Msg#: 3264243 posted 3:34 pm on Feb 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
From press release to go out later today.
New Sempo Board:
Kevin Lee, Did-It Dave Fall, DoubleClick Inc. Chris Boggs, Avenue A/Razorfish Jeffrey Pruitt, iCrossing Tanya Rietze, Hewlett-Packard Fionn Downhill, Elixir Systems Duane Forrester, Sports Direct Inc. Sara Holoubek, Free Agent Consultant Dana Todd, SiteLab Dave Williams, 360i Bill Hunt, Global Strategies International Gordon Hotchkiss, Enquiro Massimo Burgio, Global Search Interactive
That's quite a switch from what it was when we started it. It is a bit shocking to think about, but when Danny Sullivan asked me to be on the founding board with him, I agreed because I envisioned it to be about small independent operators and firms. I never even considerded that an HP or a DoubleCLick would have anything what so ever to do with search marketing organizations.
Msg#: 3264243 posted 3:45 pm on Feb 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
I agree Brett, a lot has changed in just a few short years. I think many of these changes are geared towards the overall growth of the marketplace and the demand for an organization like SEMPO.
With big names on (the) board, more attention will likely be gained for SEMPO. In a world where many people often claim to be SEO's and SEM's overnight I think having an industry leader in terms of practices and education should really help to legitimize things even further.
In the end though it's all about money... even for non profits like SEMPO.