On occasion I may need to present a bio for an article or a conference. This is it. I’m posting it now in order to include it as a section of the web site. This URL will be its permanent home. Following the bio are various online communities that I belong to. If you are also a member and read this blog, feel free to reach out and say hi.
Russ Beattie had a similar post on how to pronounce his last name a while ago, and since mine is infinitely more difficult for American English speakers, I hope that my readers will allow me this indulgence. If you see me at a conference or in a business setting you can impress me right off the bat by not mangling my name. Here’s how…
Anyone else going?:
Representatives from Facebook, MySpace, Intel, CafeMom and Izea will be there to answer questions. I have quite a few about how large brands can best leverage social media.
Ping me if you’re planning on attending. I’ll be there. Would be nice to meet some of you and see familiar faces.
Calling all Chicago SEOs…
I started the Chicago Search Engine Optimization Meetup specifically for you. Whether you work for an agency, are in-house, freelance, or just curious about search engine optimization and what it’s all about, this new meetup is for you.
Chicago SEO group meets the first Sunday of every month. Each Meetup will be centered around a discussion of some aspect of SEO, and will likely have to do with some recent innovation or breaking news.
This may be difficult for me to do, as I’m not as self-promoting as many of my fellow SEO experts, but I’ll give it a shot.
Since many wet-nosed newbies claim to be SEO experts these days, I’ll give some background. I’ve been making my living in search since 2003, but have been in online marketing since 2000 when I was lucky enough to be on the team who laid the foundations for Walgreens.com. In 2005 I accepted a position with Omnicom-owned search agency Resolution Media, where I am now the product manager for their SEO product, which we call Content Placement and Submission.
I read a lot of search blogs and often have an opinion on the content. Usually these opinions aren’t made public, but if I decide, at some point, to widen the scope, this is where they’ll go.