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


Announcing Pressnomics’ First Speaker! Cory Miller


Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.

Cory’s very generous with knowledge and we’re proud to announce that he agreed to speak at Pressnomics 4. He was the first person that we asked to speak because he’s a good friend with a great business (a little company called iThemes) and many similar values. He has a lot to offer this world and we’re lucky enough to get to hear some of his thoughts. His talk at Wordcamp Denver regarding mental health was important for our community so we asked for part two and how it relates to business. I’m already very excited to hear him speak!

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.

Final Speakers, Schedule, and #hallwayconf

Here we are, just a couple weeks out from the PressNomics 3.

Introducing our final speakers:

Brad Jannenga built a 250+ person software company dominating the EMR space from humble beginnings writing the first lines of code at his kitchen table.

Yochay Kiriaty from Microsoft Azure will be walking us through business use cases for Azure.

Ben Chan of Envato will be sharing details around the Envato marketplace and the mountains of data they have access to.

JR Farr of MOJO Marketplace will give us an update on MOJO and shed some light on their business.

Sean Tierney, is a long time entrepreneur that has built bootstrapped and VC backed companies. A Marketing automation expert Sean will take us on a journey around his highs and lows in business.

Jeremy Tanner is the most interesting man in the world and will share with us his insight on starting and running a business. Tanner has co-organzied at least 3 dozen Startup Weekend’s and has seen everything.

Ted Lewis is a certified financial planner and will be providing us tips on how to manage our wealth, and plan for retirement.

The Schedule:

View here

screenshot1757What is #hallwayconf?

Just what it sounds like. So much of PressNomics is about the conversation’s between attendees. After the first 2 events we learned that getting people back into the room for speakers on friday afternoon is hard. More importantly we learned that people want to network and mingle A LOT. So this year the last 1.5 hours or so will just be for attendees to network and talk while the sun is still out.


Share a room? Got an extra ticket?

We are counting down to the holidays, and then of course PressNomics 3 is upon us.

We’ve seen some chatter on twitter about folks looking for a ticket, and a few folks looking to off load a ticket. A few are also looking to split a room at Tempe Mission Palms. Use the comments below to post if you are buying/selling a ticket and if you have or are seeking a roommate at the hotel.

Thank you to our top sponsors: Microsoft Azure, Envato, Pagely, and Mojo


PressNomics Social Saturday: Golf and Guitars

One of the things that makes PressNomics such a great event (according to our past attendees) is the structured social event’s on Saturday. This is power networking for attendees.

This year we will be holding our 3rd annual Golf Tournament. For those desiring a less ‘sporting’ event we will be taking folks by bus to a one of a kind museum here in Phoenix. The Musical Instrument Museum, or MIM, is rated the #1 attraction in Phoenix by tripadvisor, and top 25 nationally. It is also a personal favorite of Sally and I. Any other music buffs out there?

The Saturday activities are NOT included in your ticket price this year and a separate ticket must be purchased for $50 if you wish to golf or travel to the MIM.  Remember proceeds from PressNomics benefit St Judes Children’s Research Hospital, so that is why we are mindful of budgeting for these activities.

Remember to book your travel 😉