Internet Marketers and Getting Married

Marketers are odd people. Internet Marketers - doubly so. Sure, their jobs are getting their client's sites to the top of the search engines, but they also know how to use the web for fun (or personal gain - or both). And, of course, they're not your normal blue-collar workers; they're out-of-the-box, mind-blowingly smart people.

In the last couple years, one thing they've used the media for is to make engagement proposals. The owner of Search Engine Roundtable, Barry Schwartz, even made mainstream news headlines by working with to propose to his girlfriend.

But only this year was Barry one-upped by another member of the search industry. Apparently Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz (which has a great site and Internet marketing blog, btw) had been secretly planning to propose to his girlfriend during the Super Bowl. It didn't work out because even the local the Super Bowl ads are sold out far in advance, but about a month ago he did the next best thing. Rand ran a spot during his girlfriend's favorite show, Veronica Mars. She agreed and they are to be married, but that's probably the most public thing I've ever seen anyone do for a marriage proposal.


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