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September Hangout: Search Marketing Careers Update: Fall 2018
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/25/2018
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:30 PM
Where: Watch Live on YouTube Live:
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Contact: SEMPO

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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. This month the theme is "Search Marketing Careers Update: Fall 2018 ". Our committee members and guest speakers will tell us about themselves, dive into the details of the monthly topic, and encourage questions from the audience throughout. Watch live on YouTube.
Tuesday, Septmeber 25, 2018 at 1:30 PM Eastern



Join our panelists as they discuss the latest employment topics in search, ranging from job positions across agencies and "in-house," contractor/freelancer opportunities, and related data science and analytics roles entering the search ecosystem. Our panelists consist of recruiters as well as marketing/executive roles and will share their thoughts and opinions based on personal real-time experiences.


What are current salary trends? Are agencies hiring at the top or bottom, or in-between? What kinds of skills should search marketing workers have across various roles? What kinds of education backgrounds are a good mix for search?


Join us for these and other topics on September 25 at 2pm eastern or catch the Hangout on demand at


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.


Guest Speakers



David Barner, President

CompanyBarndog Staffing

Dave Barner is a staffing expert and agency recruiter located in NYC. For over 10 years, he’s focused exclusively on the digital marketing and media industries and has partnered with top brands like Macys, Polo RL and J Crew, as well as dozens of digital agencies like Tribal, Huge, iCrossing, R/GA, and Havas Media. Additionally, he’s helped launch and co-found several top staffing firms in Manhattan, including Synergy Interactive, Digitalent, and now his current agency, Barndog Staffing.

  Andrew Garner, Co-founder and Managing Partner

CompanyKaplan-Gardner LLC

Andrew Gardner is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kaplan-Gardner, LLC, a boutique, retained search firm specializing in digital and integrated marketing and media. The firm recruits C-level executives, SVPs and heads of practice areas in a broad range of disciplines, including Sales and Business Development, Operations, Account Services, Marketing, Digital Marketing SME’s, and Data Analytics.  Their clients are digital marketing agencies and Fortune 1000 companies, including Sapient, Vanguard, Orkin, iQuanti, MullenLowe Profero, Luxus, and Propane Studio. Prior to Kaplan-Gardner, Andy was Managing Partner at Boyden, a top-ten, international executive recruiting firm, where he conducted searches for Conn’s, WESCO,  Tyco, and a Fortune 100 systems integrator. Andy majored in Psychology at Yale College and studied at Oxford Univeristy. He then attended University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he founded, built, and sold Dolphin Inc., an award winning, educational software development company. He was Vice President of Customer Insight at Razorfish and left to co-found Kaplan-Gardner.


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