The Lost Marty Weintraub Rockstar Pictures


SEM Poetry Slam


It’s been interesting to note search journalists lobbing tongue and cheek verbiage like “PPC rockstar,” “Social Media rockstar” and other mutually indulgent hyperbole at Marty.

All seriousness aside, we were cleaning out the office today and found a poster, circa 1985, that left the weekend aimClear crew howling. In a momentary haze, Marty gave me permission to publish these pictures and I wanted to do so before he changed his mind!



Yup that’s Marty alright! He says:

“in retrospect I looked a lot like a much less attractive version of my mother. Back in the day I used a LOT of AquaNet extra-hold and (obviously) took things a bit too seriously :).”

Anyway, we hope you enjoy this blast from the past…



  1. David Szetela on October 12, 2009 at 6:29 am


  2. Marty Weintraub on October 12, 2009 at 6:32 am

    @David Szetela: It’s twu, it’s twu, it’s weally twu :)

  3. David Szetela on October 12, 2009 at 6:35 am

    i have a man-crush on 80′s Marty.

    But definitely NOT Shane.

  4. Scott Clark on October 12, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I seriously had a Tears for Fears moment there. Wow.

  5. Lauren Litwinka on October 12, 2009 at 7:56 am

    wow. wow.


  6. Marty Weintraub on October 12, 2009 at 8:04 am

    There are more…there are videos, Heading on the road to MSP to visit with clients. See ya’ tonight tweeps :).

  7. Mark Ball on October 12, 2009 at 8:15 am

    kinda like a jim morrison with more hair.

  8. Rick Rosar on October 12, 2009 at 8:58 am

    If Marty’s a pack rat like the rest of us…I bet the necklace is still around somewhere too!

  9. Manny Rivas on October 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I’ve got my eyes peeled for any VHS tapes that might be hiding too. Stay tuned folks =)

  10. Joanna Lord on October 12, 2009 at 11:15 am

    at least now I know what to put on shirts at cafe press for PubCon. watch out ’80s Marty…you just became the poster child of #PubCon…

    love it.

  11. Laurie O'Neill on October 12, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    So I really want to know what happened to Donny, Shane and Charlie!!!

  12. Addie on October 12, 2009 at 6:43 pm


  13. Marty Weintraub on October 12, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Charlie Adams went on to be Yanni’s Drummer. In those days he was known as the upside drummer who soloed to the William Tell Overture strapped into a machine. He was the pride of Mr. Nibbs Minneapolis and a hell of a drummer. He was my roommate for about a year and…umm…I could tell you…um…stories.

    I don’t know about Shane (AKA “Wild Weasel”), Donny Paulson played in the Teddy Bear Band until his retirement and lots at Minnesota State Fairs for years. As for me, I’m thinking it’s about time to publish some the music from the mid 80′s to the mid 90′s.

    Thanks for all of the fun today. We’re thinking we should publish the music videos :O)

  14. Jeff Randall on October 13, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Wow! A whole new side of Marty, thanks for sharing. Now I know what to ask him about at PubCon.

    Joanna, order a shirt for me too. hehe

  15. Travis Norman on October 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Yus! For the win!

  16. Risa on October 13, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    YOU are the original SEO Rockstar. There’s no doubt about it now!

  17. David on October 13, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Marty mate classic photos, i want to see the music videos ;)

  18. Joanne Cirillo on November 2, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Seeing this photo is the best thing that has happened to me in a month. I will always see you this way in my mind’s eye.

  19. Marty Weintraub on November 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    @Joanne Cirillo: Don’t make promises you’re not going to keep :) .

  20. Andrea Starin on November 22, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    OMG!!!! See if you can find the videos of me and Lisa playing in the pit at BV Center!! I still have all the original Boundary Water stuff you gave me!!

  21. Eric Barkdull on February 18, 2011 at 9:45 pm


    I think you should go back to this look!!! Just cyber surfing and found this. Hope all is well with you and your family.
    wish I could get Kurt and visit MN for a few days.

    Eric Barkdull
    Shelby, Ohio

  22. Eric Barkdull on February 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Howdy Marty,

    Eric Barkdull

  23. Marty Weintraub on February 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    @Eric Barkdull: I still look like that inside :). It’s great to hear from you. Please send my regards to Kurt.

  24. Chris B on January 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Wow!! Never saw these pics of you before! Crushin’ :)

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