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SEMPO, at SES San Jose 2009, Announces New Working Groups in San Francisco and Atlanta

Brings Total Number of North America Local Working Groups to Seven Major Regions

San Jose, CA, August 10, 2009 – At Search Engine Strategies (SES) San Jose 2009, SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization),, the global trade organization serving professionals in all aspects of search, announced the formation of two new working groups for San Francisco and Atlanta. SES San Jose takes place in San Jose, CA at the McEnery Convention Center on August 10-14.

"We’re excited about adding San Francisco and Atlanta to our list of SEMPO’s local working groups, which are a very effective vehicle for addressing the local search community’s challenges and opportunities,” said Geoffrey Shenk, Managing Director of Kenshoo and Chairman, SEMPO North America. "They are becoming an increasingly popular way for SEMPO members to share ideas and expertise and, in the end, they benefit the SEMPO organization and the SEM industry."

At SES San Jose, the members of the San Francisco working group will be managing the SEMPO booth and available to meet with potential new members. Those SEMPO members not attending the conference and interested in joining the new working group or want more information can contact the San Francisco working group co-chairpersons: Jessica Bowman, or Ingrid Nielson, buZZgen here.

SEMPO members in Atlanta, who are interested in joining the working group, are invited to contact:Benjamin Rudolph, Search Discovery, Inc. here. Participation in SEMPO working groups is available to members only.

In addition to several international working groups, these two new working groups bring the total to seven North American groups. Regions for existing working groups include: Arizona, Boston, Chicago, Colorado and New York. Click here to join the groups or for further information.

About the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) 
SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search engine marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. Its purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research and creating a better understanding of search and its role in marketing. Representing thousands in 39 countries, SEMPO has more than820 members. It represents the common interests of companies and consultants worldwide and provides them with a voice in the marketplace. SEMPO's education and outreach initiatives are funded in part by Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google,, SMX, Search Engine Strategies, MediaPost and


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