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Ian Lurie Named to SEMPO Board of Directors

Portent CEO Ian Lurie has been named to the  2012-2014 Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) Board of Directors.

“I’m excited to be on the board with such a great group of search marketers,” Lurie said. “SEMPO’s done some great things for our industry, and I know we’ll be able to grow the organization.”


Lurie joins the 13-person SEMPO Board that will take office on March 22, heralded by outgoing chairman Jeff Pruitt for its “combination of talent, vision and energy.”

Building a SEMPO presence in the city of Seattle, where Portent is located, is something Lurie is excited about. “Seattle has a thriving search marketing industry, so establishing a SEMPO chapter in this city will be great for this community,” he said.

Congratulations to Ian, and to all those who were elected!

2012-2014 SEMPO Board of Directors

 Lindsay Blankenship  Director, Search Marketing  Razorfish
 Chris Boggs  Director Search Media and Thought Leadership  Rosetta
 Bruce Clay  President  Bruce Clay, Inc.
 Mike Corak  EVP, Strategy  ethology
 Rob Garner  Vice President, Strategy  iCrossing
 Mike Grehan  Global VP, Content  incisivemedia
 Michael Gullaksen  SVP, Managing Director  Covario
 Brian Kaminski  COO  iProspect
 Frank Lee  Head of Sales  DataPop
 Ian Lurie  CEO  Portent
 Kristjan Mar Hauksson  Founder/Director  Nordic e-Marketing
 John Nicoletti  Director, Agency Development  Google, Inc.
 Michael Xu  SVP  Beijing Gridsum Technology

About SEMPO:

“SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search engine marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. Our 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.”

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  1. Congratulations, Ian! I voted for you in spirit if not, you know, actual balloting. Apparently, there were “rules” or something. Basically, The Man brought me down.

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