SEMPO Opens Nomination Period for Board of Directors

On the heels of the release of SEMPO's (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization) annual State of the Search Marketing Industry report that Chris wrote about today, Dana Todd has informed us know that the nomination period for the SEMPO Board of Directors is now open.

Postscript: Here's the information emailed to members:

With the new year comes the beginning the electoral process for SEMPO's Board of Directors. The first step in the process is the nomination period, which will be open from 2 PM GMT (9 AM ET) on Monday, January 9 through 10 PM GMT (5PM ET) on Wednesday, January 18, 2006.

SEMPO's Board for 2006 will consist of 13 individuals, each of whom must be a current SEMPO member. The term of SEMPO's current Board is for one year, so they must be nominated and re-elected to retain their current seats. Only one candidate from each eligible member company may be nominated and the list of nominees will be posted on after the close of the nomination period. To view the full electoral process, please click here.

SEMPO's current and previous Boards have been dedicated to SEMPO and significantly helped drive SEMPO to its current status as a leading industry organization. SEMPO has hundreds of members in over 20 countries and continues to grow. We ask that you submit your nomination for the person you feel will best help SEMPO continue to grow and achieve its mission. SEMPO members are allowed to nominate themselves for election.

Please submit your nomination, via email, to [EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED; AVAILABLE TO SEMPO MEMBERS THROUGH THE SEMPO SITE]. The deadline is 10 PM GMT (5PM ET) on Wednesday, January 18, 2006.

The voting period will begin on Monday, February 6, 2006. You will receive email notifications about the voting period and information will be posted at

Also, please take this opportunity to ensure the accuracy of your membership data in To review your data, and to make changes, please logon and click My Account in the left navigational panel. Or, you can send your requested changes to

Thank you for taking part in this exciting and important process.