IMC Vancouver 2011 – Sponsors
The University of British Columbia Continuing Studies www.tech.ubc.ca
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Continuing Studies provides flexible and innovative educational opportunities for individuals who wish to upgrade their skills for career reasons or explore topics out of general interest. With approximately 16,000 registrations annually, UBC Continuing Studies offers a wide range of online and on-campus programs to participants from local, national and international markets.
UBC Continuing Studies’ Technology, Media and Professional Programs division offers award winning courses and programs in topics ranging from integrated marketing strategy, web analytics, social media, web intelligence, project management, program management, business analysis, web design and development, entertainment administration, and IT certification.
Our offices and classrooms are conveniently located at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, in downtown Vancouver.
Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Beginning in 1996, Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin built a search engine called “BackRub” that used links to determine the importance of individual web pages. By 1998 they had formalized their work, creating the company you know today as Google.
Since then, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world.
On these pages, you can find more information about Google’s products and services, our principles, history, company culture and more. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.
6s Marketing www.6smarketing.ca
With a reputation for innovative solutions and cutting-edge strategies, 6S Marketing is Canada’s leading digital marketing company. They provide internet marketing and SEO services to many of North America’s top brands. Founded in 2000 and based in Vancouver, they have over a decade of experience in digital marketing and are Certified Partners for Google Analytics, AdWords and Website Optimizer. For more information about 6S Marketing, visit www.6smarketing.com.
Social Media Sponsor
WebMama.com Inc. www.webmama.com
WebMama.com Inc. is a boutique consulting firm specializing in increasing search visibility for established and newly formed brands. From SEO for websites, new and old, to optimization of outside media elements like LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube videos, WebMama.com will helps companies dominate the search results using all of their online elements. Specialities include keyword analysis, paid search strategy and campaign development/maintenance, site audits for search friendliness, SEO guideline development, competitive analysis and search marketing training and education. Barbara Coll founded the company in 1996 and was co-founder and first President/Chair of SEMPO. Clients include: VMware, Symantec, Proofpoint, Truste, Bill.com, Panasas.
Domain7 is a full service web agency with offices in Vancouver and Washington, DC. We are a skilled team of strategists, programmers, online marketers, and designers who've assembled to do one thing and do it well: help you maximize the potential of the Internet to grow your idea, business, organization or community.
We rolled out our first website back in 1997. Fourteen years, 40 employees, and hundreds of clients later, we're still in awe of the web's constant evolution. We have serviced companies and organizations all over the world. Domain7 provides a complete range of web solutions and services, from web and content strategy, ecommerce and site design to hosting, custom web development, mobile web, and open-source content management tools.
Domain7 is proud to have been named one of Business in Vancouver magazine's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC (2008 & 2009) and one of PROFIT Magazine's 200 fastest growing companies in Canada (2011).
BCAIM – British Columbia Association of Integrated Marketers www.bcaim.org
The British Columbia Association of Integrated Marketers (BCAIM) is the association for executives and professionals who engage in measurable, results-driven marketing and sales. We are the official affiliate of the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) in BC.
BCTIA – British Columbia Technology Industry Association www.bctia.org
The BC Technology Industry Association is an industry-funded organization committed to enabling the continuous growth, sustainability and prosperity of British Columbia’s technology industry. With a membership of over 2700 companies, employing more than 60,000 workers, the BCTIA is proud to represent companies of all sizes and sectors.
The BCTIA delivers a broad range of programs and services that provide members with opportunities to connect, learn, share and grow their businesses. As the voice of BC’s technology industry, the BCTIA also provides ongoing advocacy to all levels of government surrounding the issues that matter most to the tech community. These programs and advocacy efforts directly influence the growth and success of BCTIA’s member companies, strengthening the technology community as a whole and supporting the transformation of British Columbia to a knowledge-based economy.
IIMA – International Internet Marketing Association www.iimaonline.org
The International Internet Marketing Association (IIMA) educates and informs marketers, agencies and professionals on the capabilities and potential of digital marketing, media and communications. Each year the IIMA delivers a series of networking and educational events presented by subject matter experts and thought leaders. IIMA events provide a forum for the discussion of trends, tools and technology shaping how marketing practitioners use digital media.
SEMPO Canada www.sempo.ca
SEMPO Canada is a SEMPO Working Group which focuses on improving the growth, awareness and understanding of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) in Canada. Because you operate your business in Canada, by joining SEMPO.org you automatically become a member of SEMPO Canada. As a member, you will be involved with and benefit from advocating Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Link Building, Pay Per Click Management and the creation of best practices in this new field of marketing. We are also dedicated to communicating how SEM uniquely pertains and is of relevance to Canadians worldwide across any sector, vertical or industry.
Why join SEMPO Canada?
- To further SEMPO’s mission of promoting the value and drive the usage of Search Engine Marketing in Canada
- To encourage inclusion of SEM in the marketing mix of online businesses and traditional companies
- To unite with hundreds of SEMPO members worldwide to address key issues
- To fund primary and secondary research about SEM
- To gain access to resources and sales materials
- For discounted tools, conference passes, and members-only services
Media SponsorsBackbone www.backbonemag.com
Backbone magazine is a broad-based business magazine that focuses on technology for business executives who need to stay up to date. It provides a tangible tool to enhance productivity and agility in the changing economy of Canada. It is the only magazine in Canada with this focus that reaches a large senior business executive audience.
BCBusiness Magazine provides BC’s business community with the most relevant, comprehensive and provocative commentary on the issues, the trends and the people shaping BC’s business. More than just a magazine, BCBusiness interacts with its dynamic audience on a multitude of platforms. BCBusinessOnline.ca, the BCBusiness eNewsletter, the BCBusiness apps for iPhone and Blackberry, and the soon to be released iPad app, ensure that no matter where business takes BC’s business leaders, they will always be informed.
Business in Vancouver www.biv.com
Each week, Business in Vancouver (BIV) gives you the information you need to stay on top of your game and find that competitive edge. BIV provides a unique combination of business news, commentary, and information covering Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. BIV – what business in Vancouver looks like.
SOHO is a national online and events marketing organization. Since 1996, the SOHO community has grown by attracting thousands of small/medium size businesses as well as B2B marketers both locally and internationally. Our annual SOHO|SME Expo is accredited as the premier event connecting professionals face-to-face. SOHO just launched SmallBiz Days, a movement dedicated to making a positive difference in local communities. It encourages consumers and businesses to shop small and support local. For more information, visit www.soho.ca or email email@example.com.
Techvibes.com is a hyper local technology blog, events calendar, job board, and company directory. With more than 200,000 visitors and over 375,000 page views every month, Techvibes attracts a broad audience with the power of hyper-local focus. Spanning across ten major cities in Canada, Techvibes engages its vast community of readers through breaking news, local events and jobs, and proactive social media integration.
Our growing site is an invaluable tool for venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters in the tech industry. Also popular with bloggers, journalists, authors, and social networkers, Techvibes is a truly influential resource.
TMM – Thoroughly Modern Marketing www.tmmpdx.com
Thoroughly Modern Marketing provides in-depth coverage on what’s happening in the modern marketing world. TMMPDX is an excellent resource for business owners looking for DIY marketing advice and for marketing professionals seeking cutting-edge industry information. Thoroughly Modern Marketing is a collaboration between 3 Portland marketing professionals, each with a unique perspective, considerable experience, and extensive knowledge about the latest online marketing techniques.
The independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the top internet marketing companies. Categories ranked by topseos include: search engine optimization, pay per click management, affiliate marketing, social media optimization, and many more.
Visibility, the print magazine, heralds a beginning in the world of Internet marketing. This is the first time an established digital presence, topseos.com, is venturing into the traditional print media domain. With Visibility, the print world is all set to benefit from the success formula of the Internet, and vice versa. The print medium holds great promise for Internet marketing vendors who are constantly looking for more channels to promote their services. Additionally, Visibility will reach to many fringe businesses that may have been contemplating entering or expanding their Internet marketing campaigns.
Visibility is published quarterly and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, organic optimization, pay-per-click marketing, website analytics, affiliate marketing, and press release distribution. Our association with topseos.com has meant that the hard work of proving our credibility is more than half done. Thanks to this backing, we are considered a force to reckon with, and a reliable source of information on all aspects of Internet marketing.
Nathan Skillen www.nathanskillen.com
Nathan Skillen is a Vancouver based independent filmmaker, videographer and entrepreneur. He is a Co-Founder of iHonest.com. For more information, view his professional profile on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter.