Booyah! Kicking Off #SMX West, San Jose, CA 2011

Down Town San jose

Greetings from #SMX West, 2011. The sun has not yet risen over the Mountains, but there is an air of excitement here at the Marriott San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Today kicks off this years edition of West and AIMCLEAR is here in force.

Today, I’ll be speaking at 3:45PM PT on the “YouTube Ads for Fun and Profit” panel, moderated by conference Co-Chair Chris Sherman, Executive Editor, Search Engine Land. I’ll have the pleasure of sharing the podium with John Weyand, Managing Director, iProspect New York, iProspect/Range Online Media.  I talked with John last night and his material is awesome, not to be missed. I’ll be giving away (that’s right, giving away) a Mozenda extraction agent that powers two utilities AIMCLEAR created: “YouTube Promoted Video Squatter Detection” and “YouTube Promoted Video Uncontested Inventory” tools.  I’ll also demo radical Ajax suggest box research for YouTube using ScrapeBox.  This will be a live tools demo and it’s going to rock.

The  Q&A Moderator for my session today will be our own Manny Rivas, who is also scheduled to speak tomorrow on the “New Tools & Techniques For YouTube Success” panel. He’ll join Aparna Chennapragada, Product Manager for Google Video Search, Google, Grant Crowell, Senior Analyst, ReelSEO, Jeff Martin, Dir Search Marketing, TouchStorm and Eric Papczun, VP SEO & Feeds, Performics.

Facebook & More Facebook!
Tomorrow, I’ll take the mic again at 3:30PM PT on the “Facebook Ad Tactics For Search Marketers” panel. The Moderator will be our pal Disa Johnson, CEO, SearchReturn. The lineup of speakers is super cool, including Matt Lawson, VP of marketing, Marin Software, Justin Merickel, VP, Marketing and New Product Development, Efficient Frontier and John Yi, Strategic Program Manager, Marketing APIs, Facebook (Q&A Speaker).

Then, of course, on Friday we’ll present the inaugural  “Facebook Marketing Intensive” to a full class of information hungry marketers. AIMCLEAR‘s Merry, Manny, Matt, Lauren, and I will lead 5 cool Facebook workshop sessions. We’ll be joined by Lisa Buyer internationally known interactive PR, social media and branding diva and Will Scott, President of Search Influence, a specialized New Orleans SEO agency.

Hope to see you there!

photo credit: ta-graphy | SMX YouTube Tool

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