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 runs through 9 am PT on Monday), including:

Brad Geddes vs. Chris Sherman

Joanna Lord vs. our own Joe Kerschbaum

– #ppcchat stalwart Melissa Mackey vs. defending champ Mona Elesseily

As always, you can vote daily for your SEM favorites. The Sweet 16 crew will be announced Monday! Good luck to all.

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Hillary Read
Hillary Read joined 3Q Digital in August 2011 after over 5 years of e-commerce site and product management at ivgStores, LLC, and Mercantila, Inc. Prior to 3Q, Hillary was a sportswriter for the Burlington (VT) Free Press and a sports copy editor for the Boston Globe. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in English; she has also spent time in New Mexico as an artist-in-residence (fiction writing) at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM. She is a sports zealot and has a working knowledge of French.