Speakers


Sha-Menz Sha Menz Lead Software Architect, Rmoov.com

Sha leads concept and process development for rmoov.com. Maintaining integrity of the link removal process is at the heart of the tool’s architecture, with a range of features designed to help users follow best practice in outreach and reporting. A former newspaper editor with more than twenty years experience in public radio broadcasting, Sha made [...]

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mikelitson Mike Litson Head of iGaming, Blueclaw

Mike Litson is an expert in iGaming SEO and has worked with many of the major brands in the online gambling sector, developing pan-European and Worldwide campaigns. With an industry-leading knowledge of what goes into making a successful iGaming SEO campaign – both on-site and off-site – Mike heads up the Blueclaw iGaming SEO and [...]

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David-Gerrard David Gerrard Senior SEO, theEword

Senior SEO at theEword, David is a campaign strategist with experience in a number of industries including entertainment, sport and gaming. Involved in everything from content strategy and technical on-page analysis to link profile audits and CRO, his day-to-day duties comprise overseeing campaign direction and the ongoing development of the SEO team’s processes and tactics. [...]

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chelsea Chelsea Blacker Head of UK Client Delivery, Blueglass

Chelsea Blacker is Head of UK Client Delivery for BlueGlass, a nimble and industrious agency focused on content lead SEO and PPC.  Having worked agency side since 2007, Chelsea has directed SEO, PPC, and social campaigns for brands like UCAS, Royal Caribbean, and VistaPrint.  Her favourite aspect of online marketing is combing technical analysis and [...]

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tomtelford Tom Telford MD, 3WhiteHats

Tom Telford is Managing Director of 3WhiteHats, a Digital Marketing Agency specialising in SEO, PPC and Web Analytics.  Tom was running PPC campaigns before Google Adwords came along and has worked extensively in both client-side and agency roles.  Currently Tom manages PPC, GDN and Social Advertising campaigns globally for 3WhiteHats’s diverse client base. With the [...]

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clairestokoe Claire Stokoe Search Consultant

She has worked hands-on with social media for the past 7 years, cutting her teeth at Brighton agencies Leapfrogg and Freshegg and is now working for Mediaworks in Gateshead. Claire has spent years developing a huge online network and getting to know the less commercialized networks such as Reddit and Stumbleupon, which she utilizes to [...]

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matt-roberts Matt Roberts VP of Product, Linkdex

Matt works as the VP of Product for Linkdex and has over 20 years experience in marketing.

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James Murray profile pic James Murray Digital Insight Manager, Experian Marketing Services

James Murray is the Digital Insight Manager for Experian Marketing Services. In this role, he communicates the value of Experian data and insight through PR, thought leadership and speaking opportunities which help to drive customers’ multichannel marketing strategies. James writes regular Insight Reports on a range of industries – including retail, travel, automotive and finance [...]

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Ross-Hudgens Ross Hudgens Founder, Siege Media

Ross founded and runs digital marketing consultancy Siege Media. Based in the Los Angeles area. it specialises in content development, link building and CRO. His work has been featured on SEOMoz, AOL, Hacker News, Search Engine Journal, and Search Engine Watch among other outlets. A regular speaker at online marketing events, he also runs the [...]

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ian-harriss Ian Harris CEO, Search Laboratory

Ian Harris is the CEO and founder of Search Laboratory and is a specialist in search engine marketing for global websites. Ian has been programming for the internet since 1995, has an MSc in internet technologies and has successfully helped companies such as British Airways, IBM, HSBC and Novell tap into new markets and take [...]

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james-Ray James Ray SEO Engineering Manager, Forward3D

James Ray is a seasoned SEO practitioner with 8 years in the search industry. Currently SEO Engineering Manager at Forward3D, James has provided enterprise SEO strategy to clients such as Hallmark Cards, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Find a Property generating significant traffic and revenue increases across the board.

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Sam-Crocker-shrunk Sam Crocker SEO Director, OMD UK

Sam Crocker is SEO Director for OMD UK. He is responsible for a fast-growing department of SEO, CRO and Content Specialists focussing on delivering content visibility and conversions for enterprise clients. He has previously spoken at a number of international conferences and written for State of Search, eConsultancy and SEOmoz.

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Jeremy-Waite Jeremy Waite Head of Social Strategy, Adobe EMEA

Jeremy Waite is the Head of Social Strategy at Adobe EMEA. He previously held the same role at TBG Digital and prior to that was Head of Social Media for Phones 4u – the UK’s largest mobile phone retailer. Past credits include working with FTSE–100 organisations such as Unilever and Centrica as well as iconic [...]

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James Holmes Paid Search Director / Blueclaw James Holmes Paid Search Director / Blueclaw

PPC specialist James develops insightful & strategic campaigns for Blueclaw.

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Coming Soon Stephen Emerson Online Editor at The Scotsman Read more

Kevin-Gibbons-300x300 Kevin Gibbons UK Managing Director, Blueglass Interactive

Kevin is the UK Managing Director of BlueGlass Interactive. Kevin is well-known within the search industry, having been involved in online marketing for the last 10 years and frequently speaks at leading events and writing for digital industry blogs such as Econsultancy and Search Engine Watch.

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James-Carson James Carson Content Strategy Consultant

James Carson is a freelance Content Strategy consultant who lives in London. He was previously Head of Digital Marketing at Bauer Media, working on digital strategy for brands like FHM, Empire and Grazia. In his earlier career he worked as a writer and editor for Greenlight Search Marketing, SEGA and Holiday Extras. James is a [...]

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Kelvin-Newman Kelvin Newman Stratregy Director, SiteVisibility

Kelvin Newman is Strategy Director at SiteVisibility, a digital marketing agency specialising in travel, retail and financial services with clients like TopCashback, Share.com and Hotels.com. He also founded BrightonSEO and the Content Marketing Show two hugely over-subscribed marketing events. And it that wasn’t enough to keep him busy he also launched a specialist job board JobsInSearchMarketing. Kelvin is also responsible for [...]

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peteyoung Peter Young Search and Social Director, Mediacom

Peter has quietly been around the search and affiliate industry for around ten years now. Peter is the Search and Social Director for Mediacom, having previously headed up similar positions at Mediavest (now Carat), Brilliant Media and Amaze. Passionate about search, Peter founded Holistic Search however he also writes for European search marketing blog State [...]

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Beatrice Patman Beatrice Patman Senior SEO Consultant, Greenlight

Beatrice is Senior SEO Consultant. Having begun her digital career client-side, she made the transition to agency SEO three years ago and works with clients across the UK and European markets.  Beatrice specialises in providing analytical and technical insights as well as creative optimisation solutions to major international brands spanning the financial services, travel, retail [...]

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danny-ashton Danny Ashton Founder, Neo Mammalian Studios

Danny is the founder of infographic design agency Neo Mammalian Studios. Their infographics have been featured on various influential sites including Mashable, Forbes, Business Insider, MTV, Econsultancy, Gigaom, Treehugger and Yahoo News. Prior to setting up Neo Mam, Danny had over six years experience in the world of SEO and content marketing, with in depth [...]

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shainshapiro Shain Shapiro UK Community Coordinator, Hootsuite

Shain Shapiro is the UK Community Manager of HootSuite.  He does this through his London-based  consultancy, Sound Diplomacy.  Through HootSuite, Shain manages events and workshops throughout the UK.  HootSuite has worked with The Hub, University of Glasgow, Futureproof Liverpool, Boohoo, Save the Children and others in this capacity. Sound Diplomacy also represents the Canadian Independent [...]

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sean-walsh Sean Walsh Head of Social Media, Blueclaw

Sean is Head of Social Media at Blueclaw in Leeds. Sean joined Blueclaw in 2012 from Freestyle Interactive, having worked on Social Media campaigns for international brands like BUPA, Lloyds TSB and Lufthansa. Sean is also the founder of Digital-Football.com, which Mashable recently declared “the leading source on the intersection between football and social media”.

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Profile Pic Andrew Smith Head of SEO at Cheapflights.co.uk

Currently Head of SEO at Cheapflights for the UK, AU and Emerging Markets, Andrew has worked client side in numerous roles. This is the first time he’s spoken at a conference and prefers to keep a low profile! Andrew will be sharing some of the tips and tricks he’s picked up whilst working in marketing [...]

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simonzazzlemedia Simon Penson Founder and MD, Zazzle Media

Simon is a former magazine editor turned digital marketing agency owner and is founder and MD of Zazzle Media, a digital content marketing and technical optimisation agency. He writes regularly for SEOMoz, eConsultancy, Content Marketing Institute and Search Engine Watch covering a wide range of digital marketing topics. He also talks regularly on digital marketing at [...]

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David Towers Dave Towers Head of SEO / MEC

David is the Head of SEO at MEC (a GroupM/WPP company), leading a team of 25 SEOs across Manchester and London.

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paulreilly Paul Reilly Founder and CEO, MediaSkunkWorks

With over 12 years’ experience in Search Engine Optimisation Paul Reilly is truly amongst the most experienced and influential professionals in the industry. With a wealth of experience in highly-competitive sectors, Paul has worked on many of the UK’s largest brands in the toughest spaces, both in-house and at large reputable search marketing agencies. In [...]

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Martin-MacDonald Martin MacDonald Inbound Marketing Director, Expedia

Martin is the SEO Strategy Director at Expedia. Expedia is one of the World’s leading hotel and travel booking web sites.

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Andrew-Dumont Andrew Dumont Head of Business Development, SEOmoz

Andrew Dumont is Head of Business Development at SEOmoz and helped create an app called Stride. He has previously held similar roles at Seesmic (acquired by Hootsuite) and Tatango. Over the years has driven key relationships with brands like MTV, Radian6, Samsung and Red Bull. His work has been routinely mentioned on a range of [...]

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Martin Woods Lead SEO Consultant / Blueclaw Martin Woods SEO Manager / Blueclaw

Martin has been involved in the digital marketing industry for four years, working on SEO campaigns for companies such as Microsoft, Hartley Botanic, National Holidays & more.

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Jono Alderson SEO and Data Insight Manager / twentysix Jono Alderson Head of SEO & Analytics at Twentysix

Jono has over a decade of blended experience in SEO, web development, data analysis and digital marketing.

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shell_5 Shelli Walsh Director, ShellShock UK

Shelli is a director at ShellShock UK and combines 15 years design/illustration knowledge with five years online marketing to provide creative content marketing services. Specialising in infographics campaigns that generate links, shares and traffic (and not just a few crummy directory links). Shelli invests a great deal of time reading industry news and blogs and [...]

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Julia-Logan Julia Logan independent SEO consultant

Julia Logan a.k.a. IrishWonder has been involved in SEO since 2000, taking deep interest in both whitehat and blackhat approaches. She has been working in a wide range of areas from inhouse SEO for various industries to running own affiliate sites. She believes you cannot be a true SEO without testing and experimenting with different [...]

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Gerry - pic 1 Gerry White Web Analytics - Search and Navigation, BBC

Gerry White works on improving the performance of the navigational elements of the BBC website; primarily focusing on the performance of search and the homepage. He also works on smaller projects such as tracking of a second screen app (iPhone / Android) as well as taking BBC content off the site.

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Britt  Soeder Britt Soeder SEO Campaign Director, Greenlight

Britt is an SEO Campaign Director. Having cut her teeth in-house at a large financial comparison website, she now works on projects for global and national companies as well as local businesses. Britt is highly experienced in developing unique and customised international and national SEO campaigns for a broad range of industries, and has a [...]

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aleyda-solis Aleyda Solis International SEO, SEER Interactive

Aleyda Solis is an International SEO at SEER Interactive. She’s specialized in International, Mobile and Technical SEO and has wide experience in distributed, multilanguage SEO projects. Aleyda also collaborates as an SEOmoz Associate and blogs for State of Search. She has previously spoken at MozCon, SMX London, BrightonSEO, Congreso Web and Congreso SEO among other conferences.

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RyanMcKay Ryan Mckay Head of SEO, Mediacom

Ryan is Head of SEO for Mediacom and responsible for the delivery of all Mediacom’s SEO client activity across a range of verticals including Finance, Travel and Gaming. Ryan has previously worked for a number of prominent search companies including Carat and Latitude as well as writing for a number of prominent industry publications including [...]

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Nichola-Stott Nichola Stott Founder and MD, theMediaFlow

Founder and Managing Director of theMediaFlow, Nichola has worked in online communication for over 15 years, and specifically search for eight years of that; having been Yahoo! UK head of search partners prior to founding theMediaFlow. theMediaFlow is an award-winning SEO agency who specialise in creative marketing strategies under-pinned by technical, data-driven experience.

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Marcus-Tober Marcus Tober CTO and founder, Searchmetrics

Marcus Tober studied computer science in Berlin and started his career  developing  SEO platform linkvendor.com. His passion for every kind of search engine data led to the founding of Searchmetrics in 2007. Today Searchmetrics is a worldwide leader in Search Analytics solutions with 100 employees and offices in Berlin, New York, London and Paris. Searchmetrics [...]

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ignacio Ignacio Lucea COO, Steelcast

Ignacio has been part of Steelcast, the Parent Company for CopyPress since 2011, joining CopyPress as COO in Q3 2012 to help the company accomplish the goal of becoming a Content Marketing ecosystem where creators, publishers and advertisers can find simpler ways to collaborate and create content, increase their traffic and maximize their market reach. [...]

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Alex Craven MD of Bloom and Whisper Alex Craven MD of Bloom and Whisper

Alex is founder and MD of Bloom, a digital agency in Leeds and Whisper, a social Media agency in London.

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may- for about_me Paul May CEO and co-founder, BuzzStream

Paul is the CEO and co-founder of BuzzStream. Previously, Paul was the first employee at Support.com, helping grow the company through its IPO. Paul also helped build products and grow revenue at BMC, Tonic, Alterpoint, Wavebender, and Pluck.

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Mike-Essex Mike Essex Online Marketing Manager, Koozai

Mike Essex specialises in digital marketing and everything search at Koozai. A recent project of Mike’s was featured on BBC News, Radio 5Live and the Times here in the UK, while also featuring on USA Today and ABC News in the US.

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Roland Dunn partner at Refined Practice Roland Dunn Partner at Refined Practice

I’ve worked in natural search optimisation for around six years, engaging with high-street retailers and media companies through to small on and offline businesses.

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Mackin, Al Al Mackin Founder and CEO, theEword

CEO and founder of theEword search marketing agency, Al first started search engine optimising at university in 1998. Formerly head of e-commerce for Celltalk PLC, he’s a mentor with Manchester University, co-chair of Creative Pro.Manchester and co-founder of the QwertyQuiz. theEword has a team of twenty seven search marketing and content experts in Manchester and [...]

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timgrice Tim Grice Head of Search, Branded3

Tim is Head of Search at Branded3. Over the last eight years Tim has worked with  some of the biggest brands in the UK and US, developing natural search strategies to dominate the most competitive terms.

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Andy Atkins-Kruger Andy Atkins-Krüger CEO, WebCertain Group

Andy Atkins-Krüger is the CEO of WebCertain Group and also speaks regularly at conferences around the world

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AreshaKrishnan Aresha Krishnan Senior Social Content Creative, Cheil Worldwide's Centre of Excellence

Aresha is a Senior Social Content Creative for Cheil Worldwide’s Centre of Excellence (CoE). She has six years of agency experience working on creative strategy and ideation through to launch for some of the biggest brands worldwide. Being a champion of ideation from an end-user perspective, she works by connecting the dots between word of mouth, influencers, advocates, [...]

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Marcus Tandler Marcus Tandler CEO & Partner, Tandler.Doerje.Partner

Marcus Tandler is a Partner at the German-based Online-Marketing company Tandler.Doerje.Partner, which has a strong focus on SEO services for large companies and websites looking to improve their rankings within the Google guidelines. Together with his Partner and former Google EMEA Manager Niels Doerje he´s consulting various large companies across Europe about all aspects of Online Marketing. Marcus started working [...]

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guylevine Guy Levine CEO, Return on Digital

Guy Levine is a digital entrepreneur on a mission. Starting his first .com business at the age of 17 and exiting the day after his 18th birthday, then going on to build three other Internet focused companies, he built a reputation for online success.

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stephenlock Stephen Lock Head of Search, GPMD

Steve is currently Head of Search for GPMD an award winning agency that specialises in eCommerce, digital marketing web design and development. The agency also has delivered many innovative projects on the Magento and Silverstripe platforms including cloud-based hosting, web performance optimisation and responsive design. Steve was previously Head of SEO for Analytics SEO, a [...]

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Dave-Naylor David Naylor Director of Search Marketing, Bronco

David Naylor, started working in the SEO industry over 15 years ago and owns the successful search marketing and web development agency, Bronco, with his wife Becky. David’s main motivational driving force is the belief that there is no point having a site if it doesn’t rank No 1. His dedication to giving clients great [...]

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Andy Barr Andy Barr Co-Founder, 10 Yetis

Co-Founder and the gobby one from the award winning 10 Yetis; Andy Barr has spoken around the world on all aspects of public relations including online PR, Digital Media and most importantly, how SEO and PR folk can make sweet authority-link-building love together. 10 Yetis is an international public relations agency founded by two people [...]

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no-image Pete Wailes Operations Director, SEOgadget

Pete Wailes is the Operations Director at SEOgadget. Day-to-day, Pete manages the team and assists with client work at the gadgetplex, as well as heading up internal R&D. In a career spanning almost 10 years, Pete has worked on websites in dozens of industries, from start-ups to global giants. Pete brings a wealth of experience [...]

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David-Harling David Harling Head of SEO, Razorfish

Razorfish are one of the largest interactive marketing and technology companies in the world, ranked No. 4 on the Ad Age Agency A-List.

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Nick-Garner Nick Garner CEO, Searchworks

Nick is CEO of UK-based, multi-lingual inbound marketing agency Searchworks. He was previously Head of Search for Unibet, a large international iGaming business, where he worked across SEO, PPC and Content. He has been involved in SEO for 14 years and has a healthy disrespect for Google’s FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt), which is why he’s [...]

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Christop-C.-Cemper Christoph C. Cemper Owner of CEMPER.COM and Link Research Tools

Christoph C. Cemper has been building links since 2003 and is a well-known and respected expert in the SEO industry. His company CEMPER.COM has been building high quality links for over 500 major companies across all verticals in many different languages and developed the Link Research Tools, a state-of-the-art link building and SEO toolkit. Christoph [...]

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Matt Wealan - Final Matt Whelan Head of Search and Technology, The Digital House

A search marketing veteran, Matt has had experience working hands-on with leading brands in every sector, and has successfully devised digital strategies on a global scale. Matt has spent time running campaigns in-house as an independent contractor, and from the agency side. His approach to paid search is driven by the audience that the business [...]

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Andrew Girdwood Andrew Girdwood Media Innovations Director, LBI

A committed digital marketing pioneer, Andrew is widely regarded as an industry thought-leader, speaking regularly on the latest developments hitting the sector. At LBi he is responsible for the introduction of new media techniques, options and strategies. An internet evangelist, when not appearing at events such as SMX, Ad:tech, Internet World, SES and the Online [...]

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