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SEMPO Announces New $125 Individual Membership

Search Marketers Can Network, Expand Knowledge, Boost Careers

Boston, Mass., March 15, 2011 – In a major restructuring, SEMPO today announced that individual membership in the global non- profit search marketing trade association is now $125 annually.

SEMPO members actively expand their industry knowledge and engage with industry leaders, whether to grow a business or to advance their career. Local SEMPO chapters around the world offer local networking while members-only events at industry conferences give members the chance to rub elbows with luminaries who might not otherwise be accessible.

"SEMPO can truly play a pivotal role in helping members connect at a local level around the world,” said Chris Boggs, president of SEMPO. "Being part of this vibrant community, both online and off, is an asset that would be tough to match anyplace other than SEMPO.”

Members gain access to the global non-profit SEM organization’s Resource Library and to its State of Search Market and Industry Salary Survey results. Other membership perks include 20% discounts on SEMPO Institute courses and the chance to participate in regular roundtables on emerging trends.

Search marketers savvy about career growth join SEMPO for its career-related members-only educational webinars, networking, and the chance to post their resumes and apply to jobs in SEMPO’s Career Center.

Members intent on growing their businesses can take advantage of visibility in SEMPO’s online member directory, post open positions on the SEMPO Job Board, and participate in the speakers’ bureau program.

Discounts to industry events are included with SEMPO membership. For example, members receive a 20% discount to Search Engine Strategies events and 15% off Search Marketing Expo (SMX) events.

"I’m very excited to see the new SEMPO membership fees,” said Christy Johnson, chair of the Arizona SEMPO chapter and account manager at Sitewire. "It makes it easier for our friends in Arizona and other cities around the world to get access to unparalleled benefits – discounts on events and webinars, free industry data, networking, inclusion in the member directory, access to the career center and so much more.”

New members joining SEMPO by March 31, 2011, will be entered into an iPad drawing.

About the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)
SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search 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. SEMPO includes thousands of professionals across 50 countries. The organization’s mission is to represent the common interests of companies and consultants worldwide and provide them with a voice in the marketplace. SEMPO's education and outreach initiatives are funded in part by Google, American Express Open SearchManager, and Baidu, and supported through partnerships with SMX, SES, OMS, and MediaPost.

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