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[February 23, 2012]

Search Marketing Expo Ideal Fit for Silicon Valley Gains Recognition by San Jose City Council

(Cision (English) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Search Marketing Expo Ideal Fit for Silicon Valley Gains Recognition by San Jose City Council With options for every budget, search and social media marketing conference returns to Downtown San Jose SAN JOSE, CA (February 23, 2012) Search Marketing Expo returns to San Jose next week, receiving City Council recognition for its economic value to San Jose’s local economy.



“Meetings and events in San Jose are critical to supporting San Jose’s local economy,” said San Jose City Councilmember Pete Constant, who is the Team San Jose Board liaison to the City Council. “We recognize the importance of events like Search Marketing Expo in San Jose. These events bring business to our local hotels and tourism industry. We are happy to proclaim next week as ‘Search Week’ in the City of San Jose to celebrate the innovation and economic value Search Marketing Expo delivers to San Jose annually.” “The convergence of technology and marketing make San Jose the ideal location to hold SMX West,” said Chris Elwell, President of SMX West producer Third Door Media. “We’re looking forward to hosting 2000 conference attendees and over 40 of the world’s leading marketing solutions companies in San Jose’s outstanding facilities and downtown,” he added.

As a returning client to San Jose, local businesses have recognized SMX West as the leading expo to learn, network and gain solutions to increase online traffic, learn about ROI-generating paid search advertising (PPC) and search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and best practices. Search Marketing Expo - SMX West returns to San Jose’s convention center February 28-March 1, with pre-conference workshops on February 27.

“As a returning customer, we are proud to welcome Search Marketing Expo- SMX West back to San Jose. Having businesses and experts come together to share ideas and innovate is what Silicon Valley is all about,” said Bill Sherry, CEO of Team San Jose.

More about SMX West: SMX West features 60 educational sessions and keynotes, networking activities and presentations from leading solutions providers. Conference sessions run February 28-March 1, the SMX Expo Hall is open February 28-29. For details on all programming, please visit http://searchmarketingexpo.com/west/ (http://searchmarketingexpo.com/wes t/?utm_source=tsj&utm_medium=feb28pr&utm_campaign=smxwest-home).

Keynoting SMX West will be Susan Wojcicki and Danny Sullivan. Wojcicki, Senior VP of Advertising, is responsible for all Google’s advertising and measurement platforms including AdWords, AdSense and Google Analytics. The San Jose Mercury News called her “the most important Googler you’ve never heard of,” and she was named one of the Smartest People in Tech (http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/technology/1108/gallery.smarte st_people_tech_main.fortune/3.html), Forbes Most Powerful Women (http://www.forbes.com/profile/susan-wojcicki/), and Fortune's Most Powerful Women (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-powerful-women/2011/s napshots/28.html) all in 2011. She will deliver a morning keynote on February 29.

Sullivan, Editor in Chief of Search Engine Land, will moderate an Evening Forum on February 28. The audience defines the content for this “un-keynote”. Attendees share their thoughts, ideas, challenges and knowledge of search marketing.

There are several ticket options for SMX West attendees. Each provides access to valuable educational and networking opportunities. Here are the pass options: · All Access Pass: Participate in your choice of 60 cutting-edge sessions and keynotes covering SEO, paid search advertising, social media marketing and other internet marketing topics. Other benefits include free Wifi in conference sessions, breakfast, hot lunches and snacks, and admission to all SMX West networking activities. Three-day All Access passes are available for $1595 until February 26. Check out the full agenda (http://searchmarketingexpo.com/west/agenda?utm_source=tsj&utm_me dium=feb28pr&utm_campaign=smxwest-agenda). One day passes also available. · SMX Boot Camp: For those new to search engine marketing, SMX Boot Camp offers a one day conference experience featuring “freshmen” level sessions that prepare participants to implement traffic and revenue-boosting SEM techniques. Also included in the pass are several networking opportunities, Evening Forum keynote and SMX Expo Hall Reception – all offered at a special rate of $499 until February 26 Details on SMX Boot Camp here: http://searchmarketingexpo.com/west/boot-camp · Expo+ Pass: Access to 30 educational presentations and visit with over 40 exhibitors and sponsors, including Premier Sponsors Acquisio, Covario and Marin Software, and Gold Sponsors Bing, Bruce Clay Inc., Doubleclick Search by Google and QuantcastAttendees also have access to SMX West keynotes and host of other activities. Details on Expo+ pass can be found at http://searchmarketingexpo.com/west/expo-plus-pass (http://searchmarketi ngexpo.com/west/expo-plus-pass?utm_source=tsj&utm_medium=feb28pr&utm_cam paign=smxwest-expoplus) *Expo+ passes are free for those who register online (http://searchmarketingexpo.com/west/register?utm_source=tsj&utm_ medium=feb28pr&utm_campaign=smxwest-reg) b y February 26, and just $50 at the door. The Expo+ passes are good February 28-29.

In addition, comprehensive workshops on SEO, international search marketing, in-house SEO, Google AdWords and Facebook marketing will be held February 27 as workshops. Descriptions are located at http://searchmarketingexpo.com/west/workshops (http://searchmarketingexp o.com/west/workshops?utm_source=tsj&utm_medium=feb28pr&utm_campaign=smxw est-workshops).

You can register online for SMX West before the conference at http://searchmarketingexpo.com/west/register (http://searchmarketingexpo .com/west/register?utm_source=tsj&utm_medium=feb28pr&utm_campaign=smxwes t-reg) or by calling (877) 242-5242 from 9am to 5pm ET.

About Search Marketing Expo – SMX West and Third Door Media Third Door Media’s mission is to empower internet and search marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful.

The company produces the global Search Marketing Expo conference series. SMX conferences include: SMX West (San Jose, CA), SMX East (New York City), SMX Advanced Seattle, SMX London, SMX Israel, SMX Munich, SMX Toronto, SMX Sydney, SMX Melbourne, SMX Paris, SMX Stockholm and SMX Social Media Marketing (Las Vegas, NV).

Third Door Media publishes Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, which provide news, analysis and tutorials to help internet marketers do their jobs more effectively. The company also provides a full range of innovative marketing services including lead generation, content creation and licensing via its Search Marketing Now brand.

Third Door Media was recognized in 2011 by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing 5000 private companies in America.

Team San Jose (TSJ) Team San Jose, Inc. is an innovative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels, arts, labor and venues to deliver an exceptional visitor experience and serve as the gateway to San Jose as a destination. Our company manages the San Jose Convention Center and Arts and Entertainment venues including the California Theatre, the Center for the Performing Arts, Montgomery Theater, Parkside Hall, San Jose Civic and South Hall. For more information about San Jose and Team San Jose, please visit the new www.sanjose.org.

-###- CONTACT: Meghan Horrigan mhorrigan@sanjose.org 408-499-1345 Claire Schoen claire@thirddoormedia.com 203-664-1350 Meghan Horrigan mhorrigan@sanjose.org 408-499-1345 Claire Schoen claire@thirddoormedia.com 203-664-1350 This information was brought to you by Cision http://www.cisionwire.comhttp://www.cisionwire.com/team-san-jose/r/search-marketing-expo-ideal-fit-for-silicon-valley-gains-recognition-by-san-jose-city-council,c9224202The following files are available for download:http://feed.ne.cision.com/client/waymaker1/f.aspx?id=2097477&fn=wkr0006.pdf (c) 2012 Cision. All Rights Reserved.

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