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WINDSOR, Conn., May 31, 2013—Leaders from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter are featured speakers at this year’s LIMRA LOMA Social Media for Financial Services Conference on Aug. 21-23, 2013, in Boston, Mass.

LIMRA and LOMA established this annual event to help financial services professionals grow their business and expand market share using the latest social media innovations. Now in its fourth year, the conference will provide the latest research, as well as share best practices and approaches in the constantly evolving social media landscape. Sessions at the conference are designed to help everyone from experienced early adapters to those who are just starting social media initiatives for their organizations.

Highlighted at this year’s conference are four speakers who represent the leading social media platforms in the United States. They are:

In addition to the strong conference program LIMRA and LOMA — for the first time — are holding a one-day seminar on Aug. 20, 2013 (one day prior to the conference) designed for advisors and field managers to help them effectively and compliantly use social media in their day-to-day practices. Two of the most renowned financial social media experts, Amy McIlwain, president, Financial Social Media; and Michael W. Byrnes, Jr., president, Byrnes Consulting, LLC, will share their experience and expertise on the evolving nature of social media and best practices on how to leverage it to expand and deepen their reach with clients and prospects.

Hosted by LIMRA and LOMA, the Social Media Conference for Financial Services has grown exponentially each year since it started in 2010. Drawing industry leaders from every segment of business representing 45 top companies, the conference has become the premier event to hear about the latest research and trends affecting the social media landscape, and learn the best strategies to successfully leverage social media into day-to-day business.

Members of the press are welcome to attend free of charge. Please contact LIMRA Public Relations for details.

LIMRA Contact:

Catherine Theroux, 860-285-7787,
Mark Morris, 860-285-7875,


LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 73 countries increase their marketing and distribution effectiveness. Visit LIMRA at

About LOMA

Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. To find out more about LOMA and the learning opportunities it offers, visit LOMA’s Web site at


Media Contacts

Catherine Theroux

Director, Public Relations

Work Phone: (860) 285-7787

Mobile Phone: (703) 447-3257

Brooke Lacey

Senior Public Relations Specialist

Work Phone: (860) 298-3920

Mobile Phone: (413) 530-6184

Bailey Reed

Public Relations/Social Media Specialist

Work Phone: (770) 984-3788

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