Ian Lurie

is a leader in internet, search and social media marketing. He is founder and CEO of Portent Inc., an internet marketing agency that has provided internet marketing, including search, social and analytics services, since 1995. He co-published Web Marketing All-In-One for Dummies and wrote the sections on SEO, blogging, social media and web analytics. He also wrote Conversation Marketing: Internet Marketing Strategies. In addition, he writes regularly for the Portent Blog. Ian has spoken at various marketing conferences, including Ad::Tech, Search Engine Strategies (SES), Search Marketing Expo (SMX), MozCon, Blogworld and Pubcon. He brings humor, deep insight and actionable advice to every event. Ian was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO). He has a B.A. in History from UC San Diego and a JD degree in Law from UCLA. He has lived in New Jersey and Los Angeles, and currently resides in Seattle with his wife and two kids.

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