SMX West 2012: Biggest Search Geek Unveiled

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Tomislav Maric recognized as the winner of the fourth-annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest sponsored by Marin Software.

SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest sponsored by Marin Software

Marin Software, provider of the leading online advertising management platform for advertisers and agencies, and Search Marketing Expo - SMX West today announced that Tomislav Maric, Director of Performance Marketing at Beeby Clark+Meyler, has been named “Biggest Search Geek” in the U.S. and U.K., beating out more than 2000 contestants to take home the top prize. Maric was recognized onstage today at SMX West by conference chair and Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan.

The fourth annual SMX Biggest Search Geek contest drew record number of contestants. The contest – the most challenging one yet – was open to anyone with the mettle to answer 20 tough questions about the ins-and-outs of search marketing.

“In this case, it’s a great honor to be a called a ‘geek,’” said Maric. “With thousands of others in the search marketing field competing in this year’s contest, I’m honored to be selected by SMX and Marin Software as this year’s winner – and I truly do feel like the world’s biggest search geek.”

With a top score of 90 percent, Maric handily beat out the competition, completing the contest in 24 minutes and 17 seconds. As the winner, Maric received a round-trip ticket for two to SMX West, as well as an Apple iPad 2. Second and third place winners, Christopher Collins and Umut Dincer also each received an Apple iPad2.

About Marin Software:
Marin Software is a leading provider of online advertising management solutions, offering an integrated platform for managing search, social, display, and mobile marketing. The company provides solutions for advertisers and agencies, enabling them to improve financial performance, save time, and make better decisions. Marin Enterprise, the company's flagship product, addresses the needs of online marketers spending at least $100,000 per month on biddable media. Marin Professional delivers the same power and ease of use as Marin Enterprise, through an application designed for marketers spending less than $100,000 per month. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices worldwide, Marin's technology powers marketing campaigns for over 1,500 customers managing more than $3.5 billion of annualized ad spend in more than 160 countries.

About Search Marketing Expo and Third Door Media:
The Search Marketing Expo - SMX conference series is produced by Third Door Media, Inc. Third Door Media's mission is to empower internet and search marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful. Search Marketing Expo conferences are held around the world and include: SMX West (San Jose, CA), SMX East (New York City), SMX Advanced Seattle (Seattle, WA), SMX Advanced London (England), SMX Munich, SMX Sydney, SMX Stockholm, and SMX Social Media Marketing (Las Vegas). See the complete list at http://searchmarketingexpo.com.

Third Door Media publishes Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, which provide news, analysis and tutorials to help internet marketers do their jobs more effectively. The company also provides a full range of innovative marketing services including lead generation, content creation and licensing via its Search Marketing Now brand.

Third Door Media was recognized in 2011 by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing 5000 private companies in America.

About Beeby Clark+Meyler:
Beeby Clark+Meyler is an award winning digital marketing agency offering strategy, creative, media, search engine marketing and social media services that drive measurable brand, acquisition, loyalty and customer service results for leading brands. The agency is a proven leader in digital media innovation. Beeby Clark+Meyler is proud to have relationships with such clients as GE, Marriott, Music & Arts, Broadway.com, and dLife. Please visit http://www.beebyclarkmeyler.com to learn more.

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