SMX West 2013: Biggest Search Geek Unveiled

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Marin Software and SMX West recognize Renato Del Vento as the winner of the fifth-annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest.

5th Annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest Announced

5th Annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest Announced

Being names this year's biggest search geek by Marin Software and SMX is an honor.

Marin Software, provider of a leading revenue acquisition management platform for advertisers and agencies, and SMX West today revealed that Renato Del Vento, Account Manager at Adlucent, has been declared this year’s “Biggest Search Geek.” To claim the sought after title, Renato bested more than 2,700 contestants across the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Renato was recognized onstage today at SMX West by Marin Software Vice President of Marketing, Matt Lawson, and Conference Chair and Search Engine Land Founding Editor Danny Sullivan.

A record number of competitors entered the fifth annual Biggest Search Geek contest. The consistently challenging quiz was available to entrants in participating nations who felt that they possessed the knowledge and mental fortitude to answer 20 questions about some of the most granular aspects of search marketing.

"Being named this year's biggest search geek by Marin Software and SMX is an honor, especially given how many participated in the contest," said Renato. "Search marketing is a passion of mine and the Biggest Search Geek contest is a fun way to see where I rank up among my peers."

With a high score of 84 percent, Renato puzzled out the answers to the quiz’s questions in 5 minutes and 39 seconds. Renato’s prizes for winning the competition were round-trip tickets for two to SMX West, and an iPad mini. The Biggest Search Geek contest’s second and third place finishers, Ashley Kennedy of Amplify and Michael Freeman of Shoretel, also received iPad minis.

The competition is over but the quiz is still live for those remaining search marketers who want to test their SEM knowledge.

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About Marin Software:
Marin provides a leading revenue acquisition management platform used by advertisers and agencies to manage more than $4 billion in annualized ad spend. Offering an integrated platform for search, social, display, and mobile marketing, Marin helps advertisers and agencies improve financial performance, save time, and make better decisions. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices worldwide, Marin's technology powers marketing campaigns in more than 160 countries. For more information about Marin’s products, please visit:

About SMX Social Media Marketing 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, WA and London, England), SMX Munich, SMX Toronto, SMX Sydney, SMX Melbourne, SMX Paris, SMX Stockholm, SMX Israel and SMX Social Media Marketing (Scottsdale, AZ).

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