Get To Know: Trueffect’s Chief Marketing Officer

TimMayer-250 Tim Mayer, Chief Marketing Officer of Trueffect is well-known in the industry having been both a keynote and conference speaker at numerous online shows, including SMX. Tim directs Trueffect marketing with an extensive background as a product manager, product marketer, direct marketer, and general manager. He came to Trueffect from Trada, a crowdsourced paid search marketplace where he was Chief Strategy Officer. Tim has served as Vice President of Marketing at ShopAtHome.com and held executive positions at Internet search pioneers Inktomi and Overture, as well as Thomson Corporation. Tim [...]


Mentors, Colleagues & New Friends: You’ll Make Invaluable Connections At SMX West

west14_570x270_a We've already highlighted the exceptional content and highly qualified presenters at SMX West. But there’s another aspect of the show that is just as important and valuable - networking. And with well over 1000 companies sending delegates (so far), there are lots of people to network with! Keep reading to learn more about the networking opportunities and then register for your All Access pass to Search Marketing Expo – SMX West, March 11-13 in San Jose. SMX Orientation – Optimizing Your Conference Experience Monday, March 10 – 5:30PM to 6:00PM New to SMX? Don’t miss this quic [...]


Get To Know: The CEO Of MobileMoxie

CindyKrum-250 Cindy Krum, CEO & Founder of MobileMoxie is a highly sought after conference speaker, presenting and training in-house teams throughout the US and around the world. She also serves as faculty at Rutgers University, teaching mobile marketing in a Digital Mini-MBA program, and soon, a dedicated semester-long mobile marketing course. People describe Cindy’s training style as personable, engaging and action oriented. She uses real world examples and engages the audience with their own mobile devices. Cindy’s book, Mobile marketing: Finding your customers no matter where they are, b [...]


MailChimp, Hootsuite & Google Are Among Most Recognizable Marketing Software Brands

ml-brand-survey You can define the term "market leader" in a number of ways -- company size, sales, profits, stock price and more. Another important one is "brand recognition," and that's what we set out to measure in our Marketing Land 2014 Marketing Technology Survey. You may recall that we already reported on unaided brand recognition, where we asked Marketing Land readers to identify -- without any names to choose from -- the marketing technology brands they think of first. (Google, Moz & Hubspot were the most recognized.) In that same survey, we also changed up the questioning and asked our readers [...]


No Budget for SMX West? Attend Learn With Google, Sessions, Keynotes & More with a Free Expo+ Pass

west14_570x270_c Attend sessions on internet and search engine marketing from Google, Covario, Page One Power and Stone Temple Consulting. Meet leading solution providers. Participate in SMX Theater presentations and network with your peers. All for FREE - as long as you pre-register for an SMX West Expo+ Pass by March 10. Don’t delay! Here’s everything you get by attending March 11-12… “Plus” sessions cover emerging search engine marketing topics and feature case studies, best practices and internet marketing solutions presentations. Join Covario, Page One Power and Stone Temple Consulting f [...]


Big & Small Businesses Use Most Of The Same Marketing Technologies … With This One Exception

ml-survey-2014 When it comes to the use of marketing technologies, enterprise-level companies and small businesses have a lot more in common than you might think. In our Marketing Land 2014 Marketing Technology Survey, more than 90 percent of SMBs and enterprise companies said they use analytics software. More than 70 percent of both groups use email marketing software. More than 50 percent in each group say they use SEO software. The adoption levels are similar when we asked about the use of social media management software, PPC and even marketing automation technologies. But there was one area where [...]


Get To Know: The Wizard Of Moz

Rand Fishkin To anyone working in the search marketing field over the past decade, Rand Fishkin needs no introduction. He is the cofounder, and Wizard of Moz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O'Reilly Media, co-founded Inbound.org, and was named on PSBJ's 40 Under 40 List and BusinessWeek's 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30. Rand is an addict of all things content & social on the web, from his blog on entrepreneurship to Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, and FourSquare. In his minuscule spare time, Rand enjoys the company of his amazing wife, Geraldine, whose serendipitous travel blog c [...]


Get Medal-Winning SEO, SEM & Digital Marketing Tactics from World Class Presenters at SMX West

westblog_olym_300x250_a Don’t play games with your marketing success. Attend SMX West for tactics and networking that will put you on the podium. See the agenda, including ski run symbols that guide you to expert, intermediate or beginner level sessions. Here are a few reasons you should join us March 11-13 in San Jose: Curling is a mystery; SEM shouldn’t be! We’ll demystify ad extensions and PLAs, get your tired PPC campaigns back on track, and scoring perfect “10s” with search retargeting. Master the moguls of SEO with techniques to tackle Hummingbird, search encryption, “not provided [...]


10 Reasons You Need to Attend SMX West – March 11-13 in Silicon Valley

west14_570x270_a Internet marketing success means knowing what works, testing what’s new and measuring everything.   Search Marketing Expo – SMX West is where professional internet marketers like you go for the latest tactics for increasing visibility, traffic, conversions and sales. Here are 10 reasons why you need to be in San Jose March 11-13: 10) Hummingbird, PLAs, explosive mobile growth, social’s impact on search. New developments mean constant change for search engine marketers, and the SMX program keeps pace. Check out conference co-chair Chris Sherman’s SMX West previe [...]


Last Chance for SMX West Early Bird Rates – Register Now!

west14_570x270_c Search Marketing Expo - SMX West rates increase Saturday, February 1st. Register now and save on all passes! Join us March 11-13 in San Jose for: The latest tactics and strategies: Over 75% of the sessions are new. Check out the agenda. Presentations by more than 80 internet marketing experts on SEO, paid search, local/mobile search, social media marketing and more! See who’s speaking. Networking opportunities to connect with your industry peers. Six in-depth workshops on March 10th. Essential conveniences. At SMX West you’ll be treated right. Hot lunches. Snacks. WiFi acces [...]


Survey: 80% Of Marketers More Optimistic This Year With 62% Increasing Data Budgets

Infogroup Targeting Solutions logo 2014 Marketers are upbeat this year, with 80 percent of the respondents for an Infogroup Targeting Solutions (ITS) survey claiming to be more optimistic about their organization's marketing efforts than they were last year. Conducted during last October's Direct Marketing Association Annual Conference, the survey discovered 62 percent of the 370 marketers polled expected data-related expenditures to increase this year, with 39 percent already witnessing a positive return on data investments. ITS's survey focused on data and analytics issues, covering topics like budgets, expected ROI and 2014 pr [...]


Moz 2014 Industry Survey Reveals Budgets Are Up & Median Marketing Salary Trumps SEO Pay

moz logo Marketing analytics provider Moz has released its latest industry survey, polling more than 3,700 internet professionals on a number of marketing and search related topics. According to Moz's survey results, not only are budgets on the rise, but the median marketing salary totaled $73,034, the fifth highest median salary by role. Moz broke down salaries by position and experience, with the top four median salaries belonging to engineering, user experience, e-commerce and web analytics professionals. Median Salary by Role: Survey respondents with ten or more years experience earned the [...]


SMX West Rates Increase Saturday – Register Now, Save $200!

west14_570x270_a Early Bird rates for Search Engine Land's SMX West conference expire Saturday. Register now and get three days of exceptional content and invaluable networking for only $1595. Join us March 11-13 in San Jose, CA for expert tactics, best practices and strategies to help you adapt and succeed in the ever-changing world of digital marketing. The multi-track, 60-session SMX West agenda allows you to customize the program to best fit your needs and maximize your investment. Sessions are organized by skill level and thematically on topics including SEO, paid search, social media marketing, l [...]


Online Display Ad Spending Up 32 Percent In 2013, Still Just 4.5 Percent Of $243 Billion Market [Nielsen]

nielsen-logo-300px Nielsen's latest quarterly look at the global advertising market is out, and the report shows internet display advertising grew by more than 32 percent in the first three quarters of 2013. That makes online display advertising the fastest growing advertising media. That said, it remains the smallest with just 4.5 percent market share. TV advertising remains the number one channel, by far. TV ad spend actually increased 4.3 percent through Q3 to hold 57.6 percent share. Nielsen notes that even in Europe, which has seen advertisers spending less overall for several quarters, TV ad spend was f [...]


Learn from the Pros: See Who’s Speaking at SMX West and Save $200

west14_570x270_b More than 80 of the world’s most knowledgeable internet marketers will present at Search Engine Land's SMX West conference, March 11-13 in San Jose, CA. You’ll learn what makes them successful, what keeps them up at night, and what to expect from digital marketing in the next year. You’ll hear from: Brand marketers from the Fortune 500, e-retailers and innovative startups. Learn the latest from eBay, Harry & David, Adobe, Intel, ExactTarget, Sears, Disney and many more. Experts from full-service and boutique agencies with experience managing countless campaigns of all shap [...]


Infographic: The Evolution Of The Marketing Department From “Push” To “Pull”

evolution-of-marketing-infographic Long gone are the days when marketing departments could just "push" whatever they wanted to customers. Consumers are actively seeking out and "pulling" in product information through search engines, social media and other channels. Half of shoppers they're better informed about products than store associates selling those items. The folks at Adecco have made an infographic with some stats on the "push-to-pull" shift that has been happening, from the change in media consumed, to new shopping habits, the growing importance of social and how the marketing job market is playing catch-up. Most d [...]


Google, Moz & Hubspot Are The Most Recognized Marketing Tech Brands In Marketing Land Survey

winners-podium-featured It wouldn't be too hard to make a list of the things that Google, Moz and HubSpot have in common: they provide marketing technology products. They have legions of customers and fans. They speak and exhibit at industry conferences. And more. They also have one of the most valuable things any company could hope for, in any industry: name recognition. Those three companies topped the results in Marketing Land's recent, exclusive Marketing Technology Brand Survey. Between November 20 and December 20, 2013, more than 600 of our readers took the survey, which asked this question: "List the [...]


The Big SMX West Preview – A Virtual Tour Of What To Expect

west14_570x270_a Search Engine Land's SMX West search marketing conference is returning to San Jose on March 11-13, 2014. We've got a revamped, updated agenda, and have already confirmed more than 100 world-class speakers. SMX West is a can't-miss event for all serious marketers, whether you're the CMO or working to implement your key campaigns on a tactical level. Keep reading to find out why, then register now to qualify for Early Bird rates! At SMX West you can expect invaluable content, keynotes, networking activities and conveniences for which SMX conferences are famous. With all of the rapid chang [...]


Old Guard Industries Now Driving Growth In B2B Online Advertising

For the first time, established industries such as financial services and manufacturing are fueling the growth in real-time bidding in the B2B sector. While software and technology companies have been on the leading edge of adopting new marketing and advertising technologies, the financial services and manufacturing industries caught up last year. That's according to new research from DemandBase, an automation and targeting platform for B2B companies, that looked at activity from B2B marketers in over 20 verticals using the platform in 2013. [caption id="attachment_70039" align="alignrig [...]


Share The Experience: Send Your Team To SMX West… and Save 15% to 35%

west14_570x270_a Give your marketing team the learning and tools they need for a successful and profitable 2014. SMX West provides must-have tactics on SEO, paid search, social media marketing, mobile marketing and more. With 60 sessions to choose from, your team members can select presentations based upon their responsibilities, skill-level and the needs of your organization. Get your new hires up to speed with search marketing or social media marketing boot camps, and other “freshman”-level sessions. Is your team experienced? The SMX West program shines with intermediate and advanced content. Look [...]


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