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Chris Sherman (@CJSherman) is a Founding editor of Search Engine Land and is now retired.

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Customer experience

Spotify acquires Parcast storytelling podcast studio

Spotify announced Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Parcast, a storytelling-driven podcast studio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The addition of Parcast to our growing roster of podcast content will advance our goal of becoming the world’s leading audio platform,” said Dawn Ostroff, Spotify Chief Content Officer. Parcast […]

Digital transformation

Google News Initiative’s Realtime Content Insights for publishers now live

The Google News Initiative is a year-old set of efforts intended to help evolve publishers’ digital business models, support news organizations through technology and strengthen online journalism. The initiative released four new tools Monday to help online publishers understand and segment their audiences with a subscription strategy in mind. Two of the tools are widely […]

Digital transformation

Marketers cautiously experimenting with mobile AR

Most marketers have at least a passing familiarity with augmented reality (AR), an interactive experience where real-world objects are “enhanced” with digital overlays appearing on a mobile device or in specially equipped glasses. Silicon Valley based AR/VR/XR adviser Digi-Capital estimates that mobile AR could reach over two and a half billion installed base within 5 […]

Marketing operations (MOps)

Facebook on NYT data sharing report: We did nothing wrong

After today’s publication of an article in the New York Times detailing an investigation that uncovered more than 270 pages of Facebook’s internal documents and involved interviews with more than 60 people, Facebook and Microsoft are sharing their points-of-view about how they were portrayed. The New York Times report, which appeared in Dealbook in the business […]

Marketing management

Here’s your exclusive insider look of SMX West

TL;DR: Here’s my epic 3,000-word preview of all the sessions, speakers and networking you’ll experience at SMX West. Read a little or read it all. Then register by 11:59pm Saturday, December 22 and save big with Early Bird rates. Search Engine Land’s SMX® West, the go-to event for search marketers, returns to San Jose January 30-31. […]

Marketing management

Become a better search marketer in 2019 – the SMX West agenda is live

Serious marketers attend Search Engine Land’s SMX® West. Join us on January 30-31, 2019 for the latest SEO and SEM tactics in mobile-friendly indexing, Google’s new dynamic rendering, voice search, match types, Amazon ads, and so much more. The agenda is live and ready for you to explore: SEO Mobile First Indexing & Mobile Friendly SEO Google’s New […]

Marketing management

Here’s a sneak peek at the SMX West 2019 agenda

I just met with the Search Engine Land editors to build out the agenda for SMX® West 2019 and I have to say, I think you’re going to love it. We reviewed more than 100 pitches from passionate search marketers like you and hand-crafted an agenda that delivers cutting-edge, actionable SEO and SEM tactics. Here’s an inside […]

Marketing management

Here’s an exclusive insider look at SMX East

Search Engine Land’s SMX® East returns October 24-25. We’re bringing a revamped, updated agenda and more than 50 world-class speakers to NYC, and we can’t wait to see you there. If you’re involved in SEO, SEM, marketing, content, social media or any other customer-facing activity, you owe it to yourself (and your company or client’s […]

Digital transformation

First look! Here’s what you can expect at SMX Advanced

SMX Advanced is unique in so many ways. It’s the premier experts-only conference programmed by the team at Search Engine Land, the publication of record for search marketers. It attracts the biggest group of the world’s most sophisticated marketers for three days of learning and sharing. And it celebrates search marketers with the largest and […]

Performance marketing

Mastering social media advertising

Social media ads used to be the neglected stepchild of digital advertising. No longer: now there are sophisticated bidding tools, analytics and attribution solutions and advanced targeting options, among other features. If you’re a social media advertiser, are you taking full advantage of these tools? If not, or you’d like to step up your game, […]

Marketing management

SMX West is coming! Here’s everything you need to know

Search Engine Land’s SMX® West is just five weeks away, and it’s shaping up to be an exceptional show. You can expect the quality content, speakers, networking activities and meals for which SMX events are famous. SMX West features three packed days exploring the marketing topics that matter most to professionals like you — SEO, […]

Marketing management

The big SMX Advanced preview

Search Engine Land’s always sold-out SMX Advanced, the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced search marketers, returns to Seattle June 12-14. Keep reading to find out what’s in store this year. Then register; fewer than 200 spots are left! New trends, new opportunities and new challenges Change is constant in search marketing. Opportunities emerge faster […]

Marketing management

What to expect when you attend SMX West. Here’s your special preview!

SMX West is every SEO and SEM’s dream. Join us March 21–23 for a tactic-packed agenda with more than 100 dynamic and authoritative speakers, keynotes, exceptional networking and more. If you’re involved in SEO, SEM, PR, social media or any other customer-facing activity, you owe it to yourself (and your company or client’s bottom line) to attend. SMX West […]

Marketing management

Check out my BIG SMX East Preview. Then register & save!

Search Engine Land’s SMX East is every SEO and SEM’s dream: a tactic-packed agenda, more than 100 dynamic and authoritative speakers, keynotes, exceptional networking and more. If you’re involved in SEO, SEM, PR, social media or any other customer-facing activity, you owe it to yourself (and your company or client’s bottom line) to attend. The SMX […]

Performance marketing

SocialPro is one week away, register today!

Marketing Land’s SocialPro, the only conference focused on sharing real, proven social media marketing tactics from working professionals. SocialPro is next week in Seattle; here are four reasons why you don’t want to miss it: Tactics that work. Learn proven tactics to improve your social media advertising and organic campaigns. Whether your goal is to drive […]

Performance marketing

Get an exclusive look into SocialPro, only 2 weeks away

We designed Marketing Land’s SocialPro to help you understand, navigate and leverage the richly varied but often confusing channels that make up the social media marketing universe. We’ll show you the most advanced, cutting-edge tactics and techniques to reach and engage with those users, whether they’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any of the other […]

Marketing management

Get To Know: Lenovo Vice President and General Manager Ajit Sivadasan

Ajit Sivadasan manages a team spanning 10 countries worldwide, focusing on driving online and digital demand generation and brand campaigns integrated with social media, SEO/SEM, retargeting, advanced segmentation and affiliate marketing strategies. He also spearheads several marketing optimization strategies using advanced analytics and big data concepts. Mr. Sivadasan’s achievements with Lenovo over the past six […]

Customer experience

Get To Know: Copyblogger Media’s Founder & CEO

Brian Clark is a serial entrepreneur based in Boulder, Colorado. He’s the founder and CEO of Copyblogger Media, and the host of New Rainmaker, debuting in January of 2014. Brian built three successful service businesses using online marketing techniques before moving to a completely online business model. The result of that move — Copyblogger Media […]

Data

Get To Know: Humana’s Director of Analytics, Consumer Insights

Natalie Kortum has recently joined Humana opening up their Irving Analytics Center as Director of Analytics in Consumer Insights. Previously as a Global Decision Sciences Manager at Dell specializing in Investment Optimization, she worked at measuring long-term impacts of difficult to measure influences such as Brand Campaigns, Social Media, Corporate Social Responsibility and Total Quality […]

Marketing management

Get To Know: ExactTarget’s Marketing Insights VP

Jeff Rohrs is a recovering attorney, bacon-lover, and diet Coke addict who heads up ExactTarget’s Marketing Insights Team – a rag-tag bunch of awesome folks specializing in content marketing, social media and thought-leadership. His first book, AUDIENCE: Marketing In the Age of Subscribers, Fans & Followers was published by Wiley in December. He also co-created […]

Marketing management

Get To Know: Trueffect’s Chief Marketing Officer

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 […]

Customer experience

Get To Know: The CEO Of MobileMoxie

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 […]

Marketing management

Get To Know: The Wizard Of Moz

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 […]

Marketing management

Enterprise PPC Campaign Management Tools 2013: A Marketer’s Guide

Anyone managing a large-scale paid search campaign recognizes the value of tools, whether it’s just using Excel or licensing a more sophisticated PPC campaign management tool. It’s just impossible to manage thousands of ads, especially as paid-search options get more dynamic and competition intensifies. According to a new report from Digital Marketing Depot, marketers are […]

Marketing management

Search Remains First, Social Second For How People Find Websites

Each year, Forrester Research publishes a report detailing how consumers find websites. The findings are always fascinating, because they reveal different preferences between generations, and the popularity of different discovery methods changes from year to year, sometimes in surprising ways. For 2012, 54% of respondents found websites through natural search results, up from 50% in […]

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