I’m making a concerted effort to step away from the computer and actually start speaking at conferences and forums. To that end, I’ve got one (potentially two) interesting speaking gigs coming up in the next 30 days that I encourage all loyal Blogation readers to attend. You’ll get to meet me in person and hear my sage SEM wisdom live!

Speaking Gig #1 is SMX Advanced on June 3-4 in Seattle. I’ll be speaking on June 4th on the topic of bid management, an issue near and dear to my heart. I don’t know who else is going to be presenting, but since this is an advanced conference, I’m planning on getting deep into the different bid management algorithms out there, as well as concrete ROI metrics upon which you should judge your bid management provider.

I’ll also expand upon the points I’ve made about bid management in the past, as well as my over-arching theory that bid management is just one of several things you need to do to be successful at SEM.

Click the banner below to register, learn more, practicing your clicking, etc:

Potential Speaking Gig #2 is at the PPCSummit in San Francisco on May 19-2o. It sounds like there is about a 50/50 chance that I’ll end up presenting at this one, but perhaps a sudden and overwhelming wave of registrations from Blogation readers will launch me to the keynote address (not holding my breath on that one). In general PPCSummit is a broader conference than SMX, with sessions for both beginners and advanced. Use the link above and you’ll save $200 off the regular price (note, I’m not getting any commission from the link . . . though I should!).

They’ve also launched a social media/link bait contest which could be a way for one of you to get a free pass to the event. To win a free pass, you need to answer the following two questions: What Increased Your Search Marketing ROI Last Year? What one thing could you point to and say “THAT made the difference!” If you feel that you have an awe-inspiring answer, submit it here.

Got a conference or forum that you needs the Blogation touch? Contact me through this blog, or through my consulting firm, ppcadbuying.com.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous May 6th, 2008

    I will definitely be attending now!

Leave a Comment

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.