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Two of Utah's Social Media and PR Superheroes to Present Breakout Session at The 8th Annual Governor's Economic Summit

-Salt Lake Comic Con's Bryan Brandenburg will co-present with Snapp Conner PR's Cheryl Snapp Conner about the importance social media and PR play in Utah's economic growth and development-

April 02, 2014 --

SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Lake Comic Con Co-founder and VP of Marketing Bryan Brandenburg and Snapp Conner PR Founder and Managing Partner Cheryl Snapp Conner will provide valuable insights into how to marry social media and public relations to effectively grow a company or organization at The 8th Annual Governor's Economic Summit ( on April 3, 2013 at The Grand America Hotel located at 555 South Main St., Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

The Salt Lake Comic Con FanX will take place April 17-19, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

Brandenburg and Snapp Conner will make their presentation as part of Breakout Session 2 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Imperial Ballroom A.

"Social media and PR go hand in hand and the ability to build a social media community of active followers helps drive word of mouth that ultimately nets the results that help strengthen and grow a business and economy," said Bryan Brandenburg, Co-founder and VP of Marketing for Salt Lake Comic Con. "Social media provides the channels for companies to engage, entertain and serve current and potential fans, customers and partners. If companies utilize these mediums effectively, the economy of our entire state benefits."

Two of Utah's Social Media and PR Superheroes to Present Breakout Session at The 8th Annual Governor's Economic Summit

Bryan Brandenburg's social media expertise helped the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con, held September 5-7, 2013 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, become a record breaking convention. Records and accolades include:

  • The largest inaugural Comic Con in North America.
  • The largest convention ever held in Utah.
  • The most popular Facebook page of any Utah company.
  • Between 70,000 and 80,000 people attended on Saturday, September 7, 2014 before tickets sold out.

Cheryl Snapp Conner's agency, under the direction of Partner Jeremy Kartchner, handled all of the media relations for last September's Salt Lake Comic Con and enhanced Brandenburg's social media expertise by spreading the word via traditional media outlets.

"We had some critical mass with our inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con and we took it to a whole new level with Snapp Conner PR's help," continued Brandenburg. "We literally had dozens of major articles, TV and radio interviews and overall the media coverage was unprecedented. The business value of the coverage was priceless."

The Governor's Economic Summit is Utah's premier event for advancing the state's local and global economic position. The theme for this year's summit is Executing the Fundamentals of Economic Development. It will provide business leaders and decision-makers from the business, government and academic communities the opportunity to learn more about strategic opportunities and challenges facing businesses today.

The Governor's Economic Summit is designed to enhance Utah business across the local, national and global marketplace. Individual presenters and panels of knowledgeable state and national experts of business innovation, law, entrepreneurship, economic development, global expansion, energy, real estate, political process, economics and more.

To register for The Governor's Economic Summit please visit

For more information about Salt Lake Comic Con or to purchase tickets for the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) visit

For more information about Snapp Conner PR visit

Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions in partnership with Media One of Utah, a joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Dan Farr Productions is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena. Dan Farr Productions is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at:,,

Note to Editors:
Salt Lake Comic Con

Since 2007, Snapp Conner PR has forged a reputation as the most progressive U.S. public relations agency. Based in Salt Lake City, Snapp Conner is the premier agency driving and advancing the role of communications as a core business strategy for today's organizations. We provide clients throughout the United States with programs that converge and align communications media including traditional PR, thought leadership, social media and content management to provide our clients with optimal business results. For more information about Snapp Conner PR, please visit

Additional Resources:
Facebook: Snapp Conner PR
LinkedIn: snappconner

Press Contacts:
Jeremy Kartchner
Snapp Conner PR
(801) 994-9625

Bryan Brandenburg
Salt Lake Comic Con
VP of Marketing
(323) 517-0669


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