Russ AinSenior SEO Manager
Russ Ain has been in the search marketing industry for over 10 years, working both client and agency-side. His client experience is quite diverse, from student loans to diabetes supplies to his current role in the consumer travel space, where he oversees the organic search presence of Cheapflights.com and Cheapflights.ca. His team works tirelessly to compete with the likes of all the big online travel players, via a combination of content marketing and link building.
For the last 10 years, he's called Boston his home, despite continued support for his childhood favorite Yankees. Russ received a BA in Math and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis.
Jewells ChambersConference Producer, SES, SEW & ClickZ
As a member of the ClickZ Live and SES content team, Jewells willingly digests and dissects scores of digital marketing articles, research and trending topics to create engaging events across the country.
Jewells' first love was science and she holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute but veered off that path to pursue a higher calling - content creation. In keeping with her off-kilter tendencies, Jewells has an array of activities that she takes part in on a regular basis. When she is not writing content for events in the digital marketing universe you can find her attempting to shoot the breeze in Icelandic; merging her loquacious nature with humor at NYC Humorous Toastmasters meetings; serving as a community advocate on the Community Board #4 in Brooklyn; periodically updating her blog about her journey to become a polyglot; and daydreaming about what it would be like to exist as a Tralfamadorian.
Erin EverhartSEO Manager
The Home Depot
Erin Everhart is an experienced digital strategist, content developer and search marketer. She's currently an SEO Manager for The Home Depot and has previously worked agency-side for mid-sized business and Fortune 500 companies. She speaks regularly on digital strategy, content development and inbound marketing at conferences nationwide.
Marat GazievDirector of SEO
Marat started his career in SEO working for a small agency in San Diego, CA. The agency worked with a number of clients in highly competitive niches including personal injury law. Marat moved to Chicago, IL in 2010 where he worked for an agency across a number of different Fortune 500 clients. Trading his agency role for an in-house position Marat worked for both small startups and large multinationals. He is currently based out of Atlanta, GA where he works for RentPath that operates several industry-leading websites including ApartmentGuide.com, Rent.com, and Rentals.com. Marat's experience across a number of different industries and verticals gives him a unique perspective into the world of SEO. You can connect with Marat through Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Micah HartDirector of Interactive Marketing
Micah Hart is the Director of Interactive Marketing for the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena, overseeing all digital marketing channels for the organization. During his tenure the Hawks have gotten national exposure for their innovative approach to social media and content generation, and have been featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Complex Magazine, Deadspin, and more. Micah is a lover of sports, comedy, and travel, and is currently on pins and needles as the Hawks make their way through the NBA Playoffs.
Back Azimuth Consulting
Bill is the President of Back Azimuth Consulting, which focuses on helping companies implement global search marketing strategies and detailed "voice of the consumer models" using keyword data to understand what consumers are looking for to better drive content strategies.
Bill is considered one of the top thought leaders on Global Search Engine Marketing and is an internationally recognized Search Marketing speaker having spoken at conferences in over 30 countries. Press, industry analysts and corporate leaders frequently seek Bill's advice to effectively leverage Enterprise and Global Search Marketing and Social Media strategy.
Bill is the co-author of the best selling book "Search Engine Marketing, Inc." Driving Traffic to Your Companies Web Site from IBM Press now in it's 3rd Edition.
Rosie JuddDirector of Digital Media
Rosie Judd has spent more than 10 years in digital marking and communications for such notable brands as Georgia Aquarium, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Petco, and AirTran Airways. In her current role as Director of Digital Media for Georgia Aquarium she strives to constantly improve customer experience through relevant and engaging content. She is a frequent digital best practices contributor to conferences and panels for organizations such as PRSA, Silverpop and the Georgia Professional Ticketing Association. She and her team have been rewarded for their "OTTERly" amazing efforts, winning a 2014 Atlanta Marketer of the Year Award for their Pin the Name on the Penguins campaign and a 2013 Interactive Media Award for the Georgia Aquarium Animal Guide. In 2015 she and her team launched the "FINtastic" new GeorgiaAquarium.com. She recently fulfilled a lifelong goal of meeting and petting a penguin.
Jonathan KaganSr. Director of Search & Biddable Media
Jonathan Kagan entered the online marketing industry in 2005 - starting out in the SEM world. From there, he progressed and expanded into other sectors of the digital marketing world. Recently became the Sr Director of Search & Biddable Media for Results Digital.
Prior, Jonathan had run search marketing teams for Mediacom, Forbes, and Digitas. Overseeing enterprise search operations for clients that included American Express, Revlon, GlaxoSmithKline, Equifax, Mead Johnson, and Abbvie. In addition, he also created and over saw Digitas Central America's search marketing operation.
You may of seen some of his presentations on mobile and multi-screen marketing at conferences like Search Insider Summit, SES New York, Search Marketing Expo West and Search Marketing Expo East.
Phil KinzlerSenior Manager, Brand Activation
Phil Kinzler is a marketing leader with more than 17 years of experience leading digitally-driven, cross-platform marketing and advertising strategy and activation for globally-renowned brands. Phil feels strongly about feeding both the left and right sides of the brain: he's passionate about connecting consumers and brands via compelling creative and storytelling, and is also data-driven to make decisions and optimizations based on insight and results. Phil currently leads Marketing Activation, Social Media, and PR for the Goody, Calphalon and Levolor brands within Newell Rubbermaid, and has created award-winning, innovative campaigns that truly balance the art and science of advertising.
Andisheh NouraeeSocial Strategies Manager
Andisheh Nouraee manages social media strategy for CARE, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations. He oversees community engagement and fundraising across all of CARE's social networks. Prior to joining CARE, Andisheh was a journalist and syndicated newspaper columnist. He is the co-author and illustrator of Americapedia: Taking The Dumb Out of Freedom, a history book for teens the New York Times calls "Jon Stewart's 'America' for the Y.A. set."
Kristina SmithDirector of Search Engine Marketing
Adam & Eve
Kristina S Smith is an experienced digital marketing leader with over 10 years in the online space. She is currently the Director of Search Engine Marketing at Adam & Eve who are based in Hillsborough, NC. Kristina's online career has spanned such household names as Amazon, Getty Images, Google, and Safeco. From insurance to books to stock photography, Kristina is endlessly fascinated with what consumers see, think, and do, and loves working in an industry in a constant state of change. Kristina is a Tarheel Basketball fan by birth, a Liverpool FC fan by marriage, and in her spare time is trying to perfect both the Southern biscuit and the Yorkshire pudding. You can find her on LinkedIn by searching for her name, but more importantly, you can find her on Untappd at kristinasnc.
Duy VuGlobal SEO Manager
Duy Vu is a digital marketing leader with specialization in SEO and content marketing. He started his career on the agency side, working for Atlanta-based digital marketing agencies Response Mine Interactive and 360i. His burning desire for more SEO lead him to Assurant, where he oversees SEO across all of Assurant's digital properties. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in marketing. You can connect with him on Twitter & LinkedIn.