2015 SEMpdx SearchFest Mini-Interview:  Rae Hoffman

2015 SEMpdx SearchFest Mini-Interview: Rae Hoffman

Rae Hoffman will be speaking on “Competitive Intel” at SearchFest 2015 which will take place Friday, February 27, 2015 in Portland Oregon. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here. 1) Please give us your background and tell us what you do for a living. In my official capacity, I’m the CEO of PushFire, a digital marketing agency that provides SEO and paid advertising services to medium to fortune sized companies nationwide. I’ve been in affiliate marketing (using SEO as my primary traffic generation...Read More...
Where to Eat & Drink at SearchFest 2015

Where to Eat & Drink at SearchFest 2015

SearchFest 2015 is upon us! I know you are all busy planning which speakers to see, so it pains me to tell you that you are going to have to make another tough decision this weekend: where to eat. The one problem with SearchFest is that it is located a few blocks away from dozens of Portland’s best restaurants, making it difficult to choose where to eat. Well, dear reader, I have some good news for you. I’ve narrowed down the countless food options down to a few top picks. Dive in to see where you should eat at SearchFest 2015. If...Read More...
2015 SEMpdx SearchFest Keynote Interview:  Tim Mayer

2015 SEMpdx SearchFest Keynote Interview: Tim Mayer

Tim Mayer will be giving the morning keynote at SearchFest 2015 which will take place Friday, February 27, 2015 in Portland Oregon. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here. 1) Please give us your background and tell us what you do for a living. I started my career as a professional trademark searcher believe it or not. I actually was not crazy about that first job but when the commercial Internet came along in the mid 90s my passion started in search building crawlers indexing web content and domain name databases. In...Read More...
2015 SEMpdx SearchFest Keynote Interview:  Jonathon Colman

2015 SEMpdx SearchFest Keynote Interview: Jonathon Colman

Jonathon Colman will be giving the afternoon keynote at SearchFest 2015 which will take place Friday, February 27, 2015 in Portland Oregon. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here. Please give us your background and tell us what you do for a living. I’m a content strategist at Facebook—that means I plan, structure, and improve content experiences for people so that things make sense and are easy to use. It’s a user experience role focused on language, information architecture, and information design. Put simply, my goal...Read More...
PSU SEMpdx 2015 Winter Term Scholarship Wnner Announced

PSU SEMpdx 2015 Winter Term Scholarship Wnner Announced

Twice a year Portland State and SEMpdx partner up to offer one lucky person the opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience in digital marketing through the Digital Marketing Strategies Certificate. There were a good number of applications submitted for the Winter  term this year, and after sifting through each and every one of them we are very pleased to announce that the winner is Sara Gates! Sara works as a content management and copywriter for Vacasa,  a vacation rental management company based in the Northwest. She also works as...Read More...
2015 SEMpdx SearchFest Mini-Interview:  David Roth

2015 SEMpdx SearchFest Mini-Interview: David Roth

David Roth will be speaking on “Mobile Search” at SearchFest 2015 which will take place Friday, February 27, 2015 in Portland Oregon. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here. 1) Please give us your background and tell us what you do for a living. I’m the CEO of Emergent Digital. We’re a digital marketing agency for good, meaning we seek to serve clients who are in business to improve the world around us. We work for nonprofits, educational institutions and purpose-driven companies in verticals like...Read More...