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October SEMPO Chat: SEMPO Cities

October 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

About This SEMPO Chat

Presented by the SEMPO Education Committee and Industry Experts, SEMPO Chats cover topics in an open question-and-answer format live on YouTube. SEMPO Cities committee members and guest speakers will tell us about themselves, dive into the details of SEMPO Cities, and encourage questions from the audience throughout. Watch live on YouTube.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern


The SEMPO Cities program provides in-person opportunities for the search community to come together for in-person learning and networking. It is led by members annually on a volunteer basis who unite together to create at least one event in their local market.
Events happen throughout the year with many happening in the fall. As we have several events on the calendar our October SEMPO Hangout is focused on the topic of the Cities program so we can hear from a few Cities with events coming up including Chicago, Louisville, and Kansas City. Learn more about the program and how it engages both SEMPO members and non-members alike at a local level including opportunities to get involved as an attendee or organizer in the future.


Michael AragonMichael Aragon, LA SEMPO Cities Leader

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Michael Aragon is a digital advertising leader with 15 years of ad tech sales, operational, and management experience. He is currently the VP of Sales and Partnerships at AdMedia. He has also worked as the West Coast Sales Director at adMarketplace, as well as working across SEM, Native and Programmatic solutions at Yahoo for over 12 years. He is currently the SEMPO Cities Los Angeles chair and is involved with Think LA and the So. Cal chapter of Network After Work. Michael is certified by the IAB as a Digital Media Sales Professional and possesses the passion and unwavering commitment to evangelize and promote the massive contributions that LA and Silicon Beach have made to the overarching digital landscape. Michael has an extensive history leading complex projects and advertiser growth, utilizing a data oriented, forward looking, and consultative approach. He has spoken at the UCLA Anderson School of Management as well as other SEMPO events and is an avid movie buff and bookworm.



Todor Krecu

Todor Krecu, Chicago SEMPO Cities Leader

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Joash McCoyJosh McCoy, SEMPO Cities Chair

Josh McCoy is dedicated to digital marketing. For him, it all starts with a passion for understanding how successful online campaigns come to life. From concept to deployment, Josh knows how to pair a marketing message with the right digital medium. After years of ingraining himself into “all things digital,” Josh’s expertise allows him to harness SEO, paid search, social media and online media placement to create an encapsulating approach to marketing ideation – an important skill as the online landscape continues to evolve. Josh is the co-chair SEMPO Cities and also leads the annual Kansas City event. He has written for Search Engine Watch, and currently contributes to Search Engine Journal. He has been a speaker on the national front at Search Engine Strategies, ClickZ Live, Digital Summit, WordCamp, the SEMPO Forum and local associations such as the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association.

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Corey MorrisModerator

Corey Morris, VP of Marketing at Voltage. VP of SEMPO Cities program.

Corey serves as Vice President of Marketing for Voltage. He has spent 14 years working in strategic and leadership roles focused on growing national and local client brands with award-winning, ROI-generating digital strategies. He’s a recent recipient of the KCDMA 2019 Marketer of the Year award.

In addition to his role at Voltage, he serves on the board of SEMPO as the VP of Cities and previously led the local SEMPO Cities initiative in Kansas City upon founding the KC Search Marketing Conference. His role in establishing the conference was recognized by being presented the SEMPO Skyscraper Award. He is currently a VIP contributor to Search Engine Journal, speaks locally and through North America on SEO and digital marketing topics including at SMX and SEMPO events, and formerly served as co-host of a monthly tech radio show.

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Get Involved!

We encourage everyone to chime in to make a great conversation! To submit questions you can use the chat on YouTubeLive or you can chime in on twitter by tagging #SEMPOChat.


October 29, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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