Rod Hughes to Speak on Fundamentals of Social Media

Rod Hughes, director of communications at Oxford Communications, will speak on the fundamentals of social media at the 2012 SoMeBizLife Conference, May 30 at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. Rod will speak on in the Fundamentals of Social Media Track moderated by Cari Sultanik.

As director of communications, Rod leads the public relations and social media practice groups at Oxford Communications, one of New Jersey’s top 10 marketing agencies located in scenic Lambertville, N.J. Rod’s experience covers a broad portfolio of industries including legal, retail, commercial, hospitality, technology, real estate, franchise, human resources, architecture, medical, higher education and non-profits.

Prior to entering the public relations field, Rod spent more than a decade as a newspaper reporter and, later, editor and publisher of two national legal trade magazines. Combining his representation of clients in a broad variety of fields and more than 15 years of small business management experience, Rod is a frequent speaker (and blogger) on topics that include: crisis communications, media training, public relations fundamentals, social media, business management, career advice and HR issues.

A graduate of Temple University, Rod’s communications campaigns have yielded media coverage in premier outlets that include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Fast Company, CNN, MSNBC, Associated Press, Discovery Health, NPR and U.S. News & World Report, among others.

You can find Rod on Twitter (@RodHughes), his blog (Word of Rod) and on LinkedIn (

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