Presentation by PR Newswire Global Director of Emerging Media – Michael Pranikoff – at the IABC 2012 World Congress in Chicago, IL June 2012. Search and social are on a collision course. Google, Bing, Baidu, Sina, and traditional search engines all over the world are adding social components just as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and other popular social tools are seeing their content into search and providing capabilities within their applications. Marketing and communication professionals around the world want to take advantage of the trends, but many are stuck in organizations where the search teams and social teams, let alone the marketing and PR teams, rarely talk. Integrating search and social together can have extraordinary results, increasing the visibility and engagement of your brand, product, or message with your intended audience.