debbie_weil_signing_the_corporate_blogging_book.jpgMore pics of Washington’s blogging cognoscenti, as well as corporate blogger wannabes, who came to the pre-release party in downtown Washington DC – yes, one week before the official pub date of August 3rd!

peter_klaus_john_aravosis.jpgJohn Aravosis of Americablog fame (at right) was there. A bunch of my friends from Fleishman-Hillard (co-hosts of the event) came, including Peter Klaus (at left).

pat_cleary_nam_blogger.jpg And of course local celebrity corporate bloggers from the book, including Pat Cleary of NAM (at left), Kevin Holland of ACCABuzz and Cheryl Contee of BloggerRelations. Ken Yarmosh live blogged the event with this spot-on comment:

“There is an interesting crowd here but for the most part they do seem very non-bloggy. Despite the echoes we often hear in the halls of geek-dom, the blogosphere is not saturated yet. There are many, many more voices to come, blogging on everything from finance to real estate, to yes, even air conditioners. And I know, because I’ve met them this afternoon.” – Ken Yarmosh

mitch_derman_aol_book_winner.jpg Mitch Derman, a senior communications manager for AOL (at right), won the signed copy of my new book. And Olsson’s was on hand to sell books to the other attendees.

olssons_selling_books.jpgSee more photos on Flickr. Oh and my inspired words to mark the pre-release launch of The Corporate Blogging Book in Washington DC?

“The city of spin meets the new age of corporate transparency: that’s what effective corporate blogging is all about!”

(I thought that was kinda clever.)

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