LondonSEO Posh Poseurs Party

Yo my homies, it’s your bro EGM here from the mean streets of Rochford – brup brup (and all that jazz).

The Ayima crew are feeling rather musical lately, with MikeN in his boy band and yours truly doing a homage to James Blunt. We then heard that Ciaran “I like shoes more than I really should” Norris was looking to start an SEO Disco, for deck spinning SEOs and music fans alike. So, for one night only, SMX London‘s big LondonSEO party will have a musical accompaniment.

Jewel Covent Garden - Blanca Bar

Jewel Covent Garden - Blanca Bar

The party will take place at Covent Garden’s Jewel Bar on Monday 18th May 2009 (after Day 1 of Search Marketing Expo). We have booked out the whole of the Blanca Bar, with loads of space and its own dedicated bar. As the venue is a little posher than our usual old man pubs, we’d recommend wearing smart casual attire (a casual shirt and jeans, or a smart t-shirt is fine). The party will start at 7pm (giving time to get dinner first or attend SMX London’s networking party) and we can “network” until midnight.

LondonSEO attendees have been given an exclusive discount on SMX London conference passes. Get 15% off (worth £133.50) by using the discount code LONSEO09.

We do not have a sponsor yet, please let us know if you’d like to sponsor some drinks and get your name up on our site (you can also put out promo material on the night).

If you consider yourself to be a good DJ and would like to play a set, please ping Ciaran on twitter. We’re not looking for people to press play on their iPod, you’ll need to know how to Sphinn spin and mix old-school vinyl. No trance or weird shit please, some of us are old.

The networking party is open to all SMX London attendees and those involved in internet marketing. Gate crashers will get spammed, banned and slammed.

I look forward to seeing you all there. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know you’re coming – especially if you’re new.

The key details:
Date: Monday 18th May 2009
Time: 7pm until late
Location: Jewel Bar 29-30 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7JS
(we’re in the “Blanca Bar” room)
Maps: [Google Maps] [Micro$oft Maps]
Nearest Station: Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Charring Cross are an easy walk away.

37 Responses to LondonSEO Posh Poseurs Party

  1. robbothan May 7, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    Cool – look forward to it! Although i might only be attending day 2 of SMX – how come you chose to have the party after day 1? Hungover on day2…. or is there an informal party after day2?

  2. Jane May 7, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    I might* be there.

    *I’ll check my diary. 😛

  3. Chewie May 7, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    Your not gonna get up and spit some lyrics to some old skool hip hop then Rob?

  4. Jane May 7, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    Party on Day 1 due to a lot of people leaving town after the conference ends on Day 2. We ran into this problem with SES. It worked out quite well at SMX London last year, even though some of us ex-Statesiders were also drinking to celebrate a certain Presidential election 😉

  5. Lisa Ditlefsen May 7, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    Fab! Oooooooo loks like a posh venue as well, donkey have you been bullied into upgrading from your dirty old man pubs? ;p

    AND we get music, this sounds awesome, you’re not DJing are you donkey? I’ve seen your music collection, it’s not good ;p

    Count me in, Jane shall we wear our tutus, it could be our new “uniform”.

  6. Mark May 7, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    I will be there. I also have a medium-sized “collection” of nausating 80s vinyl.

  7. evilgreenmonkey May 7, 2009 at 10:44 am #

    @robbothan Many international speakers fly back on the last conference day or have early flights, which has previously prevented them from being able to attend. If you’re unable to handle a Day 2 conference hangover, you need to man up a bit and learn from the conference pros 😉

    @Chewie With my mind on my money and my money on my mind, the evil green monkey spitting some rhymes. Holding out for the SEO beat, with the ladies and the links just falling at my feet…

    …or maybe not.

  8. Matthew Attwell May 7, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    Great stuff, will be there, Jewel bar is a Great venue… Good to see you all in Amsterdam

  9. StalkerB May 7, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    I’m there like hair.

  10. evilgreenmonkey May 7, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    @cookie My vinyl would consist of Neil Diamond and Bach, so maybe not. MikeN wants me to MC though 😉

    @Mark 80’s vinyl would be cool, although I’ll let MikeN and Ciaran be the deciders of taste.

  11. g1smd May 7, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    *** No trance or weird shit please, some of us are old. ***

    Pfffft. Damn. Old is no excuse.

    Lisa says: *** I’ve seen your music collection (donkey), it’s not good ;p ***

    That explains it all. :-)

    Jane says: *** I might be there. ***

    If you’re not, we’ll all come round yours and bang on your door until you relent…

  12. Chewie May 7, 2009 at 10:52 am #

    @Rob: That was pretty good actually mate :)

  13. Slideshow Mechanic May 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm #


    Is this a free event ? Silly question probably :(

    • evilgreenmonkey May 7, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

      It is indeed free, may have to buy your own beers though.

      • Slideshow Mechanic May 7, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

        noooo 😉 YAY! I think i’ll be there :) woop woop

  14. rishil May 7, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    I am a vegetarian. Thanks.

  15. Jon Myers May 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    Looking like a good event Rob….very posh! Might miss the old boozer background of the years gone past mind 😉

    Not sure what is more shocking the Neil Diamond collection or the rapping @Dean, seeing you in a whole new light mate! :)

    See you all there!

  16. Louis Venter May 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Whats the dress code, can i wear one shoe?

    And is this offer still applicable?


    • evilgreenmonkey May 7, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

      You can wear one shoe, as long as it’s a smart-casual shoe.

      Has to be a real 404, no cheating 😛

  17. Kate Morris May 7, 2009 at 1:49 pm #

    The Texan will be there!!!!

    • Jane May 7, 2009 at 3:38 pm #


  18. Mike May 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Damn, finally been Punked! by the Kerry posting that YouTube clip :-s

    Anyway, I believe that Rob should be the compère for the evening. All in favour say “Aye”.

  19. Massimo Burgio May 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    I will definitely be there!!!! =)

  20. Ciarán May 7, 2009 at 10:32 pm #

    Looking forward to this guys. I thought that I had saved names of a few people who wanted to play records at SEO Disco but, with typical brilliance, I seem to have lost it.

    Anyone looking to play a few tunes, please drop me a line – ciarannorris at gmail dot com or Nothing too hectic I don’t think, but let me know what you fancy playing and we’ll see what we can do.

  21. Erika May 13, 2009 at 9:43 am #

    I’ll dip my toe in – newbie to SMX and LondonSEO so please say hello when I’m standing on my own in a corner sobbing into my drink!


    • MOGmartin May 15, 2009 at 10:14 am #

      I’ll be crying into my beer on the other side of the room I guess anyway, its my first SMX, and Im going by myself so I know a big fat nobody so far…

      anyone else in the same boat ping me a comment on twitter: – see you at the bar!


  22. Matthew Wood May 14, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    All booked for SMX next week, so will be heading to this too! – Cheers for organising Rob.

  23. Ulf May 14, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

    Thanks for organising, looking forward to meet lot’s of you guys!


  24. Eduard Blacquière May 15, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    Definitely will attend this one as well :)
    Thanks for organising this, Rob!

  25. Heini van Bergen May 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    Will be there!!!

  26. David Fairhurst May 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    Both myself and Allan Stewart will be there this time, thanks for organising Rob.

    Should be a great laugh, personally I’m waiting to see exactly *when* the rozzers turn up!

  27. Allan Stewart May 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    FireflySEO will be there. Can you add us to the list please.

    Allan Stewart
    Gavin Stewart
    David Fairhurst

    No 80’s disco please.



  28. stuartpturner May 16, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    I’m going to be there in spirit only I’m afraid – new starters coming in on Tuesday, damn them… Hope you al have an absolutely spiffing time though and the ‘networking’ doesn’t get too out of hand.


  29. Geir Ellefsen May 18, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    I’ll be there, looking forward to it. This will be my first posh seo beer event :) And btw, I’m Norwegian.

  30. gabs May 18, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Have a great one again guys.. Can’t make it :(

  31. Allan Stewart May 20, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Thanks for arranging Rob. It was nice to meet you, albiet, briefly! See you soon I hope.