Portland, August 14th. Guests at the 4th annual SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party, donated over 200 coats for children in need. The back-to-school coat-drive, at the Hotel deLuxe, helped out SEMpdx’s 2012 Charity of Choice: the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division. (Photo Credit, Kenneth Benjamin Reed)

“SEMpdx was so excited to sell out this event, because it is truly a testament to the digital marketing industry,” said Mike Rosenberg, President of SEMpdx. “Digital marketing is increasingly becoming more relevant to all marketing disciplines, which was really illuminated at the party by having such a diverse crowd.”

SEMpdx Board President Mike Rosenberg is interviewed by KGW's Joe Smith during Live@7 segment from the event.

SEMpdx Board President Mike Rosenberg is interviewed by KGW’s Joe
Smith during [email protected] segment from the event.

Over 249 pounds of coats were collected. SEMpdx will also be donate ten-percent of the proceeds from the rooftop party to the Sunshine Division. Moreover, SEMpdx will offer ten percent of all its 2012 revenue to the charity, along with providing in-kind digital marketing expertise, such as advice on social media campaigns and solid SEO strategy, to all Charity of Choice recipients.

Some of the 200-plus coats SEMpdx collected for children in need.

Some of the 200-plus coats SEMpdx collected for children in need.

“Working with SEMpdx has been truly inspiring and the support of the local professional community is invaluable to us,” said Kyle Camberg, Executive Director of the Sunshine Division. “We are ecstatic about the coats we received last week. They will go to children who can’t afford a jacket during the winter and rely on their schools for two meals a day.”

Executive Director of Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Kyle Camberg, and SEMpdx Board Members, Mike Rosenberg and Alan George

Executive Director of Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Kyle
Camberg, and SEMpdx Board Members, Mike Rosenberg and Alan George

SEMpdx Advisory Board Member, David Mihm, and Social Media Director for Charlie Hales for Portland Mayor, Mary Breslin Nichols, talk shop at the sellout SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party

SEMpdx Advisory Board Member, David Mihm, and Social Media Director
for Charlie Hales for Portland Mayor, Mary Breslin Nichols, talk shop
at the sellout SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party.

The SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party was co-hosted by the American Marketing Association (AMA), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), AIGA Portland, Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO), Northwest Interactive Advertising Group (NWIAG), Oregon Entrepreneur Network (OEN), Social Media Club of Portland, the Oregon-Columbia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (OCIABC), and the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO). Event sponsors included ethology, PSU’s Professional Development Center, SEOmoz, SyCara, Bonfire Marketing, American Marketing Association (AMA), Mac’s List and the Portland Digital Marketing Conference.

SEMpdx, the Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland, is a nonprofit group dedicated to nurturing the development of the search engine marketing (SEM) and social media marketing (SMM) industries in the greater northwest. Created as a resource for both local industry professionals and area businesses, SEMpdx strives to build national credibility for Portland as a hub for the SEM/SMM industry, as well as improve the quality of work and life for its professionals. SEMpdx is committed to giving back to the local community by supporting charitable organizations. Each year, SEMpdx selects a charity of choice to support for a 12 month period. Visit www.sempdx.org for more information.

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