Hey, a good crowd of Washington’s blogging cognoscenti, as well as corporate blogger wannabes, showed up yesterday at D.C.’s 4th Estate Grille for a pre-release party – yes, one week before the official pub date of August 3rd! Ken Yarmosh live-blogged the event for Corante 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


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 Dan Horowitz and Peter Klaus (at left). (Some other PR folks showed up as well, from Edelman and Waggener Edstrom.)


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.


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. If you missed the party, order your copy on Amazon! 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… i.e. corporate blogging!”

(I thought that was kinda clever.)

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