Good Search Strategies from Bob Heyman of Mediasmith
Lots of provocative thoughts from a search engine guru in this conversation with Bob Heyman, also a well known speaker on Internet marketing and the chief search officer at Mediasmith. He’s also credited with pioneering the agency side of search engine marketing. That’s pretty impressive, considering how search has taken over as THE place where people go first to get information on something.
Heyman believes that search is the most effective direct marketing medium ever devised. We discuss how search is now in the domain of the webmaster more than the CMO and he brings up some very relevant points as to why this should change.
A few lesser-known facts about Heyman: he is a Harvard grad with a law degree and a founding review editor of Comm/Ent, the communications and entertainment law journal. He co-wrote a rock opera called Rock Justice with Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane/Starship. He was also an entertainment lawyer, represented Maria Muldaur (I assume many of the MVoices readers know her?) and Jefferson Starship and New Riders of the Purple Sage. I am sure I am showing my age here but Jefferson Starship was one of my most favorite groups. This is NOT how I came to find Heyman, but these facts sure make for great interview fodder.