CEO, Portent, Inc
Ian Lurie is Founder and CEO of Portent, a digital marketing company he started 1995. Ian's professional specialties and favorite topics are marketing strategy, history, search and all things nerdy.
He is co-author of the 2nd edition of the Web Marketing All-In-One for Dummies and wrote the sections on SEO, blogging, social media and web analytics. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. And, Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech.
His random educational background includes a B.A. in History from UC San Diego and a degree in Law from UCLA. Along the way, he's been a very amateur competitive cyclist, a bike messenger, a roof consultant, a technical writer and an Adobe FrameMaker consultant. You may find him teaching his kids to play Dungeons and Dragons on the weekends, or dragging his tongue on the ground as he pedals his way up Seattle's ridiculously steep hills.
You can read some of Ian's recent work at www.portent.com/onetrick and www.portent.com/data/content-inventory.