Jeff Walters and Japh Thomson to speak at PN4

Today we announce 2 additional speakers.


Jeff Walters is a long time colleague of mine that has advised me on any number of business topics. A successful entrepreneur and Partner at True North Companies, Jeff will walk us through the Prviate Equity funding process.

Japh Thomson to most in the WordPress Community needs no introduction. Super talented developer at HumanMade and all around nice guy, Japh will discuss various communication styles and how to reach the positive outcome, even in a heated conversation.

Everyone be sure to book rooms as they are almost gone. Enjoy your holiday break.

Four speakers added to PN4

Welcome to Autumn everyone. Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Four new speakers

Please help us welcome four additional speakers to the PressNomics 4 line up.

Carl Hancock of Gravity Forms is going to go “Full Carl” on us and walk us through his journey in business.

Alex King formerly of CrowdFavorite will be sharing his thoughts on business and answering “If WordPress is the Star Wars universe, who is Vader?”

Aaron Jorbin of Condé Nast will talk about recruiting new employees.

Jeannette Maré will share with us her philanthropic journey behind the Ben’s Bells project. Be Kind everyone.


New Sponsors and On Sale reminder.

The financial support provided by this year’s sponsors has been unprecedented. Quite simply there are more sponsors than we have spots available and had to turn away a few sponsors, or have sponsors engage at a lower level. I think that means we have a good event 😉

Please help us welcome:

  • MojoMarketplace is back for their 4th year, this time around they are helping us as an Airfare sponsor. With their help we will cover some or all airfare costs for our speakers.
  • TheWPValet as a C level sponsor. Mason and his team are great folks and we send a good chunk of work to them via Pagely.
  • 3five is a newcomer at the community level, and will be sponsoring the coffee this year. Yay Java.
  • CrowdFavorite is back again as a community sponsor.
  • is a first time sponsor at the C level. White-label managed WordPress.
  • a2Hosting is a first time sponsor at the community level.
  • Themeisle is a first time sponsor at the community level.
  • Freemius  is also a first timer at the community level.

Logistics Update

  • Tickets go on sale Sept 1, at 10am PST.
  • The hotel booking codes will be in your emailed ticket receipt
  • Sponsors will be sent an email a few days prior with a special access code to secure their tickets (book your room early)
  • Past Attendees will be sent an email a few days prior with a special access code to secure specially priced tickets. These are limited in quantity to act fast.

1 speaker announcement with many more to follow soon.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAU2AAAAJDFhODMwNjJkLWVjZWItNGMxZC04OGUwLWE1OWY0NzE3YTdlZQPlease help us welcome back speaker Marcus Nelson. Marcus spoke at PN1 and in the time since has had quite the adventure in business. He’ll be catching us up, and trust me it is a story worth hearing.



Thank you all sponsors


Welcome GravityForms as PN4’s title sponsor.


You know Gravity Forms, and you love Gravity Forms. Possibly the most successful commercial plugin for WordPress, Carl Hancock and his team have built an amazing business with great customer service on top of a great product.

Please help us welcome Gravity as the primary sponsor for PN4.


Announcing Dates for PressNomics 4


Are you ready for PN4? The business conference for the WordPress ecosystem is coming back with our 4th installment.

Dates – March 3-4, 2016

Location – Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, PHX

Tickets go on sale – September 1st, 2015 at 10AM PST

A note from Sally

I’ve been told by numerous people that we should increase the cost of tickets for this event and that they go to other conferences that cost more and return less value. Thank you for looking out for us and I truly value your opinion, however we have decided to keep costs essentially the same as last year because it’s not about the money; It’s about giving back. We look forward to growing our businesses together.

Sponsor Love

It’s a testament to the value this conference brings when within minutes of sending out the the sponsorship details folks step up to help make it happen. Please welcome;

Tune in for more details and speaker announcements in the coming weeks.

Siteground optimized Cloud platform

This is a sponsored post by SiteGround, one of our great event sponsors.

We are glad to welcome SiteGround as a sponsor again this year! The big news they decided to announce at Pressnomics 2015 is the launch of their new WordPress optimized Cloud platform. As part of this launch all Pressnomics attendees will be able to claim 1 month free cloud service at the SiteGround booth.

The new platform sounds really intriguing. It is built on one of the hottest technologies recently – the Linux containers and its main advantages are:

1. Really Fast websites

The outstanding website performance is achieved by using SSD hardware together with several in-house developed WordPress specific caching solutions based on Varnish and Memcached.

2. Easily scalable resources

Linux Containers are highly elastic and additional resources like CPU, RAM and space can be added instantly without reboot. SiteGround even provides an autoscale option to safe-guard against problems due to spikes in your site traffic.

3. Flexible and affordable pricing

New SiteGround Clouds give you great freedom when it comes to customizing the resources of your Cloud. You can customize your plan’s RAM, CPU and space upon sign-up and easily upscale as you grow. The basic plan starts at $50/month.