SMC Seattle’s April Ed Event
You could be a master at social media marketing, but is there a lot more you can do by optimizing your presence and content in the social media space?
Social content that your search engine cannot find is such a big lost opportunity.
As we get more active in Social Media, we all need to understand how to leverage that into online marketing for ourselves and our businesses.
SMCSeattle Ed (read more about our SMCSea Ed Series here ), is bringing some wonderfully smart and respected individuals from the field of Internet marketing, so you can learn all about integrating Internet Marketing tactics along with the Social Media efforts for you and your business. Come and learn, ask tough questions and engage with some of the brightest minds and speakers in the field of Internet Marketing.
Jenny Dibble from SearchMarketMe, Lurie from Conversation Marketing and Rand Fishkin from SEOMoz will lead the discussion .
Details of the event are at – http://smcseaedapr2010.eventbrite.com/
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Jenny Dibble is the owner of SearchMarketMe, a national online marketing training, software and support organization based out of Issaquah WA. Since 2007, she has helped hundreds of small businesses leverage the internet to reach customers in creative and economical ways and conducts training regularly on all aspects of online marketing. She (happily) currently doesn’t have free time for much of anything since the birth of her two-month-old son, Owen.
Ian Lurie is Chief Marketing Curmudgeon and President at Portent Interactive, a firm he started in 1995.Portent is a full-service internet marketing company whose services include SEO, SEM and strategic consulting.
In his spare time he rants and writes at www.conversationmarketing.com.
Ian recently co-published the Web Marketing for Dummies All In One Desk Reference. In it, he wrote the sections on SEO, blogging, social media and web analytics. He’s the author of Conversation Marketing, the blog (at www.conversationmarketing.com) and the book by the same name.
Rand Fishkin is the CEO & Co-Founder of SEOmoz, a leader in the field of search engine optimization tools, resources & community. In 2009, he co-authored the Art of SEO from O’Reilly Media and was named among the 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30 by BusinessWeek. Rand has been written about it in The Seattle Times, Newsweek and the NY Times among others and keynoted conferences on search around the world. He’s particularly passionate about the SEOmoz blog, read by tens of thousands of search professionals each day. In his miniscule spare time, Rand enjoys the company of his amazing wife, Geraldine.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS
Sean DeButts – for hosting the event at BloodCenter
Sean DeButts is the Social Media Coordinator for Puget Sound Blood Center. While working at the Blood Center’s scheduling center, he spent five months writing the plan for the Social Media Program in between calls. The program enables blood donors to use Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube to organize blood drives, schedule donations and educate friends about the need for blood. Sean has volunteered for Gnomedex 9.0, has spoken about social media at the University of Washington and has been interviewed for TechFlash.com and SeattlePI.com.
Joanna Lord – for prompt communication and support from the SEOMoz side
Joanna Lord is Director of Customer Acquisition & Engagement at SEOmoz.org, where she introduces new online audiences to SEOmoz’s continuously evolving suite of SEO tools. Prior to SEOmoz, she was an online marketing consultant for small and medium-size businesses in LA & Seattle. She also co-founded her own site, YourJobStop, a meta-engine for job seekers trying to utilize the power of social media when seeking out employment online. She is a regular speaker on a variety of topics, some of which include; paid search marketing, social media marketing, competitive research, and content development.