SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, has been invited to ring the opening bell at NASDAQ headquarters in Times Square on December 1st.
There doesn’t seem to be a news release about it yet, but SEMPO’s Dave Williams shared all the details on SEMPO’s Facebook group:
“SEMPO was recognized by NASDAQ as being highly influential in the tech community, and you have the opportunity to be there on this historic day. Our chairperson, Dana Todd will be on hand to represent SEMPO at the opening, and would love to have local members join us for this exciting event.”
RSVPs are due by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow to Paula Hunter.
Congrats to all at SEMPO for this recognition!
Postscript: SEMPO chair Dana Todd tells us:
NASDAQ called us after they read about our big Microsoft deal. They said they knew SEMPO is very influential in high tech and marketing, and they happened to have an opening, so it was timely. Especially since Cyber Monday is so important to the economy – the fallback after Black Friday. The largest spend online is in search, so SEMPO will be front-and-center on the biggest day of the online retail holiday season. We’re very pleased and humbled to represent our worldwide members in celebrating the fact that search is still holding strong against the maelstrom of market cutbacks.
Postscript #2: SEMPO President Jeffrey Pruitt adds this:
“When we were asked to ring the NASDAQ bell, we felt the timing was perfect. With the current economy struggling, and advertisers cutting expenditures on traditional media, now is the time to proclaim that search is the most efficient performance media in history. SEMPO is working hard with Microsoft and other Engines and sponsors to promote research and education about search marketing to advertisers and their agencies. Our members understand the need to bring more measurable and accountable marketing to the market place, and we’re happy to help advance the cause.”