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PR Opportunities

Several PR opportunities are available before Cloud Connect Chicago and during the event that will help maximize your company's exposure. All of the following services are included at no charge for Cloud Connect exhibitors.


PR Strategy & Counsel Back to Top

The Cloud Connect PR team is available to assist you with any questions or issues you may have regarding your PR outreach strategy before or during the event, including tips on contacting media, as well as PR advice based on industry events and topics at Cloud Connect that will be of interest to your company. Contact the Cloud Connect PR team, Joylyn Tanner or Jamie Porter, for more information. Contact the Cloud Connect PR Manager, or , for more information.

A good place to start for some general PR tips is this blog post.


Access to Cloud Connect Media List Back to Top

The media list of all pre-registered press, analysts and bloggers who will be attending Cloud Connect is now available in the Exhibitor Portal. The media list will be updated each Friday leading up to the event so you have the opportunity set up on-site interviews and meetings prior to Cloud Connect.

» PLEASE NOTE: The media list is *only* available through the Exhibitor Portal. PR agencies or other third parties will need to work directly with their client to secure access information to the portal in order to download the list.


Inclusion in Official Cloud Connect Press Release Back to Top

Thank you to all exhibitors who provided a submission for inclusion in the exhibitor announcements press release, which is issued one week prior to the event on Monday, October 14. The opportunity to participate has now closed. 


Media Center Briefing Space and Hours Back to Top

Meeting space for exhibitors who have secured briefings with the media will be available on-site inside the Media Center. This space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis at the event.

Please note that the Media Center may only be used by exhibitors when accompanied by a member of the media. For each meeting, one attendee must be registered as media and the other must be a registered exhibitor or speaker.

Media Center Hours
The Media Center is located in Room W195 in McCormick Place.

Media Center Hours
Monday, October 21 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 22 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 23 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Press Collateral Area Back to Top

Exhibitors can leave their press kits in the Media Center beginning the first day of the event, Monday, October 21. There will be an area for press kits, or any other special items you'd like to make available to the media in attendance. CDs, jump drives and other creative company information are always appreciated.


Press Release Guidelines Back to Top

Cloud Connect owns its brands and content and must approve any third party use of its brands and content. If you plan to write a press release about your exhibitor announcement, sponsorship, or other activities around the event, please follow these guidelines:

  • Event boilerplate should be included in the press release (see boilerplate below).
  • The date and location of the event should be included in the first paragraph: Cloud Connect Chicago 2012 is happening October 21-24 at the McCormick Place.
  • If you would like to include a quote from Cloud Connect GM, Steve Wylie, send your release and suggested quote for review and approval to Joylyn Tanner at . Please allow 24-48 hours turnaround time.

If you have any questions regarding release guidelines or need additional information, please contact .

About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry and the only venue where attendees learn how to leverage the cloud ecosystem to develop new services, revenue streams and business models. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect’s goal is to chart the course of cloud computing’s development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. Cloud Connect offers three days of in-depth boot camps, panel discussions and access to a host of industry experts, all designed to help organizations weigh their cloud options and drive transformation.  For more information visit:


Media Coverage from Previous Cloud Connect Events Back to Top

Read comments from the press for feedback from past Cloud Connect events.


Encourage Your Press/Analyst Contacts to Register Back to Top

If you would like to encourage any regular press, analyst or industry bloggers you have relationships with to register for Cloud Connect, please direct them to our Media Center page, which has more information on media registration for the event.


Cloud Connect Public Relations Contact: Back to Top

Joylyn Tanner, Senior PR Manager
Jamie Porter, PR Specialist