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NASDAQ OMX Celebrates Advertising Week With Thought Leadership Forum, Special Event and Closing Bell Ceremony

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NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT:   NASDAQ OMX is a sponsor of Advertising Week VII, North America's largest annual gathering of advertising and media industry leaders. NASDAQ OMX will host the first Social Media Leadership Forum in conjunction with Advertising Week on September 27th along with the Radio Mercury Awards that evening at NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. 
    Speakers from the NASDAQ OMX Social Media Leadership Forum will preside over the NASDAQ Closing Bell on September 27th beginning at 3:50 p.m. (ET), a live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.
    The NASDAQ OMX Social Media Leadership Forum is a thought leadership program featuring industry experts who have redefined marketing success leveraging social media. 
    In addition, the Radio Mercury Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, Elvis Duran and Matt Pinfield, will take place from NASDAQ MarketSite on September 27th beginning at 4:15 p.m. (ET). The awards show will headline a series of radio-centric initiatives throughout the week. www.advertisingweek.com.
WHO:   NASDAQ OMX Social Media Forum - Welcome Address -- John Jacobs, Chief Marketing 
    Officer, NASDAQ OMX;
    David Fischer, VP of Advertising & Global Operations, Facebook;
    Carter Franke, SVP Corporate Marketing, JPMorgan Chase & Co.;
    Lucas Watson, Marketing Director, Digital Brand Building & eCommerce, Procter & Gamble;
    Chris Barbour, Global Head of Digital Marketing, Sports Style Division, Adidas; 
    Jeanette Gibson, Head of Social Media Marketing, Cisco Systems, Inc;
    Marty Collins, Social Media Strategist, Microsoft Corporation;
    Curtis Hougland, Creative Director, Attention;
    Seth Goldstein, Co-founder, StickyBits;
    Charlie O'Donnell, Entrepreneur in Residence, First Round Capital;
    Jeff Crites, Enterprise Social Media Manager, Intridea, Inc;
    Frank Cefalo, Senior Director of Ad Sales, Loopt
    Eric Hippeau, CEO, Huffington Post
    Radio Mercury Awards hosted by Nick Cannon, Elvis Duran and Matt Pinfield.
WHERE:   NASDAQ MarketSite
    4 Times Square – Corner of 43rd and Broadway
WHEN:   Monday, September 27th
    * Social Media Leadership Forum at 11:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    * Radio Mercury Awards at 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

About NASDAQ OMX

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries.  NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).                                       

About Advertising Week:

Since its creation in 2004, Advertising Week has drawn thousands of participants from around the world to New York City for a week long think-tank comprised of over 200 different events, panels and discussions that focus on the power of advertising and its neighboring industries. Above and beyond celebration, the mission of The Week is to inspire young people to join the craft; focus the industry and public at-large on the social impacts of advertising; address the most important issues facing the industry and shine a bright light on the business and economic influence of the advertising, media and marketing industries.

24 major Advertising & Media Trade Associations participate in Advertising Week. These groups are the Advertising Club, the Advertising Council, the Advertising Research Foundation, Advertising Women of New York, the American Advertising Federation, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, the Association of Independent Creative Editors, the Association of Music Producers, the Association of National Advertisers, the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Business Marketing Association of New York, the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau, the Cinema Advertising Bureau, the Direct Marketing Association, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the Mobile Marketing Association, the National Advertising Review Council, the Online Publishers Association, Partnership For A Drug-Free America, the Promotional Products Association International, the Radio Advertising Bureau, the Social Media Ad Consortium, and the Times Square Advertising Coalition.

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CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Jolene Libretto 646.441.5220 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQOMX.com

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