SEMPO Member Newsletter
SEMPO continues to move forward at even faster pace then ever before! Membership is growing and SEMPO is now a recognized as a force in the industry by most search engine advertising publishers, analysts and online editors/writers who cover online marketing. This member communication details recent SEMPO announcements, as well as, information about what the organization is doing for you, as a member. We would like to thank all of the volunteers who have stepped forward to play such an active role in the organization.
SEMPO Advisory Board Additions
Three new members have been added to our Advisory Board. Each will provide different perspectives of the online industry and non-profits to help with the organization’s strategies and goals. It is a win for all involved as they will offer their knowledge to SEMPO from their unique perspectives and we can provide them with information about the industry and our members. The new SEMPO Advisory Board members are Safa Rashtchy; a managing director of Piper Jaffray and well known industry analyst; Chris LaSala, the Search Engine Marketing Channel Manager at Google; and Neg Norton, the President of the Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association. http://www.sempo.org...ss/advisors.php
SEMPO Member Benefits
As SEMPO gains visibility within the industry, these companies have approached us with offers for members. Current offerings include:
* Ad:Tech New York Conference: 20% discount.
* Kelsey Group Conference: Interactive Local Media 2004: $600 off.
* Search Engine Strategies Registration for all SES conferences: 10% off.
* WebmasterWorld's "World of Search" Conference: 10% off.
* iMediaConnection SEO Training Course: Free for members and their clients.
* eMarketer Report: Search Engines Target Local Advertising: 20% off.
* HitsLink Website Statistics Application: Free tool.
* Search Engine Watch Subscription: $20 off subscription.
More information on how to take advantage of these offerings is available on the member site at http://www.sempo.org/benefits.php.
Please check out the education material on www.sempo.org. Remember that there are many case studies, articles and research papers that you can use to help up sell, cross sell or just plain sell your SEM services. Also check out the SEM Tools List which contains many examples of helpful tools for getting the job done.
Request for Services and Job Postings
Are you checking the Request for Services that potential clients and partners put on the site just for SEMPO members? Check them out at: http://www.sempo.org...or-services.php. We hope to have them sent automatically to you soon.
Are you looking for people or looking for a job? Make sure you take advantage of job board that SEMPO offers to members. All posted jobs can be viewed by the outside world. http://www.sempo.org/jobs.php
Expect another newsletter soon about how you, the members, can help SEMPO with one of the most comprehensive surveys ever done covering the search marketing industry.