Chief Cat Herder, BrightonSEO
As well as chief cat herder at BrightonSEO and the Content Marketing Show, Kelvin is the presenter of Internet Marketing, the world's most popular marketing podcast in iTunes, Strategy Director at SiteVisibility.
A while ago he wrote 'Becoming a Clockwork Pirate' a free ebook about link building.
Director, Move It Marketing
Having founded her own companies and working at Director level in the service industry for over 15 years, in 2008 Dawn chose to retrain as an SEO web developer working on large scale database driven lead generation sites built for SEO from the ground up. A successful affiliate marketeer, she's also worked on big brands' online campaigns at leading digital marketing and media agencies. Now going it alone to further develop her online projects whilst providing natural search consultancy to clients.
Social Media Strategy Director, Liquid Thread
Mat Morrison is particularly interested in how brands can extract useful, useable information from social media channels, and how they can use this to increase sharing, recall and conversion. He struggles manfully with the distinctions and interplays between Paid, Owned and Earned media.
He has held regional and global board director roles, or been a director of his own companies, since 1999. You'd have thought that he'd have picked something up by now.
Head of Search, Tecmark
By day Stacey is Head of Search at Tecmark, working on multi-screen search campaigns for businesses in retail, travel, finance and B2B services. By night, she’s a not-so-secret soap addict and reality TV watcher. Stacey blogs at blogsession.co.uk and lives in the fine city of Manchester.
Product Director, Trinity Mirror
Malcolm is the product director at Trinity Mirror, responsible for sites like mirror.co.uk, liverpoolecho.co.uk etc. He also assembled the brains behind new sites like usvsth3m and ampp3d. He used to write a blog.
Founder Skyrocket SEO
James Agate is the founder of Skyrocket SEO - a leading link building and content production company that serves agencies and brands worldwide. James oversees day to day operations as well as jumping in on campaigns and account management so he knows what goes into successfully building links day in day out.
Director of Search, Branded3
Tim is the Director of Search for Digital Marketing Agency Branded3, responsible for overseeing and growing SEO, Social, Content & Paid Search Channels. Tim leads the search strategy for global brands, and is a regular contributor to industry leading blogs and conferences.
Technical Director, The Media Flow
Pete Handley is the Technical Director at Digital Marketing Agency the Media Flow, devising and implementing technical SEO strategies for a range of clients and overseeing a quickly growing team.
A BrightonSEO regular attendee (and a speaker at the first BrightonSEO conference when it was upstairs in a nearby pub), Pete's been seen more on the stage with awful Karaoke rather than sharing his SEO knowledge.
Managing Partner, Grimm Digital
Bastian Grimm is founder and managing partner of Grimm Digital. Having a background in software development, nowadays he works as online marketing consultant with a strong focus on SEO. With his company, he specialises in international SEO strategy & management consulting as well as online marketing trainings and workshops. Bastian also co-runs Ads2people, a full-service performance marketing agency based in Berlin, Germany where he heads the SEO department as the VP of Search.
Online Marketing Manager, Koozai
Mike is the Online Marketing Manager at Koozai. Overseeing a content budget in excess of £135,000 a year, he has been quoted in or written for The Guardian, TIME, BBC News, USA Today, Econsultancy, the Daily Mail and many more. Mike is also a published author of both fiction and non-fiction titles that have been read by over 60,000 people.
Co-Founder, Avita Digital
Ned Poulter is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of AvitaDigital, a digital marketing consultancy based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He spends his time developing and overseeing digital strategy for a number of well reputed international clients, developing creative approaches to achieving organic search results, increasing inbound traffic, conducting paid campaigns and ultimately driving revenue. As well as working towards developing a new and exciting online concept for the Danish market.
Head of Organic Acquisition, uSwitch.com
Lukasz Zelezny is the head of organic acquisition at uSwitch.com, a UK based price comparison website with offices in London. Leading his team, he is responsible for the uSwitch.com brand’s organic visibility, conversion rate, traffic and engagement. Lukasz is a hands-on person, he spends lots of his time keeping up to date with the changes in the technology of online marketing. He started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group and Fleetway Travel.
Digital Strategist, Wyatt International
Digital marketing consultant, content evangelist and master multi-tasker. Matthew's skills lie in producing original digital strategies for clients across the world, as well as scaling internal processes to make digital more profitable for both parties involved.
Maverick, Martyr & MD Dimmock Web Marketing
Prior to forming Dimmock Web Marketing in 2009, Tony spent 13 years selling IT solutions to small businesses and large corporate firms.
A self-proclaimed ‘search sanguine’, he loves reading,and has a deep interest in web psychology, semantics and opportunity thinking.
He's also a Liverpool FC fanatic, often loses kiddies tickle fights (1 vs 3..) and is convinced his eldest is another “Messi in the making” at Sunday footy.
SEO Manager, GoCompare.com
Andrew is the SEO Manager at GoCompare.com, one of the UK's top price comparison websites.
At just 24 years old; Andrew has kept himself busy. writing many times on semantic search and the digital landscape for the Guardian, and regularly for a number of industry outlets such as Econsultancy, Content Marketing Institute and BrandRepublic.
Digital Business Mentor, Princes Trust
Danny has over 20 years experience of founding successful technology businesses and digital business consultancy.He now spends most of his time volunteering as a Digital Business Mentor at the Prince's Trust helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are not in work, education or training.
Internet Marketing Consultant, Ammon Johns & Co
Involved in all aspects of web promotion since before SEO had a name, Ammon Johns is one of the most experienced professionals in the field. Ammon is cited as a mentor by many, including Rand Fishkin, Bill Slawski, and Will Critchlow.
CEO, 90 Digital
Nick has worked in SEO for many years , having been search manager for Betfair and then head of Search for Unibet. He got tired of being an employee and set up 90 Digital with ICS in Leeds. The SEO & online PR business has a team of 45.
Fun facts about Nick, he once asked Matt Cutts a question, and Matt said... 'good question...blah blah blah. Nick was happy he could ask a good question.
Nick competed in 4 world championships in kayak racing and his highest world ranking was 11th. He puts this success down to the same obsessiveness he has for SEO/Online PR.
Senior SEO Consultant, Hit Reach
Patrick Hathaway is an SEO Consultant at Hit Reach, a web design and SEO agency specialising in WordPress. Patrick gets involved in most aspects of digital marketing, from SEO and CRO audits to link building and content marketing campaigns. He also spends a large portion of his time writing up ideas for Digital Rockstars (Hit Reach's ongoing series of SEO comic strips).
Comms Planner, Zenith Optimedia
Ex-Head of SEO at Performics and now comms planner, Rich has been devising digital strategies for over 5 years. Forthright and pragmatic, he enjoys telling clients the things they need to hear but may not want to.
SEO Manager, Custard Online Marketing
Matt made the jump from working in-house in the travel industry to join the team at Custard in 2011.
Heading up the SEO team at the Preston-based agency, Matt has experience of working with small businesses and achieving results on tight budgets.
Coming from a background in copywriting, Matt shares SEO tips at mattfielding.co.uk
Managing Director, Mishop Local
David Whatley is the founder of MiShop.local Ltd. a specialist local search optimisation and local citation building services for National Chains, Franchises, SEOs, Digital Agencies and SMEs.
With more than a 1000 client locations, he claims to know a bit about local search.
Prior to MiShop.local he worked in a broad range of initiatives with American Express, KPMG Consulting, Atos Origin and as an independent consultant.
Founder, STAT Search Analytics
Rob is the founder and CEO of STAT Search Analytics (getSTAT.com), based in his home town of Vancouver, Canada.
Since 2009, STAT has equipped SEO experts with massive-scale, real-time search data in markets and locations across the globe—all backed up by one-on-one expert service. That’s how they’ve become the data partner of choice for some of the world’s largest online brands and SEO agencies.
Rob has been a developer and entrepreneur in the SEO space since 2005. He especially loves tackling big-data challenges in data mining and analytics. When he isn’t doing that, you can usually find him falling down a ski hill, splashing in the ocean, or taking cookies out of the oven.
Pete Campbell is the founder of Kaizen, which helps businesses big and small deliver mind-blowing SEO, PPC and Content Marketing strategies.
He built first his first website at 11, a video gaming community that today has 100k+ Facebook Fans. Over the past 5 years he's worked both in-house and agency side in SEO director and strategy roles and was the 2013 Winner of 'Rising Star of the Year' at the Travolution Awards.
Analytics Director, Measurelab
Dara specialises in Google Analytics, providing consultancy to both clients and agencies for implementation, analysis and reporting. He is also an experienced trainer and conference speaker.
Managing Director, Webdurance Ltd.
Carolyn lives and breathes digital. With over 10 years of marketing experience, most of that running large SEO campaigns at some of the UK’s top agencies, her wealth of experience has helped to grow the online presence of prestigious UK brands. Now, as the founder and MD of Webdurance, she provides bespoke link development and consultancy to some of the most discerning digital agencies.
Global SEO Manager, Education First
With over 4 years experience in the SEO industry, both agency and client side, Kate now works at Education First as the Global SEO Manager.
When she's not doing SEO, she blogs about digital marketing, plays the ukulele and bakes way too many cakes.
SEO Consultant, Fresh Egg
David is a cognitive scientist and creative thinker with a PhD in biomedical engineering. He brings multi-channel marketing and software design experience to Fresh Egg from multiple sectors: from 4D image processing for the oil and gas industry, to brand and celebrity online reputation management. Passionate about users’ digital journeys, David helps clients focus on understanding the intent behind a search before making business decisions.
Marketing & Events Manager, WebCertain
Gemma has been working in international search since 2007 and leads WebCertain’s marketing team. She is responsible for managing WebCertain’s online marketing activities around the world as well as organising and programming the International Search Summit, which runs across Europe and the US. She contributes regularly to WebCertain's multilingual search blog as well as State of Digital.
Director of SEO, Expedia
Jose Truchado spent over 17 years leading, training and mentoring Online Marketing teams in a variety of business sectors, including his own European travel company. Currently dividing his time between leading the European SEO team for EMEA and working as an Executive Coach and Myers Briggs expert in helping teams work more efficiently.
Founder and Chief Conversioneer, The ConversionArium
Adrian is a Conversion Rate Optimiser, and the founder of CRO company The ConversionArium Ltd, and has been happily (and successfully) increasing performance metrics for sites and apps for 10 years. Adrian has managed many CRO programmes for startups to large multinationals.
He has also managed SEO teams and campaigns, and has developed a deep understanding of search-to-conversion psychology.
Graphic Designer, Distilled
Vicke joined Distilled's Creative team back in 2012, as a recent graduate of Graphic Design from the acclaimed Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Since then, she has transferred her knowledge of traditional print design and applied the principles to create successful pieces of online content. Favourite things include typography, puppies, and cooking.
Head of Content, Zazzle Media
Julia is a former newspaper journalist, with more than 20 years experience in the regional press. She began her career at the Bucks Herald in Aylesbury, before working her way through the ranks of various newsrooms to become editor of a weekly tabloid and finally features editor of the Evening Telegraph in Peterborough.
Before joining Zazzle Media, Julia worked for a leading PR and marketing agency in Cambridgeshire, as an account director, leading various campaigns for a wide variety of clients including blue chip companies and SMEs.
Her wealth of experience in the media and communication industries means Julia truly understands how informative yet exciting online content can help increase a business’s profile and, ultimately, its profits.
Outside work, Julia loves anything sparkly – whether that’s people, clothes or wine!