Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization and Incisive Media Announce Partnership for SES Events Through 2007

Networking Event, `The Search Is Right Night,' to Take Place During SES San Jose August 20-23, 2007

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) today announced its partnership with Incisive Media, hosts of the Search Engine Strategies (SES) conferences, to sponsor major networking events at many SES events through December 2007. An interactive networking event, "The Search Is Right Night at SES San Jose" will take place during SES San Jose, August 20-23, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center

"The goals of SES, the leading conferences for professional search marketers, perfectly match the goals of our organization," says Jeff Pruitt, President of SEMPO. "Our partnership represents a commitment to promoting events that provide quality education and foster relationships with key players in search marketing."

"SEMPO's partnership with SES further establishes the search marketing industry as an important contributor to our global economy," says Matt McGowan, Vice President of Marketing at Incisive Media. "We're delighted to extend our relationship into a multi-event agreement."

In addition to sponsoring events at 2007 SES conferences, Incisive Media offers admission fee discounts to SEMPO members. Details are available in the members' portion of the SEMPO website

"The Search Is Right Night"

On the first day of SES, Monday, August 20th from 6-7pm at the San Jose Convention Center, SEMPO will present "The Search Is Right Night," open to SEMPO members and non-members. Following remarks by SEMPO President Jeff Pruitt, SEMPO committee chairpersons will briefly describe the goal of their committee and be available at committee stations throughout the room. Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity to network informally with SEMPO members, industry leaders and SES panelists.

The event will culminate with a door prize drawing from tickets awarded to attendees during the event for visiting committee stations, joining SEMPO, and registering for SEMPO Institute classes. Door prizes include an iPhone, gift certificates and more.

About Incisive Media

Incisive Media PLC is a specialist business information provider, based in the UK with offices in North America, Hong Kong, India and Mainland China. The company's activities are currently built around ten core industry sectors -- mortgages; marketing services; financial technology; retail investment; capital markets; risk management; insurance; legal services; private equity and photography. Information is provided via a wide range of channels -- in print, in person and online. Funds advised by Apax Partners, a leading global private equity group, recently completed the successful de-listing of Incisive Media from the London Stock Exchange alongside the existing management. Incisive Interactive Marketing LLC is the marketing services division of the company and incorporates leading websites Search Engine Watch, the ClickZ Network and their associated events series including Search Engine Strategies and ClickZ Events. These properties were acquired 2005.

About the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)

SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search engine marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. Its purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of search and its role in marketing. Representing thousands in over 30 countries, SEMPO has over 630 members. It represents the common interests of companies and consultants worldwide and provides them with a voice in the marketplace. SEMPO's education and outreach initiatives are sponsored in part by Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google,, Atlas, and Search Engine Strategies. For more information, or to join the organization, please visit

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