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ISPRA Announces PR Newswire's Pranikoff as Guest of Honour

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

ISPRA (Israel Public Relations Association) announces that Michael Pranikoff, Global Director of Emerging Media at PR Newswire, will be the guest of honour and key note speaker at its forthcoming conference "Will Content Marketing be the next growth area for Public Relations agencies."

Pranikoff is a vastly experienced, respected and much followed media commentator and educator, and has been spotting trends, shaping events and guiding people through the ever changing media landscape for over 20 years. He has recently been recognised by Cloud Spark as one of the top 52 PR professionals shaping the conversation on Twitter. http://www.cloudspark.com/2012/07/30/top-pr-pros-on-twitter.

His presentation will discuss Search, Social & Syndication - The Key Elements to Successful Content Marketing for PR Agencies. Pranikoff commented: "Over the last two years, marketing & public relations executives all over the world have been flirting with ideas around content marketing.  As we see the convergences of Paid, Earned & Owned media, the power of content created by brands is more and more reaching its audience directly." He continued: "Marketing and communications professionals have found that mixing the elements of Search, Social, and Syndication with their content is creating a more cohesive and connected way to tell their stories to their audiences; I look forward to sharing my experiences with the audience in Tel Aviv."

The conference will be held at Tel Aviv University Hall on Wednesday December 12th and will look at the latest trends and best practices as well as discussing the regulatory and ethical principles affecting content creation and distribution.

Pupi Arieli, Chairwoman of ISPRA, commented: "Ongoing changes in communication practice has seen a dramatic increase in the use of content marketing by commercial brands, government agencies and NGOs both globally and locally here in Israel. In many cases content marketing is ahead of regulation and legislation, with extensive use by broadcast and media owners both traditional and online."  She continued: "This anomaly raises complex questions such as 'How to and if to regulate', 'Who develops marketing content - advertising agencies, public relations agencies?' and 'Why do we need marketing content at all?' We will address all of these fundamental questions and are honoured to have one of the most influential of today's commentators on the subject in Michael to kick off the debate."

About ISPRA  

Israeli Association of Public Relations and Media (http://www.ispra.org.il), is the union of the public relations industry and speaking, Israel, under which about 400 members of this profession private offices, speakers and public relations in business and public service offices.

The goals of the Association are to work on the existence of professional ethics at a high level and public service properly by engaging in propaganda and public relations, increase, improve and promote the level of professionalism of its members through courses, training courses, seminars, symposia, tours and meetings with professional content, and the existence of social and cultural activities among the members.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (http://www.prnewswire.co.il) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 56 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimise and target content - from rich media to online video to multimedia - and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimisation network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices across the EMEA region, Israel the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region, and is part of UBM PLC.

Media Contacts:

Garry Durston, Marketing Communications Director EMEAi, [email protected] +44(0)207-454-5115

Pupi Arieli, Chairwoman ISPRA [email protected] +972-3-6122130



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