BlogPaws Announces Second Keynote Speaker for 2013 Conference

Renowned pioneer in social media industry will keynote BlogPaws Conference
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Jan. 17, 2013 - PRLog -- BlogPaws is proud to announce its second keynote speaker, who will be addressing the predicted sellout pet bloggers conference, May 16-18, 2013 in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, with her message of social media dynamics.

Clara Shih is the CEO and Founder of Hearsay Social and a pioneer in the social media industry. In 2007, Clara developed the first social business application, called Faceforce, and subsequently authored the New York Times-featured bestseller, The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Market, Sell and Innovate, now used as a marketing textbook at Harvard Business School.

Shih has been named one of FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fast Company’s Most Influential People in Technology, and one of Businessweek’s Top Young Entrepreneurs. She is on the Starbucks Board of Directors and served in a variety of technical, product, and marketing roles at Google, Microsoft, and With BS and MS degrees from Stanford University and an MS from Oxford, Shih also serves as an advisor for Good Karma (formerly Camp Amelia), a non-profit she founded which develops and funds technology education programs, curriculum, and software for developing countries in Africa and the Middle East.

“We are seeing a seismic shift in communication —spanning everything from personal relationships to business to consumer,” Shih said. “For many, the relationship with their pets is a significant part of their lives; in San Francisco, more people have dogs than have children (we even allow dogs in our offices).  Social media is a wonderful way to find more information and connect with others who have pets.”

A pioneer in the technology industry, as an engineer, celebrated author, thought leader and successful technology entrepreneur, Clara Shih is a celebrated visionary in the ever-evolving world of social media. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Hearsay Social, a rapidly growing Silicon Valley technology company whose leading social marketing platform is used by large global brands including Farmers Insurance and 24 Hour Fitness to manage their corporate and local Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ Pages.

In May of 2013, BlogPaws will host its fifth annual conference in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, located on the Washington D.C. border. BlogPaws is a pet-friendly event that has made its mark in Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, and Utah thus far. Registration is open and the founders expect another record crowd for the event: May 16-18, 2013.

BlogPaws was one of the first companies to begin promoting pet health and welfare via social media, and the first to start a conference for pet bloggers. BlogPaws’ online community site attracts thousands of pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, and pet people — on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Squidoo.  BlogPaws has emerged as the go-to presence for reaching pet parents and is a trusted industry resource for pet people and brands to partner on projects and campaigns using social media tools.

Registration for BlogPaws is open by visiting

About BlogPaws

Founded in 2009 by three dedicated pet lovers and bloggers, BlogPaws ( helps pet bloggers and enthusiasts connect digitally, build their online presence, enhance their social networks and support animals and shelters/rescues across the world. BlogPaws works year-round to connect bloggers and micro-bloggers to the brands they buy every day. The BlogPaws community site welcomes pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, and micro-bloggers. BlogPaws is a part of the Pet360 Media ( Network.
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