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I’ve been back to the office & settling in after visiting Eugene earlier this week for the “Making Your Website Work Harder for You” session. I haven’t been to Eugene since WAY back when I was going to Oregon State (for that one year) and ended up there after a crazy night that had something to do with Mad Dog 20/20, a “killer party going on in Eugene tonight”, and a ride with some people that were friends of my cousin/roommate… Needless to say I don’t remember much from that trip. What I found out from THIS trip was that I haven’t been missing out on anything. Eugene’s a little, uh, boring. But I digress…

I was in serious danger of having a similar story this time around because on the night before our session, Janet, Dennis & myself all went to the Oregon Wine Industry’s annual awards dinner. There was something like 15 different wines included with dinner, not to mention the bottles that our table mates brought with them. Yikes. Thankfully Maria came to dinner with me, and kept reminding me that I had to be coherent the next morning.

Anyway, I was going to write up a quick synopsis of what we all spoke about – but Janet already did all the work for me. You can check out her post “Sharing Simple Engaging Stories” on her blog. I will say that it was a great session, and we have been told that we received a LOT of positive feedback. So, fingers crossed that a.) they’ll bring me back next year, and b.) the dinner will be AFTER my presentation next time around…

You can find my presentation “Making Your Website Work Harder For You” on our SEM Presentations page

Here’s a picture from the room as people were filing in to our session (I took it with my camera phone):

Here’s a picture from dinner the night before…  Note the number of wine glasses – we were just getting started at this point:

Ben Lloyd

About Ben Lloyd

Ben Lloyd serves as Principal at Add3 and manages the agency’s Portland office.  Ben got his start in SEM way back in 1999 – when there was like, 15 search engines and Google was barely a thing. Prior to Add3, Ben had founded Amplify Interactive in 2003 (which was acquired by Add3 in 2013), and hasn’t looked back since. Ben likes lots of stuff like golf, pinball, food(ie), booze/beer/wine – in that order, etc. Mostly – he likes doing that stuff with his friends. Ben is also co-founder of SEMpdx. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn

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