April 28 - May 1, 2019South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Florida


The Search and the Performance Revolution

Search engine marketing is the original, and most accountable,  “performance” marketing vehicle in digital. But today, those disciplines and data are interwoven with all of the many channels where consumers flag their intent, and marketers can close the loop and track the customer journey all the way to the final sale. From Social and Native advertising to content marketing and e-commerce advertising, Search is now at the head of a table of performance-oriented media that must target, track and work together to complete a customer’s journey. 

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Search & Performance Insider Summit 2019 Attendees Include:

Check out a video from the December 2017 Search Insider Summit:


Why Should You Attend?

  • Unparalleled access and knowledge sharing with the leading minds in the Search Marketing Industry
  • Opportunity to hear from and interact with over 40 speakers who are senior level brand marketers and solutions providers
  • Morning Sessions provide best practices, case studies, and newest tactics which can all be applied to your marketing strategies
  • Be part of driving the Search Channel forward as a key component of marketing campaigns, within your company and the industry

Brand Marketer Program

Insider Summits are complimentary to Brand Marketers who meet our requirementsComplimentary Brand Marketer pass includes:

* Summit registration ($3795 value)
* Accommodations at the Resort for three nights
* No charge on Afternoon Outdoor Activities
* Meals, drinks and functions over three days

Find out if you qualify and the application process »

"The Search Insider Summit is an incredible conference.  It is the perfect blend of panel/speaker sessions, information sharing, and networking. I am always looking for new contacts both for information sharing and for business partnerships, and I definitely came away from this with both."
- Robyn Foo, Marketing Director, Travelzoo

"Unlike any other event I’ve ever attended. The venue, the programming, the speakers, the attendees, the networking opportunities - everything about this event is at a different level."
- Lance Loveday, CEO, Closed Loop Marketing

"This was my first time attending SIS and it was fantastic – MediaPost puts on a great event, better than all other search conferences that I’ve been to."
- Katherine Janca, Associate Director, Programmatic, The Media Kitchen

 “I would trade 100 SES, Ad-Techs, or other “trade shows” to be at one SIS.  The relationships built, and the thought provoking conversations which you are a part of are invaluable.  It’s awesome to see that the Summit recognized and focused on how search really was more than the “click” or SERP.  Looking forward to the next one!”
- Bryant Garvin, Program Manager, Paid Search, Choice Hotels International

"The Search Insider Summit was a wonderful Summit for me because I am new to SEM. I was able to learn from experienced search marketing peers, hear about real case studies to learn about successful optimization, and get inside info on trending and where SEM is headed for the future."
- Diane Devlin, WW Advertising and Media, Brocade

"The Search Insider Summit was a stellar event!  I very much enjoyed and appreciated the intimate, one-on-one environment where we were able to network with thought leaders from our industry.  This is an event I would definitely attend again and recommend to any of my colleagues!"
- Valerie Anderson, Search Director, Maxus

“The Search Insider Summit was far and away the best conference I've attended. Talking with and learning from expert practitioners was invaluable, and the balance between content and fun made it easy to stay focused and engaged. I'll definitely be back!"
Cody Duke, Product and Digital Marketing Manager, Legacy Texas 

Quality Pledge

MediaPost strives for excellence in its coverage of media, marketing and advertising. Our mission is to critically engage key questions for brand marketers, media buyers, sellers and emerging platforms. We choose speakers exclusively for their ability to bring perspective and insight to our stage. All conferences are programmed by proven, expert, unbiased journalists. MediaPost has never and will never engage in "pay to play" conferencing.

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The Search and Performance Insider Summit is brought to you by the MediaPost journalists and editors that produce Search Marketing Daily and the Search Insider, important sources of news and commentary for the search marketing community.

Conference Content Programmers:

Steve Smith, Editorial Director, Events, MediaPost

Laurie Sullivan, Writer and Editor, Events, MediaPost

Programming Committee:

Jon Kagan, Director of Search and Biddable Media, MARC USA

Steve Gibson, VP, Group Director, Search and Social, Canvas Worldwide

Clayton McLaughlin
, VP, Group Account Director, Green Line Digital

Kerry Curran, Managing Partner, Marketing Integration, Catalyst

For brand marketer VIP pass inquiries please contact Kevin Massa at massa@mediapost.com

What your peers have to say about the Search and Performance Insider Summit:

"One of the top Search conferences of the year. I highly recommend marketers consider attending to share in days chock full of industry-leading content and networking. This is a must attend event for the serious brand Search marketer.”
Brian Kleisner, Director of Digital Performance Marketing, Humana 

"Search Insider Summit is the one event I look forward to every year.  Increasingly rare to get the blend of top talent, top brands, top content and top vendors together year after year without fail.”
Morgan Chemij, Director, North American Marketing, HP.com

"Simply the best and most informative Search conference I have been to. Real SEM experts with real experience talking candidly about their experiences."
- Steve Gibson, VP Group Director, Canvas Worldwide

"By far the best Search conference I've ever attended! Not only fun but I learned valuable tactics and met great people.  Hard to beat!"
- Santina Lay, Senior Paid Search Marketing Manager, National Appraisal Guides, Inc.

“The incredibly high bar in attendee quality both from the vendor and the brand side and the intimacy of a small group in some fabulous locations seems to elevate the conversation at the Search Insider Summit.  I would recommend this over any other conference in the space for its ability to create very fundamental value for the attendees.”
- Vikram Somaya, GSVP, Global Data Officer & Ad Platforms, ESPN

"Having been jaded from search conferences given that I hear much the same thing every time, I'm glad I went against my instincts and attended MediaPost's Search Insider Summit.  I learned a great deal from industry peers at panels, but probably even more so at casual events where people felt able to talk freely. The venue and environment was perfect for that.  A terrific, one-of-a-kind conference for search industry leaders to learn from one another."
- Bob Chandra, Sr. Product Manager, Search, World Wide Marketing, Amazon

"MediaPost's Search Insider Summit is a must-attend industry event. This search conference has all the right people discussing the key topics that matter.  Want to be a better online marketer?  This is where the industry veterans go - SIS doesn't waste precious time with introductory-level content. You get right into the nitty-gritty on the latest industry trends and challenges.  The Search Insider Summit is three days well-spent!"
- Laura DeGraff, Director, Digital Acquisition, Barclaycard

"The Search Insider Summit bring together the smartest people in the industry every time, no exceptions. The agenda always combines great content with even better networking opportunities. They're always on my list of 'must do' events each year."
- Clayton McLaughlin, VP, Group Director, Havas Media

"The combination of a small number of great attendees, excellent content, afternoon activities, and evening social events makes the Search Insider Summit the best search conference to make genuine, valuable connections."
- Lucinda Holt, CEO, ClickEquations

"It was such a wonderful event filled with great content and ever better people. You guys put on an excellent show!”
Alexandra Schieken, Director, Worldwide Marketing, Delta Air Lines

“The Search Insider Summit is by far the best event that I have attended. The structure of the summit allowed for networking with industry leaders to help move theories and ideas forward.  It’s a leading event for the digital marketing industry.”
Roz-Linn Finn, Digital Marketing Manager, Navistar, Inc.

"3 days of inspiration, pure content, fun and real connections made.  MediaPost's "Insider" Summits group brands, data driven marketing experts and vendors to share knowledge and work together towards marching the industry forward via an intimate and authentic setting - in what was my best conference experience yet!  Kudos to the amazing MediaPost team and wonderful programming of sessions, events and activities."
- Itay Rahat, Manager, Global CRM Solutions, Warner Music Group