Grant Crowell is an author, blogger, speaker and all-around Jack of many trades. He has worked in the online marketing industry since 1996 providing digital strategies and development to enterprises and entrepreneurs of all sizes, including video, search marketing/SEO, e-commerce, social media and social business, usability, reputation management, and customer experience.
Grant currently works as the lead Video Strategist for CDW's Social Media Team in Chicago. He has also worked as an independent digital consultant and video strategist since 2006, with former clients including Sears Holdings, HSBC, Reader's Digest, and Insurance Auto Auctions.
Grant is also a regularly featured speaker at conferences including Blogworld / New Media Expo, Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing Expo (SMX), Streaming Media, Mediabistro, ad:tech, PubCon, Meeting Planners International, and the American Bar Association (ABA). His long-time coverage of the online video space includes being one of the first regular columnists and media producers for ReelSEO.com, the #1 Google-ranked publication dedicated to covering the business, culture, and technology of online video. He was also the researcher and editor of the book, Socialized! How the Most Successful Businesses Harness the Power of Social. Grant is currently authoring a first-of-its-kind video marketing book with former Forrester Analyst Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, Social Video ROI.