HostingCon 2008

May 30th, 2008 by Ben Leave a reply »

Hosting industry service professionals from around the globe, will converge to network with peers and vendors, to discuss all of the exciting ways and developments from which to facilitate hosting and related business expansion. To celebrate its involvement, TechPad Agency has developed its Servermania board game contest giveaway, which will be featured at Exhibit Booth #418.

The Servermania board game is based specifically upon the web hosting industry, and was developed by TechPad Agency as an entertaining promotional piece, originally featured at HostngCon 2007. The game has been recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), with a gold Davey Award as one of the best, most innovative promotional pieces in the ”Print and Collateral” category.

TechPad will host a tournament featuring the game, with valuable prizes available to winners of the contest. TechPad Agency encourages anyone interested in participating in the tournament, to register online at or send an email to For more information on developing custom games and other promotional materials, please contact or call 1-888-583-2472, Ext. 111.

”We are very proud to receive broad industry recognition of our creative efforts for TechPad’s Servermania game,” remarked Dan White, President of TechPad Agency. ”It is even more gratifying to know that hosting consumers admired the game. We look forward to creating more clever devices in the future”, added Mr. White.

Ben Fisher, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TechPad Agency commented, ”We are honored and excited to be a part of HostingCon – the definitive web hosting event each year. TechPad Agency has always been a proud premiere media sponsor – from acting on the advisory board, to exhibiting and presenting. We anticipate that this year, our fourth as a premiere media sponsor, will prove to be the biggest and most worthwhile conference and exhibition so far.”

Mr. Fisher will moderate the Marketing Round Table panel on Monday, July 28th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, with Brett Tabke, Founder of WebmasterWorld;
Derek Vaughan, Vice President of Marketing at HostMySite;
Amy Armitage, Director of Marketing and Business Development at LunarPages;
Aaron Phillips, Vice President at Fastservers;
Hartland Ross, Founder of Ebridge Marketing Solutions;
and Keith Duncan, Publisher of the Ping!Zine web hosting magazine.

Other marketing panels scheduled will include: Tim Schumacher, CEO, LLC; Adam Eisner, Product Manager, Domains, Tucows Inc.; Tim Uzzanti, CEO, SmarterTools, Inc.; John Pozadzides, CMO, Layered Tech; and Joan Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. In addition, panel discussions are scheduled to discuss how to grow hosted service businesses and the effects of growth, as well as the latest technology information behind hosted services, including many case study examples.

Keynote addresses scheduled so far include: ”Cloud Computing: The Evolution of the Industry,” with Mark Rogers, Director of Cloud Services Microsoft Corp.; and ”Sealing the Deal,” with David Snead, Attorney at W. David Snead, P.C. Many other hosting industry veterans are scheduled to participate from a variety of companies, in various panels throughout the entire event.

The IAVA is an invitation-only member-based organization of professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts, dedicated to the progress and evolution of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a ”Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Yahoo!, Estee Lauder, Wired, Insight Interactive, The Webby Awards, Passaic Parc, Gershoni, Theory, Polo Ralph Lauren, Adweek, Brandweek, Alloy, Coach, indelible, MTV, Victoria’s Secret, HBO, the Ellen Degeneres Show,, and many other companies. Visit for more details.

The Davey Awards specifically honor ”Creative Davids”, small companies that operate without the resources of larger companies, yet still exhibit outstanding creativity, and are chosen from over 3,500 international entrants. The Davey is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), and underwritten by The Creative Group, a creative professional staffing company, ADWEEK magazine, FSB (Fortune Small Business magazine) and OnRequest Images. To learn more, please visit:

HostingCon is the largest conference and trade show for the hosted services industry, this year to be spread over 56,000 square feet reserved specifically for the event. The HostingCon 2008 will feature an exhibit hall with over 70 vendors displaying products and services, offering demonstrations and activities related to the hosted services industry.

TechPad Agency is a full service marketing and advertising agency, specializing in the web hosting and video gaming industries. The company helps businesses grow through search engine optimization, advertising placements in the TechPad Agency publishing network, and creative services. TechPad Agency also runs the industry’s definitive hosting news source,

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