Leaving Philadelphia...

It has been a great 15 months with Avenue A Razorfish, but the time has come for me to say goodbye. Our family has been given the opportunity to relocate to the Cleveland area, just in time for baby #2 to come along in late October, and to be nearer to my wife’s family.

I had an amazing time here at AR, and worked with some really bright minds. I’ll not list many, so hopefully no one gets offended, but I want to give a special shout-out to the following folks: Rob Crigler who hired me (and works with Orkin now); Brad Aronson who has been an awesome sounding board and has driven me to think even more broadly than I did in the past; Matt Greitzer who is one of the smartest guys I have ever worked with; William Flaiz who as my very efficient superior has given me the ability to continue to grow while maintaining my community roots; the Chrises and the rest of the PT team for being my neighbors and keeping me always laughing or hitting the mute button while on phone calls; the greater-arching SEM community within AR offices across the globe – especially Lindsay Rinehart in the ATL, Nathan Levi in the UK and Guillaume and the others at Duke in Paris; and lastly the entire SEO team that I have had the honor and privilege to work with!

The super-exciting part of this move is that I have secured a position with eMergent Marketing, the Search Engine Marketing arm of the consultancy Brulant (http://www.brulant.com/). I will be the Manager of the Search Engine Optimization team. I don’t have many more details for now, except the fact that the team members that I met with during my interview process were obviously talented and eager to continue to provide leading SEO results for their clients. The company itself has done some great things, and the senior leadership that I have had the chance to meet personally, including Len Pagon, Brad Wertz, Paul Elliott and John Vojtush, are certainly gentlemen that I look forward to working and growing with.

I will be at SES next week, wearing my new name badge, so please feel free to look for me should you wish to chat about this move or search in general!

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Good luck with the new job mate, eMergent are very lucky to have you!

If you ever fancy moving to the UK... ;o)

The visits to New York will be few and far between.... may need to get a conference going in Ohio
Hey, congrats big guy. Was just reading the weekly update at http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/014516.html and read the news. Let me know if you want to get out on the courts this week when you are in town. There is a standing "ladies" game that I could probably work us into. :)
Damn, never gotta chance to grab lunch in Philly. We'll have to catch up at a conference in z future! Good luck!
It was great working with you. Thank you so much for helping out a SEO newbie. Best of luck!
On behalf of the team at eMergent Marketing/Brulant, we are very pleased to have you come on board Chris! I look forward to working with you extensively in the near future.
Hi Chris - just saw the news, congrats on your move and new biz opportunity! - Amy S. (your old pal from AARF)
i am bummed you are not writing the search marketing trends newsletter anymore. that was some good stuff. here's wishing you good results in your new life...
Good Luck Chris, I understand as my wife and I just relocated to Phoenix to be closer to her family.


Anthony Kirlew
Web Traffic Team

Great to see you at IM-NY. Best of luck with your move to the new locale and the new job.

keep in touch!
We miss you Chris! I am now Lindsay Blankenship!! :)

Hope your new gig is treating you well.

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