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New York, NY, United States, 2010/11/11 - Ushering in the most modern and user-friendly online experience in the lecture industry, Greater Talent Network, the leading celebrity speakers bureau, is proud to announce the launch of it’s new website.
Focused on the rapidly changing needs of event planners, the new website features an interactive home page with intuitive search navigation; the most robust video channel in the industry; enhanced speaker profile pages; fully integrated social networking; and easy-to-access resources ensuring event planners are simply one click away from finding the perfect speaker. The new website will officially launch November 11th, 2010. Features include:
GTN’s goal to enhance the event planning process began with a focus on search functionality. The new site features an auto-suggest search bar that populates previous searches and suggested speaker name matches. Through relevant keyword tagging, the new site enables the user to search by topic, bio content or popular phrases, and the new “recently viewed” speaker category helps visitors track their own search results.
Social Media Integration
Effective integration of social media has become the cornerstone of the event industry’s best practices. As a result, the new greatertalent.com features a live twitter and facebook feed directly on the homepage. Also visible during live searches, the website’s emphasis on social networking keeps event planners ahead of the trends, from one second to the next.
GTN’s newly redesigned Video Channel is a one-stop, fully integrated “hub” of speech video content. Integrating GTN’s YouTube channel, which boasts more than 1.5 million views, GTN’s Video Channel is searchable by category or speaker and features multiple videos per speaker. Designed to make the speaker selection process as efficient as possible, the new Video Channel offers previews of speeches, press appearances and other content – available under one roof.
GTN’s enhanced speaker pages take “networking” to a new level. With live news feeds, links to each speaker’s twitter and facebook feeds, multiple videos in a variety of topics for each speaker and speech testimonials from real event planners, each page reads more like a content-rich profile. Consolidated on one simple expandable toolbar, event planners can retweet a speaker’s profile or “like” the page, all at the simple click of the mouse.
From The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to Forbes and CNN, Greater Talent Network, Inc. (greatertalent.com) has earned a national reputation as the industry leader among speakers bureaus. Founded in 1981 with the belief that words have the ability to change people’s lives, Greater Talent Network is devoted to bringing the most interesting and inspiring storytellers to audiences worldwide. One of the world’s leading lecture agencies, GTN exclusively represents more than 100 speakers. For nearly 30 years, GTN has also collaborated with America’s top enterprises to achieve success through strategic celebrity partnerships.