Pitch Now to Become a Community Speaker for Engage 2018

Pitch Now to Become a Community Speaker for Engage 2018 SEMpdx has had the fortune of attracting some of the digital marketing industry’s best speakers over the years. We normally don’t publicly ask for speaker pitches; instead we invite the people we’d like to speak at our conference. Sometimes this means we invite people who have never spoken at a conference before. Incredible people like Marty Weintraub and Larry Kim, for example, both started their speaking careers at SEMpdx’s annual conference. Although, we might be missing some great talent out there, so we’re trying...Read More...

Missed Engage? Get the Videos!

Missed Engage? Get the Videos! Did you miss attending Engage 2017? The videos of all of the sessions and keynotes – over 1,000 minutes – will be available for your viewing pleasure. The videos will show the presenter speaking with their slide deck on screen at the same time, with the slides advancing at the correct times. Simply purchase the Video Bundle now, and we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to view the videos 4 to 6 weeks following the Engage 2017 conference (which was held March 9th). The estimated delivery date for the videos is April 15th,...Read More...

Cindy Krum on Mobile First Indexing

Cindy Krum’s  Engage Conference afternoon keynote started as many keynote presentations do – with a quote. After trying to find the perfect, insightful words to fit her presentation, she came up empty-handed. She realized she needed to create her own. “Google’s ability to index and rank content generally lags behind the changing needs of modern technology.” – Cindy Krum As she introduced the audience to the concept of Mobile First Indexing, Krum pointed out that we have to consider multiple platforms, devices and modalities when it...Read More...

Conversion Rate Optimization – Are we doing it wrong?

Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right, and yet – conversions are tankings. Perhaps your site nose-dived after a redesign. You tried to fix it, but none of the tried and true rules helped. What’s wrong? Theresa Baiocco-Farr  of Conversion Max and Mona Elesseily from Point Zero Media are here to tell us we need to step up our CRO games. The days of chasing every Google algorithm change and focusing squarely on SEO for conversions are long gone. Firing on all CRO  cylinders is critical – and process is king....Read More...

Matthew Garder Opens Engage Conference

Matthew Garder Opens Engage Conference Matthew Garder oversees customer experience for the Portland Trailblazers  and the Rose Quarter. He opened the Conference Keynote with a startling statistic: 70% of engagement with his brands takes place on mobile devices. “That presents a challenge,” says Garder. “We are extremely top-heavy with  season ticket holders over 50. It is extremely important for us to engage with our younger audience. We work on the digital side to ensure our fans have the easiest possible access to purchasing a ticket for the game. The fan...Read More...

2017 Engage Mini-Interview: Rob Ousbey

2017 Engage Mini-Interview:  Rob Ousbey Rob Ousbey will be speaking on Mobile Search at the Engage Conference, which will take place March 9, 2017 in Portland. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please click here. 1) Please give us your background and let us know what you do for a living. As VP Operations at Distilled, I get to spend most of my time running our Seattle office. My team is mostly SEO & marketing experts, delivering work for clients across a range of industries and types of business. As far as my background: like most of the speakers and attendees at...Read More...