Is that grammatically correct? If S is a consonant, should it be “Can I Get a S?” an S?
Who’s going? I couldn’t be more excited; the conference is expecting over 2,000 search marketing professionals, agencies, and marketers and I haven’t been to NYC in some time. Monday through Wednesday next week, the industry converges on New York’s Javits Convention Center to yell, “No Jon Swallen, Search is not my ‘Ugly Cousin’ Her name is Telemarketer.” (Those do-not-call lists aren’t working for me, am I doing something wrong?)
Keynotes include Bill Tancer and Google’s Tim Armstrong giving us a chance to get more insider tips on the skunk works that is Google AdWords. I’m looking forward most to the Local Search discussion featuring Mike Blumenthal, Steve Espinosa, Craig Greenfield, Eric Stein (no blog Eric?), and Tony Wright. Hosted by Greg Sterling, we have an exceptional panel that I hope (no! expect darnit!) makes mention of one minor, recent announcement in particular. Second, only to the Local Search panel, is a session on search dedicated to Retail. With Vintage Tub & Bath’s Allan Dick wrangling Vic Dabricky, Greg Hintz, Ken Jurina, and Stephan Spencer (with whom I’m still fascinated by the fact that their entire website, I believe, is actually a blog). I expect to hear that great news mentioned again 😉 as there is no better opportunity for retailers this holiday season! (tell me I’m wrong) Let alone a very interesting (if that’s the right word) session on Search Marketing For Newspapers & Magazines and another on Search & Branding; and that’s just the first day!
Squeeze in to that Searchbash, and a song AND dance I’ll be doing at 1 from the show floor on Tuesday, and you have the makings of what might be the year’s best search marketing conference. They even dabbled in that old fashioned, print marketing world to promote this thing! (*shudder* risky I know… how are they tracking ROI?!) I’ve got a booth on the floor so grab a map and come say hello or I hope to catch you at one of the networking events – drinks are on… well… I don’t know? Danny?