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Tim Ash Announced as Pubcon New Orleans 2014 Keynote Speaker

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

Pubcon is happy to announce that Tim Ash, bestselling author and chief executive at landing page optimization firm SiteTuners, will deliver a major keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014, the premier social media and optimization conference.

Ash, a noted speaker and leading expert in online conversion, will present a keynote address at the year’s biggest and most anticipated week’s of new media and search learning during Pubcon New Orleans 2014 at the state-of-the-art New Orleans Convention Center.

A computer scientist and cognitive scientist by education, with PhD studies in neural networks and artificial intelligence, Ash has developed an expertise in user-centered design, landing page testing, and persuasion and understanding online behavior. In the mid-1990s he became one of the early pioneers in the discipline of website conversion rate optimization.

Ash is the founder and chairperson of Conversion Conference, a frequent contributor to print and online publications including ClickZ, Website Magazine, Visibility and others, and earned a dual-major Bachelor of Science degree “with highest distinction” in computer engineering and cognitive science from U.C. San Diego while studying under a U.C. regent’s rcholarship, the highest academic scholarship awarded by the U.C. system. During his PhD studies at U.C. San Diego Ash also earned his Masters degree in computer science.

Ash, who has developed successful online initiatives for top firms including Google, Facebook, Nestle, Symantec, Verizon Wireless, Canon, Sanyo, Rhapsody, American Express, Sony Music, CBS Interactive, Real Networks, American Honda, COMP USA, Symantec, Harcourt Brace, Universal Studios, HomeGain, Fair Isaac, TransUnion, Rand McNally, Red Envelope, Black & Decker, Ed Hardy, Coach, and many others, will deliver his first major keynote address at Pubcon.

Ash literally wrote the book on landing page optimization, as author of e-commerce bestseller “Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive Guide To Testing and Tuning for Conversions,” which is in its second edition and has been translated into six languages.

“I am proud to present a keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014,” Ash said. “Pubcon audiences are there to learn, and Pubcon has always had a roll-up-your-sleeves audience of professionals who are on the front lines of online marketing,” Ash added.

“We’re delighted to have Tim Ash present a major keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014 this March 17 – 20, where his unique insight into usability, Web design, and conversion improvement is certain to provide plenty of the actionable ‘take-aways’ that Pubcon is famous for,” said Pubcon founder and chief executive Brett Tabke.

Ash’s Pubcon New Orleans 2014 keynote is highly-anticipated, and will round out a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers including Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University, social psychologist, and author of the bestselling book “Influence: Science & Practice”, and Peter Shankman, author and angel investor, principal and co-founder at global consultancy Shankman | Honig.

Registration will be available in the coming weeks at some of the fairest prices in the industry to join thousands of attendees on March 17 – 20 and see Ash, Cialdini, and Shankman along with other top social media and optimization speakers.

Learn more and register at

About Pubcon

Pubcon is a multi-track educational conference hosted by Pubcon Inc. Pubcon, supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by the world’s top speakers in provocative cutting-edge sessions.

For more information about the conference, contact Brett Tabke at 512-231-8107 or brett(at)pubcon(dot)com.

For more details about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Conference Director Jeff Randall at 512-686-1295 or jeff(at)pubcon(dot)com.

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