Off to SMX West: Desperate Cry for Help

Ian Lurie

SMX WestI’m off to SMX West today.
I’m speaking on Tuesday at 1:15 on Search Marketing and Persona Models. That I can do.
But I’m also apparently going to be in Search Bowl.
I’m still not 100% sure what a Search Bowl IS. But I do know that I’m going to be in a trivia contest against search engineers from Google, Yahoo!, and apparently ASK and Live, too.
So, my cry for help: Ask me questions about search. Random ones. Stuff like “On which side does Danny Sullivan part his hair?” and “What year did Matt Cutts join Google?”
Or slip me happy pills at dinner tomorrow…
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Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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