A press released was announced today from SEMPO that they have elected three new board members. "The new SEMPO Advisory Board members are Chris LaSala, the Search Engine Marketing Channel Manager at Google; Neg Norton, the President of the Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association, and Safa Rashtchy; a managing director of Piper Jaffray and well known industry analyst." In the press release it discusses Danny Sullivan's and Chris Sherman's resignation from sempo and then goes into more detail on the new board members.
SEMPO has made from some widespread discussion in many of the forums. Many of the posts I covered here in the past. One such thread I did not mention as of yet is a thread named SEMPO Gone To The Dogs? over at SEW forums. This thread was instrumental in the creation of a mock SEMPO site named SEMPO TAHOE. The forum members are having a blast with this new site. I then started a thread named Will SEMPO Survive? with a poll that asks the question (not to SEMPO members but to individuals in this industry) "How Long Will SEMPO Survive?". So far over 50% voted SEMPO Will Close within a Year, 17% said SEMPO Will Close within 3 Years and an other 17% said SEMPO Will Close within 90 days, only 11% so far said SEMPO Will Survive Forever.
This entry comes of way of an entry by Danny at the SEW blog named SEMPO Gets New Advisors & Parody Site.