A) "consultant" small SEO company that works with BIG clients, optimising their pages, PPC campaigns, lots of meetings/corporate speak, lots of data per client, google analytics
B) "tech guy" large PPC broker - a company that sells to SME (mostly small companies) 'packages' of say 2000/m in return for a 'lead generation package' .. they will optimise your PPC keywords, and using a proxy, discover what works best and what generates leads to the unique phone number. 30 or so sales reps are out there selling this product to small business.
Would you get more out of company A or company B ?
Company A "consultant" - a lot more data to work with BIG clients, more in tune with marketing, more in touch with smart marketing people. SEO +
Company B "tech guy" - exposure to 1000s of small business campaigns and a powerful system for lead capture, this company retains clients by increasing leads and profits via google PPC. Do you think you would learn a more from this company because of your exposure to so many PPC campaigns ? as my role would be to assist the sales people on the tech-side of their campaigns. No SEO
From an IM point of view company B is quite tempting but of the exposure to SO MANY small clients using PPC to generate leads/sales. Company A because they deal with bigger clients, there is definately an SEO side (probably more than PPC).
I'm trying to work out which one would you get more out of!!