Mike Rosenberg, Veracity
Mike Rosenberg brings experience and passion from two distinct, yet similar, career paths in sports business marketing and online marketing. As CEO of Veracity, a general marketing firm with an emphasis in traditional and online public relations, Mike offers his vast knowledge of digital marketing, performance-based advertising and media agency experience to audiences.
This Portland, OR. native has extensive digital marketing, event and sports marketing experience — holding past executive positions at ethology, EngineWorks, Inc., Oregon Sports Authority and Global Events Group. In 2005, Mike received the Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award, which recognizes exceptional executives under the age of 40.
Ben Lloyd, Odysys
Ben Lloyd is developing the customer success team at Odysys, a SAAS company focused on the independent & boutique hotel market. Ben’s search engine marketing experience is being leveraged to build a world-class SEO & inbound marketing program for Odysys’ customers. Prior to Odysys, Ben founded Portland search engine marketing agency Amplify Interactive in 2003, which was sold to Add3 of Seattle in 2013. Ben started his SEO/SEM career in 1999 working his way through two traditional marketing agencies before launching Amplify Interactive in 2003. Prior to it’s acquisition by Add3, Amplify Interactive grew to become a leading Portland area boutique SEM firm working with some of the most recognized brands in the silicon forest.
Ben is a co-founder of SEMpdx and has served on the board in a number of roles including President since the group’s inception in 2006. Ben has spoken at a multitude of digital marketing conferences and local area business seminars on search engine marketing. Ben enjoys college football (Go Beavs!), owns a pinball machine, likes to golf when he can, bike commuting when the weather’s nice, and knowing more about Portland than you do…
Anne Kennedy – Outlines Venture Group
SES Advisory Board; International Search Strategist, Author – A search marketing industry thought leader, Anne co-authored the first book on international SEO and PPC, Global Search Engine Marketing (Pearson Que February 2012). After providing search engine consulting to hundreds of companies—including Hearst Newspapers, Philips Lifeline, and Dunkin Donuts—and launching dotcoms Zillow and Avvo online, she formed an international online marketing consortium with Nordic eMarketing in Reykjavik, London, Stockholm, Rome and Beijing. Anne was a founding member of the board of directors for Helium.com, acquired by publishing giant R.R. Donnelly in 2011.
David Mihm – Tidings
David Mihm is first and foremost an advocate for sustainable digital marketing techniques for small businesses. In 2012, he sold his former company GetListed.org to Moz, and grew Moz Local to over 60,000 locations in under two years. He’s a co-founder of the Local University conference series.
David’s Local Search Ranking Factors survey is among the most important studies of Local Search Engine Optimization, and he has spoken regularly about local search marketing at conferences around the world—and here in Oregon!
Heather Lloyd-Martin – SuccessWorks SEO Copywriting
Described as a fast-talking, fiery redhead, Heather Lloyd-Martin is a 20-year marketing veteran, a recognized author and considered the pioneer of SEO copywriting. Recognized worldwide as a first-generation search marketing expert, her life is split between watching the search engines dance and pinpointing the exact direct response copywriting strategies that make people buy.
Career highlights include:
- Profiled in the book Online Marketing Heroes as the pioneer of SEO copywriting.
- Immediate past-chair of the Direct Marketing Association’s Search Engine Marketing Council.
- Developer of the SEO Copywriting Certification program, the only industry-endorsed training program teaching SEO Copywriting best practices.
- Voted one of 2012?s Top Women in SEO.
- Advisory board member of SEMpdx, and serves on the board of American Writers and Artists, Inc.
- Quoted and cited in many publications, including The Huffington Post, Target Marketing Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and others.
Presenting at industry events is one of Heather’s passions, and she’s frequently crossing time zones en-route to her next speaking gig. You can see her speaking at Darden School of Business,Search Engine Strategies, SMX, Small Business Marketing Unleashed, PubCon and a host of other events. In her spare time, she enjoys crazy-making travel, grueling workouts, Starbucks extra-hot soy lattes and hanging out with her husband, two dogs and one cat in West Linn, OR.
Kent Lewis – Anvil Media, Inc.
With a background in integrated marketing, Lewis left a public relations agency in 1996 to start his search engine marketing career. Since then, he has focused on helping clients solve business problems via the Internet. Lewis founded digital marketing agency Anvil Media, Inc. in 2000, to help clients grow their businesses via search engine and social media marketing. In 2008, he created Formic Media, a sister agency to Anvil, specializing in digital marketing and website development for small business. Lewis has worked at a variety of full-service agencies and was also Director of Marketing and Business Development at goodguys.com. He is Co-founder and Past President of emarketing agency, eROI, as well as SEMpdx, an SEM professional trade association. Lewis sits on advisory boards for emerging companies like ABCInvesting, NeutralSpace, Nozzle Media and Public Marketspace. He also speaks regularly at industry events and has been published in books and publications including DMNews, iMedia Connection, Online Marketing Connect and Portland Business Journal. Lewis is an adjunct professor at Portland State University, where he teaches an SEM Workshop, and also tours nationwide with OMS, teaching the Digital Marketing Essentials Workshop. He sits on the board, marketing and executive committees for SMART, a statewide early literacy program. In 1999, Lewis found pdxMindShare, a networking group and online career community, designed to help connect Portland-area employees and employers. He is the recipient of Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2004. Lewis enriches his personal and professional life by co-hosting a weekly Internet radio show, DadsUnplugged, and honing his business acumen via The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).
Lisa Williams – Oregon Health & Science University
Lisa Williams is the Associate Director of Digital Engagement for Oregon Health & Science University and author of When Everybody Clicks: Sustainable Digital Marketing. She is a 19-year veteran of online marketing and has been featured in Kiplinger Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Boston Globe and The Oregonian. Lisa is on the SEMpdx (Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland Oregon) Advisory Board and member of SEMPO. She speaks at regional, national and international conferences including SMX, SMX Advanced, SES/ClickZ, SearchFest, Online Marketing Summit, SEMPO and BrightEdge Share.
Matthew Brown – Freelancer / Good Person
Matthew Brown is a search marketer and product aficionado. Currently, his focus is helping clients to develop product lifecycle process around organic search and visibility, to keep companies on the competitive edge of audience development.
His previous venture was AudienceWise, acquired by SEOmoz in 2012. AudienceWise specialized in search engine optimization for publishers and news sites, data-driven marketing, and semantic web strategy. He has worked with some of the most complex sites on the web, including NYTimes.com, About.com, American City Business Journals, Sports Illustrated, Golf.com, United Press International, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portfolio.com, University of Phoenix, ESPN.com and ToysRus.com.
Prior to launching AudienceWise, Matthew was Director of Search Strategy for the New York Times Company from 2005-2010. His area of focus was driving the research and technology side of the search marketing effort for NYTimes.com and The Boston Globe (Boston.com). After joining the New York Times Co, his team helped exponentially grow search traffic to the newspaper’s websites.
Kent Schnepp – Odysys
Tom Hale – PPC Specialist Thomas Creek Concepts
Moderator and Rabble Rouser for SEMpdx Forums
ex-Top Contributor in AdWords Help Forum
Owner – Thomas Creek Concepts – A Google AdWords Certified Partner
Portland State University Scholars Program – English Major (Wordsmith)
Food & Beverage Management (Bottom Line Business Savvy)
Retail Sales (Sales Skills)
Financial Services (Hardcore Sales Skills)
Online Music Promotion, for the love of it (That is How I Discovered AdWords)
Professional AdWords Manager (Unique Skill Set = Success)
Mark Knowles – Pixelsilk
Dan Sundgren – FreeGren Digital
Dan has been immersed in digital media and search marketing for over 18 years and is actively involved in the Digital Marketing Industry here in the Silicon Forest. His work with F500 clients as well as Small Business has forged a passion for being both strategic and tactical. His North Star is getting things done with the client’s best interests at all times. Having managed over $500M in paid search and digital media and being a part of the original team that opened the first office for Google here in Seattle back in 2003, Dan brings a seasoned but down to earth approach to executing marketing programs. On the client side he has sat on both the Google and Bing Client Advisory Councils. He is still an active advisor to SIC, NWIAG and SEMpdx with a passion for networking and helping out the Digital Community. Dan has spoken at events such as SearchFest, SMX Advanced, Pubcon and SES and thoroughly enjoys sharing his experiences and insights with others as well as finding out every day how much there is to learn.
Ian Lurie – Portent, Inc.
Ian Lurie is the CEO and founder of Portent Inc., an internet marketing and technology company that he started in 1995 in Seattle, Wash. Lurie comes to the advisory board as one of the world’s top experts on internet, search and social media marketing. This internet marketing specialist recently co-published the second edition of Web Marketing All-In-One for Dummies and has written Conversation Marketing: Internet Marketing Strategies. Lurie regularly shares his knowledge at various marketing conferences around the world, such as ad:Tech, Search Engine Strategies (SES), Search Marketing Expo (SMX), SearchLove, MozCon, Blogworld and Pubcon.
This Seattle resident embodies SEMpdx’s drive to enhance the digital marketing community while continuously striving to deliver the newest advancements in the ever-changing industry. Lurie’s biggest ambition would be to set up a sister organization in Seattle to continue SEMpdx’s prestige and expertise.