After Killing SES, Incisive Media Seems To Think “OMG” & Tries To Bring It Back

Incisive Media, which purchased the Search Engine Strategies conference when it was near the height of attendance, killed the brand entirely last year in place of a new ClickZ Live event. But now, after what seems to have been a disaster of the first ClickZ Live show, the company is scrambling back to revive SES. The Rise & Fall Of SES Conflict of interest time. My company, Third Door Media, competes with Incisive in the event space. For those who don't know, I'm the guy who programmed the first SES conference back in 1999, back in the day that SES was owned by, Alan Meckler [...]

Incisive Media To Kill SES Brand, Rename Conference “ClickZ Live”

ses-conference-expo SES -- formerly Search Engine Strategies -- is about to undergo another name change, this time to "ClickZ Live." The news comes from an email that Incisive Media sent to various contributors. From the email: Tomorrow is a big day for ClickZ and its sister brands Search Engine Watch and SES, and as our valued contributors, we wanted you to hear our big news first. In a natural transition that recognizes the ever-evolving changes taking place in the digital marketing industry and the more diverse educational needs of today’s marketing community, our global SES Conference and Expo series, w [...]

Search Convergence In SF: Matt Cutts, Danny Sullivan, Mike Grehan & Brett Tabke

It might be more than foggy in San Francisco this morning, as Brett Tabke of said after I took this picture, "that was a twilight zone moment for me". [caption id="attachment_161953" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A meeting of the search conferences with Matt Cutts[/caption] It must have been interesting feeling for him then about 10 minutes later when Mike Grehan invited him and Danny Sullivan on stage to have an impromptu conversation with Google's Matt Cutts at SES SF. Mike Grehan jovially greeted the early rising crowd (including me... go me!!) for a special s [...]

SES Chicago ‘09: Day Three Live Blogging

Day three of SES Chicago 2009 is now complete, and that ends the standard conference sessions. Below is coverage from blogs that I found live blogging the event. Here is day three coverage: Black Hat, White Hat: Does It Really Matter Anymore?, Facebook Rockstars Roundtable: Marketing for the Other Internet, Facebook Rockstars RoundTable: Marketing For the Other Internet from SES Chicago '09, Search Engine Roundtable Keynote: Dan Siroker Obama Transition Team & CarrotSticks from SES Chicago '09, Search Engine Roundtable PPC or SEO? The Ultimate Sear [...]

SES Chicago ‘09: Day Two Live Blogging

Day two of SES Chicago 2009 is just about complete. Here is some of the live blog coverage from today. I may add to this coverage later on today, but if you spot anything I missed, feel free to comment with links. Igniting Viral Campaigns, PR, Social, Search, Now & The Next 5 Years, AIM Clear Blog Real Time SEO: No More Yesterday’s News, Realtime Search & Sifting Relevance From Noise, AIM Clear Blog You Can't Make Money From Analytics, AIM Clear Blog YouTube Optimization Clinic with Greg Jarboe, AIM Clear Blog Cool Mobile Apps, Augm [...]

SES Chicago ’09: Day One Live Blogging

The first day of SES Chicago 2009 is now just about complete. Below is some of the live blog coverage of the conference that I found throughout the day. Customer Insights via Search Engine Tools from SES Chicago '09, Search Engine Roundtable Ghost Blogging, Tweeting, Content Production - Ethical? Does It Matter? from SES Chicago '09, Search Engine Roundtable How to Turn Your Web Analytics Into a Money-Making Machine from SES Chicago '09, Search Engine Roundtable Jeff Jarvis, Author of What Would Google Do? from SES Chicago '09, Search Engine Roundtable Meaningful SEO Metrics: Go [...]

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