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AT&T Webinar to Offer Small Businesses Tips on Effectively Using Social Media

Dallas,Texas (PRESS RELEASE – February 2, 2010) — Supporting its ongoing commitment to nurture the growth and success of small business, AT&T today announced another free one-hour webinar aimed to provide small business owners with the knowledge needed to run a successful business. As part of a series of instructional webinars and training courses available on AT&T’s small business Web site, www.att.com/SmallBusinessInSite, the upcoming webinar, “Social Media Strategy for Small Business,” will feature noted small business media personality and expert, Mario Armstrong.

Mario Armstrong is a nationally recognized technology expert and radio and television talk show host who has been featured on CNN and NPR, among other media outlets. Founder of TechTechBoom.com, Armstrong is also CEO of Mario Armstrong Media, LLC where he creates technology-related content for traditional, mobile and online media outlets for syndication. In addition, the company offers tech consulting, digital lifestyle events and public speaking.

WHAT:

More than ever, today’s small businesses need to focus on the technologies that give them direct access to their core customers. Armstrong will discuss how social media technologies have evolved into a powerful tool that can help small businesses foster new relationships, build a following, sustain customer loyalty, increase sales and level the playing field in the increasingly competitive marketplace.

WHEN:

Thursday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Mario Armstrong will be answering user-submitted questions on the AT&T Small Business Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz) for thirty minutes immediately following the webinar. Visitors are encouraged to post questions on the Facebook wall where Mario can address them.

WHERE:

Participants can register for the event by visiting www.att.com/SmallBusinessInSite and join the post-webinar discussion at www.facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz.

In addition to free online seminars, the AT&T Small Business InSite provides small business owners with a daily feed of small business news; tips on starting, managing and relocating a small business; money-saving promotional offers from leading brands that serve small business needs; the ability to submit questions, discuss topics real-time with other small business owners and receive one-on-one advice; information on AT&T products and services; and easy access to AT&T’s online support, e-bill and account-management services.

Small businesses looking to find information about AT&T products and services can visit www.att.com/SmallBusiness. For free business resources such as webinars, white papers, training, case studies and best practices visit www.att.com/SmallBusinessInSite.



Additionally, real-time information can be found on the AT&T Small Business Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz) and Twitter channel (www.twitter.com/smallbizInSite).

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T |DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.



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