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Digital Marketing Depot
279 Newtown Turnpike
Redding, CT 06896

ph: (203) 664-1350
fax: (203) 702-5389

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Our Story

Digital Marketing Depot began as Search Marketing Now, founded in 2006 by search industry veterans Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman, along with partners Chris Elwell and Sean Moriarty. Over time, Search Marketing Now grew from providing educational webcasts about search marketing, into a full resource center focusing on digital marketing tactics and strategies.

We now offer educational webcasts, whitepapers, EBooks, and research reports on digital marketing strategy and tactics.

Our name has changed – but our mission hasn’t. We continue to present current, authoritative and actionable information for digital marketers and advertisers.

Drawing from industry experts, Digital Marketing Depot’s content covers topics including:

  • Advertising – Search and Display
  • Analytics
  • eCommerce and Online Retail Marketing
  • Campaign management tools and solutions
  • Search Engine Marketing (PPC & SEO)
  • Online marketing and advertising strategies

…and much more.

After visiting Digital Marketing Depot, you’ll come away with tactical and strategic information on how to improve your digital marketing and advertising campaigns.

A Division of Third Door Media:

Digital Marketing Depot is a division of Third Door Media, Inc. Third Door Media’s mission is to empower interactive and search marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful.

Third Door Media publishes Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, which provide news, analysis and tutorials to help internet marketers do their jobs more effectively.

The company produces the global Search Marketing Expo conference series. SMX conferences include: SMX West (San Jose, CA), SMX East (New York City), SMX Advanced Seattle, SMX London, SMX Israel, SMX Munich, SMX Toronto, SMX Sydney, SMX Melbourne, SMX Paris, SMX Stockholm and SMX Social Media Marketing (Las Vegas, NV).

Third Door Media was recognized in 2011 by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing 5000 private companies in America.


Meet the Team

Chris Sherman, VP Event Editorial

Chris Sherman, VP Event Editorial

Chris Sherman is Executive Editor of SearchEngineLand.com and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. With over 25 years experience in interactive technologies, he is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS and other television and radio networks.

Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the author of “Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google” from McGraw-Hill. His previous books include “The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can’t See” (with Gary Price) from CyberAge Books; The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal from John Wiley & Sons.

Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994. His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture, Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Nokia, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies, and the Scripps Clinic. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was Executive Editor of SearchEngineWatch.com and Conference Chair of the international Search Engine Strategies events in Canada, China, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search Guide for About.com.

Chris holds a master’s degree in Interactive Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.


Claire Schoen, VP, Marketing Services

Claire Schoen,  VP, Marketing Services

Claire has held senior marketing, editorial and operations positions in publishing for nearly thirty years. Prior to Search Marketing Now, she was responsible for marketing and production of webcasts at Jupitermedia Corporation. She has also served as a marketing consultant for WebMD, Market Data Retrieval, McGraw Hill, Scholastic Inc. and other information publishers.

In the early 1990s, Claire managed one of three information practices covering publishing, education, and technology markets at Primedia’s Simba Information division. She has held senior marketing and sales positions at Simon & Schuster, Cambridge University Press and Macmillan. She began her career as an editorial assistant, Travel, at Conde Nast’s House & Garden magazine.

Claire has an MBA in marketing from New York University, which she received around the same time that IBM launched the personal computer. In her spare time, she enjoys rowing with a crew team in Norwalk, CT, where she lives with her husband and two children.

In addition to managing Digital Marketing Depot, Claire is also Press liaison for the Search Marketing Expo series.


Chris McDonagh, Producer

Chris McDonagh, Sr. Webcast Producer

Chris began her professional career started as a sales account manager for Digital Equipment Corporation, targeting banks and financial institutions. After a successful sales career, she co-founded a technology professional services firm focused on providing consulting and implementation services in the network/communications arena serving the F1000.

In this entrepreneurial role, Chris was responsible for all ‘back office’ operations including from accounting to database management. After the business was sold to USWeb/MarchFirst in 1998, Chris was an independent consultant providing technical and design assistance in database, small office networks, and web design.

Chris produces and moderates the Digital Marketing Depot webcasts, and also works at the SMX Theatre at the SMX East and SMX West conferences.