• September 2015 – Local Search with David Mihm

    Eastside Exchange Building

    NOTE: September’s event is the 3rd Tuesday of the month, due to the Labor Day holiday, and will be held at the Eastside Exchange Building on 123 NE 3rd Avenue, instead of our usual venue. Please join SEMpdx and event sponsor Upsource on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in the Eastside Exchange Building’s Powerhouse Conference Room. We will be featuring David Mihm from Moz, who will be presenting The Key Local Search Developments of 2015. Synopsis Now that mobile search has officially surpassed desktop search volume, and that the majority of mobile searches are local, the case could be made that local search is the most important discipline to master in all of organic digital marketing. Join Moz’s David Mihm for this action-packed crash course in the Key Local Search Developments of 2015! local Main Takeaways Current high-level best-practices optimizing brick-and-mortar businesses in Google Key considerations for location-based mobile efforts Important platforms beyond Google you should be paying attention to and why There will also be plenty of time for Q&A to ensure you leave with your own customized takeaways! For more information or to purchase tickets, please click on the following link: https://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/september-2015-local-search-david-mihm/

  • SEMpdx Presents: Rooftop Networking Party

    Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown

    Join us for some old school networking in old town Portland at the Embassy Suites in downtown Portland. Enjoy good food, drinks and conversations as a DJ spins tunes. Don’t miss the best networking event of the summer! Networking The SEMpdx annual Rooftop Party promises to be the most talked-about networking event of the year. Many professional organizations will be joining us on the roof. Be on top of the latest developments going on at the most innovative marketing associations in the Pacific Northwest! Location: Embassy Suites, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204 Date: Tuesday, August 11 Cost: $20 through August 5; $30 from Aug. 6 – 10;and $40 the Day of Event Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9: 00p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click the following link: https://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/august-2015-rooftop-networking-party/

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  • SEMpdx Presents: Grow Your Business Online

    Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown

    Half-Day Workshop for Small Businesses For non-technical users – We are offering this half-day workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 11, and we’ll have plenty of Google and digital marketing experts on hand provide attendees one-on-one guidance. At this workshop you will: Verify ownership of your Google+ business page. Add location info, description, and hours of operation Add photos to enhance your listing Sign up and implement Google Analytics Sign up and implement Google Search Console (a.k.a. Google Webmaster Tools) See Googles free diagnostic tools applied to your own website Learn about local training workshops and other resources Be offered a one-year free website and domain name from Google if you don’t already have one. Immediately following the workshop, attendees receive a free ticket to the annual Rooftop Networking Party, where more than 500 people from throughout Portland’s creative and marketing communities get together for one of the best networking events of the summer! For more information and to purchase tickets, please click the following link: https://www.sempdx.org/gybo-workshop/

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  • SEMpdx April Event: Top Digital Marketing Trends for 2015

    Bridgeport Brew Pub

    Please join us on Tuesday, April 14, in the Heritage Room at Bridgeport BrewPub as we welcome Mike Corak from ethology, who will be presenting the top digital marketing trends of 2015! With a new year comes new trends and tactics that can help drive your digital marketing efforts. But are they all really worth the hype and, more importantly, your time? Join Mike Corak, ethology’s Executive Vice President of Strategy as he breaks down this year’s latest and greatest digital marketing trends to see if you should love ‘em or hate ‘em. For more information and to purchase tickets for this event, please click the following link: https://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/april-2015-top-digital-marketing-trends-2015/

  • SEMpdx March Event: Bridging the Paid/Organic Gap

    Bridgeport Brew Pub

    Please join us on Tuesday, March 10, in the Heritage Room at Bridgeport BrewPub (http://www.bridgeportbrew.com/) as we welcome Craig Galyon fromSwellPath (http://www.swellpath.com/), who will be taking us through a holistic look at Search Marketing and bridging the Paid/Organic gap! Synopsis PPC and SEO experts work in the same search results, but are often viewed as entirely different channels. In this highly competitive landscape, it can sometimes be the most difficult to find a common ground. Join Craig Galyon as he discusses tactics and tools for evaluating overall search effectiveness. Re-purpose common organic tools to improve your PPC campaigns, and explore how paid campaigns can answer the tough SEO questions. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click the following link: https://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/march-2015-bridging-paid-organic-gap/

  • SEMpdx February 2015 – Video Marketing

    Bridgeport Brew Pub

    Please join us on Tuesday, February 10 at BridgePort BrewPub as we welcome Casey Henry from Wistia, who will be speaking on video marketing! 2015 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Video” according to many experts in the field. How can you use video to improve the performance of your campaigns, including paid, retargeting, prospecting, and SEO? Understanding how to use video and content on your landing pages will give you the boost in metrics that you’re looking for in 2015. Casey will be sharing his research about the impact of video on your SEM campaigns in both positive and negative ways. He’ll also be focusing on where video can have the biggest impact on your funnel pages and content. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click the following link: http://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/february-2015-video-marketing/

  • SEMpdx January Meetup: SEM Hot Seat

    Bridgeport Brew Pub

    In our 2015 SEM “Hot Seat”, attendees will submit their website ahead of time for a chance to be reviewed by our panel of experts. Our amazing panelists cover a wide range of specialties and each will share their analysis and make actionable recommendations. No matter the site, there’s absolutely no issue that can’t be resolved in what promises to be an educational and entertaining evening. As usual, we are having the event on the second Tuesday of the month, with a half hour of networking, then an hour long presentation, and then another half hour of networking. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click the following link: http://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/2015-sem-hotseat/

  • December 2014 – Holiday Networking Party

    Spirit of 77

    Join SEMpdx, pdxMindShare, Social Media Club, and AMA after work on Dec. 11 to celebrate the holiday season by eating, drinking, and partaking in good conversation. Light appetizers will be provided. There will be a no-host bar. When: Thursday, December 11th, 5:30pm – 9:00pm Where: Spirit of 77, 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 Please RSVP by clicking the following link: http://www.sempdx.org/blog/events/december-2014-holiday-networking-party/

  • November 2014 – CRO with Josh Patrice

    Bridgeport Brew Pub

    The November 2014 SEMpdx educational event features Josh Patrice, Director of SEO at Portent. Join us as we learn all about the convergence of SEO and CRO, specifically how to optimize conversion rates on your site for maximum ROI!Date and Time Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Presentation starts at 5:30pm TopicMaking SEO Count with Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)Every day, businesses are leaving money on the table by not having a well optimized website. Whether it’s increasing your audience, or more importantly, increasing your conversion rates, you need to know how to optimize your site for both users and machines. After all, you need to have visitors in order to convert them. This is where SEO & CRO converge. In this presentation, you’ll learn about tactics and tools that you can turn into an actionable plan. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click the following link: http://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/nov-2014-cro-josh-patrice/

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  • SEMpdx October Meetup: Jon Colman from Facebook

    Eastside Exchange Building

    The October 2014 SEMpdx educational event features a very special guest, Jon Colman of Facebook! For close to 20 years, I’ve helped people and organizations build, find, and use the best stuff on the Web. I focus on building products and telling stories. And I’m powered by coffee. As a member of the Content Strategy team at Facebook, I work with product designers, UX researchers, engineers, and product managers to make Facebook better, easier to use, and more delightful for over 1 billion people around the world… including people just like you. Date and Time Tuesday, October 7th,[masked]:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Presentations start at 5:30pm (1st Tuesday, not 2nd Tuesday) For more information and to purchase a ticket, please click the following link: http://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/october-2014/

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