Lee Odden

ACCM – Top Three Search Marketing Opportunities for Merchants

The one session that I was able to blog at the ACCM show this week in Chicago was, “Top Three Search Marketing Opportunities for Merchants” which combined blogs and social media with paid inclusion and shopping search engines.

The session was moderated by Heather Lloyd-Martin, who opened up with: “There’s no secret sauce in search. But there are things that catalog marketers might no know about. There are things they can leverage.”

Heather asked the audience, “How many of you have B2B catalogs?” About a third of the audience raised their hands.

First up was Amanda Watlington of Searching for Profit.

The Consumer’s Dilema:

More products and more marketing channels have not resulted in greater customer satisfaction.

Lee Odden

Search Engine Strategies NYC

Barry has already posted it, but I thought I’d mention that we decided to coordinate our blogging efforts for quadruple coverage of the upcoming New York Search Engine Strategies conference and I will be posting to the Search Engine Roundtable site along with Barry, Ben and Chris. With all 4 of us attending most sessions, it should be the most comprehensive blog coverage of a Search Engine Strategies conference to-date.

I will also be posting conference observations, session notes and interviews here, to Online Marketing Blog.

Lee Odden

2006 Email Marketing Summit

Marketing Sherpa’s Email Marketing Summit is coming up in Chicago April 20th and 21st.

Scheduled tracks include: B-to-B, Ecommerce, Int’l, Newsletters, Delivery and List Growth.

There will be 21 Case Studies from real-world email marketers (big and small) including American Airlines, IBM, Doubleday Entertainment. Plus, practical, expert advice on:

  • email delivery (panel includes AOL)
  • Creative & newsletter design
  • growing your opt-in list (with quality names

It’s not all work though, some networking and play is in store with a Gala party at the House of Blues celebrating the winners of the Email Awards.

More information at Marketing Sherpa Email Marketing Summit

Speaking of email marketing, who is your favorite email marketing vendor? (lists, creative, distribution)