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Announcing #SEJSummit NYC Speakers & Panelists

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Jessica Cromwell
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Announcing #SEJSummit NYC Speakers & Panelists

SEJ Summit is closing out the year in New York City with some of the best speakers in search.

If you missed Google’s Maile Ohye and John Brown at SEJ Summit Santa Monica this past April, do not fret. You can still catch them at The TimesCenter in New York on November 2nd!

Get the best rate for your SEJ Summit ticket by purchasing before August 5th. Register now and save $300.

SEJ Summit New York Speakers & Panelists

Maile Ohye: Developer Programs Tech Lead, Google

Since joining Google in 2005, Maile has worked closely with Google’s Search and Webmaster Tools teams as a Developer Programs Tech Lead. Her goal is to support and advocate on behalf of all site owners. A few of Maile’s projects include rel=”canonical” (co-author of the IETF RFC), and rel=”next” and rel=”prev” for paginated content. Maile often speaks publicly about SEO, including keynotes at SES Chicago and SMX Munich. She also co-authored Building Web Apps for Google TV (O’Reilly).

Prior to Google, Maile was a systems integrator specializing in content management systems for organizations including AT&T and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science with a Computer Science emphasis from the University of California at Berkeley.

John Brown: Head of Publisher Policy Communications, Google

As head of Publisher Policy Communications at Google, John collaborates with leadership and functional heads across the company to articulate policy direction and strategy to publishers. He also serves as Google’s subject matter expert for the overall industry, providing publishers with feedback and guidance on important issues.

John has a history as an advertiser, publisher, builder of ad networks, and has managed data for over 90 Ad Networks. In each of these roles, he developed solutions which grew relationships, protected advertisers, and assisted publishers in developing solutions for smart, scalable growth.

John also has a column with SEJ called Ask the AdSense Guy, to support AdSense’s initiative to become more transparent and accessible to the online marketing community. Check out his articles here.

Bill HuntGlobal Strategy Consultant, Black Azimuth Consulting

Bill is the President of Back Azimuth Consulting, which focuses on helping companies implement Global Digital Marketing Strategies and “Customer Journey Models” using keyword data to understand what consumers are looking for to better drive content.

Bill is one of the top thought leaders in 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.

He is experienced with many global companies developing Global Search programs for IBM, P&G, Nestle, Dell, HP, Cisco, Tata Consulting, and many other global brands.

Bill was previously the CEO of two large Global Search marketing firms, Global Strategies and Outrider, both of which were acquired by WPP.

John ShehataVice President of SEO, Condé Nast

John is Vice President of SEO at Condé Nast managing Search Optimization for top brands (Wired, Epicurious, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Vogue, etc). John has a 14 years experience managing SEO, Social Media, and Paid Search campaigns for top national brands and Fortune 500 companies.

Previously, John was the Executive Director of Search, Social Media. Shehata lead the SEO online strategies for Disney-ABC TV Group (ABC News, ABC, Oscars, and Disney Channels), and worked closely with many TV shows including GMA, Nightline, 20/20, World News, etc.

Keesa SchreaneSenior Manager Marketing, Thomson Reuters

Keesa has been enriching the customer experience for tech professionals, as well as offering CIOs, CTOs, and developers the tools they need to innovate and grow their businesses.

Keesa manages global content marketing for the Thomson Reuters core data platform business, which allows financial professionals to control information flow by connecting all of the different applications needed for trading, investment, risk management, and compliance. Additionally, she oversees marketing for the firm’s quantitative trading and historical market and economic data solutions including machine readable news, trading analytics, visualization, and analysis tools.

Larry Kim: Founder, WordStream

Larry is the founder of WordStream, a leading search marketing software and services provider based in Boston, which manages over a half a billion in annual ad spend across over thousands of customers. He regularly shares his advice and insight with over a million visitors a month on his WordStream Blog and is a columnist and top contributor for leading industry publications including Inc. Magazine, Search Engine Journal, and Social Media Today.

Larry has spoken at numerous industry events including INBOUND, SMX, Pubcon, ClickZ/SES, SearchLove, PPC Hero Conference, SEMPDX, MNSearch, SAScon, and Marketing Festival. He was recently named “Most Influential PPC Expert” for 2013 and 2014 by PPC Hero Blog and marketing agency 3Q Digital, and won ClickZ’s Digital Marketing Hall of Fame and Small Business Influencer awards in 2013.

Mark TraphagenSenior Director of Marketing, Stone Temple Consulting

Mark is a Senior Director of Marketing and leads STC’s marketing team. He came to Stone Temple Consulting as an already successful “bootstrapped” personal brand. With over 130,000 social media followers, he has become a sought-after speaker at national conferences such as MozCon, PubCon, and SMX, and a featured writer for major online publications such as the Moz Blog, Search Engine Land, and Marketing Land.

Mike GrehanCMO & Managing Director, Acronym Media

Mike is CMO and 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 Group Publishing Director at Incisive Media, publisher of Search Engine Watch and ClickZ, and producer of the SES international conference series.

Mike is the author of numerous books and white papers and is currently in the process of writing his third book to be published by Wiley. He is current Chairman of SEMPO, the industry’s professional association for search marketers.

Purna VirjiSenior Bing Ads Client Development and Training Manager, Microsoft

Purna has over a decade of digital marketing experience, both in-house and agency. She lives, breathes, and dreams SEO, PPC, Voice Search, and content marketing.

Her devotion to all things digital marketing has seen her regularly write for various industry publications and speak at conferences across the globe.  An award-winning former journalist, Purna was the CEO of Purview Marketing prior to joining the Bing Ads team.

Amy Vernon: Director of Audience Engagement, Daily Dot

Amy is Director of Audience Engagement for the Daily Dot, known as “The hometown paper of the Internet.” She spent 20 years working for daily newspapers around the country and was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning staff of the Miami Herald for coverage of Hurricane Andrew. An inaugural inductee of the New Jersey Social Media Hall of Fame, Amy was named the 15th-most influential woman in tech on Twitter by Business Insider and Peer Index.

Known in some circles as the Bacon Queen, Amy rose to prominence on the internet initially through her community activities on the old Digg.com, where she was the top female submitter of all time (and #15 among all submitters). Champion of what she calls #SMEtiquette (social media etiquette), Amy is known for her ability to keep online conversations civil.

Glenn GabePresident, G-Squared Interactive

Glenn is a digital marketing veteran with over 20 years of experience. Over the last two decades, Glenn has helped a wide range of companies utilize new and emerging technologies to increase sales and profitability. Glenn currently helps clients maximize their digital marketing efforts via SEO, SEM, Social Advertising, and Web Analytics.

Glenn is also a columnist at various leading search publications.

About SEJ Summit

SEJ Summit is dedicated to actionable marketing education for SEOs, by SEOs.

The SEJ Summit “A Day of Keynotes”, is a unique conference experience tailored for search marketers. The content is well-rounded and diverse while staying focused on SEO.

Events will take place in Santa Monica, Chicago, and New York City throughout 2016. Each event will feature a single track of vetted, keynote-style presentations given by industry experts and over three hours of high-quality networking opportunities – all limited to just 200 attendees. 

Our top priority is to provide an actionable, impactful, and memorable experience for you, which is why sales pitches, product demos, and sponsored content is prohibited during sessions.

Want to Go?

Super early bird tickets are available for purchase until midnight August 5th. Register now and save $300!

Click to learn more about SEJ Summit 2016

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