Benu Aggarwal is the Founder and President of Milestone Internet Marketing. Milestone is a leading provider of Internet marketing and social media solutions for the lodging industry. Milestone works with over 1500 hotels, major hotels chains, and management groups. Benu is a highly respected expert in Internet Marketing strategies for the lodging industry. In her current role, Benu manages product development and technology for Milestone. Under her leadership, the company has launched several award winning websites and software.
Benu has written several articles on Search Engines Marketing and coauthored the Internet marketing book "Hotels to HTMLs." Benu often speaks at search and lodging industry conferences. Prior to Milestone, Benu worked in sales and revenue management roles in select service and upscale hotels in the US and abroad. Benu has a BS degree, MBA, CHME, and Cornell GMP program certification. For more information about Benu and Milestone, visit www.milestoneinternet.com.
Jonathan Allen joined Incisive Media as director of Search Engine Watch in December 2009. Previously, Jonathan worked as a search marketing specialist for Incisive on leading B2B print/online publications and job boards in the legal, tech, and finance sectors (including Legal Week, TheInquirer.net, V3.co.uk, Accountancy Age Jobs, and Computing Careers). Before Incisive, Allen worked as an SEO consultant and also co-founded Moblog:tech, an award-winning mobile social networking software provider and owner of the mobile social network Moblog. In 2008, Moblog:tech's build of Channel 4's The Big Art Mob won the community engagement award at MediaGuardian Awards for Innovation (MEGAS), The Royal Television Society's On The Move Award, and 3 BAFTA nominations.
Director of Analytics
Ben Bailey is responsible for directing SEO and analytics operations for SiteLogic's clients. Ranging from e-commerce to industrial to health care, the firm's client base provides a wide range of experience and knowledge upon which to draw. Bailey has a passion for teaching clients how to understand and, more importantly, take action from their analytics. By doing even the most simple SEO, SiteLogic has seen increases in traffic upwards of 400%, and increases in conversions from 100% to 200%. Bailey has master certifications from Market Motive in SEO and web analytics.
Matt Bailey is the president and founder of SiteLogic, a website marketing consultancy, and has been training businesses about website marketing since 1997. He speaks at over 30 international conferences, seminars, and training sessions each year. Seminar attendees consistently rave about his conversational, entertaining speaking style and his ability to explain high-level search marketing concepts in a way that even non-techies understand. Bailey is the primary trainer and developer for the Direct Marketing Association's search engine optimization certification program, and the trainer for its two-day website marketing seminar.
Loren Baker specializes in the strategic development of SEO and digital media campaigns for Fortune 500, consumer brands and regulated industries. Active in the online marketing field since 1998, Loren has co-founded and built multiple agencies and digital consultancies, including BlueGlass Interactive and Search & Social. In 2003, he created Search Engine Journal, an AdAge Top 10 blog that covers search marketing news and tactics; he continues to serve as the blog's managing editor.
President and Chief Strategy Officer
Charles Black plays a key leadership role in developing Technorati Media's strategy and identifying market opportunities to support the company's continued growth. He has driven Epic Media Group/Traffic Marketplace's business development initiatives, including strategic partnerships, acquisition and data mining, platform creation and optimization, product formulation, and execution and M&A evaluations. Prior to Traffic Marketplace, Black served as director of business development at Specific Media, where he spearheaded large-scale data acquisitions and was a driving force behind efforts to improve network efficiency and performance.
Chris has been a digital marketer since 2000, starting in-house in the insurance space and subsequently assuming growing leadership roles across large agencies and SEM firms. In 2014 he founded WebTrafficAdvisors.com in upstate New York. Chris consults with and coaches business and agency teams ranging from senior executives to technical, brand, content and legal groups; helping to improve validation, efficiency, internal acumen and implementation. Chris has diverse experience across major ecommerce platforms, pharma, retail, and other industries.
Since 2004 Chris has been a highly rated speaker, moderator, and content advisor at conferences and partner events all over the world, covering search engine marketing, social media, analytics and evolving tactics including the promotion of better SEO integration across marketing channels. He has served on the Global Board of Directors of SEMPO.org since 2006, co-hosts the weekly podcast SEO Rockstars, and is a two-time judge for the US Search Awards. Chris also blogs for various industry publications but most of his writing involves analysis and recommendations for clients, while fostering integrated online marketing and branding to a qualified target audience.
Nathan Bransford oversees a Facebook page with over 320,000 likes and a Twitter account with 84,000 followers. Since his arrival at CNET, the company's social media following has grown over 350% and has witnessed significant growth in user participation and engagement. Bransford is also a novelist and blogger with a personal Twitter account that has over 95,000 followers.
Sr. Manager Marketing
Lisa Buyer is the founder of three media companies and CEO of The Buyer Group, an interactive PR, social media, and branding agency in South Florida. Clients include public and private companies in the technology, real estate, and health/beauty industries. Buyer is the editor of several blogs and teaches online courses on applying social media to business networks. She regularly speaks at national conferences, including Search Engine Strategies and PubCon, on online PR, social media, and search. She is a certified Google AdWords professional and a SEMPO and SFIMA member.
As CMO for SLI Systems, Tim Callan is focused on driving sales growth within the e-commerce sector and increasing SLI's market share with its cloud-based search and navigation offerings. Tim previously served as CMO at RetailNext, a leading provider of in-store Big Data and analytics solutions, and as VP of marketing for online security leader Verisign, where he led the creation and launch of the Verisign Secured seal. Tim currently sits on the board of IT security company DigiCert and has served on the board of the Online Trust Alliance, a vendor-neutral organization dedicated to creating a more trustworthy online ecosystem. A 20-year technology industry veteran, Tim has also held marketing executive positions at Melbourne IT Digital Brand Services and Caere, which later became Nuance. Tim earned a bachelor's degree with the highest honors from UCLA.
Senior Director of Marketing
Mikel Chertudi is a seasoned and innovative marketing executive who has a passion for leadership, building brands, and creating demand. He is responsible for fueling the global growth of Adobe through innovative, world-class media and demand creation programs. Chertudi has created a team of award-winning experts who focus on major digital channels including database marketing, search, display, mobile, and social, as well as traditional channels. He also oversees campaign strategy and execution of Adobe's $1B enterprise B2B business including the Online Marketing Suite and Customer Experience Solutions.
Chapell & Associates
Alan Chapell founded Chapell & Associates in 2003. Since then, the firm has helped over 50 media and technology companies craft their interactive privacy and data strategy. Chapell & Associates has also been instrumental in the development of emerging best practice standards for interactive marketing and media. Chapell is on the board of the Network Advertising Initiative, chairman of the NYC chapter of the IAPP, chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association’s (MMA) Privacy and Preferences Committee, and a longtime member of MMA’s Consumer Best Practices Committee.
Associate Director of CPG
Erica Charney acts as an external strategic consultant for iProspect's CPG clients, including Procter & Gamble. Since joining iProspect in 2005, she has worked on both organic and paid search campaigns. First she was a search marketing specialist in the Boston office, making recommendations for clients' websites. Then she became a client services manager in the Chicago office, where she oversaw the development and strategic direction of all client accounts and managed the activities of a blended client-facing team of search marketing specialists and search marketing analysts. Charney has worked closely with high-profile clientele in online banking and finance, health insurance, retail, and pharmaceutical, and is Google AdWords certified.
Bruce Clay is founder and president of Bruce Clay, Inc., a global Internet marketing optimization firm providing SEO, pay per click, social media marketing, conversion rate optimization, SEO-friendly web design and architecture, and SEO tools and training. As an industry thought leader, Clay is an accomplished speaker and educator. He is also the author of Search Engine Optimization All-in-One for Dummies—more than 700 pages of hands-on SEO guidance, with the second version published in January 2012.
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Jonathan Copulsky has helped clients design their "go-to-market" strategies; revise their channel strategies; create new market-based segmentation frameworks; establish analytically based customer loyalty programs; revamp their sales forces, call centers, and database marketing efforts; rethink their service operations to take advantage of new technology-enabled capabilities; and integrate customer-facing organization forces in conjunction with mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his work with clients, he chairs Deloitte Consulting's Marketing Council and leads the firm's eminence efforts. Copulsky has authored bylined articles for a number of publications, including Ad Age, Brandweek, Strategy and Leadership, and Sales and Marketing Management. He recently taught a class on B2B pricing at the University of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business and is the author of Brand Resilience: Managing Risk and Recovery in a High-Speed World.
Paul Corkery is Bing Ads Product Manager for Search Platform and Tools at Microsoft. This includes support for customer experiences across Bing Ads Web, Bing Ads Editor, API, and tools like Bing Ads Intelligence (BAI). Previously, Paul was a Search Account Manager, helping premium search advertisers manage and optimize their Bing Ads campaigns to meet their marketing objectives. Leveraging his experience working with Premium Direct, Agency Managed, and API enabled search customers, Paul went on to become the voice of the premium customer segment into Bing Ads engineering. With the arrival of the Yahoo! Bing Network, Paul's platform and tools expertise was heavily leveraged in the execution of the North American transition.
Austin Craig is the first spokesman for Orabrush and has been part of the creative marketing team since the company's launch. He starred in the first and most successful Orabrush video and continues to work with the marketing group, with responsibilities ranging from graphic design to video directing to public relations. While a student at Brigham Young University, Craig was the first intern with a journalism background to join the tech team at MSNBC.com. He and Jeffrey Harmon met while working at FamilyLink.com on the company's Twitter and Facebook team.
Thom is a seasoned techincal SEO and digital analytics veteran. His current role as VP of Development and IT at Internet Marketing Ninjas includes the improvement of internal processes, leading the creation and refinement of industry-leading tools across multiple brands.
Previously he was a premier independent consultant, held a a senior search position at nationally renown TopRank Online Marketing and led all digital web-related technology's at Rochester Institute of Technology's Saunders College of Business. He also led analytics strategy efforts for the university's mobile initiative.
Part of the ClickZ Academy faculty, Thom has also taught for several well-respected colleges and universities. He is a regular speaker at ClickZ Live events and is a veteran of TEDx as well.
As Co-Founder and CEO of Marcel Media, Kelly Cutler is a rising star and leader in the fast-paced online marketing industry. Ms. Cutler has led the full-service online and interactive marketing firm to its rank within the Inc. 5000's fastest growing private companies within its initial six years, a Google Ad Words Qualified Company, a Google Analytics and a Website Optimizer Certified Partner. Ms. Cutler is recognized as an innovator specifically within the search engine optimization/marketing community. She is a University of Chicago New Entrepreneur Program instructor, an active member and president of the Chicago Entrepreneurs' Organization, and belongs to the Chicago Internet Marketing Association and SEMPO. Organizations frequently ask Kelly to share her expertise through speaking at industry conferences across the country.
Sr. Director, Analytics and Insight
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
Tami Dalley is the Senior Director of Analytics and Insights at Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and oversees the company's analytics and insights team.
A self-proclaimed "fanatical explorer," Tami has more than a decade of industry experience in deep-dive web analytics, usability consulting, competitive intelligence, landing page design and multivariate testing. Prior to Buddy Media, she worked as the Director of User Experience Optimization at ROI Labs, a leading provider of global web analytics consulting services.
Tami's work has been honored with the Search Engine Strategies Award for "Most Effective Use of Web Analytics" as well as the HSMAI Gold Arian Award for "Outstanding Search Marketing Strategy." Tami is also a noted industry thought-leader and has spoken at such events as Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing Expo and Conversion University, among others.
VP of Marketing
As the brand steward for Resolution Media (RM), Omnicom's search agency, Viji Davis leads the marketing team and is responsible for brand strategy, corporate brand identity, and publicity for RM's innovative products and services. She has held various positions at the agency since 2006. Before taking on her current role, she was VP of client services, responsible for the overarching strategy and planning for many of RM's clients. Davis has worked with numerous brands including Bank of America, Lowe's, HP, Leapfrog, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Briggs and Stratton. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, where she teaches a search engine marketing class. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, including IMS Summit, WOMMA, and OMMA.
Sr Product Manager, SEO
Michael DeHaven serves as the SEO product manager at Bazaarvoice, the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications that drive sales. With over 14 years of experience in the online marketing industry, DeHaven has developed and implemented holistic SEO strategies for leading websites such as CareerBuilder.com, Travelocity.com, and Hotels.com. His expertise lies in the developing synergies between SEO and the various other components of solid strategic online marketing plans.
Danny Dover is the author of the best-selling book Search Engine Optimization Secrets. Prior to AT&T Interactive, he was the lead SEO at SEOmoz.org, one of the world's leading SEO companies, where his articles were read more than a million times. His expertise has been cited in Time Magazine, PC World, Smashing Magazine, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and has been translated into Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, German, and Hungarian. He has spoken at numerous conferences (spanning three continents) and his work has been accessed online in more than 175 different countries.
Joshua Dreller guides Fuor Digital's technology investments and leads and manages Fuor's search engine marketing services. As a media technologist fluent in the use of leading industry systems, Dreller stays abreast of cutting edge digital marketing and measurement tools to maximize the effect of digital media on client goals. He co-chairs the Standards Committee for the Web Analytics Association. He also contributes regularly to iMedia Connection and SearchEngineLand.com, and routinely speaks at industry conferences such as OMMA, iMedia, SES, SMX, and ad: tech.
Jamie Duklas leads the social media consulting practice at Booyah Online Advertising, working with clients including Vail Resorts and DISH Network. He is on the board of Mile High Social Media Club and serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is a frequent conference speaker and has worked with organizations including the American Marketing Association, SES, Online Marketing Summit, and Social Media Club. Previous to Booyah, Duklas led social media strategy for Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen and served as director of marketing for a social network start-up.
Director of Marketing
Noran is the Director of Marketing for Onestop, a complete eCommerce solutions provider. She is a columnist, speaker and instructor, and was named one of the top 20 most influential PPC experts by PPC Hero. She also serves as a board member of the local Los Angeles chapter of SEMPO, and is an Associate Instructor of the Master Certification in Conversion Optimization Course at MarketMotive. She specializes in analyzing the PPC customer journey, creating buyer momentum and optimizing their experience from click to conversion. Her passion for understanding today's customer is a key driver to her analysis of industry trends and keeping up with the latest in PPC, voice of customer, analytics, and conversion optimization.
In addition to writing for publications such as SES Magazine and ClickZ, Noran is also a frequent speaker at the SES conferences, the Internet Marketing Conference and the Online Marketing Summit.
When Noran is not online, she is either traveling or diving with sharks in the Red Sea.
A widely recognized authority and pioneer in persuasion architecture, persona marketing, and improving online conversion rates, Bryan Eisenberg is the co-author of the best-selling books Call to Action, Waiting for Your Cat to Bark?, and Always Be Testing. He is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Web Analytics Association and serves as an advisory board member of SES, the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, and several venture capital–backed startups. eConsultancy members have recognized him as one of the top 10 User Experience Gurus.
Eric Enge is the CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a 30+ person digital firm with offices in Massachusetts and California. STC offers content marketing, SEO, and link building services to medium to large enterprise clients.
President / Web Strategist Consultant / Certified Usability Analyst
KF Multimedia & Web, Inc.
Kathleen Fealy improves search traffic and conversion rates for small to medium-sized businesses. For over ten years, she has worked with clients to create holistic web strategies that include user-centric design, search engine optimization, social media, and usability. She offers consulting and training to in-house teams, traditional PR and marketing firms, and PPC agencies. Previously, she produced and directed videos for Fortune 500 companies. Fealy is co-chair of SEMPO’s Education Committee and a member of the Usability Professionals Association. She holds a certification in multimedia technology from NYU SCPS and is a Human Factors International Certified Usability Analyst.
Andrea Fishman is a partner and vice president of strategy at BGT Partners, a leading global interactive marketing agency, and directs BGT’s Chicago office. A 2010 Stevie Awards Finalist as Best Executive in a Service Business and CIMA Digital Person of the Year Finalist, Fishman is a nationally recognized expert on interactive marketing. She speaks at events across the country and contributes regularly to ClickZ, BtoB Magazine, SES Magazine, Chicago Business, CMO.com, Website Magazine, Sitecore’s blog, and eHealthcare Strategy and Trends.
P.J. Fusco has been working in the Internet industry since 1996, when she developed her first SEM service while acting as general manager for a regional ISP. She was the in-house SEO manager for Jupitermedia and has served as the SEM manager for an international health and beauty dotcom corporation generating more than $1 billion a year in e-commerce sales. Today, she works with Covario's talented SEO team to provide strategic services for a host of clients, including more than 60 Fortune 500 enterprises and Internet 100 companies.
Over the course of 6 years, Mitul Gandhi has helped take seoClarity from a few million in sales to tens of millions of sales through a combination of search optimization, PPC, and affiliate marketing. He has deep experience with the full range of SEO: technical, off-site, and onsite. He has consulted with some of the most respected companies on SEO, including HomeAway.com, Ross-Simons, Dealtaker.com, and Austin Ventures. Gandhi has taken his consulting experience and built up Actonia to develop the next generation of SEO management and analytics solution for enterprises. He is a veteran of the online marketing industry, building his first websites back in 1996. While completing his MBA in direct marketing, he started his first online venture using the search engines and directories of the time.
Rob Garner is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Advice Interactive Group, and is a widely respected authority on search engine marketing, social media, and content marketing. He is also the author of "Search and Social: The Definitive Guide to Real-Time Content Marketing," Wiley/Sybex 2012, which has been translated to Mandarin, and released throughout China in May 2014.
Rob has been a speaker at a number of industry conferences in North America, South America, and Europe since 2004, including ad:tech Chicago and NYC; SXSW, SES in San Jose, NYC, and Chicago; Reykjavik Iceland Interactive Marketing Conference; Pubcon in Las Vegas; The Interactive Advertising Bureau of Peru; and Content Marketing World 2012 Columbus. Additionally, he writes a regular column for MediaPost Publications Search Insider that provides insight into search campaign management experience and best practices. Rob is the Vice President of the international search marketing industry group, Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), which also has a chapter in China.
He has been quoted and featured in the following publications: Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Reuters, Mashable, MediaPost, Adweek, Ad Age, Direct Marketing News, Mobile Marketer, Smart Business Magazine, Search Marketing Standard, Search Engine Watch, and ClickZ.
Brad Geddes is the founder of Certified Knowledge, an online paid search training and toolset provider. He has written extensively about internet marketing for more than a decade and is the author of Advanced Google AdWords. The first advanced AdWords seminar leader, he works directly with Google to train companies on AdWords. His experience ranges from owning his own agency, to working for a boutique agency, to managing programs that were official resellers of Google and Yahoo. Brands he has worked with include Amazon, Yahoo!, RH Donnelley, Business.com, World Directories, Encyclopedia Brittanica, and Red Lobster.
J.D. Gershbein, a specialist in the art and science of LinkedIn, offers strategic direction to individuals and firms ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Dubbed "LinkedIn's #1 Brand Ambassador" and "The LinkedIn Black Belt," he is considered a pioneer in the design and delivery of LinkedIn educational programs. Gershbein is a nationally known speaker whose keynote message encompasses best practices on LinkedIn, personal branding, and translating business intelligence gained on social media into tangible, real-world results. He has been featured on FOX News and in Chicago Tribune, has been a guest on prominent coast-to-coast business talk radio programs, and has contributed blogs and articles to numerous online publications.
Regional Director, Midwest
Andrew Goodman is founder and president of Toronto-based Page Zero Media, a full-service marketing agency that focuses on paid search campaigns as well as a variety of custom digital marketing programs. Clients include Direct Energy, Canon, MIT, and BLR. He is also co-founder of Traffick.com, an award-winning industry commentary site. Goodman is the author of Winning Results with Google AdWords and is frequently quoted in the business press. He has acted as program chair for the SES Toronto conference and has spoken and moderated at countless SES events since 2002.
Eli Goodman leads the business development and research team for comScore's Product Specialty division, where he plays an integral role in educating the industry on how to best merge marketing functions across platforms, including traditional portals, online video, television, search, social media, display advertising, and mobile. He is a veteran of the technology and market research industry, with experience in search, display advertising, mobile, video, branding, public relations, and marketing. Prior to joining comScore, Goodman worked at Hitwise, where he honed his knowledge of the web analytics industry, focusing on search projects related to retail, travel, financial services, and publishing. He began his career at Gartner, Inc., as a member of the business development team for the Research and Consulting division.
David Greenbaum is the CEO of Boost Media, the world's leading creative optimization platform. Prior to founding Boost, David was an Associate at Plum Capital, a media-focused Venture Capital firm, was Director of Strategy and M&A at Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ: IILG) and was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs. David is a recognized expert on creative optimization and speaks at Stanford GSB, Search Insider Summit, Ad:Tech, ClickZ, and Search Engine Strategies. He concentrated in Political Science at Brown University and later earned his MBA at the Yale School of Management.
CMO & Managing Director
Mike is currently CMO & Managing Director at Acronym where he is responsible for directing thought leadership programs and cross platform marketing initiatives, as well as developing new, innovative content marketing campaigns.
Prior to joining Acronym Mike was the publisher of Search Engine Watch and ClickZ, and the producer of the SES global conference series. Previously, he worked as a search marketing consultant with a number of international agencies, handling global clients such as SAP and Motorola. Recognized as a leading search marketing expert, Mike came online in 1995 and is the author of numerous books and white papers on the subject and is currently in the process of writing his new book, 'From Search To Social: Marketing To The Connected Consumer' to be published by Wiley later in 2014. He is the current Chairman of global trade association SEMPO, having been elected to the board of directors in 2010 and serving two years as President.
Head of Content Marketing and Communications
Aaron Goldman is Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Freestyle Rap at Kenshoo,
a digital marketing software company that engineers global technology solutions for search marketing, social media and online advertising. He thinks Kenshoo's product suite is pretty sweet but prefers to let Kenshoo clients do the talking at Kenshoo.com/Testimonials.
Goldman has been running the digital marketing rap game for more than 12 years and is the author of Everything I Know about Marketing I Learned from Google (McGraw-Hill 2010). Prior to Kenshoo, he founded Connectual, a digital marketing consulting and matchmaking firm.
Previously, Goldman was VP, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Resolution Media, a search marketing agency that makes it rain under the Omnicom umbrella. Before that, he managed U.S. Midwest sales for MaxOnline, an ad network that was folded into IAC. He sold a lot of pop-ups.
When he's not busy Googling himself, Goldman is running around Chicago with his wife, Lisa, daughter, Eliara, and twins, Ethan and Mila.
Sr. Director, Digital Marketing, Direct to Consumer
Patricia Hader, an online marketer for over a decade, has a strong track record in building, growing, and optimizing online acquisition and retention marketing programs. She currently leads digital marketing for the Direct to Consumer Group at Travelers. Prior to Travelers, she oversaw the optimization strategy for online sales for Intel.com as well as the Intel® Inside landing experience program. Hader brings extensive online marketing expertise across all online marketing channels from Yahoo!, AOL, and Time Life. She holds a master certification in conversion optimization from MarketMotive.
Keith Hagen gains insight into what is and isn't working with websites, and provides companies with continuous recommendations for improvements. Following his post-graduate studies, Hagen moved from his native Nova Scotia to Colorado to work as a Internet programmer, and then shifted to the business side of online. He drove the improvements of over 30 e-commerce and B2B websites before co-founding ConversionIQ.
Jin Han has been involved in digital marketing for nearly 12 years, starting in the email/CRM space and then moving into search optimization—both organic and paid—and display advertising. At Compete, she works closely with major search engines, portals, and agencies to help them develop a deep understanding of their target segments, assess the impact of emerging media on the consumer path to purchase, and measure the amplification effect of the viral nature of social media marketing.
With thirteen years in the digital space, Dax has considerable experience in all things digital including campaign strategy, media planning, usability, affiliate marketing and email marketing. Prior to joining Chango, Dax founded and led the global display media group at iCrossing for four years, a role which cultivated the development of Performance Display, a data-driven method for building ROI orientated campaigns. Before iCrossing, Dax headed up the European division of Bluestreak (ad server and ESP) where he was responsible for overseeing all local operations, including managing business development and client services. Dax frequently speaks on topics including media planning, media exchanges and the synergies between search and display at various interactive marketing events including ad:tech, OMMA, SMX, SES, OMS, DAA and WOMMA.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jeffrey Harmon is the primary architect of the social network marketing strategy that made Orabrush a global online sensation. His expertise includes web-focused architecture, copy writing and wireframing, corporate and direct sales, and search engine optimization. While serving as CEO for Orabrush, he envisioned the Orabrush YouTube campaigns that brought Orabrush more than 30 million views in less than a year. He recruited an all-star management team for Orabrush, including the company's CEO, COO, and CFO.
Simon Heseltine is the Senior Director in charge of Audience Development at AOL Inc. In this role Simon and his team are responsible for organic search and training across all AOL properties, including TechCrunch and Huffington Post.
Simon sits on the board, and is the current VP for Education for SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization), and teaches Online Marketing at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as part of their Digital Media Management program. He's been a columnist for several industry leading sites, and photo blogs MLS soccer games for Huffington Post in his spare time.
Simon is a frequent speaker / trainer / moderator at conferences around the world on a variety of online marketing topics. Simon has a BA (Hons) from the University of Humberside, and a Masters in IT from Virginia Tech.
Director, Bought Media
A recognized leader in the digital marketing space, Jeremy keeps iProspect's bought media teams on the forefront of new technology and industry developments. The search engines rely on Jeremy's insightful analysis and feedback to improve new developments like Google's Enhanced Campaigns and RLSA.
Jeremy provides paid search strategy for all US iProspect teams and also collaborates with offices around the globe. Over the past eight years he has provided campaign analysis and strategic direction to iProspect clients including General Motors, adidas, Neiman Marcus, The Gap, Hilton Worldwide, Cole Haan, Timberland, and many others. A regular speaker at numerous industry tradeshows, he has also written articles for ClickZ, Wired Innovation Insights, Search Engine Watch, MediaPost, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal.
In 2013 Jeremy was inducted into the ClickZ Digital Marketing Hall of Fame.
Bill is the President of Back Azimuth Consulting, which focuses on helping companies implement global search marketing strategies and detailed "voice of the consumer models" using keyword data to understand what consumers are looking for to better drive content strategies.
Bill is considered one of the top thought leaders on Global Search Engine Marketing and is an internationally recognized Search Marketing speaker having spoken at conferences in over 30 countries. Press, industry analysts and corporate leaders frequently seek Bill's advice to effectively leverage Enterprise and Global Search Marketing and Social Media strategy.
Bill is the co-author of the best selling book "Search Engine Marketing, Inc." Driving Traffic to Your Companies Web Site from IBM Press now in it's 3rd Edition.
Greg Jarboe is president and co-founder of SEO-PR, a content marketing agency that offers SEO, PR, social media marketing, and video marketing services. Econsultancy has called SEO-PR the "online marketing agency specialising in successfully optimising seemingly anything that moves for search."
Jarboe is the author of YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day. He is also a contributor to Strategic Digital Marketing: Top Digital Experts Share the Formula for Tangible Returns on Your Marketing Investment by Eric Greenberg and Alexander Kates; Complete B2B Online Marketing by William Leake, Lauren Vaccarello, and Maura Ginty; as well as Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki. Jarboe is also profiled in Online Marketing Heroes: Interviews with 25 Successful Online Marketing Gurus by Michael Miller.
Jarboe is a member of the executive education faculty at the Rutgers Business School and he is the Content Marketing faculty chair at Market Motive. He writes for ClickZ and ReelSEO. He is also a frequent speaker at ClickZ Live and other industry conferences. The International Search Summit audience voted him the winner of its first Medallion Speaker Award.
Ron Jones is president and CEO of Symetri Internet Marketing, an online branding and client acquisition provider specializing in social media marketing, SEO, and paid search advertising. He has provided consulting services for companies including Sealy, Inc., Broyhill Furniture, Kimberly Clark Healthcare, Wachovia, Shaw Industries, and Kayser Roth. His experience working with traditional advertising agencies around the country makes him one of the industry's leading authorities on converging offline and online initiatives into highly effective, performance based, multi-channel marketing campaigns.
Kahlow is one of the most recognized thought-leaders in the global conversation on eLearning & education to fill the pervasive skills, talent and jobs gap challenge. Named Metropolitan Magazine's "Top 40 Entrepreneurs under the Age of 40", Kahlow is well known for his endless energy as an Entrepreneur and in the space for his track record of success having founded, built and profitably exited 3 prolific digital marketing companies. Most notably, Kahlow is seen as an innovator for education in digital marketing in making the eLearning platform a mainstream learning platform for marketers around the world to learn digital to improve their chances for success both individually and company-wide.
As a speaker, with over 15 years of educating in the Digital Marketing space, Kahlow is known for his inspirational style and ability to translate technical complex digital topics to understandable business outcomes. He is a recognized author, columnist and authority on Social Media, Big Data, Demand Generation, Mobile Marketing, Search Marketing/SEO, and Digital Strategy.
He can be found in San Francisco working on his passion to expand OMI's global reach to "Teach the world Digital".
Sundeep Kapur has been assisting organizations with their converged channel marketing strategies since 1990. From direct marketing to digital to converged, he is a passionate teacher who works with businesses across multiple industries, helping them to enable technology and services to brand, and personalize and speak to consumers more effectively. He is an industry-recognized expert who has delivered keynotes, run panels, and delivered “relevant, inspirational, and outstanding” education for organizations around the world. Kapur is also an avid user of social media, having leveraged words, pictures, and video into a conversational digital book. His daily dose of best practices can be found at www.EmailYogi.com, where he has more than 1,200 articles on best practices.
International marketing pathfinder and branding fire-starter, Anne is President of Outlines Venture Group which mentors scalable Internet startups, and presents women's leadership events worldwide. Anne co-hosts the weekly "CEO Coach" on Webmasterradio.fm with Gillian Muessig. A marketing industry veteran, Anne led Beyond Ink from 1997 to 2013, aiding the budding search industry while consulting for Hearst Newspapers, Philips Lifeline, Dunkin' Donuts, Gillette, and launching dot-coms Zillow and Avvo, among hundreds of other companies. She formed the largest worldwide online marketing network for multi-national marketing and co-authored the first book on international digital marketing, Global Search Engine Marketing (Pearson, 2012). A founding member of the board of directors for Helium.com, acquired by RR Donnelly in 2012, she is on the advisory boards of Synqy Corp and SES.
Joseph Kerschbaum is Midwest Account Director with 3Q Digital. He is a regular speaker at search and advertising conferences. His writing on the SEM industry appears regularly in his Search Engine Watch column and in his columns in Website Magazine and Visibility Magazine. Kerschbaum is co-author of Pay-Per-Click Advertising: One Hour a Day.
Arnie Kuenn is the president of Vertical Measures, which specializes in providing strategic search, social, and content marketing services to help businesses grow by obtaining more traffic and conversions. He has held executive positions in the world of new technologies and marketing for more than 20 years. He served on the 2008 Arizona Super Bowl Marketing Committee and is a founder and past president of the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association. Kuenn is the author of Accelerate! Moving Your Business Forward Through the Convergence of Search, Social & Content Marketing. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and organizations such as PubCon, SMX, SES, American Marketing Association, Online Marketing Summit, Social Media AZ, and the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism. He is also an instructor for the Online Marketing Institute.
Founder & CEO
Lynne Kurdziel is the CEO & Founder of Luminate Marketing, a company which provides sustainable marketing solutions to impact-focused nonprofits, ministries, and churches. Luminate Marketing has a proven track record of success helping organizations leverage both organic and paid content to engage potential donors and volunteers. Marketing services range from strategic marketing consulting and helping nonprofits "think like a business" with measurement and analytics, to branding, website design and development, videography, motion graphics, SEO/SEM and PPC, social media, cross-channel comprehensive campaigns and non-traditional grassroots strategies. The Luminate Marketing team is comprised of entrepreneurs from the corporate environment who work with clients locally, nationally, and across the globe in Africa, India, and the Dominican Republic. Lynne has a passion for helping nonprofits "message their mission" and leverage online media for increased exposure, funding, and creation of advocates. Her mission is to help nonprofits connect with their following using the best of digital marketing strategies; she specializes in search, social, and converged channel marketing. Twitter: @lynnekurdziel and @luminatemktg. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO and Co-founder
A serial entrepreneur, Zephrin Lasker successfully launched two startups prior to Pontiflex. He founded Pontiflex because he wanted to help people connect with companies from whom they actually want to hear. In 2011, over 35 million people used Signup Ads by Pontiflex to connect with the brands they like. Lasker also oversees the development and execution of the Pontiflex AdLeads platform, which extends signup ads to brands, local businesses, and mobile apps worldwide. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is a regular contributing blogger for Forbes.
Director, Performance Ads Marketing
Kevin Lee, Didit CEO has been a Digital Media and Marketing industry pioneer since 1995. Kevin's expertise encompasses SEM/SEO, social & display media, built on a foundation of traditional media (from his days on Madison Avenue). A firm believer that a holistic marketing strategy succeeds, Kevin advocates for a unified digital strategy that encompasses SEO, Social, Content and other forms of digital media. Kevin's four books and hundreds of columns demonstrate strategic / tactical expertise, plus he regularly speaks at conferences. Kevin invented Didit's Maestro campaign management system & Didit MAPS hyper-geo-targeting technologies. Didit technology rocks, particularly when combined with Didit's great team. Kevin has guided Didit beyond pure technology to become a full service traditional / digital agency through several acquisitions and HR growth.
Kevin is active with the eMarketing Association as a chair of the Board of Advisors and contributed to SEMPO.org as a founding Board member for 7-years. Kevin earned his Yale MBA in 1992.
Trevor Legwinski is the Director of Product Marketing at Extole. Trevor is responsible for the planning, marketing and sales enablement efforts related to Extole's Social Engagement Platform. Prior to Extole, Trevor managed eCommerce and marketing at Cambria Cove, where he helped define and implement social strategies to shift the brand away from a catalog based business to a pure online business.
Trevor's experience spans online marketing, SEO/SEM, social marketing, UI/UX, mobile, web analytics, sales, product development and product management. Trevor earned a bachelor's degree in marketing at St. Norbert College and an MBA from Oregon State University.
Sage Lewis is president of SageRock Digital Marketing, a leader in web marketing since 1999 offering search engine optimization, paid search marketing, social media marketing, and analytics services. He speaks nationally with SES and other prominent online marketing organizations. He writes as an expert for searchenginewatch.com in the promotion and link building section of the site. He is a highly dynamic speaker who offers a depth of knowledge only possible through his decade of experience in the web marketing industry.
Sarah Lockwood leads creative services at Booyah Online Advertising, a full-service agency that specializes in all things digital. Sarah provides creative strategy and manages the annual creative production of thousands of innovative ad units for desktop, tablet, video, and mobile campaigns for direct response and branding initiatives. Clients include DISH Network, Blockbuster, and Vail Resorts. She joined Booyah after a decade as a principal with Creation Chamber, Inc., and Xylem CCI, where she was responsible for the digital strategy and management of large scale web design and development initiatives for clients nationwide.
Director of Sales, Central Region
Based in Chicago, Chris Lobdell heads up sales in the Central Region for DataXu. Previously, he spent four years at Google, focused on selling display advertising solutions to large brand CPG advertisers. He also collaborated with large Google search advertisers on how to integrate Google technologies, including Google Maps and Earth, into their marketing initiatives. Before joining Google, Lobdell was a sales engineer with a number of enterprise technology startups and consulting firms.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Craig Macdonald is responsible for the strategic direction, development, and marketing of the Covario™ portfolio of solutions. Prior to Covario, he was the director of product management for the service and management group within Hewlett Packard's OpenView division, where he oversaw service and asset management, configuration management, and discovery applications used by large enterprises worldwide. Previously, Macdonald held key positions at Peregrine Systems, Inc., Fair Isaac, HNC Software, World Research Advisory, META Group, and Greenwich Associates. A popular speaker, he has spoken at SMX Local and SES.
Melissa Mackey is Search Supervisor at gyro, the largest independent B2B agency in the world. A veteran PPC marketer, she helps clients achieve maximum ROI from paid search. Mackey contributes regularly to Search Engine Watch and Web Marketing Today as a PPC expert author. She also hosts a blog, www.beyondthepaid.com, where she writes on the topics of pay-per-click and search marketing. Mackey speaks regularly at industry conferences such as SMX Advanced, Search Engine Strategies, and PPC Hero's HeroConf. Throughout her career, her achievements include the evaluation and implementation of paid search campaigns for all types of advertisers, as well as execution and analysis of ad copy and landing page strategy. Mackey holds a Dual BA from Michigan State University, and a Masters of Management from Aquinas College.
VP of Marketing
Autonomy, an HP company
Under Russ Mann’s leadership, Covario has grown a high performance team of over 125 members globally, expanded its client portfolio to include more than fifty Fortune 500® and Internet 1000 advertisers, and won several industry awards from organizations such as ad:tech, Gartner & 1to1 Media, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Search Engine Strategies, and Search Engine Watch. Mann was voted San Diego’s 2010 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Business category. For the past 20 years, he has been at the forefront of digital marketing, advanced analytics, and CRM technologies for enterprise-class organizations. Prior to co-founding Covario, he was part of the management teams that sold Peregrine Systems to Hewlett Packard, sold HNC Software to Fair Isaac, and took Homestore.com public.
Michael Martin is the senior SEO strategist at Covario Inc. and owner of Mobile Martin based in San Diego. He has overseen online marketing improvements to the web sites of SC Johnson, IGN, BlackBerry, Avaya, Road Runner Sports, Deepak Chopra, Trump Properties, The Active Network, and Resource Nation. Martin sits on the SEMPO Education Committee and has spoken at numerous conferences including SES, SMX Advanced East & West, Affiliate Summit West & East, WordCamp LA, the San Diego Google Technology User Group (GTUG), PubCon, and the PMI Project Management Institute Annual Conference.
Matt McGowan is a global advertising, marketing, media, and technology executive. A digital strategist, Matt is an expert in all facets of earned, paid, and owned media.
Until July 2013, Matt served as Managing Director of both the Online Marketing and North & South America divisions, of London-based Incisive Media - a recognized world leading media, marketing services, data, and communications firm. Since joining in 2006 as the Global Vice President of Marketing, Matt was instrumental in growing the business due to his strong relationships with their enterprise partners, in addition to his ability to lead from the front, educate, and develop consensus.
In May of 2013 Incisive Media was named by the Association of Online Publishers (aop) the 2013 Digital Publisher of the Year.
In June of 2013 Matt was named a DMA & Marketing Edge (formerly the DMEF) Rising Star.
Previously, from 2004-2006, Matt was acting COO of the SAAS inventory management and ecommerce business, PropertyRoom.com, and prior to that Matt was an integral part of the cloud based syndication technology business, Headland Digital Media, when it was sold to Pearson Education (Pearson PLC) in 2001.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Oxford (MBA) and Lafayette College (BA), as well as a dual US and Irish (EU) citizen.
Michelle McKinley creates, manages, and optimizes multiple PPC and SEO campaigns within the payday loan and auto insurance verticals at Round Sky, Inc., an innovative INC. 500 lead generation company. She has experience with SEO in the areas of creating original and highly targeted articles, blogs, webpage content, press releases, and promotional materials. In addition to SEO, she has created multiple PPC campaigns on over 20 PPC and PPV networks and has experience optimizing such campaigns based on multi-variable testing, time of day, time of week, geographical partitioning, and more.
Senior SEO Account Executive
Sam Michelson manages the vision and growth of Five Blocks, an SEO and reputation management firm working with medium to large companies who may already have an established web presence but need to increase the effectiveness of their current SEO and brand management. For 10 years, he served in various product management roles at internet start-up companies before developing his own website to sell VOIP products in 2003. That first site, YouNeverCall.com, later morphed into an online cell phone superstore, at its height processing over seven million dollars per year in cell phone and accessory sales. By 2004, the company had started extensive lead generation work for a leading mesothelioma law firm in Houston, managing several million dollars in online ad spend and SEO annually. From there, the company expanded into luxury condos sales, leading the SEO and PPC for The W Hotels Las Vegas Hotel.
As head of the Analytics & Technology team, Matt oversees a group of specialists who develop innovative strategies driven by qualitative and quantitative insights to increase client revenue and brand visibility across the digital landscape. Matt is especially passionate about utilizing analytics to discover sales opportunities and understand the habits of online participants.
Since joining Performics in 2003, Matt has worked in a variety of capacities, including co-founding the local search practice, a program management team designed to optimize paid search programs for franchise marketers. Matt is an experienced strategist at Performics and has established and maintained day-to-day client relationships, developed client-specific and company-wide best practices and implemented scalable strategies for countless search programs.
Matt earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
SSL Product Marketing
Peter Moore is an expert on online security, specializing in business authentication and standards and practices within e-commerce. He is passionate about educating end users about their online safety and security. Moore joined Symantec in 2010 through the acquisition of VeriSign's security business. Over the years, he has been instrumental in evangelizing the value of proper security and trust indicators and their impact on the overall success of online businesses. He is an active speaker on the subject of online security.
Founder and CEO
Jon Morris is the founder and CEO of Rise Interactive, a digital marketing agency in Chicago which specializes in digital media and analytics. Morris self-funded the company with $10,000, transforming Rise into a multi-million dollar business in eight years. Under Morris' leadership, Rise has experienced tremendous growth, receiving recognition from the City of Chicago, Inc. Magazine and Fortune Magazine.
As an emerging leader in the digital marketing industry, Morris regularly shares his expertise as a guest speaker and a regular columnist at Inc.com. Past speaking engagements include Search Marketing Expo (SMX), Search Engine Strategies (SES), American Marketing Association (Chicago chapter), The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Online Marketing Summit.
He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he teaches internet marketing.
Senior Manager of SEM
Dan Morrison leads a team responsible for millions of dollars in PPC spend for top retailers. He guides his team in SEM best practices that he has learned over seven years of marketing experience working for companies like USO Networks, Cellware, and World Avenue. He has spoken at SES Chicago and has contributed to the Search & Retail column of SearchEngineLand.com.
Merry Morud specializes in social media marketing, full-contact Facebook advertising, and deep demographic research. She has spoken at SMX Advanced London 2010 and 2011, International Search Summit London 2011, SMX East 2010, and aimClear's® Facebook Marketing Intensive Workshop, and has presented multiple Search Marketing Now webcasts on the topic of Facebook advertising. Recently, she was hired on behalf of aimClear to be a primary consultant for the creation of Acquisio's Facebook API management tool.
Michael Mothner is a serial entrepreneur and Internet pioneer, having founded his first software company at the age of fourteen. In 2001, out of his dorm room at Dartmouth College, Michael founded Wpromote, Inc. where he is currently the President and CEO. Michael is an active member of the online marketing community having been a regular speaker at industry events, such as IRCE, Shop.org, SES and ad:tech, and quoted by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine and BusinessWeek. He was also featured by Inc Magazine as one of "30 CEO's under 30 To Watch" and was the recipient of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.
Jon Myers is VP & MD - EMEA for digital ad management platform Marin Software. Jon is responsible for delivery of the Marin Software platform to EMEA agencies and advertisers including iProspect, Starcom, Omnicom, Moneysupermarket and Hotels.com. This gives him a unique insight into online advertising trends within both agencies and brands. Prior to joining Marin Software Jon was leading Yahoo's search and display account management teams. Myers joined Yahoo after 12 years on the search and digital marketing agency side as a Director at both MediaVest and Latitude. Jon is recognised for his experience and thought leadership within the European online advertising industry as a regular speaker and moderator at conferences worldwide.
Krista Neher is the CEO of Boot Camp Digital, a marketing consultancy that emphasizes the creative use of technology and social media to grow brands online. The company has provided marketing solutions to Fortune 500 companies as well as startups and small businesses. Neher brings a unique combination of traditional marketing skills and experience, technical knowledge, and creative new marketing approaches, with an emphasis on online and social media marketing. She worked at Procter and Gamble for over five years in sales, finance, and marketing. While there, she worked on some of the biggest brands and on some of the largest and most successful product launches. Prior to Boot Camp Digital, Neher was the VP of marketing for technology startup Photrade.com. She is an active blogger and social media enthusiast.
CEO & Cofounder
Wes Nichols is co-founder and CEO of MarketShare, the leading predictive analytics company that enables companies to grow more efficiently by identifying what is really driving demand. MarketShare has developed a unique analytics platform optimizing offline, online, and in-store marketing investments via patented cross-media and cross-channel analytics. Previously, Nichols was with Omnicom Group as president and CEO of TBWA\TEQUILA, the interactive agency group of TBWA. He is on the boards of Canoe Ventures, Wharton's Future of Advertising Global Advisory, and MASB, an organization focused on marketing accountability standards and practices.
Design Caffeine Inc.
Founder of the design consultancy DesignCaffeine, Inc., Greg Nudelman is widely recognized as an experience design and user research expert, specializing in search, social networking, business dashboards, and process redesign for mobile, tablet, and web platforms. He has published over 30 articles and speaks regularly to audiences around the world about how to create customer loyalty through intuitive and elegant designs. He is the author of Designing Search: UX Strategies for eCommerce Success.
Lee Odden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, specializing in Internet marketing consulting, training, and implementation services. A veteran Internet marketer, Odden has consulted for clients such as HP, McKesson, Gorkana, Marketo and StrongMail. He is the author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing, and has been cited by The Economist, U.S. News & World Report, and Fortune Magazine. He writes a monthly column for ClickZ called Social Media Smarts and edits Online Marketing Blog, rated a top marketing blog by Advertising Age, Social Media Examiner and Junta42. He also conducts seminars for companies, and regularly presents at marketing, media, and public relations industry conferences world-wide.
A digital industry veteran, Alan Osetek is the president of Resolution Media, Omnicom's search agency, and oversees the growth and expansion of the brand in the US. Previously, Osetek was the managing director of iProspect's Boston office, responsible for overseeing the company's East Coast operations. Prior iProspect, Osetek served as chief revenue officer of Visual IQ. While there, he was responsible for the firm's sales, marketing, and revenue generating-activities, and worked with clients such as Sirius/XM Radio, Liberty Mutual, Microsoft, and CVS Pharmacy.
Mike Pantoliano has over 5 years of SEO/PPC experience, working both in house and on the agency side. His focus has always been on building strategy and recommendations based on verifiable data. To assist other web marketers in gaining actionable insights from data culled from web analytics and public sources, he published a Microsoft Excel crash course "Excel for SEO." He is a frequent contributor to SEOmoz's SEO blog and the Distilled blog, and has spoken on advanced Google Analytics and SEO.
Co-Founder & CMO
Marc Poirier is co-founder and VP of marketing of Acquisio, where he leads all sales and marketing activities. Prior to Acquisio, he was founder and president at Canalytics, a boutique SEM and SEO agency that was widely regarded as one of the most active Google Analytics Authorized Consultants in the world. He has held various e-marketing management positions at technology and software companies including Komunik, an email marketing software vendor, and Cognicase, a Canadian leading IT consulting and systems integration firms; he was also a strategic consultant at U.S.-based marchFIRST. He often speaks at events including SES, SMX, Ad:Tech, TFM&A, and OMMA, and writes columns and articles for various publications including Search Engine Watch, Visibility Magazine, SES Magazine, and the Acquisio blog.
Adam is an experienced digital marketing executive specializing in acquisition and retention for complicated and multi-channel sales processes.
He has been doing online marketing since 1998 Having been in Internet Marketing since 1998, Adam has worked with startups as well as Fortune 500 brands. He has spoken at numerous industry events and is also an instructor at the Online Marketing institute. Adam is a Partner at NordicClick Interactive, based in Minneapolis.
Strategic Services Director
Nathan Richter advises top enterprise clients including Travelocity, QVC, Urban Outfitters, Sports Authority, and PETCO on website optimization. A veteran of digital marketing and online retailing, Richter has extensive hands-on experience helping enterprise clients implement successful multichannel marketing campaigns. He most recently served as director of Internet sales and site development for The Franklin Mint, where he was responsible for the organization’s online business channel. Richter has also managed online marketing and site optimization programs for David’s Bridal, QVC, and dELiA’s.
Mark Robertson is founder of ReelSEO.com, a first-of-its-kind website for the online video marketing space offering news, tips, trends, and overall guidance for those wishing to leverage opportunities offered by the convergence of web video, advertising, social media, and search engine marketing. He is a leading expert in video SEO and has worked with clients like Zappos.com to improve visibility for video content. He is also a popular speaker and passionate thought leader within the online video and search engine marketing industries and has spoken at several high-profile industry conferences.
Helene Rosenblum is responsible for leading the direct marketing media practice at Leapfrog Online. Helene's team does the media planning and buying for Leapfrog Online clients, with a focus of bringing sophisticated direct marketing practices to the digital world. Rosenblum and her team have been recognized as true innovators when it comes to mobile marketing. Most recently, Google featured Leapfrog Online as the first company that has truly cracked the code in driving significant, quantifiable, and incremental sales revenue though the mobile channel. Due to Helene and her team's leadership and innovation in mobile, in September 2011 Leapfrog Online announced a Mobile Sales Tipping Point, in which mobile sales volumes began to eclipse desktop sales volumes for key clients across the company's Fortune 500 portfolio.
Jen Sato brings over 10 years of experience to the industry. She is knowledgeable in web design, email, and search engine marketing. At 2x10 Home Buyers Warranty, she is responsible for maintaining the corporate website and contributes to the development and execution of the company's online and interactive efforts. She is passionate about interactive media, and many of her designs are inspired by her passion for interior decorating.
Kent Schnepp is responsible for all aspects of profitable revenue generation and brand stewardship at ethology. Previously, Kent was a founder and chief strategy officer at EngineWorks Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based search engine marketing agency. He was responsible for designing and improving the company's world-class, ROI-driven services to online commercial entities and interactive media agencies. Schnepp has worked with numerous brands in many verticals, including Vail Resorts, LifeLock, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hearts on Fire, E. & J. Gallo, and Regions Bank. He is on the Board of Directors of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland (SEMpdx), and is a frequent speaker at industry events including SMX, Online Marketing Summit, PhoCusWright, and Mountain Travel Symposium.
Social Media Manager
Red Roof Inn
Kevin Scholl has focused on content creation and content delivery for the last decade. "As we evolve how we communicate, we adapt how we deliver our message, our story, our brand, our history." He brings his creative (and sometimes crazy) ideas to film, audio, web, social media, interactive media, traditional media design, development, production and delivery. He is currently the social media manager for Red Roof Inn and co-founder of The Social.
Director of Interactive Strategic Planning & Optimization
Three Deep Marketing
Angie is an inbound marketing thought leader skilled at creating magnetic content optimized for search, social, conversion and mobile. She has over thirteen years' multichannel B2B and B2C experience in both agency and corporation settings leading marketing, IT, and cross-functional projects to successful fruition. She recently defined the new Online Marketing university curriculum for The Art Institutes, and has spoken internationally at SES, SMX, and OMS conferences. Angie is best known for her expertise in mobile and emerging technologies across the convergence of search and social marketing and is a strong, vocal advocate for white hat SEO. Watch for her articles on leading blogs like Search Engine Watch, and ClickZ or connect with her on Twitter, @aschottmuller.
Managing Director, North America
Geoff Shenk has worked for analytics, ad-serving, rich media, ad-networks, and optimization companies including AllAdvantage, Walt Disney Internet Group, I/PRO, DoubleClick, and Google. Prior to joining Kenshoo, he launched DoubleClick’s DART Search (SEM tool) in North America. He has been a panelist, speaker, and presenter for SEM- and media-related events and has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies to improve online marketing effectiveness, primarily focusing on SEM.
Strategy and Deployment Specialist
Jaimie Sirovich is a search marketing consultant at SEO Egghead Inc. Officially, he is a computer programmer, but he enjoys search marketing and user experience even more. At present, Jaimie is focused on helping clients sell everywhere and achieve multichannel integration with major Web sites such as eBay, Amazon, and even Craigslist. He is the author of Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP.
Jamie Smith, co-founder of Engine Ready, Inc, acting CEO of Strategy Analyzer, LLC has over 15 years of Internet Marketing experience. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and frequently speaks at industry conferences around the world. In 1998, Mr. Smith founded World Methods, an Internet marketing agency headquartered on the Island of Martha's Vineyard, MA. World Methods and Engine Ready merged in September of 2001 putting together a robust agency with a talented group of Internet software visionaries.
Under Smith's tenure, Engine Ready merged with BRIM AGENCY and has transformed from a local Internet marketing services company into a leading strategic software development firm. Strategy Analyzer was formed to help companies analyze their data, automate reporting and bring their online marketing in-house.
Group Account Director
Oliver Sowards has managed customer relationships and strategically grown a variety of client accounts for Performics. He has delivered profitable paid search results for clients in industries including financial services (Countrywide and Wells Fargo), CPG (Johnson & Johnson), automotive (Chrysler and Cars.com), travel (United Airlines), and retail (American Girl, Finish Line, Corel, Cabela's, and Northern Tool & Equipment). He oversees client service teams focused on demand generation and exceeding positive ROI goals. Prior to Performics, Sowards was in advertising sales for a local alternative weekly publication and sponsorship for the Kansas Speedway events.
Bryan Srabian is a sports and entertainment marketing professional who specializes in social and digital media. With over 15 years experience working in professional sports, he now oversees the social and digital media landscape for the San Francisco Giants.
Gregg Stewart is founder and president of 3rd Act Marketing, a full-service marketing agency and consultancy, specializing in digital solutions. 3rd Act supports businesses and agencies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies. With more than 20 years experience, Stewart applies his successful tenured career in interactive advertising and local search to the ongoing development of digital and mobile solutions for his clients' online-marketing campaigns. Through his strategic counsel, national and local brands become better equipped to target and reach niche consumers for increased leads and sales. In 2013, Stewart was recognized with the ClickZ Hall of Fame award.
Peter Stringer is responsible for crafting the Boston Celtics' interactive and social media strategy. He launched and cultivated the Celtics' digital and social media channels over the past two seasons, building an audience of over 5.4 million fans on Facebook (currently the second largest among North American professional sports teams) and over 220,000 followers on Twitter. The team also delivers behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive video content to both Celtics.com and YouTube. In 2009, Stringer conceptualized and developed GameTimeLive, an interactive game-tracking and blogging experience that combines up-to-the-second stats and scores with a live fan blog and Twitter feed. He also conceptualized and managed the development of Celtics 3-Point Play, a first-of-its-kind Facebook application that allowed Celtics fans to predict statistics for their favorite Celtics players while collecting valuable fan data for the team's marketing efforts.
Vice President, Business Development
Since joining Performics in June 2003, Linda Khoshaba Sturman has worked on demand generation strategies for leading Fortune 500 lead gen and retail clients. She has a unique ability to couple quantitative analysis with marketing and human behavior. This has led her to develop out-of-the-box solutions that connect the participant to the bottom line. Her core belief is that data is human and that the more we embrace this fact, the better we will get at driving results. Linda was a 2009 Performics Vanguard Finalist, 2010 Performics Vanguard Winner, and 2010 Performics MarketingNext Recipient.
Shari Thurow is the founder and SEO director at Omni Marketing Interactive, a full-service SEO, website usability, information architecture, and web design firm. She has designed and promoted web sites since 1995, and is outsourced to many firms worldwide. Her clients include Yahoo!, Microsoft, America Online, ABC News, HSBC, Expedia, Deloitte and Touche, National Cancer Institute, and WebMD. As a pioneer in the area of search engine-friendly website design, she has a 100% success rate for getting clients’ sites ranked at the top of search engines. She is the author of Search Engine Visibility and When Search Meets Web Usability.
Dana Todd is considered one of the pioneers of the internet marketing industry - her expertise includes all forms of online marketing and advertising tech - and she's primarily recognized for her role evolving the search marketing industry. With over 17 years experience in digital marketing, she is known for leadership, vision and creative problem solving. (And radical hair color.) Press (Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Street.com), industry analysts and technology leaders frequently tap Ms. Todd for her knowledge of the Internet industry.
Dana is currently running national marketing as CMO for Aftermath Services, the industry leader in the biohazard remediation service industry. Prior, she was Global SVP Marketing for global digital agency Performics, and also spent 5 years running a startup that helped monetize the online news industry. Over a decade as Search Engine Marketing industry expert, and specialist in full spectrum of online advertising and marketing methods.
Senior Writer / Columnist / Analyst
Fox Sports and Fox Soccer Channel
A working journalist for over 25 years, Jamie Trecker is an internationally recognized expert in covering soccer. He is the news analyst for the Fox Soccer Channel's televised coverage of the Barclay's Premier League and the UEFA Champions League; the author of two books about world soccer and society; and a regular contributor to international media on the sport. Trecker originated Fox Soccer's social media strategy. He currently curates Fox Soccer's main news Twitter feed and continues to advise the company on all aspects of social media policy and implementation.
Bob Tripathi is the founder and chief marketer of Instantetraining.com, a provider of online certification workshops and subscription-based online training videos. He spent a number of years working in house with brands like Sears and Discover Financial Services, championing in-house SEO, PPC, and social media initiatives. Tripathi has worked with businesses of all sizes, helping them generate revenues and drive double-digit growth through internet marketing. He is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences such as SES and is the co-founder of the SEMPO Chicago Working Group.
Director of Acquisition
The current marketing landscape of boring & status quo, really gets Ryan angry. "Be disruptive or go home" is Ryan Urban's daily mantra. Being the Director of Acquisition for a burgeoning IR-500 company requires the 3 "ations"
1) Prioritization. Start everyday by doing the task that has the most impact. Answering email is
never the highest impact.
2) Motivation. You can't teach this, you either are passionate about doing a great job or not.
3) Organization. This can be learned; buckets-filters-lists, sort by most impact.
If you have 2/3 above, you are a "star"; all 3 makes you a "digital game changer"
Lauren is the SVP of Marketing for Sysomos, a leading social intelligence platform. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed books, "Complete B2B Online Marketing" and "The Retargeting Playbook." Prior to her current role, Lauren led global marketing for AdRoll and was also the head of online marketing at Salesforce.com. She has been a member of the Google Tech Advisory Council and is a frequent conference speaker at ClickZ Live, Dreamforce, ad:tech, and SXSW.
An award-winning speaker whose presentations are as entertaining as they are informative, Matt Van Wagner is the president and founder of Find Me Faster, a paid search engine marketing agency in Nashua, NH. He has served as technical editor/advisor for three leading books on paid search: Winning Results with Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing Handbook, and Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Marketing: An Hour a Day. He is a contributing courseware developer for the SEMPO Institute.
Recognized as an expert on content linking strategies, Eric Ward helps companies create and execute linking strategies to increase awareness of their web content. He also teaches his techniques and publishes LinkMoses Private, an email strategy and linking opportunity alert service. His clients include PBS.org, WarnerBros, Disney, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The New York Times, TVGuide.com, and Weather.com. Ward founded the first web-based public relations and web promotion services, called NetPOST and URLwire, in 1994. His company was hired by Jeff Bezos to be the online publicist for Amazon.com Books’ debut.
Owner and Creative Director
The Escape Pod
Vinny Warren is known for breakthrough work for an international roster of clients, including Budweiser's iconic "Whassup!" campaign. The "Whassup!" campaign quickly became part of American and global popular culture and was awarded advertising's most coveted prizes, including the Grand Clio, the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, and two Emmy nominations. The campaign was inducted into the Viral Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Clio Hall of Fame in 2006. A native of Galway, Ireland, Warren has also created impactful advertising for OfficeMax, McDonald's, Volkswagen Germany, Henkel, and The Partnership for A Drug-Free America.
Social Media Manager
Marty is & Founder & Evangelist of aimClear® an integrated social, search, display, and PR online marketing agency. After piloting aimClear to INC. 500 status as CEO over the previous 6 years, he is now focused on guiding aimClear's extensive internal and client training programs, defining agency vision, writing, speaking, networking, and studies. Client credits include Intel, Siemens, Tektronix, United Health Group, MarthaStewart.com, The Washington Post, Ning, SecondLife & other iconic global brands. aimClear was named a top workplace place in Minnesota by Minnesota Business Magazine in 2012.
A fixture on the international conference circuit. recent and upcoming speaking keynotes and panels include SES London, MediaPost Search Insider Summit, OMS, Charlotte Search Exchange, as well as many appearances over the last five years at SEMpdx, mozCon, PubCon, eMetrics, and numerous other global search and social marketing conferences.
Marty's Wiley/Sybex book, "Killer Facebook Ads," was critically acclaimed. His second Wiley book, "The Complete Social Media Community Manager's Guide: Essential Tools and Tactics for Business Success," was released in January, 2013. He has written extensively for respected Internet marketing publications including SearchEngineWatch, SearchEngineLand, SearchEngineRoundTable & been quoted in others, from AdAge to MediaPost. aimClear Blog was cited as a Technorati Top 10 Small Business Blogs, Cison Top Ten Social Media Blogs & PRWeb's 25 Essential Public Relations Blogs You Should Be Reading. Marty was named the #3 most influential PPC professional.
Marty has been described as "not your typical agency type." A "social media maverick" and "more innovator than follower." aimClear has become internationally recognized for its work in demographic targeting, especially as pertains to search, Facebook, & LInkedIn. Marty enjoys camping, canoeing, fishing, patronizing James-Beard-award-winning restaurants, & fine wine.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Web Marketing Today®
Dr. Ralph Wilson is widely recognized as one of the top international authorities in Internet marketing. Business Week called his popular site WilsonWeb.com “bar none the best e-commerce resource out there.” Business 2.0 profiled him as one of the savvy dot-com survivors. The New York Times named him “among the best-known Internet marketing publishers and consultants who preach the responsible use of e-mail for marketing.” Wilson is the founder and editor-in-chief of Web Marketing Today®, currently sent to over 100,000 confirmed opt-in subscribers. He has won the Tenagra Award for Internet Marketing Excellence and has written hundreds of articles and numerous books.
Tony Wright has spent his career helping companies of all sizes be profitable online. He is a search marketing expert and also has extensive experience in online crisis communication and brand reputation strategy, including corporate blogging and corporate monitoring. He directed the online corporate reputation management strategy for American Airlines immediately following the events of September 11, 2001. Wright serves as the driving force behind WrightIMC while managing online media strategies, public relations, and other interactive marketing projects for the firm's clients. He created and directs the implementation of WrightIMC's proprietary "Marketing Orienteering" process, which helps guide agencies and in-house teams through the process of creating successful and profitable search engine marketing programs.
Jason currently owns and operates Studio 9, a Seattle based digital marketing & creative agency specializing in social media, search marketing, content creation and design. Jason has been named to numerous top influencer lists including #30 on Forbes 2012 Top Social Media Influencer List and speaks regularly on social media and digital marketing strategies. Prior to becoming a business owner, Jason spent 2 years building and managing a marketing and creative team at Strategies 360 and 5 years at Microsoft, building marketing and social media programs for Microsoft Advertising, Mac Office, and Microsoft Office products. In his free time, Jason plays baseball for the Puget Sound Islanders, coaches youth baseball and loves all things Mac.
Dennis Yu is CEO of BlitzLocal, a boutique ad agency that serves Global 1000 brands with their Facebook campaigns. The BlitzLocal Ad Platform drives traffic by tying together templated Facebook ads and pages with templated PPC campaigns and WordPress sites, using call tracking to measure ROI. Yu has worked in internet marketing experience for Yahoo! and American Airlines. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and author, having spoken at SMX, PC conferences, HostingCon, Affiliate Convention, and others on the topic of Facebook and local.
Jim Yu combines in-depth expertise in developing and marketing large on-demand software platforms with hands-on experience in advanced SEO practices. Prior to founding BrightEdge, he was at Salesforce.com, where he led a core part of the platform products team that delivered the industry’s first cloud computing platform. At Aether Systems, Yu ran the product management team responsible for the product strategy, roadmap, and delivery of the innovative Scoutware line of wireless products. At Mercator Software (now IBM), he directed the development of Mercator Integration Broker, an industry leading enterprise software product, generating over $100 million in revenue.