How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

Ian Lurie


Valentine’s Day is the greatest marketing scheme ever created.
As a marketer, I can respect that. So I used a Valentine’s Mad Libs creator my company developed to write one to my first professional love, internet marketing:

Dear Internet Marketing,
My love is like a hot red Google Logo. Your tibia is timelessly beautiful and makes me want to scream sing it to me one more time. When I first saw you at Prodigy my heart went bzzzzrrrrtttttt modem beeps. I cannot live without the knowledge of your SEO goodness coloring my life. I love you more than kit kats and would give up Starcraft forever just to hear you laugh like a naked mole rat‘s PPC PPC PPC.
Deepest Love,
the internet marketing geek
I created this Valentine’s Day mad lib at American Stationery, and you can too!
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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