Here's a dozen posts about the upcoming events that will give you an idea of what the buzz is all about.
Bryan Haines of Bryan's Online Business Blog says, "A quick look at their site will prove that this is no amateur event. There is 3 days of training with over 140 speakers. The speaker list is a whos-who of internet and business experts."
Pat Lynch of Speak Up! interviews Mike Grehan, Vice President, Global Content Director of Incisive Media, about the SES Conference and Expo.
Bas van den Beld of the State of Search radio show interviews Matt McGowan, Publisher and Head of U.S. of Incisive Media, about SES San Francisco.
Matt McGowan and Mike Grehan at SES Toronto 2010
Pattie Simone of WomenEntrepreneur.com says, "Attend a web marketing conference; I'll be covering one of the best -- SES SF -- which is happening this month in San Francisco during Connected Marketing Week from August 16-20. I highly recommend attending one of these multi-day programs, which are held all over the United States and abroad nine times a year, at venues including New York, Chicago and London. Different tracks are tailored to developers, business owners and web marketing professionals. If you're like me, your head will spin from the breadth of information they cover, but it's a sure bet you'll have a better understanding of all your options, discover what you don't know and get breaking news and advice about new and emerging tech tools."
Jeremy Scott of ReelSEO says, "This is the top SEO conference circuit, packed with speakers who are widely respected thought leaders in the search engine space. If there's a cutting edge tactic or a breaking piece of search engine news, it'll come out first at SES."
Jody at Marketing Jive says, "With SES San Fran only a few weeks away, we thought that we would share our thoughts on some must attend sessions whether you are a first time attendee or seasoned veteran." She says the four must-attend sessions are Developing Great Content, the Video Lab Primer, the SEO Lab, and Enterprise Level SEO.
Pattie Simone and Sally Heineman of Marketing-Advantage say, "Can't wait to hear the latest news on emerging technology and best practices from a stellar roster of speakers, including: Jeffrey Hayzlett, VP of Eastman Kodak (maker of my favorite "Flip" style camera - the Zi8!), BJ Fogg, Director of Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University, Lisa Buyer, President & CEO of The Buyer Group, Andrew Chang, Marketing Manager, LinkedIn, Eleanor Hong, Lead Editor, SEO ABCNews.com. This venue is attended by marketing and PR leaders and CEO's from around the world - so the networking is also excellent."
Garry Przyklenk of PPC-Advice.com interviews Topher Kohan, in-house SEO coordinator at CNN, who was responsible for a 17% increase in search traffic year over year for various websites under the CNN umbrella. He stops by to discuss optimizing news for search, and his guest panelist appearance at SES San Francisco and Connected Marketing Week.
Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal says the IM Charity Party at SES is back! "Thanks to our amazing sponsors like Best of the Web, Salesforce CRM and We Build Pages, IM Charity Party will be hosting a rockstar event on August 18th from 8-11pm to benefit Charity Water, which provides potable water in developing regions."
Juliana Crispo of Technorati Blogging says, "social is now important for search marketing and the agenda of Search Engine Strategies (SES) SF 2010 is a reflection of that."
Andy Beal of Marketing Pilgrim says, "SES is now part of the broader Connected Marketing Week which runs from August 16-20 at the Moscone Center in San Fran. Connected Marketing Week features five full days of themed subjects on search marketing, micro-blogging, social media, international online marketing, ad networks and exchanges, and much more. Each day will include panels, events, and networking opportunities for all involved."
And Amanda Matuk of the AdWords Agency Blog says, "Come visit our booth (number 301!) to speak with specialists from AdWords, Analytics, YouTube, DoubleClick and AdSense. In addition, we'll have sponsored sessions on Ad Innovations and Search Insights, speakers on remarketing and search marketing tools, a workshop on SEO, and a Theater Presentation on Opportunities Tab (free to all SES San Francisco attendees)."
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