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Lee Odden

DM Days Final and Dinner with Jim Boykin

Lee Odden on Jun 21st, 2007     DM Days, Online Marketing

I was able to sit in on a DM Days site review clinic yesterday with Detlev Johnson and Amanda Watlington who provided great advice to the few audience members. The site owners literally received multiples of their conference admission price in consulting advice. One site had thousands of pages hiding content from the search engines (unintentionally) because of JavaScript. Another was submitting an incomplete sitemap file to Google.

Lee Odden

DM Days Keynote on Social Media

Lee Odden on Jun 19th, 2007     DM Days, Online Marketing, Social Media

John Greco Keynote
The DM Days 2007 conference kicked off with a keynote presentation starting with DMA President and CEO, John Greco. The keynote was titled, “Next Gen Interactive: How Marketers are Optimizing the Power of Social Media to Connect and Deliver Results”.

With technology evolving, customer preferences changing and competition that is sharper than ever, the focus of this year’s DM Days event was on “What’s Next?”

Greco sees direct marketing as more than an industry, as a core process. Rather than “direct marketing” he sees it as “marketing directly”, which is the ability to engage individual customers with relevant and timely interactions that provide the information and offers they want using any of a variety of channels.

Lee Odden

DM Days New York 2007

Lee Odden on Jun 18th, 2007     DM Days, Online Marketing, Social Bookmarking, Social Media

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After a few days home in Minnesota I’ve gone on the road again to the DM Days conference in New York. Just two hours sitting on the tarmac this time. :)

The DMA Search Engine Marketing Council has quite a bit going on between sessions on search marketing, informational events and there will be presentations on the DMA search marketing certification program as well by the coordinator of that program, Dr. Amanda Whatlington. There’s also a one day seminar here in NYC after the DM Days event, “Search Engine Marketing – The Basics” on June 27th from 9-3:30.

Lee Odden

June Search Marketing Conferences

Lee Odden on May 7th, 2007     DM Days, Marketing PR Conferences, Online Marketing, Search Engine Strategies

Wow, I just checked my calendar and June is one heck of a month for conferences. Regrettably, I’ve had to turn down two regional/private speaking gigs due to time conflicts and those really are the best for generating new business. However, the two events I will be speaking at are:

Bulldog Reporter’s Media Relations Summit, “Media Relations Unbound: How SEO and Social Media Have Revolutionized Our Reach” Washington, D.C. June 10-12, 2007. I will be speaking with fellow PR, Social Media and Search Marketing enthusiasts, Jamie ODonnell from SEO-PR and Sally Falkow of Expansion Plus. This looks like a fantastic event for the PR industry and I’ll be bringing one of our new account managers, Mike Yanke to fill up on all the PR and marketing wisdom being shared.

Lee Odden

Search Marketing Events

Lee Odden on Jul 12th, 2006     adtech, DM Days, DMA Annual Conference, Interactive Marketing, Marketing Industry News, Marketing PR Conferences, MIMA Seminars, MIMA Summit, Online Marketing, Search Engine Strategies

If you’re looking for sources of information on search marketing, conferences can be a great resource. Or. if you’re a conference junkie like me, then you’ll find the SEOBook “Must See SEO Events” calendar exceptionally useful.¬† Some disclosure here, I am editing the calendar along with Aaron.

Some of the conferences listed include:

  • Search Engine Strategies
  • WebmasterWorld Pubcon
  • ad:tech
  • DMA conferences
  • MIMA
  • eMetrics Summit
  • eTail
  • Shop.org Summit
  • Search Insider Summit
  • OMMA
  • Affiliate Summit
  • SEO Roadshow
  • SEO Bash
  • And more

If you know of a conference that deals in some way with search marketing (SEO or SEM) then drop a comment. Regional events are welcome as well.

Lee Odden

Speaking at DM Days New York

Lee Odden on Jun 18th, 2006     DM Days, Marketing Industry News, Marketing PR Conferences, Online Marketing, TopRank Agency News

Monday morning I’m off to New York for the DM Days conference. I will join several other members of the DMA Search Engine Marketing Council including: Heather Lloyd-Martin, Amanda Watlington, Detlev Johnson, Kevin Lee, Mike Moran, Jeanette Kocsis and Matt Bailey as well as John Marshall in presenting two sessions that provide a wide range of specific recommendations for a DMA member site.

Topics include: creating a business case for search marketing, web site evaluation, technical optimization, user-experience, content optimization, web analytics, pay per click, online pr and integrating web marketing with other media. I guess it’s sort of a SES “pimp my site panel” but without the hats and it occurs over two sessions.

More info:

Lee Odden

DM Days NYC

Lee Odden on Jun 5th, 2006     DM Days, Marketing Industry News, Online Marketing, Search Marketing

In about two weeks the DM Days conference will be held in New York June 20-22 at the Jacob K. Javits convention center. The theme of this event is “Managing your message the customer is in control”. I will be speaking on a panel on search marketing that includes everything from SEO to paid search and online PR called “Search Engine Marketing: Basics and Beyond“.

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