Second Annual Pubcon Las Vegas U.S. Search Awards Entries Open

Pubcon’s exclusive second annual U.S. Search Awards is accepting entries until Friday, July 18 for the awards event which will take place during Pubcon Las Vegas 2014, the2nd Annual U.S. Search Awards at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 premier social media and digital marketing conference, named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business.

The second annual U.S. Search Awards, in association with joint headline sponsors Marketing and LinkRisk and category sponsor Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), feature a strong panel of noted judges and both recognizes and rewards organizations, agencies and individuals based or working in the U.S. search and digital marketing industries in a variety of categories.

The excellent inaugural awards were a highly-successful feature at last year’s Las Vegas conference, with a strong array of winners chosen, and we’re excited to make the second annual awards event an even more vital part of our Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 event during the week of October 6 – 9 in the entertainment capital of the world.

With so many industry leaders gathered to speak at and attend Pubcon Las Vegas 2014, the U.S. Search Awards are the perfect setting to honor and celebrate the best new media and digital marketing innovators at the year’s largest industry conference.

The U.S. Search Awards follow the success of the U.K. Search Awards and the European Search Awards which were launched by British events agency Don’t Panic in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Both awards have become key professional recognition events for the search industry in those territories, and last year’s inaugural awards at Pubcon Las Vegas were a conference highlight for many.

The second annual U.S. Search Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony on theTreasure Island Hotel & Casino evening of Wednesday, October 8 at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino — our officially recommended hotel — during Pubcon Las Vegas 2014.

The esteemed panel of judges presently includes Chris Boggs, global chair at SEMPO and chief marketing officer at Internet Marketing Ninjas, Majestic SEO U.S. brand ambassador Mel Carson, Search Engine Watch associate editor Danny Goodwin, Beyond Ink managing partner Anne Kennedy, Omni Marketing Interactive founder Shari Thurow, FMB Media chief executive David Szetela, Loren Baker, co-founder at Foundation Digital, Lisa Williams, director of digital marketing strategy at Search Discovery, Andy Betts, global marketing and content vice president consultant, Phil MacKechnie, head of organic performance at, Michael Bonfils, president at SEM International, Marty Weintraub, founder and evangelist at aimClear, Cindy Krum, chief executive at MobileMoxie, Melissa Fach, owner at SEO Aware, Ash Buckles, global SEO manager at InterContinental Hotels Group, Eli Schwartz, online marketing manager at SurveyMonkey, Brett Tabke, chief executive and founder at Pubcon, and Kelsey Jones, managing editor at Search Engine Journal.

This knowledgeable group of all-star industry leaders will record, collage, and judge allPubcon Open Mic Track entries received before the entry deadline of July 18.

For full information about the U.S. Search Awards at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 and how to submit an entry, visit the official website at, and follow @ussearchawards on Twitter to keep track of the latest search awards news with the #ussearchawards hashtag.

The U.S. Search Awards are yet another way that Pubcon has for more than 15 years continued to bring recognition, relevance, and value to the social media, search, and digital marketing industries, and we look forward to sharing this year’s event with the thousands of technology leaders who will be attending Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 on October 6 – 9 in the sunny Las Vegas.

Lane R. Ellis
Lead Editor
Team Pubcon