I cruised the exhibit hall this afternoon. After some good conversations with SEMers, VCs, and former colleagues, here are some of the more interesting snippets from the day:

1. “We paid for our booth in the first two hours” – A paid search bid management company.
2. “Most people who come up to us are asking ‘what do you do’.” – one of the top three Web analytics companies.
3. “We were outnumbered by Google employees 5 to 1” – An attendee at the Google party.
4. “MSN AdCenter is the best” – Me, after winning Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate at the MSN Party!
5. “The demographics of this conference are different than the Oil and Gas conference I was at last week” – a well-travelled friend.
6. “Where did all these lead generation companies come from anyway?” – A fellow recovering lead gen worker.
7. “They wouldn’t let me in without a company name, so I chose Megatopia” – a friend explaining the name on her badge.

Overall, I was impressed by the sheer size of the exhibit hall but underwhelmed by the number of interesting new companies I had never heard of.

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  1. Jeremy Mayes May 3rd, 2007

    “4. “MSN AdCenter is the best” – Me, after winning Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate at the MSN Party!”haha:-)

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David Rodnitzky
David Rodnitzky is founder and CEO of 3Q Digital (formerly PPC Associates), a position he has held since the Company's inception in 2008. Prior to 3Q Digital, he held senior marketing roles at several Internet companies, including Rentals.com (2000-2001), FindLaw (2001-2004), Adteractive (2004-2006), and Mercantila (2007-2008). David currently serves on advisory boards for several companies, including Marin Software, MediaBoost, Mediacause, and a stealth travel start-up. David is a regular speaker at major digital marketing conferences and has contributed to numerous influential publications, including Venture Capital Journal, CNN Radio, Newsweek, Advertising Age, and NPR's Marketplace. David has a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. with honors from the University of Iowa. In his spare time, David enjoys salmon fishing, hiking, spending time with his family, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, not necessarily in that order.