SEJ Summit 2015

Hosted by Searchmetrics

NOVEMBER 10, 2015 - ATLANTA, GA

Speakers

Brent Csutoras

Brent Csutoras

Chief Social Media Strategist at Search Engine Journal
Brent Csutoras is a social media marketing consultant and entrepreneur based in Boca Raton, Florida. He specializes in social media marketing, content marketing, and viral content creation. As co-founder of Alpha Brand Media, Brent is responsible for ABM's social media efforts as well as managing SEJ's social strategy.
Michael King

Michael King

Digital Marketing Consultant at iPullRank
An artist and a technologist, all rolled into one, Michael King recently founded boutique digital marketing agency, iPullRank. Mike consults with companies all over the world, including brands ranging from SAP, American Express, HSBC, SanDisk, General Mills, and FTD, to a laundry list of promising startups and small businesses.
Mike has held previous roles as Marketing Director, Developer, and tactical SEO at multi-national agencies such as Publicis Modem and Razorfish. Effortlessly leaning on his background as an independent hiphop musician, Mike King is a dynamic speaker who is called upon to contribute to conferences and blogs all over the world.
Jordan Koene

Jordan Koene

Chief Evangelist at
Searchmetrics
Jordan Koene is Chief Evangelist for Searchmetrics, a SEO, social and content intelligent platform. He leads the growth of the Professional Services group which provides customers ongoing and custom solutions for using Searchmetrics data.

Previously, Jordan was the Head of SEO and Content Development at eBay. During his time at eBay, Jordan focused on utilizing eBay content to improve user experience and natural search traffic. In this role, he lead development of millions of content improvements for the organization. Along with advancing eBay's content, Jordan produced numerous well-covered viral stories using eBay data.

Prior to eBay, he worked at various e-commerce and tech start-ups. Jordan has grown and managed different Internet marketing teams and has a strong background in SEO and social media.
Erin Everhart

Erin Everhart

Lead Manager, Digital Marketing at The Home Depot
Erin Everhart is the Lead Manager, Digital Marketing at The Home Depot where she focuses on content marketing, digital strategy and SEO. Prior to Home Depot, she was the Director of Digital Marketing at the 352 Inc. where she built a 9-person digital marketing team and oversaw the agency’s website strategy, digital marketing and CRM. She’s a regular columnist at Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch and speaks at conferences nationwide.
Katherine Griwert

Katherine Griwert

Creative Marketing Director at
Brafton
Katherine Griwert is the Creative Marketing Director at the content marketing firm, Brafton. She oversees inbound and paid marketing initiatives, spanning the website, email, social and search. Her team's efforts have driven millions (and counting) in revenue for the agency. Katherine loves all things related to content and branding. She's also a wiz at budget management and ROI tracking across Google Analytics, Salesforce and Marketo.
Katherine holds a degree in American Studies from Boston College. In her leisure time, she is learning the basics of coding and produces music videos. Katherine's favorite social network is Twitter, and she'd love to connect with you: @kgriwert.
Grant Simmons

Grant Simmons

VP of Search Marketing at
Homes.com
Grant leads the Search Marketing team at Homes.com, one of the nation’s top real estate sites.
Previously, Grant served as Sr. Director at The Search Agency where he helped in; differentiating the agency's search product, leading key partner initiatives, and acting as a advocate of the agency's SEO & social search POV.
Grant has over 22 years of agency & brand experience serving industry-leading organizations such as; Paramount Studios, Red Bull, M&M/Mars, Disney, Napster, Warner Bros., UPS, Move.com, YPO, GE, Amgen & Fox Sports.
Grant is a popular speaker at major search & real estate industry events worldwide, including: SMX, SES, SIS, UCLA Anderson, eMarCom, Multifamily Brainstorming, DMA, and quoted in Forbes, Fox Business, Media Post & other national publications.
Described as an online marketing strategist, motivator, ideator, entrepreneur, & ‘proud American with a funny accent’, he prefers; father, sailor & expat Brit - though not necessarily in that order when there's a fair wind.
Rocco Baldassarre

Rocco Baldassarre

Founder and CEO of
Zebra Advertisement
Rocco Baldassarre is an entrepreneur and digital marketer. He is best known for being the founder of the award winning digital marketing agency Zebra Advertisement which is the first and only agency to have a case study featured by Facebook. He is the youngest person to become a Google Partners All-Stars Winner at the age of 24. Rocco founded multiple businesses including but not limited to 1DollarAd and International PPC. He is the first and only marketer as well as the youngest person to have ever been awarded the Most Valuable Professional Award by Microsoft and has been featured by The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Search Engine Journal, SEMrush, and Upwork's Annual Impact Report among other publications.

Emcee

Kelsey Jones, Emcee

Kelsey Jones, Emcee

Executive Editor,
Search Engine Journal
Kelsey Jones is the managing editor of Search Engine Journal and also works as a marketing consultant and writer under MoxieDot, her marketing agency. She has been working in digital marketing since 2007 and journalism since 2004, gaining proficiency in social media, SEO, content marketing, PR, and web design. Kelsey has worked with and written for Yelp, Contour Living, Social Media Examiner, FitFluential, Bounty, Gazelle, and many more. Based in Kansas City, a fast-growing metro of the "Silicon Prairie," she enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.