SEM tournament

Announcing our 2015 Most Influential SEM Tournament


3Q Digital is pleased to announce the start of our annual SEM Tournament! The first round has some exciting match-ups, including: James Svoboda vs. Ian Lopuch Joesph Kerschbaum vs. Larry Page Matt Umbro vs. Susan Waldes …and a ton more! Get ready to vote for who you think is the most influential SEM in our […]

2014 SEM Tournament Winner!

The race was close, but now the voting is over. Just this morning, Andrew Goodman was up 58-41%, but somehow Larry Kim rallied and took the final round by storm, winning with 53.3% of the vote! Congratulations to our 2014 SEM Tournament winner, Larry Kim! We’d like to thank all of our participants for their impassioned […]

2014 SEM Tournament Finals


We’re down to the final two! Your 2014 SEM Tournament finalists are: Andrew Goodman, who secured 56% of the vote over Ellen Siminoff, versus Larry Kim, who came on strong in the semi finals with 67% of the vote! There are still a few days left to vote for your favorite! We’ll announce the winner Wednesday.

SEM Tournament Semi-Finals!

and then there were 4! Our semi-finalist matchups are: Andrew Goodman vs Ellen Siminoff and Larry Kim vs Pamela Lund Larry Kim won with a large percentage of the vote in his last bracket, as did Andrew Goodman. Ellen Siminoff edged out Greg Sterling by just 2% of the vote. This round is looking to […]


We’ve moved on to round 4 of our annual SEM Tournament. That means we’ve only got 8 contests left out of the original 64! Round 3 had a few landslides, and some very narrow victories.  Tim Mayer edged out Rebecca Lieb by 0.4% of the vote! The Round 4 Matchups: –Danny Sullivan vs Andrew Goodman […]

The 2014 SEM tournament moves to round 3

We started at 64, and now there are  just 16 contestants left in our 2014 Most Influential SEM Tournament! The sweet 16 matchups are: -Andrew Goodman vs our 2012 winner Brad Geddes –2013 finalist Danny Sullivan vs 3Q’s own David Rodnitzky -Ellen Siminoff vs George Michie –2013 finalist Greg Sterling vs Jeff Allen -Our own Joseph […]

The 2014 SEM tournament moves to round 2

We’re down to 32 brilliant contestants in our third annual Most Influential SEM tournament! Round 1 featured the usual smattering of upsets, plus strong momentum for the #ppcchat crew, Third Door Media brigade, and some of the best independent agencies in the industry. We’re especially looking forward to a few of this round’s tilts (voting […]

Most Influential SEM Tournament Begins Today!


Get ready for this: 3Q Digital presents the 3rd annual Most Influential SEM Tournament! The first bracket will be released, with voting open to the public, today at noon EST/9 a.m. PST. We’ve chosen a 64-person field of SEM pioneers, innovators, and rising stars, and you get to vote to narrow down the field! Here’s […]

2013 Most Influential SEM crowned!

Congratulations to Mona Elesseily, the champion of the 2013 “Most Influential SEM” tournament! Elesseily edged Third Door Media powerhouse Danny Sullivan in the finals to join inaugural winner Brad Geddes (2012) in the championship ranks. The VP of Online Marketing Strategy for PageZero Media becomes our first Canadian — and female — champion. Congratulations to all of our 64-member field, […]

The 2013 Most Influential SEM championship round is on

Five rounds and nearly 20,000 votes later, the 2013 Most Influential SEM tournament is down to this: Danny Sullivan vs. Mona Elesseily for the title! Sullivan, the Third Door Media kingpin, topped colleague Greg Sterling to get to the finals. He’ll meet Page Zero Media’s Elesseily, our first female finalist, who overcame fellow Canadian Marc […]

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