MNSearch Summit Speakers
Every year the MnSearch board of directors diligently hand pick each individual speaker to present at our Summit event. And this year we’re very excited to bringing in another brilliant group of speakers to discuss the latest strategies and tactics to help you expand your own knowledge and make positive impact at your organization.
Are you ready for this?
2016 Summit Speakers
Rand Fishkin, Moz
Rand Fishkin uses the ludicrous title, Wizard of Moz. He’s founder and former CEO of Moz, co-author of a pair of books on SEO, and co-founder of Inbound.org. Rand’s an unsaveable addict of all things content, search, & social on the web, from his multiple blogs to Twitter, Google+,Facebook, LinkedIn, and a shared Instagram account. In his miniscule spare time, he likes to galavant around the world with Geraldine and then read about it on her superbly enjoyable travel blog.
Geraldine and Rand are also teeny, tiny ($6K) investors in Techstars Seattle (and with that, our FTC disclosure requirements are met!).
Wil Reynolds, SEER Interactive
In 2002, Wil founded SEER with a vision to build an agency that puts equal focus on doing great things for its clients, its team, and the community at large. From a one-man shop in his apartment to a team of over 100 on both coasts, Wil’s vision has come to life and continues to grow every day.
Wil got his start in internet marketing in ’99, when he joined a web marketing agency and began spearheading SEO strategies for Fortune 500 clients. His passion for driving traffic to sites by doing RCS and analyzing the impact that traffic has on the company’s bottom line has changed the face of the SEO industry and allowed him to permeate other verticals in the digital space.
Wil currently holds the role of Director of Strategy, focusing on identifying industry innovations and developing strategies across divisions to help our clients navigate the challenges their businesses face as a result of those innovations. Prior to his current role, Wil served as SEER’s Director of SEO, guiding the team and driving strategy for all SEO clients.
When he’s not working with the team or speaking at conferences, Wil donates his time as an active board member of the Covenant House, an organization serving homeless and runaway youth in the Philadelphia area.
Oli Gardner, Unbounce
Unbounce Co-Founder Oli Gardner has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet. His disdain for marketers who send campaign traffic to their homepage is legendary. He is a prolific webinar guest and writer, and speaks internationally about Conversion-Centered Design where he is consistently ranked as the top speaker.
Oli is on a mission to help marketers combine data and design to create high-converting and delightful marketing experiences.
Larry Kim, WordStream
Larry Kim founded WordStream in 2007. He bootstrapped the company by providing internet consulting services while funding/managing a team of engineers and marketers to develop and sell software for search engine marketing automation. In August of 2008 he secured a 4M Series A investment from Sigma Partners and 6M Series B investment led by Egan Managed Partners.
Today he serves as company CTO and is a contributor to both the product team and marketing teams. Larry practices photography in his spare time.
Lexi Mills, PledgeMusic
Lexi Mills, is a multi-award winning digital marketing professional, specialising in integrating PR, content marketing and social media with SEO. She is passionate about using data to inform and measure the value of highly creative communications strategies. Her experience spans working with start-ups, SMEs and big brands in the UK, US, and Europe in both the B2B and B2C environment.
Mills has over nine years experience including 2.5 years at International SEO agency Distilled where she built their PR SEO offering before she moved to where she headed up their digital offering while sitting on the leadership board that handled their fast growth. Her previous client list includes the likes of bathrooms.com, Staples, Massive Media, Play.com, Depop, HTC, and Yelp. Currently, her focus is on the managing the global internal and external communications strategies in the e-commerce, technology and music sector.
Justin Briggs, Briggsby
Justin Briggs is the CEO of Briggsby, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in mobile marketing for websites and apps. He lives in Portland, OR.
Roger Dooley, Dooley Direct LLC
Roger Dooley is the author of Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing, and writes the popular blog Neuromarketing as well as Brainy Marketing at Forbes.com. He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a marketing consultancy, and co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. That business was acquired by Hobsons, a unit of UK-based DMGT, where Dooley served as VP Digital Marketing and continues in a consulting role.
Dooley spent years in direct marketing as the co-founder of a successful catalog firm and also was director of corporate planning for a Fortune 1000 company. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.
Dooley is currently focused on spreading his ideas through writing and speaking, with limited engagements for training, coaching, and facilitation.
Casey Markee, MediaWyse
Speaker, trainer and writer Casey Markee is the founder of San Diego-based digital marketing firm Media Wyse and the Lead SEO Consultant and Head of Fast Answer Support for industry news site SearchEngineNews.com (SEN). Casey has over 16 years of digital marketing experience and has personally trained SEO teams on five different continents.
Casey’s current focus is providing advanced level-training on emerging SEO topics including Beacons, Hyperlocal Marketing, Voice Search Optimization and VR monetization. His presentation on Beacons at SMX Advanced 2015 earned him the Slideshare of the Day and he followed that up with extremely well-received presentations at Pubcon Las Vegas, State of Search in 2015 and most recently at SearchFest 2016.
An avid writer with 400+ published bylines at SEN, Casey is also one of the authors of the Unfair Advantage Book to Winning the Search Engine Wars currently on its 228th edition and the OLDEST continuously updated SEO how-to guide in the world. Download it for free at Search Engine Book.
Casey is excited to attend MN Search Summit since it will allow him ample time to explore the city’s growing craft beer community and experience the joy that is the original Jucy Lucy.
Is the MnSearch Summit Right for You?
If you are looking for an opportunity to improve your digital marketing strategies and tactics by learning from a group of the industry brightest minds, the MnSearch Summit is where you need to be on June 24th, 2016.