Whine! And Cheese! I'm in the Semmy's, so vote dammit

Ian Lurie

OK people, it’s time to put up or shut up.
I’ve come in second in landing page competitions. I’ve gotten my butt kicked in the Shorty Awards. I got thumped repeatedly in the Webbys and was summarily flushed down the toilet in public at last year’s SearchBowl.
I’m always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Or, in some cases, I’m the turd the bridesmaid steps in and says “ewwwwwwwwww”.
Regardless, suffice it to say, I feel unloved.
So now that I’ve got two posts nominated for SEMMY awards, I’m asking, where’s the love, people?
If you really care, when voting opens you can vote. Repeatedly. Well, once and then ask all your friends. Seriously people, if I don’t win something this time I’m going to feel so down and out I’ll likely do something crazy. Like wear pants that aren’t a solid color, or let my kids watch more than an hour of TV. I’m talking TOTAL CHAOS HERE.
So keep an eye on the Semmys site and VOTE!


I’m nominated for an LOL Funny and an industry article.
In a few days I’ll come back to tell you how to vote.
Seriously people, I’m a Jew on the edge.
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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 Lynda.com, 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 LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie.

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