I’m breaking away from my
briefly to pass along news
that I’ve reached an agreement with Incisive to continue with Search Engine
Strategies for another year. I’ll be chairing the SES NY 2007 show, co-chairing
the SES San Jose 2007 and participating in the SES Chicago show. Here’s the
Incisive Media and Danny Sullivan announce today that both parties have
signed an agreement to continue to work together to produce the market-leading
Search Engine Strategies series of conferences and exhibitions.
The SES event series was founded by Danny Sullivan and Jupitermedia in 1999
and became rapidly established as the leading worldwide forum for marketers,
agencies and webmasters to learn about the latest developments in search
engine optimization and marketing. Since Incisive Media’s purchase of Search
Engine Watch, the ClickZ Network and SES in August 2005 the events have
continued their expansion with double digit growth in attendance at the major
US locations and the successful launch of several conferences – both in new
geographies (including China) and vertical and local search sectors.
In August this year Danny Sullivan, who has always been independent
contractor, announced his intention to step away from an active involvement in
SES at the end of 2006. Since this point both parties have remained in contact
and today announce that an agreement has been reached to extend this
relationship through 2007.
Speaking about the news today Danny Sullivan said “I very much look forward
to working with Incisive Media on the SES events next year. The search
industry loves gathering together at them, and I glad to continue as a part of
Tim Weller, founder and CEO of Incisive Media stated “Search is a dynamic
growing global industry. We have the market leading brands, excellent content,
and a rapidly growing community in the search market. We wanted Danny to be
involved going forwards, so I’m delighted that he will continue to do so”.
Incisive Media will make further major announcements about our plans for
expansion of activities in the search marketing space at the Search Engine
Strategies Chicago event, December 4-7 2006.
For more from me, see my post on my personal blog,
News On My Plans For Next Year.
My last day on Search Engine Watch remains November 30, and I plan to continue
writing on my own through a new search blog, plus do an event or two of my own.