About SEMpdx

Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland (SEMpdx) was created to provide a resource for both local SEM professionals and area businesses.

To elevate Portland’s profile on a national scale, as well as improve the quality of work and life for SEM professionals, SEMpdx has developed a vision, mission and code of ethics. The board of directors will ensure all aspects of the organization fall within the guidelines provided below.

Vision Statement:

To build national credibility for Portland as a hub for the search engine marketing industry

Our Purpose:

Empower people to reach their professional goals through digital marketing education, networking, & community.
…And craft beer.

Code of Ethics:

All SEMpdx members agree to the following code:

  • To share as much insight and learning from the group as you gain
  • To shed members in a positive light in the local community
  • Not to disparage other members among members or the general public
  • Not to use knowledge gained from the group to negatively impact other members business or employees

Commitment to Community:

SEMpdx is committed to giving back to the local community by supporting charitable organizations. Each year, SEMpdx selects a “Charity of Choice” to support for a 12 month period. Visit our Charity of Choice page for details.

What the SEM Industry says about SEMpdx:

“SEMpdx is an amazing and talented regional organization.” Todd Friesen, Performics

“SearchFest is the best regional one-day show in the country, period” Ian Lurie, Portent Interactive

“This (SearchFest) was a very well-planned and organized program. I was very impressed.” Chris Sherman, Search Engine Land/Search Marketing Expo