Feb. 21, 2007 -- Registration is now open for Social Media 2007, an industry-wide conference on corporate blogging and podcasting, organizers said Wednesday.

The conference, which is being hosted in Chicago on April 5-6 by Business Capital Edge, features case studies on companies that have engaged in social media and how-to scenarios for implementing blogs or podcasts in marketing strategies, organizers said.

The conference will also highlight policies employers should consider in managing employee blogs, organizers said.

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