A Successful SMX Israel 2012

Jan 19, 2012 • 9:54 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Marketing Expo 2012 Israel

SMX Israel

This past Sunday, January 15, 2012, I chaired SMX Israel in Jerusalem at the Inbal Hotel.

I have to say, the conference just felt good. People were networking, sponsors were showing off their wares, speakers were educating and the attendees were absorbing information and asking questions.

We never had so many people, so many speakers and honestly, I was nervous it would take away from the personality of the previous events. But if anything, it made the conference so much better. Planning it was an exhausting few months, but it paid off!

Let me share with you some of the news/blog coverage I found across the web from the event:

There is even forum coverage of it in Hebrew at SEOForums.co.il.

Here is an outstanding video of how things looked from the event by Natan Epstien who produced the film an Israel Tech Company.

You can catch a lot of the buzz, pictures, slides and so on from #smxisrael on Twitter. Plus, the Real Streets of Jerusalem posted a ton of pictures on Facebook in three parts. They include SMX Israel Part I, SMX Israel Part II and SMX Israel Part III.

Hillel Fuld shared a picture of the Google shwag at the event, Yaniv posted a picture of his badge and Nekuda posted one of my favorite pictures.

Of course a huge thanks to our sponsors: Majestic SEO, Analytics Ninja, Universal McCann Search, Mad Mimi, Go Internet Marketing, Rapid Fire, Responder.co.il, SEO Genie, Sorezki, SEFO, iSEO and Viruous Online.

Our outstanding speakers rocked (in no specific order): Olivier Amar, Point Up Media, Eli Feldblum, RankAbove; Roman Zelvenschi, RomanZ Media Group; Branko Rihtman, RankAbove, Ophir Cohen, Universal McCann Search, Adam Tal, adamtal.com; Thomas Bindl, Refined Labs; Dan Perach, PPC Proz; Mayer Reich, RankAbove Daniel Rostenne, EyeCarePro.Net; Amir Yarkoni, Seperia; Alex Chernorudsky, Maxi Services Ltd.; Yehoshua Coren, Analytics Ninja; Adam Tal, adamtal.com; Ariel Hochstadt, Google Israel; Adir Regev, Go Internet Marketing; Daniel Waisberg, Online Behavior; Barry Schwartz, RustyBrick Eli Feldblum, RankAbove; Aviv Manoach, Universal McCann Search; Dixon Jones, Majestic SEO; Gil Reich, Managing Greatness; David Mirchin, Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein; Yoram Lichenstein, Yoram Lichtenstein, Attorneys at Law; Uri Breitman, TBWA; Sharon Aloni, Goldfarb, Levy, Eran, Meiri, Tzafrir & Co.; Ofer Dascalu, Wise Impact; Menachem Rosenbaum, Matan Media; Michael King, iPullRank; Yam Regev; Adir Regev, Go Internet Marketing; Nichola Stott, theMediaFlow; Gilad Sasson, Nekuda.co.il; Uri Breitman, TBWA; Oren Shatz, SEO Israel; Ori Golan, SEORI; Ziv Dascalu, Wise Impact; Marty Weintraub, aimClear; Nancy Shapira, shapira Marketing; Miriam Schwab, illuminea; Shira Abel, Hunter & Bard; Miriam Schwab, illuminea; Mark Ginsberg, Matan Media; Sam Michelson, Five Blocks; Shira Abel, Hunter & Bard; Jon Sumroy, National Positions; Itay Paz, Revenue Seminar; Gilad Sasson, Nekuda.co.il; Charlie Kalech, J Town; Ofer Dascalu, Wise Impact; Gab Goldenberg, SEO ROI; and Tomer Honen, Google.

And of course, the SMX Israel 2012 advisors Olivier Amar, CEO, PointUp Media www.pointupmedia.com, Michael Barnett, VP Marketing, RankAbove www.rankabove.com, Ophir Cohen, CEO, Universal Mccann Search www.usearch.co.il, Roi Hildesheimer, Director of Marketing, SiSense www.sisense.com, Mayer Reich, CEO/Founder, RankAbove www.rankabove.com, Gilad Sasson, CEO, nekuda www.nekuda.com, Branko Rihtman, Senior SEO Analyst, RankAbove www.rankabove.com, and Hillel Fuld, Tech enthusiast at Tech N’ Marketing.com.

Thank you all!

Forum discussion at Google+ and SEOForums.co.il.

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