innovative robots that are making a difference in people’s lives. From cleaning floors to disarming explosives, we constantly strive to find better ways to tackle dull, dirty and dangerous missions—with better results.
Michelin has a long history of commitment to the environment by offering the most fuel efficient and longest lasting tires on the road, without compromising the safety and performance consumers have come to rely on with Michelin. In addition to sponsoring this year’s BlogHer 08 conference, Michelin will give attendees a look at the all-new Latitude Tour tire designed to increase fuel-efficiency, while providing exceptional performance for crossovers and SUVs. They are also proud to be offsetting over 200 tons of CO 2 produced from travel and accommodations for over 1,000 attendees, as well as venue operations for the three-day event. Learn more about Michelin at: http://www.michelinman.com
The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 2.7 billion video games and more than 460 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com
With over 200 years experience in the publishing business, John Wiley & Sons has been a valued source of information and understanding, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. From computers to cooking, travel to technology, and everything in between, Wiley has a book for you. Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. If you can dream it, we'll help you do it.
Premium Conference Sponsors
3-A-Day™ of Dairy is a nutrition education and marketing program launched by the American Dairy Association® and National Dairy Council® in January 2003 to increase awareness of the health benefits of including 3 servings of milk, cheese or yogurt a day in their diets. Current programs, which target women and families, are based firmly in nutrition science. Please visit www.3aday.org to access the extensive 3-A-Day™ of Dairy recipe library.
Almost 80% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in the home, and many are witnessed by a family member. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival. The American Heart Association provides life-saving CPR training to students, families, healthcare providers and others to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest in every community, and works to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
From its beginnings in olive oil, Bertolli today has grown to include a broad range of restaurant-quality pasta sauce and skillet meals including Bertolli's new Premium Sauce in a pouch which is microwavable and ready in 90 seconds. For more information and recipes ideas, please visit www.villabertolli.com.
BOCA is proud to be a sponsor of BlogHer ’08. BOCA Meatless products are made with the nutritious goodness of soy, which delivers vital nutrients and protein your body needs. BlogHer attendees are invited to visit BOCA’s Balanced Living site on Gather.com for weekly articles from our blogger Linda Lee, and the opportunity to participate in a community all about the benefits of balanced and nutritious living for men and women.
CafeMom is the largest social-networking and community site for moms with 140MM pageviews/month and more than 3MM visitors/month in April 2008. CafeMom is focused on protecting moms’ privacy to create a safe community where moms can get advice, feel supported, make friends or just relax. With more than 45,000 groups on CafeMom, moms can connect on shared interests ranging from pregnancy to photography, from autism to advice, from relationships to recipes. Join the community! www.cafemom.com
CafePress serves up millions of unique products featuring designs that are created by real people, like you. At BlogHer ’08, find out how you can set up a CafePress shop and join the millions of entrepreneurs who buy and sell on CafePress. Delight people with your ideas on T-Shirts, hoodies, caps, bibs, buttons, stickers and more! From political news to juicy gossip, if it happened today you’ll see it on CafePress – the leader in user-generated commerce.
Social networking, marketplace for green products, sustainability rewards program and online games among the site’s various features
Greenopolis.com (Beta) is the first interactive "green" site to bring together individuals, communities, environmental organizations, schools, universities, foundations and corporations provide a collaborative environment where they can make incremental positive environmental changes individually or together. The Greenopolis.com user experience offers both online and offline environmental learning activities and rewards programs to promote individual and group actions toward a greener planet.
We invite individuals and organizations to partner with Greenopolis to Learn, Act, Reward, Together™.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. HP is the leading provider of personal computers in the world with a wide portfolio of products including consumer PCs, commercial PCs, workstations, digital entertainment systems, handheld computing devices, and software and services for commercial and consumer audiences.
Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks, Quicken and Turbo Tax, is proud to sponsor BlogHer’s Annual Conference. We are committed to helping bloggers and blogging-related businesses succeed. Bring your personal and business challenges to the BlogHer ’08 Makeover Pavilion for your “mini-makeover” with Intuit’s financial experts. Or visit JumpUp.com—an online community created by Intuit, where you can get your questions answered by other small business owners.
K-Y® Brand has been the leader in healthy intimacy for 89 years. K-Y®Brand personal lubricants are the #1 doctor recommended brand, and the most trusted brand by couples. K-Y® Brand truly understands the needs of couples and what they desire to enhance their relationship. For nearly a decade, our product innovations have focused on how to enhance the time couples spend together and encourage dialogue that fosters a satisfying, healthy relationship.
Macy's welcomes the bloggers of Blogher to San Francisco! We invite you to sign up for our exceptional shopping and beauty makeover services and are looking forward to seeing you all in our store on Saturday the 19th! Be sure to stop by the Macy's table at the conference to receive a discount shopping pass and don't miss the Pre-Season Sale! Macy's is located at 170 O'Farrell with entrances on Geary (across from Union Square Park), Stockton and O'Farrell Streets.
America loves French fries, but not all are alike. Check out McCain Foods, the largest producer of frozen fries, at BlogHer '08. Learn about healthier favorites available for families at home and children at school. Sample healthier fries and learn how to talk with your child's school about healthier lunches.
Microsoft is proud to be a sponsor of BlogHer 2008. Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. To learn more visit us online at www.microsoft.com.
All (oops) wines are made from the Carmenère grape, one of six noble grapes of Bordeaux, once thought lost forever, but was recently discovered masquerading as Merlot in the vineyards of Chile. Visit oopswines.com to learn more about the grape at the center of one of the wine world's greatest mistaken identities.
Picnik.com, the world’s leading online photo editor, gives real people photo-editing superpowers. Because Picnik lives online, users get fast, easy access to a powerful set of editing tools for editing, sharing, and printing images using any Internet browser, on any computer platform. Picnik is fun, intuitive, free, and is fully integrated with a number of sites including Flickr, Facebook, Photobucket, MySpace and Webshots. With Picnik, you can edit your photos wherever they are from wherever you are.
Primo water is the only single-serve bottled water whose bottles are made from plants, not crude oil. Primo gives busy consumers a sustainable bottled water option without having to give up portability, convenience, affordability and great refreshing taste. In blind taste tests conducted across the U.S. in late 2007, three out of four consumers preferred Primo over the leading spring water and four out of five preferred Primo over tap water. For more information, visit www.primowater.com.
OTCsafety.org is the online home of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing consumers with information about the safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Established and supported by the leading makers of OTC medicines, OTCsafety.org provides user-friendly resources and tips for consumers looking to build a better understanding of how to use, administer, and store OTC medicines both safely and effectively.
“Raggs” is the new hit musical preschool series on public television that stems from the successful grassroots touring efforts of The Raggs Band. The effervescent canine band has bow-wowed kids and parents with their tail-waggin’ music and positive early-learning messages. We’re excited to be a part of BlogHer 2008 and look forward to seeing you there!
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that redefined television with the legendary Sesame Street. Come visit the Sesame Street suite which will feature Grover and Abby Cadabby who will tape personalized DVD messages for the children in your lives or the big kid in you. You’ll also get a sneak peak of Sesame Street’s newly designed website and its 39th season both launching on August 11th, and that’s not all…come see us!
Snapfish by HP is the number one online photo service, with more than 50 million members in 20 countries. With Snapfish, customers can share and store their photo for free and create prints and personalized photo gifts online for the best value. We offer professionally-developed prints for just 9¢ each! Snapfish offers more than 100 unique, customizable photo gifts, from a full line of display-quality photo books, calendars, and posters, to photo mugs, mousepads, key chains, and jewelry.
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. Vivanno Nourishing Blends are the first of many healthier offerings in the future of food and beverage innovations at Starbucks.
Symantec, maker of Norton, is offering PC Tune-up Service, a $69.99 value, FREE at BlogHer. Technicians will do a full scan to evaluate issues affecting your laptop’s performance and fine-tune areas to improve speed, stability and security. Internet Safety Advocate Marian Merritt will be available to discuss family Internet safety, including how parents can protect children from cyber-bullying and cyber-predation. Symantec will be giving away other free goodies, including copies of Norton 360, a $79.99 value.
Connection is good. In a world full of busy and fragmented lives, we at T-Mobile USA, Inc., have this idea that wireless communications can help. The value of our plans, the breadth of our coverage, the reliability of our network, and the quality of our service are meant to do one thing: help you stick together with the people who make your life come alive. That’s why we’re here.
Only TNT has the summer’s hottest dramas. Golden Globe® Winner Kyra Sedgwick returns with her own unique style of crime solving in THE CLOSER’s best season yet. The number one series in cable history is all new this July, followed by the season premiere of SAVING GRACE. Academy Award® Winner Holly Hunter is back in cable’s most talked about drama. Don’t miss TNT Mondays! Two great dramas, one amazing night. It all starts Monday, July 14 at 9/8c on TNT.
VelaShape™ is the sponsor of the Suite Retreat at BlogHer '08. Take a break from the crowd in a serene environment, where you can relax, decompress, get a mini massage and, if interested, learn more about our clinically-proven, FDA-approved and non-surgical solution for body contouring and the temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulite. VelaShape treatments require no downtime, but the VelaShape Suite Retreat is here for you if a little downtime is what you’re looking for.
Yedda, a subsidiary of AOL, is a leading free Questions and Answer service. Yedda connects knowledge seekers with knowledge sources over the web, by bringing together relevant individuals with mutual interests on any topic in a dynamic, open, collaborative environment. Yedda's Widgets can give you exposure to a network of Millions of users on AOL and Yedda by turning your blog into a knowledge source. To add the free Widgets see yedda.com/blogher08.
Exhibiting Conference Sponsors
Adoptic offers a free blog promotion platform that helps bloggers increase their readership and expand their network. By logging in to Adoptic.com, bloggers can quickly create a "Snippet" of the blog posts they want to feature, and display them on other bloggers' sites in their Adoptic communities.
Barefoot & Pregnant meets the needs of mothers-to-be with prenatal spa services and babymoon packages. Part of Casa Madrona’s full-service spa, Barefoot & Pregnant offers nearly 20 specialty prenatal services. In Fall 2008, www.BarefootandPregnant.com is launching a comprehensive online community for expecting parents, focused on mind, body and soul. Kick off your shoes and come relax with us in the Suite Retreat at BlogHer ’08!
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association promotes the safe and appropriate use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications. In addition to education on the safe use of OTCs, CHPA and the makers of OTC cough medicines also have taken a leading role in raising awareness about teen medicine abuse through its FiveMoms.com campaign.
Joby, a leading developer of innovative consumer electronics accessories, will be showcasing the Zivio Boom™, a stylish, high performance Bluetooth™ headset you’ll actually enjoy wearing. The Zivio features an extendable microphone designed for adaptability and superior sound quality. Its just the thing for those pick-up-the-kids-client-meeting-dry-cleaner-car-wash days.
merci Finest Assortment of European Chocolates is manufactured by STORCK, a German-based company founded more than 100 years ago. merci is available in over 70 countries and sold in leading US retail outlets, including Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart Supercenters. Other STORCK brands include: Werther's Original®, RIESEN®, Mamba®, and Milkfuls®. For more information, visit storck.us.
For 20 years, Safe Kids Worldwide, a global nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to preventing accidental injuries—the leading cause of death for children ages 0-14. With support from founding sponsor Johnson & Johnson, Safe Kids Worldwide has contributed to a 45 percent reduction in the accidental injury-related death rate for children in the U.S.
Smilebox is a photo-sharing service that lets you quickly turn life’s moments into digital creations you can share with others or save for yourself. Choose from hundreds of scrapbooks, slide shows or greetings, then drop in your photos and videos and add your own music and text. You can email it, post or blog it or print any page. Smilebox works on both Mac and PC.
Sprout® is the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online (www.SproutOnline.com). Sprout features shows kids love and parents trust like Sesame Street®, Dragon Tales™, and Barney & Friends™, plus originals that you can only find on Sprout - including The Sunny Side Up Show and The Good Night Show®.
A Top 20 online news destination (comScore, March 2008), Topix is the leading news community on the Web, connecting people to information and discussions that matter to them in every U.S. town and city.
Topix links news from 50,000 sources to 360,000 lively user-generated forums and user-edited news pages. Topix also helps companies to grow and engage their online audiences through syndicated forums, hyper-local platforms, RSS feeds, and more.
UpSpring Baby is a premiere parenting and child consumer healthcare company that delivers peace of mind products with convenient solutions to everyday life. Founded by mom entrepreneurs, the company is dedicated to offering parents and children the most innovative and trustworthy health, wellness and safety products available in the baby care industry.
VTech, the creator of the Electronic Learning Products (ELP) Category and the award-winning V.Smile TV Learning System, is a world leader of age-appropriate learning toys. Since 1976, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children’s development, from birth to preteen, through fun and smart play.
For more information visit www.vtechkids.com
Boingo Wireless, Inc. is the global market leader in Wi-Fi. Boingo makes it easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or smartphones at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide - including airports, hotels, cafés and metropolitan hot zones - with a single account. More information about Boingo is available at http://www.boingo.com.
One of the nation’s largest political action committees, EMILY’s List works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to all levels of government. Since it’s founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has raised $240 million to elect 84 women to the U.S. Congress, eight governors, and hundreds to state offices. Visit www.emilyslist.org.
hakia.com is a new semantic search engine, focused on providing quality to Web search. As one of the few technology companies with a woman at the helm (President & COO, Ms. Melek Pulatkonak), we are proud to present this opportunity to send YOU to Blogher '08. To participate in the hakia contest, please click here.
The goal of Tomima Edmark, CEO of HerRoom.com, the oldest and largest woman-owned online lingerie retailer, is to make lingerie shopping easy for women of all sizes. She provides detailed information about fitting and styles, along with innovative tools like Try it Under, the Bounce Test, real customer comments, multiple images and videos. HerRoom is about us—the lingerie we buy for ourselves.
Kaboodle is the #1 social shopping website where people discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle's shopping tools allow people to organize shopping lists, discover new things, get discounts on products and find best prices. With over 8 million monthly unique visitors, at the heart of Kaboodle is a fun and engaging community of people who love to shop.
Care.com connecting families with a network of local babysitters, nannies, senior care providers, tutors, housekeepers and pet sitters nationwide. Membership includes FREE background checks, robust caregiver profiles, recorded reference interviews and more. Read Sheila’s Blog, by Care.com founder and CEO, Sheila Marcelo, for news and advice on care planning and balancing work with a busy life.
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., a leading developer of technology-based learning products, offers standalone products for children from birth to 16 years, as well as educational platforms with more than 100 software titles, covering reading, math, science and more. LeapFrog’s award-winning products are available at major retailers worldwide.
PBS Parents supports parents as they prepare their children for success in school and in life addressing the important aspects of kids early years, from their social and emotional development to the educational skills they need to learn. PBS PARENTS provides resources and details about PBS KIDS programs including curriculum goals, co-viewing tips, and activities to entertain and educate when the TV is turned off.
Launched in 2007, Zwaggle is an online community of socially responsible parents -- just like you -- who want to do their share to give back to other parents, their kids and the environment. At Zwaggle, parents get what they want and get rid of what they no longer need, all while saving time, money -- and the most important thing of all -- resources. Offering secure transaction support, integrated shipping, privacy protection and a rich variety of newly posted items every day, Zwaggle was built on collaboration, not cash, so your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Share, shop and learn more at www.zwaggle.com.
Second Life Sponsors
The AskPatty.com, Inc. website, blog and Second Life venue is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can research and compare, locate and shop for new and used cars and trucks at an AskPatty.com female friendly trained and certified dealership.
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