SES New York was the best US conference to attend with our new SEO tool, cognitiveSEO. I can say the two days in the Expo Hall were tremendously busy. We spoke with both management people and SEO professionals. In just one month we saw positive ROI! I recommend SES to any agency and company in the search industry.
—Razvan Gavrilas, Founder, cognitiveSEO.com
SES is a great opportunity for eCommerce companies like ours to learn from industry leaders in the search and technology sectors. Will Reynolds' (SEER Interactive) link building session "Lord of the Links" was especially informative.
—Chris DiMarco, Founder, Lamps.com
SES Chicago was a great show for SEOhosting.co.uk. We had a great deal of interest in the SEO hosting services that we provide as many companies and individuals were not aware of the benefits of SEO hosting or that such a solution even existed. We hope to reap the benefits of the contacts that we made there and we truly enjoyed the atmosphere of the conference and hospitality of the Incisive Media staff.
—Jennifer Linnuste, Director of Sales & Marketing, SEOhosting.co.uk
Very pleased - the majority of speakers were excellent, terrific venue, and well-organised. Getting out of the office, hearing big picture ideas and case studies sets your mind free to think about where we can take the company. It gives you time to actually work ON the company, not IN the company.
—James Millington, Director, Sports HQ Group
It was my first time at SES and I enjoyed it very much. The sessions about SEM and social media were especially good for internal feedback. It was great to hear about trends in the Asia-Pacific market, as we usually attend conferences focused on the US area.
—Hiroko Sato, Researche, Transcosmos Inc
The conference is very informative - it allows marketers to understand the latest trends in the industry effectively and it offers great networking opportunities.
—Mercer Ng, Marketing Manager, Sports HQ Group
Great networking and an opportunity to hear the latest in social media and what other companies are up to. I also loved the live tweeting screen.
—Adrian Toy, Head of Marketing in APAC, Puma
We chose SES New York to launch Analytics SEO in the US, having successfully launched our SEO project management tool at SES London a year earlier. In the 3 weeks since the show, we have already closed enough business to more than pay for the cost of the event. What impressed me most was the quality of the leads generated; by and large we were speaking with buyers or heads of SEO in a position to recommend a solution for their business. Getting a good ROI from events like this is absolutely essential to growing privately-funded businesses like ours.
—Laurence O'Toole, Founder, Analytics SEO
SES London was one of the most successful shows we've ever attended and sponsored. The conference was full of experienced digital marketers and agencies. The quality of the attendees enabled us to experience instantaneous ROI from our sponsorship, which included a record number of signups and new paying customers. It was amazing! To top it off, the Incisive Media conference staff were also some of the most helpful and gracious people we've ever worked with.
—Jon Henshaw, Co-Founder & Product Manager, Raven Internet Marketing Tools
Adlucent was very pleased with our results from SES New York last year. With an exclusive focus on retailer paid search, we were able to talk to the right individuals at our target companies and closed three new clients from our conversations there.
—Ashwani Dhar,SVP, Adlucent
SES Chicago has been a great show for Symantec (Former VeriSign). With a great team to support us and great sponsorship opportunities, SES hosts a show that allows us to meet exceptional people. We look forward to future SES events and hope to see all of you there!
—Kristin Crist, Events Marketing Manager, Symantec
SES Hong Kong: Thanks for putting together a great event. One of the best digital events I've attended in Asia and probably the best related to search.
—Lawrence Lo, Business Director, Digital, OMD
Congrats on a great event. I am very much looking forward to participating in and sponsoring future SES conferences in Asia.
—Chi-Chao Chang, VP and GM, Global Search Operations and Marketplaces, Yahoo!
SES San Francisco 2010 was one of the most valuable internet marketing conferences I've ever attended and I've been attending SES and many similar shows for nearly 10 years. From an unparalleled venue in the Moscone Center to exceptional speakers, valuable content, and thousands of energized attendees, SES San Francisco turned out to be one of the best internet marketing conferences ever held. In addition, the educational session that I moderated during the conference turned out to be one of the best ever with a standing room only crowd, terrific speakers, and hundreds in attendance. If I were you I'd purchase my tickets early for future SES events. See you there!
—Kristopher Jones, President & CEO, KBJ Interactive
The material I learned from just a single session alone made it worth attending the conference.
—Sam Gomez, VP Digital Marketing, Sony Music
I attend a lot of conferences about search and SES is without a doubt the place to be if you want to learn about search, network, and hear great speakers. The SES team manages to improve with every event and that is truly a big accomplishment. In Europe, SES London is the biggest event of the continent where every search marketer just has to be, but also SES Amsterdam and SES Berlin are must-attends for European search marketers. I know I will be there!
—Bas van den Beld, State of Search
SES London is the best event to get in front of European search marketing professionals and decision makers. Full stop.
—Marc Poirier, Acquisio
SES Chicago was a blue-chip experience. Being my first 'search' conference, I was blown away at having personal access to the world's top search talent. At the end of day 1, I had decided to attend the next SES event, wherever it might be. I left Chicago SES with a valuable list of contacts, a new insight and approach toward SEO, and a notebook full of tricks that have shown immediate returns for our law firm. Kudos to the staff for assembling such a power-packed display of the search industry's brightest stars.
—Allen Walker, Web Marketing Consultant, Keller & Keller
I usually attend anywhere from 5 to 10 conferences every year. With the downturn in the economy, I expected the number of attendees to drop at SES New York. That was not the case. Even more impressive is how the SES team added new and interesting sessions that took the conference to a new level. SES continues to be one of the best places to connect with search professionals, prospects and clients. The show is one that we plan to attend for years to come.
—Khalid Saleh, President, Invesp Consulting
Every other event I've been to this year has had lower attendance than last year. If this was the case for SES New York 2009, it certainly wasn't evident to me. The halls were filled with people, the exhibit hall was filled with people, and the sessions were jam-packed with folks asking great questions. It feels like, if folks are indeed having to narrow the events they go to this year, they are concentrating on SES as a 'must-do' not a 'might-do'.
—Bill Leake, CEO of Apogee Search
As a small business, I just recently began promoting my product via search engines. After attending your SES show in New York, I have a whole new outlook and an attainable approach to boosting my presence and ultimately my ROI. I had no idea that by attending the seminars I would learn so many tricks of the trade and that so many free tools were available online. The energy and knowledge of the speakers, panelists and moderators was informative and enlightening. Your show also helped me to realize/confirm all the things I was doing right. Thank you for such a comprehensive show. I will see you next year as I recognize how important it is to keep up with this changing industry.
—Andrea Friedland, pawzdogboots.com
SES New York 2009 was by far the best search engine marketing show I've been to in 4 years - and I go to them all! Kudos for a great event!
—Marc Poirier, Co-Founder & CMO of Acquisio
I had heard many great things about SES New York, and after attending, I will hands-down be another evangelist of SES! Job well done - the sessions were informative, the expo hall had interesting booths, and the event was efficiently organized. Thank you for a great week!
—Alicia Magda, Solid Cactus Inc.
As a first time attendee, the knowledge I gained at SES Toronto was invaluable. I was really pleased with the variety of topics that were covered and the great mix of people that attended, and plan to be back again next year.
—Veronica Montero, Eighty8 Online
Every year our clients, agency partners and our team look forward to SES Toronto. It's a unique opportunity to learn from the top search marketers from the US, Canada and abroad and to see what best practices are having an impact. It's a great event and certainly stands alone as the gold standard for search marketing events in the Canadian marketplace.
—Jeff Lancaster, Outrider
As an exhibitor, qualified leads—even more than quantity—are key to tradeshow success. We found the leads at SES San Jose 2009 to be highly qualified as a first time exhibitor.
—Mark Knowles, CEO of Pixelsilk
We really had a great time at SES. It has been the best conference we have exhibited and spoken at so far. We are really excited to get more involved with SES events.
—Michael Mothner, Founder & CEO, Wpromote
SES San Jose really lived up to its name -- SES. The Day 1 content got us out of the weeds and focused on high-level strategic concepts. Day 2 and beyond activated the more tactical and practical discussion that's also crucial for those looking to master all things search.
—Aaron Goldman, VP, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Resolution Media
As CMO of Marin Software, purveyor of the leading enterprise-class paid search management application, I'm always looking for efficient and effective ways to reach our audience of search agencies and large-scale advertisers. To help us accomplish that, Incisive Media has assembled an impressive array of properties and programs such as the SES Conference & Expo, SearchEngineWatch.com and Search Engine Watch Webcasts. We exhibit, present, sponsor and advertise at these venues and it's this sort of integrated marketing that delivers powerful results and best bang for the buck.
—Marc Barach, CMO, Marin Software
As a speaker and premier sponsor of SES for many years, Bruce Clay has always found the information, networking, and vendor interaction to be fantastic, clearly contributing to our business and always justifying our participation.
—Bruce Clay, President, Bruce Clay, Inc.
SES is always a well run show from start to finish. Well organized, great seminar sessions and good prospects.
—Christa Roettele, Director, External Communications, TrueLocal
Hitwise has been a sponsor at the Search Engines Strategies shows in the US and the UK for several years. SES ranks among those shows from which we see the greatest return. The event provides us great brand visibility within the search marketing community as well as quality leads. It also is a great place for us to connect with our clients, many of whom come to this event for the networking as well as the extensive educational program.
—Ginny Redgate, VP Marketing, Hitwise
In terms of value, the global SES Conference and Exposition series is one of the best as it delivers an excellent 'bang for your buck' compared to the other events we have attended. Their seminars and panels consistently deliver literally hundreds of tips, tactics and strategies around improving your paid search and display campaign performance while offering up tons of info on optimizing your websites. In addition, the networking is second to none resulting in us taking home numerous qualified leads.
—Alon Sheafer, VP Products and Marketing, Kenshoo