Some good news from Incisive media just came into my Inbox, Danny Sullivan will be sticking around and helping to run and skipper the Search Engine Strategies Conferences.
Incisive Media and Danny Sullivan today announced that both parties have signed an agreement to continue to work together to produce the market-leading Search Engine Strategies series of conferences and exhibitions .
The SES event series was founded by Danny Sullivan and Jupitermedia in 1999 and rapidly established itself as the leading worldwide forum for marketers, agencies and webmasters to learn about the latest developments in search engine optimization and marketing. Since Incisive Media’s purchase of Search Engine Watch, the ClickZ Network and SES in August 2005, the events have continued their expansion with double digit growth in attendance at the major U.S. locations and the successful launch of several conferences – both in new geographies, including China , and vertical and local search sectors.
This past August, Danny Sullivan, who has always been an independent contractor, announced his intention to step away from active involvement with SES at the end of 2006. Since then, both parties have remained in contact and have reached an accord to extend their relationship through 2007.
Speaking about the news today Danny Sullivan said, “I very much look forward to working with Incisive Media on the SES events next year. The search industry loves gathering together at them, and I am very glad to continue on as a part of that.”
Tim Weller, founder and CEO of Incisive Media stated, “Search is a dynamic, growing global industry. We have the market-leading brands, excellent content, and a rapidly growing community in the search market. We wanted Danny to be involved going forward, and I’m delighted that he will continue to do so.”