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Drilling Down '08

April 30 - May 2, 2008
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, Washington


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Kelsey Group: Vertical, Classified Ad Revenues To Top $14 Billion

Online Classified, Vertical Ad Spending Boom Predicted

BNET Advertising Industry News
Kelsey Group Predicts Massive Growth in Online Verticals

The Detroit News
Automakers steer more ads from TV

Online Classified And Vertical Advertising To Hit $14.7 Billion

The Daily Telegraph
A $20 ad to sell a house with $1m views

Study: Vertical Advertising To Reach $15B by 2012

ClickZ News
Autobytel Targets Newspaper Advertisers with Data-Driven Ads

More Papers Join quadrantOne System
Vertical Networks Push to New Heights

30+ Online Tools For The Perfect Wedding


Drilling Down on Local ’08 is being programmed by Peter Krasilovsky and the Kelsey Group Marketplaces team. We have most of our speaker “invites” in place, however, you are welcome to contact Peter at to submit a prospective speaker for consideration.

Featured Speakers
(As of 4/30/08)

Cliff Banks, Editor in Chief, Ward's Automotive
Rob Barrett, Senior VP of Interactive Media; GM,
Rich Barton, Chairman and CEO, Zillow
Matthew Berk, Lead Search Architect, Marchex
Ron Berryman, Senior VP/GM, Fox Interactive Media Stations Group
Mark Britton
, CEO, Avvo
Merrill Brown
, Founder and Principal, MMB Media   
Baris Cetinok, Director, Product Management and Marketing, Microsoft Office Live Small Business
Steve Cissel, CEO, 10-20 Media
Tobias Dengel
, Senior VP, Business Development, Website Pros
Craig Donato
, Cofounder and CEO, Oodle
Rick Ducey, Chief Strategy Officer, BIA Financial Network
Mike Fiorvante, VP, Paid Search Division,
Marty Frame, CIO, Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions
Garry Galinsky, Director, Product Evolution and Marketing, Call Genie
Dave Galvan, VP Business Development, Topix
Jordan Glazier, President and CEO, Eventful
Jamie Glenn, VP, Product Development, Trulia
Mitch Golub, President,
Dan Goodman, COO, Loladex
Anupam Gupta, President, Mixpo
Peter Hutto
, VP, Business Development and Sales,
Robert Johnsen, Director of Sales and Marketing,
Erik Jorgensen
, GM, Virtual Earth and Live Search Maps Business Unit, Microsoft
Kate Kaye, Editor, News and Special Projects, ClickZ
Geneviève LeBrun, VP, Marketing, Trader Corp.
Paul Levine, VP of Marketing, AdBrite
Adrian Madland, Head of Automotive Strategic Partnerships, Google
Patrick Marshall, Chief New Media Officer, Yellow Book
Jim McCarthy, CEO, Goldstar
Susan Mernit, Founding Partner, 5ive Corp.
Viktor Nemeth, Chief Revenue Officer, Bid4Spots
Sarah Pate, President and CEO, Admission Corp.
Dan Pulcrano
, CEO and Executive Editor, Boulevards/Metro Newspapers
Carey Ransom
, VP of Business Development, WebVisible
Manvinder Saraon,
Chief Marketing Officer, Intuit Website Services
Patricia Lee Smith, VP, New Media, The Seattle Times Co.
Chris Spanos, Director of Search Verticals, AOL
Ethan Stock, President and CEO, Zvents
Greg Swanson, CEO, Itz Publishing
Todd Swickard, CEO, Auto Dealer Traffic
Jim Townsend, Principal and Editorial Director, Classified Intelligence
Jaron Waldman, Founder and CEO, Placebase
Kurt Weinsheimer, GM of Local Marketing Services, Spot Runner
Michael Yang, GM, Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Autos

Speakers at last year's conference

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