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.
Partner, Marketing Execution and Measurement
With 13 years of experience spanning management consulting, interactive marketing and measurement, Dave is responsible for leading the Marketing Execution and Measurement Group at Rosetta. This group of 150 people spans 3 core areas of expertise: Search, Online & Social Media, Relationship Marketing and Analytics/Optimization.
Christian Arno founded global translation company Lingo24 in 2001 in Aberdeen, UK, from the spare bedroom of his parents’ house. Today, Lingo24 is one of the fastest-growing translation companies in the world, with over 150 team members (Lingo-ists) at hubs in Edinburgh, London, Timisoara (Romania), Panama City, the Philippines, and New Zealand. Lingo24 specializes in translation and localization for the foreign-language internet, and translates over 60 million words a year for clients—including Bloomberg, American Express, Orange, the BBC, and MTV—in over 50 countries.
Tim Ash is author of the bestselling book Landing Page Optimization, and CEO of SiteTuners, a firm that specializes in improving website conversion rates through landing page diagnosis and redesign, conversion consulting, a/b and multivariate test plan creation, and client training/mentoring. A computer scientist and cognitive scientist by education (his PhD studies were in Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence), Tim has developed an expertise in user-centered design, persuasion and understanding online behavior, and landing page testing. In the mid-1990s he became one of the early pioneers in the discipline of website conversion rate optimization.
Over the past 15 years, Tim has helped hundreds of US and international brands improve their web-based initiatives, including Canon, Google, Expedia, CBS, Sony Music, Facebook, Nestle, Verizon Wireless, Texas Instruments, Cisco, and Coach.
Tim is a highly-regarded keynote and conference presenter, and the chairperson of Conversion Conference - a worldwide conference series focused on improving online conversions. He has published hundreds of articles about website usability, best practices in landing page design and tactics to improve website conversion rates, and he is also a ClickZ columnist and the host of the Landing Page Optimization podcast on WebmasterRadio.fm.
President & Senior Strategist
Sanctuary Media Group
Chris Auman is a veteran Internet marketer, website developer and designer with over 20 years of experience in the trenches. As President and Senior Strategist at Sanctuary, Chris has successfully guided the online marketing efforts for companies large and small. Chris' clients range from family owned & operated retail operations with a local footprint of 1-10 stores to multinational Fortune 500 companies. Through his extensive and wide-ranging experience with design, development and Internet marketing, Chris is able to come to the table and solve problems from all angles and continually deliver profitable results for his clients.
Rick began his work with product feeds and merchant comparison shopping accounts while working at PriceGrabber.com. While at PriceGrabber, Rick found that most retailers needed help optimizing their product data feeds and efficiently managing their products across multiple sales channels.
In 2007, Rick Co-Founded CPC Strategy to help retailers outsmart their competitors on the comparison shopping engines. Since then, product feed strategies and technical specifications have become increasingly complex, with Google's newest product feed specifications released on July 11, 2011.
Today CPC Strategy manages the product feeds and merchant accounts for retailers such as Omaha Steaks, WWE Shop, BodyBuilding.com, Everything Furniture, Living Direct, Coastal Contacts and Accessory Geeks.
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.
Andy Beal is the CEO of Trackur.com, one of the world's largest and most trusted social media monitoring tools. The co-author of the critically-acclaimed book Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online, Beal has spent more than a decade advising individuals and businesses on how to manage their online reputation. His new book, Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation, provides a practical plan for improving personal and corporate reputations.
As CEO of Location3, Andrew Beckman (@andrew_beckman) oversees the strategic direction and business growth and provides insight into new marketing trends and technologies.
Prior to establishing Location3 in 1999, Andrew was an international sales manager for DoubleClick, where he helped to open international locations and train sales staff on U.S. search marketing principles.
Andrew sits on the Search Marketing Council for DMA. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in international business.
Adam has a passion for interactive marketing and takes a hands-on approach in helping AdRoll advertisers run wildly successful retargeting campaigns. Adam has ten years experience in display advertising. Before joining AdRoll, he was instrumental in launching and scaling the CPL network at Aptimus, a publicly traded ad network acquired by the Apollo Group. At Aptimus, he took a leadership role in almost every department: Business Development, Advertiser Operations, and Product Management.
Seth Berman is director of Global Marketing at BabyCenter, the #1 pregnancy and parenting web and mobile destination worldwide. BabyCenter supports moms at every stage of their child’s development and connects marketers with a highly engaged audience to deliver targeted life-stage solutions geared to the exact moment in the motherhood journey. Berman is accountable for marketing strategy, user acquisition, and email marketing in BabyCenter’s 21 markets globally.
Thomas is Founder and CEO of Refined Labs, as well as author for various publications and books and speaker at industry-leading events worldwide. He has been active in the Search Industry for over a decade. Thomas founded Refined Labs in early 2007 to develop a next-generation online marketing toolbox with a focus on cross-channel and cross-campaign optimization, as well as leading SEM bid management. The focus is on corporate PPC spenders as well as agencies across Europe that want an integrated view into their marketing campaigns — from PPC, Facebook Ads to Display, Retargeting and even TV. Clients using the technology include Lufthansa, SIXT or T-Mobile as well as agencies like Omnicom Media Group, metapeople or blueSummit and manage significant annual ad spend.
Director, Yahoo! Advertiser Solutions
As director of Yahoo! Advertiser Solutions, Marc Bishop leads product marketing and solutions development for the company's data-driven audience targeting businesses in the Americas. Specifically, he oversees revenue for behavioral targeting, third-party data partnerships, and closed-loop measurement solutions for Yahoo!'s Fortune 500 advertising clients. Since joining Yahoo! in 2004, he has held several positions with the company. Most recently, he led programming, promotion, and traffic generation for Yahoo!'s branded entertainment business. He also managed the launch of "Yahoo! Smart Ads"—Yahoo!'s industry-leading creative and messaging optimization product—into key industry verticals. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Bishop held management positions in both product marketing and product management at BEA Systems.
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. He recently founded Web Traffic Advisors, LLC, 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 has been a highly rated speaker and moderator 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 since 2006, and co-hosts the weekly podcast SEO Rockstars from Webmasterradio.fm. Chris blogs for various industry publications but most of his writing involves analysis and recommendations for clients, while promoting integrated online marketing and branding to a qualified target audience.
Michael Bonfils specializes in providing multinational search marketing services for agencies and inhouse search marketing professionals. Since 1996, Michael has helped pioneer best practices in global search engine marketing and innovations in technology advertising. After selling his first agency in 2004, he launched SEM International in Hong Kong, which grew quickly and eventually expanded into Japan, Korea, Russia, Europe, and Latin America. By 2009, it turned into one of the largest global alliances of international online marketing service firms.
Michael also contributes as an expert on Internet marketing technology and trends in national publications, and speaks at events around the world, such as Search Engine Watch, SES, ISS/SMX, and Pubcon to name a few.
VP Online Business
June Bower leads a $100 million online business that reaches WebEx customers with online marketing, sales, and support. She is responsible for the group's global web properties, social media programs, and email cultivation and marketing. Her team generates over 60,000 leads a quarter, some resulting in purchases online and others leading to direct sales. She also works with partners to jointly promote and sell WebEx online. Prior to joining Cisco, Bower was vice president of consumer and entertainment marketing at Alcatel-Lucent. Previously, she held senior management positions at Openwave, Apple, 3Com, Octel, and Adobe. She was also head of corporate communications for Cisco and was responsible for corporate marketing strategy, worldwide public relations, market research, and corporate marketing programs.
Jessica Bowman is a leading advocate for in-house SEO and is known for creating innovative, advanced, sustainable, and scalable in-house SEO programs. Her IT background gives her a perspective different from that of many search marketers on how to execute SEO by integrating into existing systems and business processes. Her diverse experience in project management, website usability, and process analysis gives her the insight to ask the right questions in the right order to identify the best approach for implementing SEO at client companies. A long-time advocate of in-house SEO, Bowman leverages existing resources and talent to produce the maximum return on SEO investment.
Jim Boykin is the CEO and founder of Internet Marketing Ninjas. Jim has been working in internet marketing since 1999 when he founded We Build Pages as a one man company. Over the next 15 years the company re-branded to Internet Marketing Ninjas, grew to a staff of nearly 100 employees and emerged as a leader in the digital marketing space. The business is focused on helping clients improve online visibility in organic search and social media. Using on-page optimization, link-building, content creation, digital asset development, IMN has worked with small businesses and enterprise companies from around the world. Boykin has authored an award-winning blog on link-building and been a prominent speaker at SEO industry events for more than a decade. A true entrepreneur, Boykin remains a hands-on leader staying active in the creation, delivery and training of all services.
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.
Co-founder and CEO
Personal Life Media, Inc.
Susan Bratton is co-founder and CEO of Personal Life Media, Inc., a lifestyle brand focused on personal and professional growth programs. A publisher of over 20 direct-to-consumer online information products, the company offers downloadable eBooks, membership sites, home study courses, and other content collections. Bratton has hosted the popular weekly show DishyMix since 2005, interviewing hundreds of famous media and Internet executives, authors, and innovators. She sits on the boards of a number of technology companies including ZEDO, Inc., 1 (800) FREE-411 aka Jingle Networks, Collarity, Inc., Merchant Circle, and Objective Marketer, Inc.; she also serves on the board of the Silicon Valley American Marketing Association. Her experience has ranged from first revenue generation at Mailblocks (sold to AOL) and Maven Networks (sold to Yahoo!) to management of a team of over 200 as SVP, sales and marketing, at Excite@Home. AdvertisingAge recognized her as a "Digital Media Master" and as one of the "10 Internet Pioneers." Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal named her a "2009 Women of Influence" in Silicon Valley. The Madison Avenue Journal awarded her a "Meteor All-Star Award" in 2007.
Sr. Manager Marketing
Massimo Burgio is an expert on international online business and a frequent speaker at search conferences across the world. He has been working in the Internet industry since 1996. In late 2006, he created Global Search Interactive (GSI), which helps global brands in the lifestyle, education, and technology markets engage with their target audiences through the integration of search, interactive, and social media. GSI also helps several search and interactive marketing agencies worldwide through a range of tailored consultancy, training, and campaign support services. He is a member of SEMPO, serving on the board of directors, Global Committee, and European Working Group.
Preston Carey leads Yandex's business development efforts in the United States and western Europe. Yandex is Russia's largest internet company and leading search engine, with 65% market share. Prior to joining Yandex, Carey spent over a decade working with industry leaders in technology and management consulting.
In 2008, Leslie Chacon founded User First, a user-experience research firm that offers usability consulting and full-service research studies. Under her direction, User First has become the leading provider of eye tracking research in the Southern California area. Her team has not only helped Fortune 500 clients improve user performance and efficiency, but also has also helped clients uncover key drivers of the emotional responses that create brand loyalty and, ultimately, significant ROI. The team achieves these measurable results through a dedication to collecting empirical data, integrating different data sources, using best practices in research, and closely collaborating with clients around research goals and outcomes. Chacon frequently speaks at industry events as an expert in eye tracking, often focusing on the power of combining eye tracking with other research methods.
Sr. Product Manager, Optimization Solutions
Tony Chen is the senior product manager of advertising solutions at Yahoo!. This includes Smart Ads, bidding, real-time bidding, targeting, and personalized retargeting. Prior to Yahoo!, Chen was a senior information technology consultant for 13 years.
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.
Group Search Director
Jonathan Cho oversees all of Mindshare's search business for clients and teams based in New York, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. His clients include successful and well-respected brands such as LG, Unilever, Sprint, SAP, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Boehringer Ingelheim. He provides strategic direction to clients in how they measure their online search presence compared to their competitors, and finds ways to use that data to make their online investments work for efficiently for them. Prior to joining Mindshare, Cho led the global search strategy for Samsung and Avon while at Starcom MediaVest. There he built a global search marketing network that operated in all the major international regions and markets that included over 40 countries.
Director of Product Management, Bing Local and Mobile
Andy Chu oversees the product management and GTM of Bing for Mobile across mobile phone platforms globally. Prior to this role, he led the planning, product, and partner-management organization of Windows Live for Mobile, including Messenger and Hotmail. He grew the business to over 70 million in monthly mobile unique users and over 100 million in revenue. He also structured a number of strategic mobile operator and OEM deals, including Nokia, Samsung, RIM, Orange Group, and Vodaphone Group, during his tenure. Chu has held a number of strategy, planning, and business development positions spanning the communications, media, and cloud-computing industries at Microsoft.
Christine Churchill is president of KeyRelevance.com, a full-service Dallas search engine marketing company offering search engine optimization, web analytics, social media marketing, and pay-per-click management services. KeyRelevance's clients range from small businesses to large publicly-traded companies and cover a wide range of verticals, including travel, education, e-commerce, and the automotive industry. Churchill speaks regularly at international search conferences such as Search Engine Strategies, WebmasterWorld, Search Marketing Expo, and the Small Business Marketing Unleashed Conference. She was a member of the founding board of directors of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) and has served as an officer of the board for the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association (DFWSEM) since its inception. She holds a master's in business and has over 10 years of online marketing experience.
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.
Head of Marketing
Tamara Colagrossi drives the brand, positioning, and marketing strategy for Marchex's suite of digital call advertising offerings. She spent many years at Microsoft, including four years in the Microsoft Advertising organization, where she was responsible for marketing strategy and advertiser-facing communications for paid search via Bing and Microsoft Advertising adCenter. Colagrossi began her career at Avenue A, a pioneer in the online advertising space. She has focused solely in the technology space, with experience in marketing customer relationship management software, mobile, and e-learning with an emphasis on driving online consumer behaviors while driving measurable results.
Senior Product Manager
Katy McDougall-Collins is a Senior Product Manager - SEO at AOL/MapQuest Inc. She has been with AOL for 4 years and has helped numerous channels within the company increase their SEO and Social traffic substantially including Autoblog, AOL Autos, Moviefone, The HuffingtonPost and MapQuest. Katy has been in the online marketing industry for over 7 years working both in house and at online marketing agencies. When not obsessing over hash tags, keywords and url structure, Katy enjoys playing soccer, running, camping and chefery.
Director of SEO
Ray "Catfish" Comstock has more than 10 years of experience in the search marketing industry, specializing in organic search engine optimization and social media strategy. He has presented at numerous industry conferences, including the Online Marketing Summit, Online Market World, and the Business Marketing Association (BMA) Annual Conference. He is quoted extensively in trade and business publications and is considered an influential member of the SEO community. Comstock writes thought leadership papers and articles for industry publications, including the BusinessOnLine SEO Blog, which is syndicated through WebProNews.
GroupM Search - The Americas
Chris Copeland is CEO of GroupM Search, the digital vision and search specialist division within GroupM, the world's largest media investment management organization responsible for more than one-third of the world's media buying. He is responsible for helping clients understand what's next in the emerging areas of digital including search and social media, as well as how to leverage paid, owned, and earned media to accomplish their communications initiatives. His remit extends across all of GroupM's media communications planning companies—Maxus, Mediaedge:cia (MEC), MediaCom, and Mindshare—and to the stand-alone brands such as Catalyst, Outrider, and M80. A seasoned digital expert, Copeland has helped lead the development of the GroupM Search practice to its current standing as the number-one global search entity and the first billion-dollar client of Google. He regularly provides senior-level integrated strategy direction to Fortune 100 companies, including AT&T, Dell, and Microsoft. He is an active member of several boards including the Google, Yahoo!, and MSN Advisory Boards.
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.
Tim Coughlin holds responsibility for business development, marketing, and strategic partnerships for Translations.com. He joined Translations.com in 2000 as the director of corporate communications, bringing six years of marketing and communications experience to the company. Previously, he held senior account positions with leading marketing and public relations firms, including Edelman Public Relations Worldwide and Burson-Marsteller, where he managed programs for clients including LEXIS-NEXIS, Warner-Lambert, Pfizer, and DiscoveryHealth.com.
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.
Senior Director, Mobile Sales Strategy
Paul Cushman is responsible for the monetization strategy for Yahoo!'s mobile advertising solutions. Prior to joining Yahoo!, he held senior positions at three mobile start ups in the U.S. covering text messaging (m-Qube, bought by Mobile Messenger from Verisign), visual search (Neven Vision, acquired by Google) and widgets (Mobio). Before coming to the US, Cushman worked for McCann-Erickson Worldwide for more than 10 years in Hong Kong, Saigon, and Jakarta; he began his career in London, working in sales promotion.
Founder and President
Craig Danuloff is Founder and President of ClickEquations Inc. developer of the ClickEquations paid search management platform for large search advertisers and agencies. He's been involved in PPC since 2004 and has overseen search management accounts for companies in both the Fortune 100 and the Internet Retailer 100.
Craig was Founder and CEO of iCat Corporation, an early leading ecommerce software provider which was acquired by Intel Corp. in 1998. He spent two years as President of eColony, early-stage venture fund founded by Internet Capital Group. Craig is the author of over 20 best selling computer books. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
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.
Fionn Downhill founded SyCara as CEO of Elixir Interactive. It was originally Elixir's internal SEO system, built specifically to meet their needs as an agency trying to grow and scale and provide consistent results, quality control, and reporting to their clients. SyCara is an enterprise-level-SEO, monitoring, reporting, auditing, and tracking system providing a unique workflow management system. Downhill now provides the strategic direction for the company. SyCara is designed to serve a much wider audience, including agencies, enterprise-level SEOs, and medium-sized business who need to streamline their SEO efforts and reduce their costs. Downhill is very involved in the advancement of search engine marketing and is a strong advocate for best business practices in the industry. She is past board member of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) and a founding member and past chair of the SEMPO Institute.
Karl has been working in many parts of the Web industry. His main challenge in his professional life is to connect people with technology. From 2000 to 2008, he was Web Community Liaison, HTML WG staff contact, QA Activity Lead and Conformance Manager for W3C. He is now working for Opera Software.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin is a graduate of Bradley University and has held many positions at Caterpillar Inc such as Lab Engineer testing product components, Dealer Service Operations to improve their day to day operations, Project Leader in Software development, Dealer Account Manager for dealer business systems, 6 Sigma Black Belt, CRM Analyst developing contact center best practices and processes, and Web Service Manager responsible for cat.com, eBusiness Platform Manager responsible for developing the marketing platforms, and now Social Media Manager. He has experience in Dealer Service Operations, Customer Relationship Management, Call Center Operations, Multi-channel Marketing, SEO/SEM, and Social Media. As mentioned, Kevin is currently the Social Media Manager responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy, organization, supporting platforms, and processes for Caterpillar.
Liana "Li" Evans is the author of the book Social Media Marketing: Engaging Strategies for Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media and co-founder and CEO of LiBeck Integrated Marketing. She is an online marketing veteran with experience in search marketing and social media marketing. Her deep technical background and her public relations experience enable her to partner with clients for establishing successful online marketing campaigns that combine cross-channel tactics. Evans was the SEO and social media marketing architect for as QVC, Comcast (Fancast), and several other companies of various sizes. Her wealth of knowledge in dealing with large e-commerce and content sites gives her a wide perspective into what it takes to launch successful marketing campaigns in the online space.
Allison Fabella has been practicing search engine optimization for over a decade and is currently Global Director of SEO at CareerBuilder. Prior to joining CareerBuilder, Allison managed SEO and Social Media for the largest newspaper in the South East, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was SEO Director at Primedia.
A national speaker on the topics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media, Allison is a founding member of the Atlanta chapter of SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professionals), serves on the faculty of the eLearning site ClickZ Academy, and has been nationally named "one of the most influential women in Search."
Allison resides in Atlanta with her husband and son. She enjoys playing cello, gardening, and trying to tire out the family puppy, which is apparently impossible.
Dave Feldman is a Search Evangelist at Microsoft.
He champions Microsoft’s Bing and adCenter products through engagement with advertisers, agencies, and search industry influentials.
Based in Seattle, Dave focuses on relationships and partnerships with Microsoft’s top customers to increase awareness, demand, and adoption of Bing and adCenter. This includes showcasing the latest search platform and product innovations Microsoft brings to market. By engaging with key advertisers, agencies, and internal product teams, Dave ensures the voice of the customer influences the direction of Microsoft’s search products.
Dave has written numerous articles for industry publications, including adotas, DM News, and DIRECT Magazine, and was a regular columnist for Search Engine Land. He has spoken at industry events across the country including SMX and PhoCusWright.
Previously at Microsoft, Dave managed a team of search account managers, responsible for revenue growth and customer satisfaction in the strategic segment. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dave was a client services director at iProspect where he led search marketing engagements for Fortune 500 customers across multiple verticals. He has worked as a multimedia specialist with McKinsey & Company, as an art director at an advertising agency, and as a marketing communications and graphic design consultant.
Jeff Ferguson is the CEO of Fang Digital Marketing, a strategic consulting agency that specializes in internet marketing, including search engine marketing, display, social, and affiliate programs. He has led the online marketing efforts for companies such as Hilton Hotels, Kimberly-Clark, InterActiveCorp, Experian, Napster, and Local.com. He has also served as a consultant for American Airlines, Farmers Insurance, Hilton Hotels, KinderCare, eHarmony, and Toyota. Ferguson is a regular presenter at Digital Hollywood, Online Marketing Summit, Search Marketing Expo, Consumer Electronics Show, Ad:tech, and SES. He has served as a member of SES' advisory board and is a board member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization.
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.
Duane Forrester is a Sr. Product Manager with Bing's Webmaster Program. Previously, he was an in-house search marketer running the SEO program for MSN in the US & Americas. He's also the founding co-chair of SEMPO's In-House SEM Committee, was formerly on the Board of Directors for SEMPO and is the author of two books: How To Make Money With Your Blog and Turn Clicks Into Customers.
Director of Business Development
Cam Fortin is responsible for Wine.com's search engine marketing and optimization, customer and web analytics, and mobile product development; he is also responsible for growing the sales site WineShopper.com. He began his career at Bain and Company as a management consultant.
Todd Friesen is an SEO strategist and consultant and is considered to be an SEO pioneer. Previously he was Director of SEO at Performics and prior to that, VP of Search at Position Technologies. He entered the SEO world in 1998 and has since worked with top-name clients such as Sharper Image, Nike, Neiman Marcus, and Accor Hotels North America on natural search optimization. Friesen was the director of SEO for Range Online Media, where he managed SEO campaigns for large B2C online retailers such as Macys.com and CompUSA. An expert in search engine marketing, he is a former administrator at Webmasterworld.com and a former moderator of the Search Engine Watch Forums. He is co-host of the popular "SEO Rockstars" show on WebmasterRadio.FM and sits on WebmasterWorld's conference advisory board.
Senior Manager, Paid Media
Alex Funk leads a team of cross-functional digital marketers in the areas of SEM, social media, user experience design, multivariate (MVT) landing page testing, and advanced analytics. At Covario he has managed award winning, global, enterprise-level programs and achieved unprecedented success for world-leading brands including Adobe Systems, Research in Motion (Blackberry), Intel, Urban Outfitters, and Nikon. Prior to Covario, Funk was a marketing consultant at digital-telepathy, where he built go-to market plans for Hard Rock Hotels, Mozilla Firefox, Napa Auto Repair, and a host of early-stage startups.
Director of Product
Nicholas Gadacz is Director of Product at Marin Software, provider of the leading digital ad management platform. He previously was director of search at Cafe Press, where he ran search engine marketing and search engine optimization. Specializing in building in-house search platforms, he has created a unique blend of in-house technology to solve specific business problems. Previous to Cafe Press, he was the SEM architect at CNET. Gadacz is also involved in product development and has filed for three patents. His most recent patent, which he filed while at CNET, relates to SEO and user-generated content. He has spoken about search and social marketing at SES San Francisco, eTail, and many other conferences.
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.
SES Conference & Expo
Christian has been a part of the SES team since 2009. As marketing manager, he's specialized in branding as well as interactive and social media marketing campaigns, focusing on the growth and engagement of attendees for the global conference series. Before joining the SES team Christian supported the Incisive Media North American corporate marketing division, responsible for a corporate wide rebranding campaign, as well as marketing support for up to 30 regional and national publications.
Previously Christian interned at the Office of New York State Senator Michael Balboni as well as the Office of Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford, managing constituent affairs, and media relations.
Ryan Gibson is responsible for sharing research and developments and facilitating networking between RKG and the industry. He has managed multimillion dollar programs for both internet-only and multichannel retailers. He continues to develop projects that help retailers find opportunities to increase the profitability of their online marketing programs. Prior to joining RKG, Gibson worked at Capital One, where he was responsible for the management and analysis of work flow processes that ensured that Capital One's credit bureau team remained in compliance with federal regulations. He regularly speaks at industry events and guest lectures at the University of Virginia and James Madison University School of Business.
Maura Ginty has more than 13 years of online marketing experience. She has founded and advised on search, content strategy and social media programs at Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses. She currently leads marketing for GeoEx, a San-Francisco-based adventure travel company.
Maura is an alumni of the Google Technology Advisory Council and a frequent speaker at leading industry events such as SXSW, Dreamforce, Search Engine Strategies, SMX, Online Marketing Summit, and Conversion Conference. In her spare time, she travels to farflung corners of the planet as a cover for her obsession with maps, local cheese, and obscure languages.
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.
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.
Danny Goodwin is an associate editor for Search Engine Watch, where he also covers the latest search marketing and industry news on the SEW blog. He has copyedited columns for both SEW and ClickZ. Prior to joining Incisive Media in 2007, he worked in various newsroom positions and as a freelance copy editor.
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.
Founder and CEO
David Greenbaum is the founder and CEO of BoostCTR, a crowdsourced network of expert PPC copywriters supported by a sophisticated testing platform. BoostCTR is increasing the effectiveness of PPC advertising by creating a marketplace for the best copywriters to compete in real-life PPC ad contests. BoostCTR is also pioneering the industry's first comprehensive methodology for optimizing ad copy. Every week on its blog, BoostCTR puts out a Win-of-the-Week post describing an interesting ad optimization.
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.
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.
Kristjan Mar Hauksson is the COO at SMFB Engine, a brand new extension to the international award-winning creative agency SMFB. With clients such as Freia, Geox, Ikea and Maarud, the agency strives to the best at what it does and it is easy to say that they keep up with their promise. Kristjan has been brought in to lead one of SMFB's most important objectives, which is to make sure that the creative gets both the digital attention needed and the channels to make it fly - Everything starts with the Idea!
Kristjan Mar Hauksson is the founder and former director of Search & Online Communications at Nordic eMarketing. a company that specializes in multilingual online communications, organic search engine optimisation and marketing through several verticals such as tourism, fashion, finance & FMCG.
Kristjan is on the board of directors for SEMPO, on the Global Bing Advertising Board of Advisors and a published author on the topic of internet marketing. Kristjan studied electrical engineering at Reykjavik Technical College in Iceland and holds a degree in Systems Analysis from the Computer and Engineering School of Iceland, in internet marketing from the University of British Columbia and a Global Marketing degree from Thunderbird University.
Kristjan has been involved in developing Internet solutions since 1996, and in search engine optimisation and marketing since 1999.
Michael Hayward is the CEO of ROI Labs, a leading provider of global web analytics consulting services. He specializes in the strategy, implementation, and development of analytics and marketing solutions and technology. His experience in e-commerce, branding, marketing, and analytics leadership includes over 23 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He led the development of Four Seasons' family of websites, as well as its search, social, email, customer data, and analytics efforts. Hayward is an industry thought leader and a regular speaker at Cornell University, the University of Western Ontario's Ivey School of Business, and the University of Toronto; he is also an advisory board member of the HSMAI Travel Internet Marketing group.
Christopher Heine reports on social media, sports/entertainment marketing, retail, CPGs, and e-mail. He has covered digital marketing since graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999.
Simon Heseltine is responsible for organic search and training across all AOL and Huffington Post Media Group properties, including Techcrunch, Huffington Post, and Engadget.
In his previous position as director of search at a Washington, D.C.-based agency, he was responsible for developing and implementing organic search and social media strategies for companies across several industries.
Heseltine is a frequent speaker at conferences, writes a regular column for SearchEngineWatch.com and teaches SEO at Georgetown University as part of the university's digital media management program.
Director Online Merchandising
Lauren Hufnal is responsible for communicating the value and effectiveness of Bing and adCenter through engagement with premium advertisers, field partners, and industry influentials. Previously at Microsoft, she was an account executive on the search agency sales team, where she focused on building and maintaining relationships with top SEMs. She also spent time at Microsoft as a search analytics manager in the health, beauty, and pharmaceutical verticals, and as a senior search account manager aligned to premium advertisers and agencies. After starting her career in print media at GDAC, Hufnal made the switch to online advertising in 1999. She worked on search, display, and email campaigns at Philadelphia agencies i-frontier (now Razorfish) and IIG (now Whitman Hart), as well as at Digitas NYC.
Bill Hunt is considered the top thought leader on global search engine marketing and is an internationally recognized search marketing speaker, having spoken at conferences in over 30 countries. He is the coauthor of the best-selling book Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Traffic to Your Company’s Web Site, now in its second edition, from IBM Press. He also writes a popular blog on search and social media marketing as well as monthly columns for various publications. He is also a member of the SES Conference Advisory board.
After entering the Internet industry in mid 90's, Motoko established AJPR in 1998. Since then, she has been providing Search Marketing Services targeting Japan and Asia to businesses from around the world. Her search marketing services with her extensive knowledge of Asia and Japanese market have been highly valued and resulted in significant impact for some of the world's popular brands' search marketing campaigns. A number of her articles have been published on industry websites and printed media including MarkeZine, Multilingual Computing and International Journal of Localization, and ClickZ. She also writes about the Japanese online market on her blog. She volunteers her time at SEMPO, where she serves as a chairman of SEMPO APAC Committee.
Director of Display Media
Booyah Online Advertising
Emily Iverson is the Director of Display Media at Booyah Online Advertising, a Denver-based agency that specializes in all things digital. Emily strategizes and manages successful display, tablet, video, mobile and social campaigns for DR and branding initiatives for clients including DISH Network, Blockbuster and Vail Resorts.
Emily joined Booyah Online Advertising after working on the client side at Helzberg Diamonds as an Interactive Marketing Specialist where she managed a large email prospecting and retention campaign. Prior to Helzberg Diamonds, Emily got her start at Kansas City based ad agency, MMG Worldwide, where she bought, planned and executed advanced campaigns for travel & hospitality clients. Emily remains very passionate about the digital space and constantly strives for the next best thing for her clients.
Mark Jackson joined the interactive marketing fray in early 2000. His journey began with Lycos/Wired Digital, where he managed several integrated marketing programs with a focus in the finance vertical. He then worked with AOL/Time Warner on cross-platform marketing programs. After the bubble burst, Jackson established an interactive marketing agency and has since cultivated it into one of the most respected SEO firms in the US. He is a board member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association and a member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Interactive Marketing Association. He spent several years in traditional marketing (radio, television, and print) prior to venturing into all things web.
As Product Manager of Paid Search at ChannelAdvisor, Jason James is solely responsible for developing the product roadmap for ChannelAdvisor's Paid Search solutions to meet the demands of the ever-changing search engine landscape. He focuses on implementing paid search strategy, developing tests and analysis, managing client expectations and directing Channel Analyst activities. James has worked in the information technology industry for close to twenty years, spending more than six years focusing on e-commerce solutions. Having immersed himself in the online retail aspects of this key revenue driving channel, James stays up-to-date and ahead of emerging trends and developments on the major search engines. Personally managing multiple accounts for a number of the largest retailers in the country, he is respected as a specialist and thought leader in the e-commerce industry.
Jason received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was certified in Computer Science at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining ChannelAdvisor, Jason worked for widely respected software companies such as IBM and Red Hat.
Janssen started her career in Online Marketing in 1998 by building and managing web sites and programs to deliver traffic and conversions. Since then she has worked with numerous B2B and B2C companies to help develop and build upon online strategy. Clients such as Converse, gDiapers, Icebreaker, Lion Brand Yarn, Lucy, Nautilus, Tazo Tea, Oregon State University, Murad, Grand America Resorts, Provenance Hotels, Trend Micro, Lattice Semiconductor, RealNetworks, IDG Publications, and Right Management have benefitted from her SEM and Social Media strategy as she currently oversees the Anvil account team, manages all services, and helps to direct high level strategy. Janssen is a regular speaker at national industry events such as Search Engine Strategies, Online Marketing Summit, Direct Marketing Association, and Internet Strategy Forum and writes for publications like Search Marketing Standard. Janssen has over 5 years of teaching experience which includes being a lead instructor for the Online Marketing Institute, an adjunct professor for Portland State University and leading custom training programs on SEM, SEO and Social Media. Janssen currently serves as President of SEMpdx, a local professional organization. Outside of Anvil and charity work, Janssen has competes as a marathoner, qualifying for the 2004 Olympic Trials and recently the upcoming 2012 Olympic Trials.
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.
Horst Joepen brings extensive experience in software and enterprise IT to the Searchmetrics executive team. He is responsible for strategy, finance, worldwide sales, and marketing. Before joining Searchmetics, Joepen founded Webwasher AG, which he developed into a global IT security business. In 2007, he transformed the German company Xtramind into a major CRM software company, and successfully sold it to Living-e AG. Prior to this, Joepen served in various IT management positions at Siemens. He began his career in technology at Nixdorf Computer. Joepen also serves on the board of the Swiss company E2E Ltd., a provider of a highly innovative SOA/ERP product.
Timothy is a Developer Advocate at Google working on the Google+ project. He has taught broadcasting, theater, programming, and various forms of new media at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the Academy of Art University, and the Digital Media Academy. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a Theater Arts graduate degree, and an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz. In his spare time he announces for the Santa Cruz Derby Girls and the Silicon Valley Roller Girls. He believes in improving life through science and art. Contact: timothyjordan.com
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.
Kate Kaye is a senior editor at ClickZ News. As a daily reporter and editor for the original news source, she covers beats including digital political campaigns and government regulation of the online ad industry. Kate is the author of Campaign ’08: A Turning Point for Digital Media, the only book focused on the paid digital media efforts of the 2008 presidential campaigns. She created ClickZ’s Politics & Advocacy section, and is the primary contributor to the one-of-a-kind section. Kaye began reporting on the interactive ad industry in 1999 and has spoken at several events and in interviews for television, radio, print, and digital media outlets.
VP, SEO and Conversion Optimization
Since joining Performics in 2005, Chris has handled all aspects of clients' natural search programs, including account management, strategy and active implementation. With a wealth of experience in training and consulting on all aspects of web technology and e-commerce infrastructure, Chris brings a unique perspective to SEO. Chris currently manages a team of specialists who solve client problems. Chris earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Business Information Technology from DePaul University. Chris has spoken at the Search Engine Strategies (SES) conference, the American Marketing Association, and M2W-HC.
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.
Senior Marketing Consultant
Melinda Krueger is a a digital marketing veteran, starting with direct, moving to interactive, specializing in e-mail, and now charting a course for mobile marketing. Working with the best agencies in the business, she has helped Harley-Davidson, Miller Brewing, Sears/Kmart, CDW, and many others build their interactive marketing programs. As the Email Diva, she answered questions on all aspects of the practice, and now writes a monthly column on mobile marketing for ClickZ. Krueger is a highly-rated speaker for professional organizations and business schools.
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.
Mike La Rotonda is the CEO and Chief Product Officer of Votigo, a leading social media technology and service provider that helps businesses better engage and communicate with their customers through contests, user-generated content, and other promotions apps. La Rotonda is a seasoned product leader with over 15 years of experience creating and managing consumer internet services for companies such as Yahoo!, ConsumerReview, and PointCast, with more than a decade of focus on online communities and user-generated media. Since co-founding Votigo – a Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant - in 2006 La Rotonda has guided product strategy and helped consumer brands including Ford, AOL, Intel, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Simmons and Chipotle, plus top-tier advertising and marketing agencies, like Fleishman-Hillard, DraftFCB, Ogilvy and Wunderman, develop and implement social media marketing campaigns.
Founder and CEO
Encore Media Metrics
As the Founder and CEO of Encore Media Metrics, Steve oversees sales, product, planning and delivery of algorithmic measurement and attribution for global brands across 3 continents. Prior to founding Encore, Steve founded, grew and sold a full-service digital agency that specialized in digital media strategy and measurement. Over the past 10 years, Steve has planned and measured digital campaigns for more than 25 brands, including global leaders in CPG, travel, retail and finance.
Steve is a thought-leader and expert practitioner in online attribution. Since 2006, Steve and his team have been on the cutting edge of analyzing customer engagement and quantifying the impact of display, search, email, social and other online media in creating awareness, consideration and preference for brands. Steve is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a member of the IAB Attribution sub-committee.
Adaline Lau, ClickZ Asia’s editor, oversees day-to-day editorial operations covering digital marketing including search, social media, mobile, analytics. Before ClickZ, she was a senior reporter at Marketing Magazine and worked as a journalist for The Singapore Marketer and Asia Pacific Broadcasting.
Director, Performance Ads Marketing
CEO of Apogee Results, a McKinsey & Co. and Dell Computer veteran, Bill draws on a deep expertise in both business and marketing to help increase revenues for a wide range of clients. Bill has been driving provable revenues through Internet marketing techniques since the mid 1990s when, as part of the management team at Power Computing, he built the first company to sell $1 million of product over the Internet.
As CEO and founder of Apogee-branded marketing companies (Search, Results, and Campaigns) Bill has guided them all from inception to success, creating of the 20 largest independent SEM's in North America and one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 list.
Bill also serves as president of the Austin Interactive Marketing Association, and was the chairman of SEMPO's (Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization) N. America committee. Bill received an MBA w/ honors from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. from Yale University.
Rob Leathern founded XA.net in 2008. Recognized as an expert in the field of online advertising and e-commerce, he has built scalable technology–based media businesses and has advised Fortune 500 companies and startups alike on their online revenue-generating strategies. He was previously COO at Consorte Media, an online advertising company focused on the Hispanic market. Before that, he was vice president of business development for Root Markets and general manager of advertising at LinkedIn. Before LinkedIn, Leathern built NexTag's display advertising lead generation and media business, propelling the firm to a position as a top five US online advertiser according to Nielsen//NetRatings.
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.
Rosemary Lising joined iProspect in June 2012 and leads search and performance marketing on the General Motors business covering Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Russia.
Prior to joining iProspect, Ms. Lising headed GroupM Search where she was responsible for developing and growing the search business practice across Asia Pacific. This included business planning and operations, business development, agency integration and training development.
Rosemary has been a leading Search Marketing expert since the early days of this field. She has over 15 years of experience in Digital Marketing. Prior to joining GroupM Rosemary established the Search Marketing & Online Media practice for Blue Interactive Marketing – now a WPP company Possible. At the time, she expanded the company’s business offering by developing a Search and Media discipline. Key global and Asia-wide clients included: Hewlett Packard, eBay, Lufthansa, BEA, and Polycom.
Recognised as a Digital and Search Marketing industry leader, Rosemary speaks at industry conferences and produces globally recognised digital best practices in marketing.
Prior to Blue Interactive Marketing she was as General Manager of the DoubleClick Media operations in South East Asia launching the Singapore office and satellite operations in South East Asia.
Her career started as a strategic media planner for notable agencies including Foote Cone Belding, Zenith Media and Ogilvy & Mather.
Ian Lurie is CEO at Portent, an internet marketing agency he started in 1995 on the belief that great marketing helps people make good decisions about useful products. At Portent, he leads and trains a team that covers SEO, PPC, social media and marketing strategy. Ian writes on the Portent Blog and speaks at various conferences, including MozCon, SMX, SES, Ad::Tech and Pubcon. He recently co-authored the 2nd Edition of the Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies.
Paul Madden is a UK-based SEO who spent the best part of a decade with the unfortunate name of SEOidiot. A long time blackhat, he now works in more legitimate niches but can always be relied on to have an opinion or insight into the shadier parts of the web. Operating both with clients around the world and through his own sites, Madden explores methods for automating and benefiting from social.
Capt. Todd Malicoat is a licensed USCG fishing charter captain operating Marauder Sport Fishing in Miami, FL. In addition to catching sailfish, tuna, and mahi-mahi, he has also been an online marketing consultant for well over a decade. Working with folks like PBS, Real Networks, Thomas Industrial, and other large brands, Todd has helped businesses large and small with their online marketing efforts to help fund his blue water adventures. He is also the co-founder of FishingCharters.com - designed to help fishing captains book more charters online.
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.
Jack covers mobile marketing, display and video advertising, social and viral media, as well as industry developments in the U.K. and Europe. He also coordinates the Stats section of the ClickZ site, which publishes the latest research about the interactive marketing world.
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.
Debra Mastaler offers a common-sense approach to link building by combining traditional sales and promotional strategies with effective online search engine marketing tactics. She is a guest columnist for Search Engine Land, Search Engine Guide, and Search Engine Journal. She has written widely on link marketing and is the link-building moderator on the SEOBook Community forum and the the Small Business Ideas Forum. Mastaler has provided link training to Fortune 500 companies and several top international SEO firms, as well as training sessions for the Direct Marketing Association, High Ranking Seminars, and SES.
Tim Mayer leads product, engineering, marketing, and sales at Trada. He joined the company after a long search career at Inktomi, FAST Search & Transfer, Overture, and Yahoo! as a general manager, product manager, and product marketer. He has led many areas of Yahoo! such as search product, search monetization and distribution, front page programming, and marketplace properties (including shopping, travel, personals, autos, and local).
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.
Passionate about participant marketing, speaker/author and global CEO Daina Middleton has earned the trust and respect of clients and partners around the globe from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs.
As Global Chief Executive Officer at Performics, Daina leads a team of tenured digital pioneers working with proprietary technology and a new marketing philosophy to deliver outstanding results for organizations around the world. In the past year alone, digital strategies led by Performics have driven more than $1B in retail sales & generated more than 100M actions for brand & lead gen marketers.
She is well-known for leading transformative marketing discussions embraced by companies seeking to succeed in the Participation Age outlined in a recently published book about this topic titled Marketing in the Participation Age: A Guide to Motivating People to Join, Share, Take Part, Connect and Engage. Her insights and expertise guide others in understanding why now is the time to evolve from the old approach to marketing developed over 50 years ago and provide tools to break through legacy barriers and move forward. Daina's proprietary marketing approach, the Participation Way, is a new marketing framework that provides an alternative approach designed specifically for today's complex, and fragmented media landscape.
For more than 25 years, Daina has worked in the marketing industry. Prior to Performics, she was an SVP at Moxie Interactive and 16 years working at Hewlett-Packard. She is also known for her charismatic, warm and approachable style that builds instant rapport with groups and individuals. Daina lives in Alta located outside Jackson, Wyoming.
Sr. Mgr., WW Search Marketing
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Jay Middleton has a wealth of search and digital online marketing experience on both the agency and client sides. At Adobe, he has been tasked with building a world-class global search marketing program and infrastructure from the ground up. Prior to Adobe, he managed over 100 search programs for clients including Covad Communications, Sprint, Polaroid, Cisco, Siebel Systems, Fisher Investments, Avalon Bay Properties, Dunkin' Donuts, Philosophy cosmetics, and PlanetOut Inc. He also worked closely with top advertising agencies, including Organic, Genex, Harte-Hanks, Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners, Starcom, and Responsys. Search campaigns under his management received gold medals at the 2009 Ad Tech Awards and the 2006 MIXX Awards, the silver medal at the 2005 Ad Tech Awards, and the bronze medal at the 2008 MIXX Awards.
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.
Group Product Manager
Phil Mui is the group product manager (lead PM) for Google Analytics. Prior to Google, he was a bioinformatics researcher at Stanford Medical School. He was also the founder of an early European display ads company, which was sold before he went to to graduate school. He regularly speaks about analytics and online measurement in industry conferences and academia.
David Naylor (commonly known as DaveN) owns Bronco Internet, a successful web development and SEO agency. He is considered one of the best SEOs in the world, with a proven track record in the most competitive markets. His driving force is the belief that there is no point having a site if it doesn’t rank number one. His dedication to giving clients great ROI has lead to the constant development of new optimisation techniques and the ability to see algorithmic changes before most other SEOs. His blog attracts a worldwide audience and is well known for its down-to-earth, informative approach on all SEO issues.
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.
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.
Director of Search Marketing
Paulo Pessanha has expertise in all aspects of website development lifecycles: analysis, specifications, web design and development, content writing, coding, testing, and SEO. He’s been an innovator of customized Internet marketing solutions and strategies, conceptualizing numerous methodologies to better serve websites regardless of their size, structure, or niche. Thriving to stay abreast of the latest trends, he delivers consecutive top-ranking results on the main search engines for all websites he oversees. He served in a senior role on Source Interlink Media’s SEO team, which worked on 63 premier online automotive brands and websites reaching over 15 million unique visitors per month. His company SEOHits.com continues to deliver the most consistent SEO results to his clientele.
Taylor Pratt is the VP of product marketing for Raven Internet Marketing Tools, which produces web-based, multi-user software for managing SEO and social media campaigns. Prior to joining Raven, he was a senior search specialist at nFusion and LunaMetrics. He promotes the use of conversion-focused, analytics-based SEO for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Pratt contributes to Search Engine Journal on the latest tools and techniques in social media marketing, and to Search Engine People on search engine optimization. He is a frequent speaker at small business and search marketing conferences, including PubCon, SMX Advanced, SMX: East and West, PubCon South.
Garry Przyklenk is an expert in lead generation, search engine marketing, web analytics, and social media marketing. He has successfully championed creative marketing campaigns and executed on actionable insights in several vertical markets including media, insurance, technology, and telecommunications. As Manager of Analytics Implementation at TD Bank Financial Group, Garry leads a successful group of web analytics implementation professionals that create online measurement solutions that yield actionable insights for key business stakeholders.
Lisa Raehsler is the founder and principal strategist at Big Click Co., an online advertising company and Google Adwords Partner, specializing in strategy and management of SEM and PPC for search engines, display, retargeting, and social media ad campaigns. Lisa has led strategy on hundreds of PPC accounts and puts her experience into practice every day as a thought leader in integrating clients' search campaigns across earned, owned, and other paid media. She has participated extensively in the local interactive community, as well as at national search engine marketing conferences. Lisa's recent speaking engagements include SES, OMS, MIMA, HeroConf, and SMX conferences, as well as numerous private and public training engagements. As a columnist for ClickZ and Search Engine Watch, she writes on the topic of paid search.
Chief Product, Marketing & Strategy Officer
Jeff is responsible for marketing, product management and corporate strategy.
Revoy brings more than 20 years of experience in Internet, search and social media at both early-stage and Fortune 500 companies. He worked for Yahoo! both in the U.S. and Europe including Vice President and General Manager positions at Yahoo! Search and Yahoo! Answers. Revoy and his team helped turn around the European search business and led Yahoo! Answers to a market leadership position with more than 150M monthly users. Previously, Revoy served as President and General Manager of Interactive Services at Embarq, a Fortune 250 telecommunications company through its successful acquisition and integration with CenturyLink. In this role, he reported to the CEO and led the investment and development of new media and online services as key growth drives for the company. In addition, he has held leadership positions with InterTrust, the pioneer in DRM technology through its successful IPO and acquisition and with GameHouse, a division of Real Newtorks, as VP of Social Games.
Jeff holds a bachelor degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and NCTA (North Carolina Technology Association), as well as an adviser to several early-stage technology companies.
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.
Manny Rivas is online marketing account manager at aimClear®. His areas of expertise include YouTube, PPC, retargeting, social PPC, link building and demographic research. In addition to writing for aimClear blog, Manny is a contributor to SearchEngineWatch. He has spoken about SEO, AdWords, YouTube, Facebook & Linkedin at national and international industry conferences. Manny's client work includes YouTube production and management for Siemens, multiple (cherished) American food brands, video contest production for the academic sector of The Washington Post company, and a variety PPC campaigns for fortune 500 companies.
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.
David Rodecker oversees technology operations, development, and scaling provisioning processes at Relevant Ads, Inc., which he founded in 2004 with the mission of getting businesses ranked in local search engine results using proprietary, scalable technology solutions. Clients include thousands of local businesses and national chains and franchises that target customers by geographic area. Prior to founding Relevant Ads, Rodecker led technology development at Interchange Corporation. At Interchange, he launched local.com, which became the fastest-growing local search destination, hitting 4.4 million unique visitors in 3 months. As a founding partner of Mail2World, Rodecker created an email service, establishing its use to 6.5 million hosted mailboxes with clients such as ICQ, iVillage, EsMas, and NetIdentity. He has appeared on CNBC and TechTV evangelizing web-hosted software services.
Zach Rodgers oversees ClickZ’s coverage of breaking news and key trends in digital marketing. He has written extensively about social media, search marketing, video advertising, and Internet policy, and is a frequent moderator at industry events. His articles have been syndicated to Kauffman Foundation publications, and cited by major trade and consumer associations such as the U.S. Federation of Public Interest Research Groups and the Center for Digital Democracy. He previously held editorial and reporting positions at ChannelSeven.com, TurboAds.com, and Datamation, an enterprise technology publication.
Senior Director, Product Management, Mobile Search
Terry is responsible for Yahoo!'s mobile search strategy and global mobile search products. He leads the product team developing rich and personalized user experiences for mobile Web search, apps search, and mobile apps across, smartphones, feature phones, and tablets. He previously held mobile product and business development leadership roles at Motorola and Orange SA, the leading European mobile operator.
Giovanni Rodriguez is a noted innovator, author, and public speaker on organizational leadership and marketing. At Deloitte Consulting, he is helping to build new services in the digital/social/mobile arena. Before Deloitte, he was chief marketing officer at BroadVision, one of the world’s innovators in enterprising social networking. Before that, he was co-founder and managing partner of The Conversation Group, one of the first social-technology consulting firms. A pioneer in post–Web 2.0 communications, Rodriguez has advised and consulted for numerous B2B leaders such as The New York Stock Exchange, SAP, Alcatel-Lucent, and Verizon Business, as well as leading consumer brands such as General Mills, Unilever, and Best Buy.
Senior Product Manager, Google Product Search
Kristine Schachinger owns SitesWithoutWalls.com a full-service Internet-based company that focuses on bringing the best together, on a project-by-project basis, to help make sites better "By Making Them Work."
Kristine has worked for over 13 years in the creation, development, implementation and maintenance of websites in all sectors including government, academia, entertainment and e-commerce with a focus on usability, site architecture, W3C with Section 508 and WCAG accessibility compliance as well as social media strategies and search engine optimization (SEO).
During her career, Kristine has overseen and implemented website and/or SEO solutions for entities such as The GSA, SuperPages.com, SuperMedia, AOL, The Department of Homeland Security, Reba McEntire, and Ulla Popken. In October 2009, she traveled with IBM, TecAccess and the UN to BeiHai China to instruct Chinese province officials on W3C and WCAG 2.0 standards compliance.
In addition, she is working toward her Ph.D. in sociology, focusing her research on her personal experience with social media, Twitter, and the Iranian Election Crisis of 2009.
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.
Rand helped create an industry - inventing brand name online marketing, new media and web analytics products from benchmark companies such as; WebSideStory (Adobe/Ominiure), WebTrends, Unica (IBM), and Keylime Software (Yahoo). In 2005 he was named one of the Top 100 BtoB marketing executives by BtoB Magazine and is a founder and past Board Member of the Web Analytics Association and the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation. He has helped lead two companies through successful IPO as CMO as well as three private company exits and is an author and speaker on digital marketing topics. Rand is regularly tapped to advise a number of Investment Banks, Private Equity and VC firms about sector shifts and opportunities in new media, marketing and Analytics and is Executive-in-Residence for New Marketing and Media at University of the Pacific.
Dr. Siddharth Shah, director of business analytics for Adobe's Digital Marketing Business, oversees the performance and strategic development of its client accounts. He has a background in algorithm development and statistics which he formerly used to push biomedical imaging boundaries and now uses it to enhance the performance of his clients' campaigns. Although Dr. Shah has a penchant for bad nerdy one-liners ("Don't drink and derive, alcohol and algebra don't mix"), he is always interested in explaining complex mathematical methods in simple, elegant ways to business audiences. When he is not working with business models (which he finds more beautiful than super-models), he can be found hanging off cliffs in some of California's National parks. Previously, Dr. Shah was director of business analytics at Efficient Frontier, which Adobe acquired in January 2012. He has a double masters and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Crispin Sheridan established and runs the search practice at SAP for the shared goals of awareness, lead generation, and sales. He is responsible for paid and organic search and has driven SAP's strategy to harness the power of the channel to drive efficiency in lead generation across SAP's ecosystem. He manages the centralized and globally funded search practice at SAP with both in-house and agency support. Successes include integration with SAP's primary Facebook page and the deployment of "AddThis" across SAP.com globally. He is a frequent guest speaker at SES, the e-Metrics Summit, and ad:Tech, and a member of Google's B2B Technology Council. He writes a monthly SEO column for ClickZ.
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.
Senior Manager of Ad Strategy
Joe Stephens is Senior Manager, Search & Native Advertising Strategy at Yahoo. His team partners with Yahoo sales and account management teams to bring actionable insights that drive maximum performance for search and native advertising. Joe has 15 years of SEM experience including agency and search engine client services. He works closely with product and marketplace teams to develop best practices for Yahoo Gemini & Yahoo Bing Network.
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.
Chris Sukornyk is the founder and CEO of Chango, a company that is bringing the power of search engine marketing to the world of display advertising. Chango's Search Retargeting technology targets display ads to users based on the exact keywords they've recently searched with on Google, Yahoo! or Bing.
Prior to founding Chango, Chris founded or co-founded multiple tech startups in the digital media and online publishing industries. In 1998 Chris founded The X-Stream Network which quickly became Europe's fastest growing ISP. X-Stream was sold in March 2000 to LibertySurf for US $75 Million. Chris is based in Toronto and is a speaker at SES, SMX, CIX, Mesh and other technology conferences.
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.
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.
Frederick Vallaeys founded Top Tier Inc., a digital marketing consultancy, after working as Google's AdWords Evangelist from 2002 through 2012. At Google, he helped bring AdWords to the Dutch and Belgian markets, was involved in the design of many of AdWords’ core features, and was a spokesperson at numerous conferences. Prior to Google, Vallaeys was an engineer at Sapient as well as a part-time wedding photographer who found new customers through AdWords.
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.
Anna Maria heads up ClickZ’s editorial team, working with the publication’s editors in New York and Hong Kong and guiding 70 marketing experts who share how to’s and commentary in Experts columns. She was on the launch team for Ziff Davis Media’s Baseline magazine and has worked at Forbes.com, Web Week, Internet World, and the Connecticut Post.
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.
Joe Weller is a Marketing Director at RealNetworks, where he leads Paid Search & Landing Page Optimization efforts for the company. He brings 15 years experience in online marketing on both the agency and client side. Joe received an MBA from Willamette University and a BA from Miami University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters.
Director, Global Trade & Product Marketing Mobile, Local & Commerce Business Group
Microsoft Mobile Advertising
Over the past decade Jamie Wells has built a wealth of strategic marketing and business development expertise, holding key positions across mobile, interactive, experiential and traditional media-based marketing disciplines.
As director of trade marketing, Jamie is responsible for defining Microsoft's Mobile Advertising positioning within the mobile advertising industry, which includes developing innovative marketing and advertising programs and initiatives, leading Microsoft's mobile advertising thought leadership efforts and crafting highly effective, cutting edge mobile solutions for advertisers and publishers.
In addition to his responsibilities at Microsoft, Jamie also teaches coursework on mobile as an Instructor at the University of Washington's MCDM program, and is the founder of wikimobidex.org, the world's largest web-based index of mobile marketing & advertising firms.
Before joining Microsoft, Jamie led the full service mobile advertising and marketing practice at OMD Worldwide, the largest Global Media Agency and a leader in digital marketing innovation, developing custom strategies and agency best practices that leveraged the mobile channel for all of OMD's clients, while stewarding a culture of agency intelligence, innovation and best practices to help its clients remain on the bleeding edge of creative mobile advertising, media and analytics. Additionally, Jamie served in senior marketing and management roles at MangoMOBILE, and Omnicom Company, Ringleader Digital, TCS Mobile and 4Kids Entertainment. Wells was the valedictorian of his Executive M.B.A. class at Montclair State University of NJ and earned a B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire.
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.
Marketing API Program Manager
John Yi guides technology developers to build value-added applications that support Facebook’s social marketing vision. He previously managed SEM, display, and social advertising initiatives for Affinity Labs (Monster Worldwide), co-founded two startups, and led disaster-response efforts for the Red Cross.
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.
Richard Zwicky is the Chairman of BlueGlass, and has been involved in online marketing since the late 1990s. The author of multiple patents, he has expertise across most areas of online marketing. He co-founded Metamend, a leading search engine marketing firm, in 2000. There, he managed and led the optimization campaigns for web properties ranging from SMBs to Fortune 100 sites. In 2006, he developed the Enquisite Search Analytics technology, providing advanced online marketing analytics and insights to companies globally. Today, he advises numerous companies in the fields of Search, software, marketing, technology, and media. He also provides assistance to firms on patent and IP reviews, and of course, digital strategy.