SMX West 2013: Biggest Search Geek Unveiled
Marin Software and SMX West recognize Renato Del Vento as the winner of the fifth-annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest
San Francisco, CA March 11, 2013 – Marin Software, provider of a leading revenue acquisition management platform for advertisers and agencies, and SMX West today revealed that Renato Del Vento, account manager at Adlucent, has been declared this year’s “Biggest Search Geek.” To claim the sought after title, Renato bested more than 2,700 contestants across the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Renato was recognized onstage today at SMX West by Marin Software Vice President of Marketing, Matt Lawson, and conference chair and Search Engine Land Editor-in-Chief Danny Sullivan.
A record number of competitors entered the fifth annual Biggest Search Geek contest. The consistently challenging quiz was available to entrants in participating nations who felt that they possessed the knowledge and mental fortitude to answer 20 questions about some of the most granular aspects of search marketing.
“Being named this year’s biggest search geek by Marin Software and SMX is an honor, especially given how many participated in the contest” said Renato. “Search marketing is a passion of mine and the Biggest Search Geek contest is a fun way to see where I rank up among my peers.”
With a high score of 84 percent, Renato puzzled out the answers to the quiz’s questions in 5 minutes and 39 seconds. Renato’s prizes for winning the competition were round-trip tickets for two to SMX West, and an iPad mini. The Biggest Search Geek contest’s second and third place finishers, Ashley Kennedy of Amplify and Michael Freeman of Shoretel, also received iPad minis.
The competition is over but the quiz is still live for those remaining search marketers who want to test their SEM knowledge.