Christopher Saunders is Managing Editor of InstantMessagingPlanet.com. Previously, he served as Senior Editor at internetnews.com for more than two years, covering the online advertising and marketing beat. In that position, he became a widely-cited commentator on the Internet media industry and a frequent speaker at industry events, including Internet World, @D:tech and Seybold. Prior to joining internetnews.com, Saunders served as lead writer for the technology division of a major New York public relations agency, working on Fortune 500 clients and dot-com launches. Earlier work included stints in technical writing and stringing for a number of D.C. area dailies.