Speakers

Kelvin Newman

Kelvin Newman

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.

Dixon JonesDixon Jones

Marketing Director, Majestic SEO

Dixon brought Majestic SEO, the world largest Link Intelligence database to market. In the process, this Birmingham company learned more than a few things about how important Big Data is in marketing. Dixon has 15 years of experience in the SEO industry and a massive Airmiles account.

Nichola StottNichola Stott

Managing Director, theMediaFlow

Nichola Stott is managing director and founder of theMediaFlow. One of the most experienced search marketers in the business with over 15 years in online marketing, 10 of which in search explicitly;as head of UK search partners at Yahoo! Nichola manages theMediaFlow company strategy and a team of talented organic marketing professionals.

Dawn AndersonDawn Anderson

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.

Mat MorrisonMat Morrison

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.

Fili WieseFili Wiese

SEO Consultant, Fili Wiese

As former Google Search Quality team member, Fili Wiese offers SEO Consultancy services from Berlin together with Kaspar Szymanski and is specialized in helping clients to optimise their websites for search engines and recover from Google penalties and Google algorithmic updates.

Stacey CavanaghStacey Cavanagh

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.

Malcolm ColesMalcolm Coles

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.

James AgateJames Agate

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.

Matt RobertsMatt Roberts

Chief Strategy Officer Linkdex

Matt began his marketing career in big brand direct marketing agencies 20 years ago. Having experienced life as a Media Planner, Advertising Exec, Dot Com entrepreneur, and Digital Agency Director & Practitioner.
For the past 9 years he’s trained search marketing teams, worked with brilliant brands, and created in-house agency search technology before becoming a founding member of the Linkdex team to manage product development and marketing.
Matt spends most of his time working closely with leading brands and agencies to gather perspectives on where the digital marketing industry is moving, advise on strategy and plan how best to leverage data and technology in marketing campaigns.

Tim GriceTim Grice

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.

Sam NobleSam Noble

Marketing Director, Koozai

Samantha Noble is the Marketing Director at Koozai, an award winning digital marketing agency.
She can often be found speaking at industry conferences and events on subjects such as paid search, analytics or branding.
Samantha is also the founder of the Digital Females group and sits on the Editorial Team for State of Digital.

Pete HandleyPete Handley

Technical Director, theMediaFlow

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.

Bastian GrimmBastian Grimm

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.

Mike EssexMike Essex

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.

Ned PoulterNed Poulter

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.

Kunle CampbellKunle Campbell

Captain of the eCommerce Marketing Ship, 2x Media

Kunle is a specialist eCommerce Marketing Consultant, Trainer and Speaker. His mantra for eCommerce growth hacking is, 'An E-tailer can increase sales in only 3 ways: increase traffic, increase average order value and increase repeat customers'. He helps his clients reach their growth potential in each strategy.

Lucasz ZeleznyLukasz Zelezny

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.

Matthew BarbyMatthew Barby

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.

Kaspar SzymanskiKaspar Szymanski

SEO Conultant, Kaspar Szymanski Ltd

Kaspar Szymanski left the Google Search Quality team 2013 after seven years, where he has been leading global web spam initiatives and spearheading webmaster outreach in EMEA. Kaspar knows everything about utilizing the disavow links tool and reconsideration requests. Currently Kaspar, together with Fili Wiese, offers SEO consulting services, backlink analysis and recovery assistance.

Tony DimmockTony Dimmock

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.

Andrew IsidoroAndrew Isidoro

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.

Danny RichmanDanny Richman

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.

Ammon JohnsAmmon Johns

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.

Nick GarnerNick Garner

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.

Patrick HathawayPatrick Hathaway

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).

Rich KirkRich Kirk

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.

Matt FieldingMatt Fielding

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

David WhatleyDavid Whatley

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.

Rob BucciRob Bucci

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 CampbellPete Campbell

Director/Founder, Kaizen

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.

Dara FitzgeraldDara Fitzgerald

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.

Carolyn JonesCarolyn Jones

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.

Shaun RussellShaun Russell

Product Manager, Adthena

Shaun is a specialist in combining search strategy with new technologies. He has collaborated with numerous high street retailers and previously spearheaded the development of Net Media Planet’s Mercury platform. His work pioneering the use of weather signals in search won Best Search Campaign at the 2013 Performance Marketing Awards.

Ali WhiteAli White

Head of Marketing and Sales, Calltracks.

Ali joined Calltracks last year after having previously worked client side for 8 years.

Ali now spends his time helping companies and agencies boost their ROI through enhanced data and analytics and understanding the wider impact different channels have on each other.

When not @Calltracks or in front of a BBQ he can usually be found on a mountain bike or getting beaten up at Jujitsu.

Kate DreyerKate Dreyer

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.

David SewellDavid Sewell

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.

Neha GuptaNeha Gupta

Ethnographer & PhD Researcher, University of Nottingham & Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE)

Neha is an ethnographer and UX researcher who draws on skills of observing and listening to people in their own surroundings and understanding things they have not verbally said. As a consultant, she has worked with various UK and Europe-based companies on design-research based problems to produce practical, usable insights. She is now doing a Ph.D on crowdsourcing with a special interest in microtask-based platforms and people who use them, in the hope of making online marketplaces a better, exciting space for work.

Matt EvansMatt Evans

Senior SEO Consultant, Pancentric Digital

Pancentric's resident SEO geek, Matt, has spent 5 years in SEO after starting his career in PPC, working on clients such as Thomas Cook and Sony along the way. Now heading up Pancentric's SEO team, Matt spends his time planning our SEO and content campaigns.
When not working, drawing on the whiteboard or blogging at MattEvans.me, you'll likely find him either on a Football pitch, tweeting, hashtagging mad on Instagram or in the beer fridge!

Gemma BirchGemma Birch

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.

James OwenJames Owen

Co-Founder and Head of Search, Click Intelligence

James Owen is the Co Founder and Head Of Search At Click Intelligence - a search engine marketing agency specialising in technical SEO, link building, content marketing and social media that serves agencies and brands in multiple languages. James manages the day to day running of the technical SEO team managing campaings for small to enterprise level business. Previously James worked in, in-house SEO teams for big brands in travel, gaming and e commerce such as Hotels.com & Jackpotjoy.

Damian KoblintzDamian Koblintz

Site and Search Manager, Wiggle

Damian leads the content and organic search team at Wiggle. You may already be one of their happy customers, but if not, they're the world's most orange sports retailer; selling cycling, running and triathlon gear around the world.

Tony KingTony King

Senior Digital Marketing Consultant, DeepCrawl

Tony is a highly experienced digital marketing strategist and data analyst with direct experience in planning and managing multi-million pound search marketing campaigns. Capturing, monitoring and utilising a variety of digital data sources is paramount to the success of big brand SEO and Tony’s insights in this field have helped shape DeepCrawl to become the SEO powerhouse it is today. Specialising in enterprise level SEO, creative content development and digital media advertising; Tony has delivered complete digital marketing solutions to a range of leading brands across different verticals.

Rebecca LeeRebecca Lee

Digital PR and SEO Senior Account Executive, Dynamo PR

Rebecca has worked in house and agency side, across SEO, digital marketing and PR and therefore understands the challenges that SEO's, PR's and content marketeers experience when it comes to online promotion.
Her fun and creative approach to SEO PR has won her top-level coverage across national, lifestyle and business press, with big wins in The Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post and The Guardian.

Jose TruchadoJose Truchado

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.

Adrian DurowAdrian Durow

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.

Vicke CheungVicke Cheung

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.

Jon EarnshawJon Earnshaw

CTO, Intelligent Positioning

Jon started his working life as a business and emerging technology lecturer in Brighton before leaving to join an early Dot Com in 2000 where he spent a year rushing between offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Berlin and the UK before the Dot Com bubble burst.
Rather than returning to education, Jon started an online consultancy company that eventually became Intelligent Positioning. Over the past 10 years at IP he has provided strategic support and guidance to a vast range of organisations including, Sky, Virgin Active, Axa, Intel, Disney, Siemens Enterprise …etc etc
A key part of Jon’s work at IP has been the architecting of the Intelligent Positioning Engine that today gathers billions of bits of data from websites and search engines around the world in real time, making Pi Datametrics one of the most powerful Cloud Based Online Business Decision Making Applications available.

Julia OgdenJulia Ogden

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!

Anne RatiganAnne Ratigan

Head of Media Content, Digitas LBi

Anne has worked as a copywriter on both agency and client-side for 10 years with brands across finance, FMCG, travel and the public sector including RBS, Bank of Scotland, Sainsbury’s Bank, Tennent’s Lager, Marriot, Rezidor and the Scottish Government.
She loves collaborating with creative and technical minds to craft copy so compelling that people just can’t help linking to it and sharing it.
Her specialties include writing and optimising website content and blogging.

McKenna SweazeyMcKenna Sweazey

Field Marketing Manager, Taboola

McKenna currently manages Taboola’s marketing efforts in Europe and Asia Pacific. She recently completed her MBA at INSEAD and prior to this, spent two years at New York publisher Mediaite.com, where she was responsible for managing all aspects of revenue growth. Her previous experience also includes roles in PR and digital ad sales.