Remember Berlin Internet Marketing Conference in 2001?

September 16, 2007

While searching for any evidence for my very first Google check I received in early 2001 (back when there was no Adsense) I found a mail remembering me of the very first online marketing conference I ever attended and probably the very first online marketing event in Germany.

Internet Marketing Conference Berlin 2001From 13th-15th November 2001 there was the Internet Marketing Conference (IMC) (wonder that their website wasn’t changed since) organized by the Swede Lennart Svanberg and german online company luna-park. There was a maximum of maybe 50 participants, sponsorships from the search engines was unknown and the setting in the house-of-industrial-associations is probably unthinkable today.
The only german participants I remember meeting there were Ron Hillman, Stefan Fischerl√§nder, Klaus Patzwaldt and Mathias Schmitz, while there were lots of english speaking participants (e.g. Dixon Jones whom I see speaking at all the us-conferences) from all over Europe back then. I keep on meeting many of these guys at every online marketing related conference-event today and it’s really great to see that so many new faces joined the scene since then…
I keeps on searching for the historic Google check, but the memory of early conference times is alive again – alot has changed in the industry and I’m excited to compare todays SEO get-togethers with the ones we’ll see in 2013…

3 responses to Remember Berlin Internet Marketing Conference in 2001?

  1. Hi,
    yes – those were the days :-).

    During IMC Berlin a revolotion took place at Yahoo.Com – they started to show “sponsored links” from Overture :-). It was Barry Lloyd of MakeMeTop.co.uk that saw it first and I think it was the night of November 14th.. (Dixon paid for a lot of drinks so if I’m not sure here I’ll blame him)

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