This one's a week late in coming, but every now and then it's fun to put up a post that's more about the people of the industry than the industry itself. While SES San Jose marked my twelfth SES show, it was the first one attended by Search Engine Guide's publisher, Robert Clough. Having worked for Robert for three and a half years without ever meeting (or even seeing a picture of) him, I was as curious as the next search marketer. The wait was well worth it though, as Robert decided to do it up right with some killer schwag.
Meet the Search Engine Guide Timbuk2 Blogger bag...
Oh yeah, it's every bit as cool as it looks. (I can say that because they weren't my idea.) Robert arrived in San Jose with an entire extra suitcase packed to the gills with these things. They were our "thank you" gift the amazing team of guest bloggers (David, Stoney, Manoj, Debra, Diane and Liana) forum moderators (Chris and Matt), podcasters (Matt), advertisers and a few long-time Search Engine Guide friends.
In fact, Robert threw a nice little luncheon for our team on Tuesday where he passed them all out and made them pose for the obligatory "hold up your bag" shot.
All in all, the bags seemed to be a hit. (At least enough of a hit that I'm trying to get him to do a second run.) Finally, if you ever wondered what Robert Clough looked like (I know I sure did!), here's your money shot:
Jennifer Laycock is the Editor of Search Engine Guide, the Social Media Faculty Chair for MarketMotive and offers small business social media strategy & consulting. Jennifer enjoys the challenge of finding unique and creative ways to connect with consumers without spending a fortune in marketing dollars. Though she now prefers to work with small businesses, Jennifer’s clients have included companies like Verizon, American Greetings and Highlights for Children.
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