SMX West Unveils the Biggest Search Geek

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Marin Software, provider of the leading paid search management application for large advertisers and agencies, and SMX West, today announced that Seungbok Chung has been named “Biggest Search Geek” in the US and UK, beating out more than 1000 contestants to take home the top prize. Chung was recognized onstage today at SMX West by conference chair and Search Engine Land editor-in-chief, Danny Sullivan.

“I’m thrilled to be the newest search geek,” said Chung, Senior Business Analyst, WebMetro. “I know that thousands of experts in the search marketing field compete in the contest every year and I’m honored to be selected by Marin Software and SMX as this year’s winner. I look forward to taking part in the discussions and networking at SMX West.”

With a top score of 82%, Chung handily beat out the competition, completing the contest in 16 minutes and 11 seconds. The Third Annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest sponsored by Marin Software was open to anyone with the mettle to answer 20 tough questions about the ins-and-outs of search marketing. This year the contest was opened to UK competitors for the first time.