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Actiance to Speak at BDI Insurance Social Communications Leadership Forum

Company's New Social Media and Compliance Specialist to Discuss the Impact of Social Media in Regulated Industries, and Solutions to Better Enable Insurance Industry Social Engagement (October 19, 2011)

BELMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/19/11 -- Actiance, enablers of the safe and compliant use of unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, announced the company's social media and compliance specialist, Joanna Belbey, will participate in a panel discussion on social media compliance. Hosted by the Business Development Institute, The Insurance Social Communications Leadership Forum will discuss how to integrate social media with marketing programs, highlight case studies on how insurers create and execute content strategies and outline how organizations can overcome compliance and legal challenges posed by social communications.

Actiance's Belbey will join social media marketing professionals at some of the nation's most prominent insurers to discuss how to effectively overcome compliance and legal challenges with social communications. Her session will also highlight the tools, technologies and best practices for monitoring and measuring social communications.

Belbey is a recognized expert on social media and compliance in the financial services sector. She previously served as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) educator and co-founder of BGK Group, and has nearly two decades of marketing, education and training experience. She recently joined Actiance to assist in further developing the company's development of and guidance on best practice training to enable compliant, secure and effective social media use.

"Social media can often seem like a complicated undertaking for any enterprise and that feeling is magnified for those in regulated industries such as insurance. Helping regulated companies leverage social media while remaining compliant with regulatory guidelines is central to what we do at Actiance and I hope attendees will take away a set of effective tools to better enable their social communications goals from this session," said Belbey.

What: Business Development Institute, The Insurance Social Communications Leadership Forum
Where: New York University midtown campus at Bryant Park
When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 9:50am - 10:20am EDT
Presenter: Joanna Belbey, social media and compliance specialist, Actiance

For additional questions about the webinar or workshop, please contact Catherine Koo or Amy Robinson at / 619 677 2700. For more information on Actiance or its products, please visit Actiance is on Twitter at: To read the company's blog, please visit:

About Actiance
Actiance enables the safe and productive use of Unified Communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, including blogs and social networking sites. Formerly FaceTime Communications, Actiance's award-winning platforms are used by 9 of the top 10 US banks and more than 1600 organizations globally for the security, management and compliance of unified communications, Web 2.0 and social media channels. Actiance supports all leading social networks, unified communications providers and IM platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter AOL, Google, Yahoo!, Skype, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco.

Actiance is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information visit or call 1-888-349-3223.

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