Talk about self-serving. Here’s a ‘review’ of Search Engine Strategies (SES) on Search Engine Watch, the online Web site for, um, SES. The headline says it all: “SES San Jose 2009 Attendees Give Conference & Expo High Marks.”

In other news, the editors of have awarded PPC Associates “best SEM firm”, “best CEO”, and also “best overall company in the world.” In the category of best blog, the winner – for the sixth year in a row – was Blogation, getting 100% of the first place votes.

None of these stories, however, should overshadow some of the important news coming out of the Korean Central News Agency. This week alone there was the eye-opening “Story About Removed Straw Mat”, where Kim Jong Il stopped his car to save a few grains of rice for farmers, the People-esque piece “Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performances”, and the food section update “Fermented Flatfish Mixed with Yam.”

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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 (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.