Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2004 -
The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) today announced that Verizon SuperPages.com has agreed to become a sponsor of the new industry association.
Verizon SuperPages.com is the Internet's number one online yellow pages directory and a leading shopping resource that serves more than 16 million monthly online visitors. With more than 17 million U.S. businesses listed and over 100,000 advertisers, SuperPages.com links buyers and sellers in a rich online environment.
Verizon SuperPages.com joins other leading players in the world of search engine marketing as a SEMPO sponsor. This includes Overture Services, Google, Jupitermedia Corporation, and GO TOAST. Together, SEMPO sponsors support the organization's mission and provide the necessary funds to conduct primary research and develop education materials for the industry.
Barbara C. Coll, CEO of WebMama.com Inc. and President and Chair of Board of SEMPO Inc., said, ÂWe are delighted to welcome the leading online yellow pages directory as the newest sponsor of our non-profit professional association. Their participation validates the importance of SEMPOÂs mission, which is to increase awareness and promote the value of search engine marketing worldwide.Â
ÂVerizon is perfectly aligned with SEMPOÂs business goals,Â said Darrin Rayner, vice president Â e-commerce sales and online marketing for SuperPages.com. ÂWithout a doubt, the industry is revolutionizing, and we believe Verizon and SEMPO together can play a critical role in promoting the value of paid search as a must-have tool for todayÂs advertiser and consumer.Â
SEMPO will be holding informational and member meetings in San Jose at the Search Engine Strategies 2004 Conference and Expo in early August. Representatives of Verizon SuperPages.com will be on hand to meet with members and discuss VerizonÂs role in search engine marketing.
About Verizon SuperPages.com
Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services is a content provider for communications products and services, with approximately $4.1 billion in revenues. The company produces Verizon yellow pages and SuperPages.com (http://www.superpages.com), the nationÂs number 1 Internet directory and shopping resource. SuperPages On The Go is a nationwide yellow and white pages directory offered on Get It Now services through Verizon Wireless. The company also is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource, SuperPages.com en Espanol (http://www.superpages.com/espanol). Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (http://www.verizon.com).
About the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)
SEMPO is a non-profit professional association working to increase awareness and promote the value of Search Engine Marketing worldwide. The organization represents the common interests of more than 215 companies and consultants worldwide, providing them with a voice in the marketplace. For more information, or to join the organization, please visit http://www.SEMPO.org.
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