More On Jupitermedia Sale of SES

    August 8, 2005

I chatted briefly with Lisa DiGiacomo at the SES conference about the sale of Clickz and the SES trade show to UK-based Incisive Media.

Can Incisive Media continue to operate the SES shows effectively? What changes do you think the new owners will implement? Do you have changes you’d like to see? Let’s hear about it at WebProWorld.

Lisa is a Marketing & Public Relations Associate for Jupitermedia; she indicated that Incisive is primarily a trade show company. Though it has picked up the Clickz sites along with the well-known trade show, the fate of Jupiter employees has not yet been determined.

Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Watch is not a Jupiter employee, but it is assumed he will continue under his current contract.

Jupiter does still have an events division at this time, according to Lisa. At this point, it appears Jupiter employees affected by the sale will be paid as subcontractors of Incisive, who will reimburse Jupiter for conducting existing events.

Lisa did not comment on a time frame for a complete changeover to Incisive running shows like SES, although Jupiter has previously announced the sale was complete.

Mike is a manager at iEntry. He has been with iEntry since 2000.