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Brad Geddes Voted Most Influential Figure in SEM

I rarely like to brag, but prefer to just put out great content and let people make up their own mind about a someone’s influence and credibility.

This is probably the reason I really hate it when people call themselves an expert, guru, or master. To me, those labels only apply when another person or entity applies that label to you – it should never be self-given.

However, for this one occasion I do have to brag.

PPC Associates put together a 64 person bracket to vote for the most influential figure in SEM. The bracket included many heavyweights such as:

  • Bill Gross (invented PPC)
  • Larry Page (Google CEO)
  • Danny Sullivan (Editor in Chief of Search Engine Land)
  • Andrew Goodman
  • Chris Sherman
  • George Michie
  • and way too many more great people for me to possibly list

Over the course of a few weeks, more than 46,000 votes were cast. In the end it came down Joe Kerschbaum (CEO of Clix Marketing) and myself.


And I’m happy, and a bit humbled to say, I won the entire tournament.


PPC Associates did a great job running the tournament and even made a video to capture some moments in the tourney:

Special thanks for David Rodnitzky for organizing everything.  

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  1. Gemz
    May 17, 2012 at 9:42 am · Reply

    Well Done Brad!

  2. Benjamin
    May 17, 2012 at 10:05 am · Reply

    Go Brad!

  3. tdwhalen
    May 17, 2012 at 11:52 am · Reply


  4. wordsthatclick
    May 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm · Reply

    Congrats, Brad. Well deserved!

  5. onlinehandyman
    May 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm · Reply

    From reading your book to meeting you in person and then being a part of this site, all I can say is “nice going Brad – you deserve it!”

  6. Peter Rigg
    May 18, 2012 at 1:43 am · Reply

    Nice one Brad!

  7. adhummer
    May 18, 2012 at 11:29 am · Reply

    Well done!

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