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Search Developer Summit

Vanessa Fox has put together a killer must attend Search Developer Summit (unfortunatly, I will be in China) scheduled for June 12th in San Francisco.  Vanessa’s Jane and Robot is hosting it jointly with Microsoft.  If you’re a web developer or SEO, this is a great opportunity to hear directly from other developers who have been there, as well as search engine reps, on best practices for building sites that can be easily found by search engines.   There will be lots of case studies, discussion time, and Q&A with the experts.

Vanessa says lunch and afternoon drinks and snacks are included for the amazingly low price of $49!  Space is limited so register now before it is sold out.

SEMPO Kicks off Asia Tour with Visit to Singapore on June 9

The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO),, will hold a series of events in connection with ad:tech Singapore, June 9. Singapore is the first stop on a three-city Asian tour that SEMPO is undertaking to foster the awareness of search engine marketing and connect professionals in the region with Western markets. It will also provide a rare occasion for search industry executives to network with local search engine company representatives. Other stops include Beijing on June 12 and Mumbai on June 15.

With the goal of creating a better understanding of search and its role in marketing, the SEMPO delegation, which consists of Jeffrey Pruitt, SEMPO Chairperson, Bill Hunt, SEMPO Board of Director. Motoko Hunt, Chairperson of SEMPO Asia, and Paula Hunter, Director of Operations for SEMPO, will host a number of events. For more information about SEMPO’s Asia tour, visit

SEMPO events in Singapore, all being held at the Suntec City International Convention Center, in conjunction with Ad-Tech Singapore and include:

  • Seminar with presentations by representatives of search engine companies, SEMPO and other organizations involved in the state of search, SEO, SEM and social media
  • Press conference
  • ad:tech networking party with SEMPO representatives, delegates and sponsors

“Although SEMPO has had an active Asia Committee for some time, this is our first official SEMPO Asia tour to spread awareness of SEMPO as a global organization,” says Jeffrey Pruitt, SEMPO chairperson and the leader of the SEMPO delegation. “We’re looking forward to networking with Singapore’s SEM and SEO industry leaders and meeting the local media.”

For details about SEMPO’s Asia tour, visit or send an email to:

Search Engine Marketing for the Times – 212 NYC Event

A Practical Guide to Mastering Strategy + Performance in a Tough Economy
Wednesday, May 13 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Belvedere & Bethesda Terrace conference room, 6th floor, NYC

Attendance capped at 125, limited space, RSVP today!
Light refreshments served throughout

UPDATE! Three Special Workshops by Industry Thought Leaders and Search Practitioners Added:
Bill Hunt, Neo@Ogilvy and Global Strategies International
Jorie Waterman,MRM Worldwide
Matt McGowan, Incisive & Marc Englesman, Digital Brand Expressions

Event Overview

On May 13th, 212NYC invites you to join an insightful and practical evening for a deep look at Search Engine Marketing today and the how-to’s of mastering search during tough economic times. This event is for agencies and Search professionals, geared toward managing Search in these turbulent economic times.

We will hold an hour panel, moderated by industry thought leader Rebecca Lieb, vice president of Econsultancy’s US operations. She will be joined by:

Mike Grehan: Global KDM Officer of Acronym Media, a Top 10 Search and Keyword-Driven Marketing.™ An undisputed search marketing expert, Mike is also one of the industry’s pioneers, having been involved in online marketing since 1995.

Crispin Sheridan: SAP, Search Marketing Strategy, Global Demand Generation Services. Crispin will share stories of learning and success in integrated Search Marketing.

Mark Schwartz: Managing Partner at Steak NYC. He is responsible for generating and managing new business across the whole of Steak’s portfolio of digital services. Mark has over 18 years experience in marketing and business development, in particular search marketing, database marketing and the wider digital field.

After the panel, there will then be a workshop sequence focused on key methodology and tools. Please choose which session you would like to join and send your choice to Kendall Allen at
1.    “Planning, Budgeting and Keeping Exploration Alive” – led by Bill Hunt – 7:00pm
2.    “Maximizing Search Within the Complete Digital Mix” – a discussion with Marc Engelsman by Matt McGowan – 7:45pm
3.    “Building Keywords for Smart Integrated Search” – led by Jorie Waterman – 7:45pm
The lead sponsor of “Search Engine Marketing for the Times,” Search Engine Strategies, will provide information on upcoming conferences of interest to our members on the evening of May 13, including SES Toronto and OMS.

SEMPO Webinar: State of Search – Asia

Update: Listen to the Webinar and get the presentation at

When: Thursday, April 23
Time: 12 PM Eastern (9 AM Pacific)
Where: Online Web Conference
How: Register Here
Cost: Free
Who Should Attend: Executives, in-house marketers, SEMPO clients and prospects

With China being the largest Internet population market in the world, 40% of the world’s Internet audience comes from the Asian market. This webinar will provide information about the current market status and how to do business in Asia including Japan, China, Korea, and growing emerging markets such as Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia, as well as the huge off-shore businesses opportunities in India.

Come and learn about the opportunities to connect with the fastest growing Internet markets –