Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011
Search Mojo proudly announces that Lindsay Keller, a Jr. Account Manager at the firm, along with her fellow teammates, were named today as the winners of the Google Online Marketing Challenge for the Americas region. Lindsay and her fellow teammates will travel to the Googleplex, Google’s global headquarters, in California in October. This is the second time in three years that a team from James Madison University (JMU) has won the Americas award.
The Google Online Marketing Challenge is a global competition sponsored by Google each year. Student teams are given $200 in free advertising credit by Google to promote a real business using the Google AdWords advertising platform. This year’s challenge involved over 35,000 students from 95 countries. The winners are split into four global regions, with the Americas region consisting of participants from North America, Central America and South America. Dr. Theresa B. Clarke, Professor of Marketing at JMU’s College of Business, teaches the Google Online Marketing Challenge course, and Search Mojo has actively participated with the JMU teams each year, helping students understand the inner workings of Google AdWords to maximize performance and results.
”The Google Online Marketing Challenge project is one of the main reasons that our firm actively recruits graduates from JMU,” commented Janet Driscoll Miller, President and CEO of Search Mojo. “The Challenge provides students with a glimpse into the world of search engine marketing, giving them insight into the type of work that we do. So few colleges and universities offer courses in Internet marketing that it can be difficult to find recent college graduates who have any exposure to online marketing as a whole. The Google Online Marketing Challenge presents a unique opportunity for students to gain practical experience in Google AdWords, giving those students an advantage in today’s competitive job market.”
Miller added, “Everyone at our firm is so proud of Lindsay and her accomplishment, and we feel truly fortunate that she is able to put her skills learned during the Google Online Marketing Challenge to work here at Search Mojo for our clients.”
About Search Mojo
Search Mojo specializes in SEO and PPC advertising management services. Founded in 2005, Search Mojo uses the latest information and techniques to help companies improve their organic search engine rankings as well as improving PPC advertising performance. Learn more about Search Mojo at http://www.search-mojo.com or read our blog, Search Marketing Sage, at blog.search-mojo.com.