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Our ILM West conference, which is being held Dec.4-6 in LA, continues to build in a big way, with new speakers and sessions that reflect the dramatic changes in the Interactive Local Media marketplace (and the breadth of BIA/Kelsey research.)

We’ve recently added some very key players, including Gannett Digital Marketing CEO Vikram Sharma, who’s set to give our opening keynote; Facebook’s Dan Levy, who runs the search giant’s SMB efforts; and Google‘s Todd Rowe, who runs Global SMB Channel Partners. Sharma, Levy and Rowe are added to a keynote lineup that also includes David Krantz, CEO, YP (formerly AT&T Interactive); and Jason Finger, CEO, CityGrid Media.

Sharma is ideally suited to open ILM West. Gannett now touches on almost every aspect of the new marketplaces environment. Its stable of services now includes BLinQ, the social media giant; ShopLocal; DealChicken; Clipper Magazine and its latest acquisition, KeyRing, a mobile loyalty program.

How about our featured speakers? New adds include Michael Vivio, President of Cox Target Media; Loren Bendele, CEO,; Ben T. Smith IV, CEO, Wanderful Media; and Elnora Palms Cunningham, who runs the search effort for U-Haul. Expect to see several more national advertisers announced in coming weeks as part of our National/Local Advertiser Superforum, which focuses on the ROI in local digital marketing. Register here.

ILM West Keynotes:
Vikram Sharma, CEO, Gannett Digital Marketing Services
Jason Finger, CEO, CityGrid Media
Todd Rowe, GM, Global Channel Partners, Google
David Krantz, CEO, YP
Dan Levy, Director Global SMB, Facebook

50+ Featured Speakers, including:
James Moroney III, CEO, The Dallas Morning News
Doug Neil, SVP, Digital, NBC-Universal
Elnora Cunningham, Director, Search, U-Haul
Victor Ho, CEO, FiveStars
Ben T. Smith IV, CEO, Wanderful Media
Mike Hodges, President, UT San Diego
Dave Galvan, CEO, The Learning Annex
Michael Vivio, President, Cox Target Media
Jordan Glazier, CEO, Eventful

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