SEW Experts: Brand Strategies for Search Marketing - Part 1

Whether you're an agency, consultant, or in-house search expert, it's likely that you will eventually need to answer this key question from your CEO: "Why would I buy my own brand terms? Aren't we are already listed at the top of the search engines?" In the inaugural Brand Equity column, "Brand Strategies for Search Marketing - Part 1," Travelzoo's Erik Qualman shows how paid search can bring incremental traffic, control of your brand's messaging, and other benefits the CEO will appreciate.

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.