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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Five Things You Didn't Know About Us

I was shying away from playing this game (I was tagged by Matt McGee), but if it's good enough for O'Reilly Radar, then it's good enough for me. Bloggers are sharing and getting more personal, so people get to know something offbeat about them. It's kind of like an echo chamber chain letter.

So here goes. But I've decided to make it about "us" (I asked fellow Page Zero people to send their tidbits in as well). And I get to be general editor. Which means, rolling these out one at a time, as my colleagues send 'em, and leaving some out!

What I find interesting is many people have an impulse to talk about something interesting about their family or some celebrity they know... as opposed to themselves. That, too, can be interesting, so no argument there. What follows aren't even the *most interesting* things. They're just things.

The first entry is from Scott Perry. Scott and I met somewhat randomly yet purposefully on a forum, commiserating by Private Message about GoTo.com click fraud and how that forum, sponsored as it was by GoTo, seemed to have thread thugs who wouldn't let your voice be heard if it was critical of GoTo. Scott and I hit it off, though he only did SEO at the time. Long story short, in 2002 he joined Page Zero as we focused on paid search. Now, just try to get Scott to do anything SEO-related!

Scott's first major SEM industry milestone (OK, first Sullivan encounter is what I mean) was to have a dozen donuts personally delivered to his suite (and I do mean suite, he got a random upgrade) at SES Chicago in 2004... by none other than Danny Sullivan.

Scott writes (edited version):

"My oldest brother Clark was the lead singer for the Canadian glam-rock band Sweeney Todd for a year or so. He can be heard as lead singer on the US-only release of their #1 hit single, Roxy Roller, previously released in Canada with Nick Gilder on vocals. It was hilarious to hear my grandmother's account of the band's visit to her farm in rural Saskatchewan. 'Clark and his orchestra stopped by the farm for a visit while heading to Regina for a performance.' Clark replaced Nick Gilder of 'Hot Child in the City' fame, eventually being replaced by a future superstar, the 16-year-old Bryan "Guy" Adams. Clark didn't 'work out' because, according to him, he wanted to 'Zeppelin up' the band while the manager wanted to maintain their bubblegum sound and look."

Scott is every bit as interesting as his brother. You might run into him at a Vancouver Canucks game, or at Search Engine Strategies Toronto this spring.

Posted by Andrew Goodman




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