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Chris Baggott

Chris Baggott
Compendium Blogware
Author: Email Marketing By The Numbers

Chris Baggott has been a leader in database marketing for more than 20 years, Chris was recognized by BtoB Magazine as a "Who's Who in B-To-B" and his blog was voted "Best Online Marketing Blog" by MarketingSherpa readers and "Best of the Web" by Forbes.

A marketing futurist and voice for blogging, search engine optimization and email best practices, Chris has been quoted in such publications as Forbes, Inc., AdWeek, 1to1, CRM, Direct, DM News, Dow Jones Online Retail Report and MarketingSherpa. Chris makes more than 50 appearances a year, speaking on best practices in database and email marketing at such venues as the Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Conference, Ad:Tech, American Advertising Federation, American Marketing Association, Business Marketing Association, Dreamforce, eMarketing Association and the National Center for Database Marketing.

Chris was the co-founder of ExactTarget and has just launched his latest venture Compendium Blogware that focuses on Organizational Blogging and Search Engine Optimization.

Finally, Chris is author of the new book from Wiley: Email Marketing By The Numbers.

A native of Pittsburgh, Chris now resides near Indianapolis with his wife and 4 children.

Norman (Tut) Bailey

Norman (Tut) Bailey
Marketing Consultant
Fong Strategy

Tut Bailey is primarily responsible for e-marketing strategy clients and education industry reports at Fong Strategy. He recently joined the research-driven consulting firm after 10 years of leading online marketing efforts for three of the largest and most well-known brands – Penn State, AT&T and AAA.

Prior to joining Fong Strategy, Tut directed marketing strategy and improved online customer acquisition, retention and penetration for AAA across the Carolinas. He streamlined the customer experience and implemented a more strategic, customer-centric approach to e-mail and site content, resulting in a 17-percent increase in online revenue for the second half of 2009. The insurance, new-membership, bargain-travel and auto-repair sectors each jumped over 50 percent with no significant change in marketing spend.

At AT&T, Tut was one of the first ten people hired as search-engine marketing managers (SEMs) for the largest communications company in the world. Tut provided SEM and SEO consulting to hundreds of AT&T clients across the southeast and built effective online marketing campaigns. In 2008, the SEM team eclipsed its stretch goal of $20MM in annual pay-per-click revenues by more than $10MM.

Tut created and implemented the marketing launch strategy for 19 online education programs and directed almost 40 different distance-education programs for Penn State World Campus. He also led the marketing of the University's online-education initiative for military students.

From 2004-07, Penn State’s online enrollment grew 25-35 percent annually and it rose from one of the 40 largest online university operations to one of the top 10—even with a dramatic increase in competition.

Tut has been published by Emerald/Elsevier Publishing, Harvard University and Penn State Press and provided expertise on the market-driven aspects of higher education to Distance Education Report, Admissions Marketing Report and ClickZ.

He is a former first-team Academic All American and holds bachelor’s degrees in marketing and public relations and master’s degrees in adult education and sports management.

Tut lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Amy and their four daughters.


Jonathan Carson
Chairman and CEO

Jon Carson is CEO of BiddingForGood, a unique cause-related e-commerce platform that hosts and connects thousands of charity auctions and their affluent donors to marketers to create measureable ROI value for all.  In January of 2010 BiddingForGood was named to the OnMedia 100- the 100 most innovative venture capital backed marketing/e-commerce companies in the U.S.
Jon is a leading thinker on how advertising works and what it will have to deliver in the future. His core philosophy is that advertising must deliver against three strategic imperatives.

  • Targeting (narrowcast vs. broadcast) to be efficient
  • It must deliver guaranteed performance based ROI (there can be zero downside for marketers)
  • It must reach consumers just as they are making purchasing decisions to avoid the disappointing results of social networking websites.

He is a serial entrepreneur who, other than brief stints at Boeing and McKinsey & Company, has always worked on new ventures.

In 2008, Jon recognized that online charity auctions were a unique marketing/advertising platform that held three attributes important to marketers;
1.) They are highly targeted and measureable reaching affluent baby boomers, typically women,
2.) They reach these consumers through their trusted causes resulting in significantly higher engagement, and
3.) They reach affluent consumers just as they are making purchasing decisions.

As a result cMarket launched its unique product placement advertising program booking $1.3m in advertiser commitments in 2008 and $5.2m in 2009.

He has started and profitably sold three companies, the most recent being FamilyEducation Network ( which used a unique sponsorship model to become the largest education portal on the Internet. In total he has returned in excess of $175 million to investors and has never lost investor money.

Jon, a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in New England, is currently on the board of Taunton Press, a specialty magazine publisher. He has previously served on the boards of the National PTA and the Small Business Association of New England (SBANE). In 2008 Jon was inducted into the Babson College Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

branden claisse

Branden Claisse
Director of Business Development
Mojiva, Inc.

BRANDEN CLAISSE is the Director of Business Development for mobile advertising company Mojiva, Inc. Claisse is a ten year veteran of the mobile and advertising industries, with previous positions including Head of Publisher Acquisition and Advertising Solutions for Nokia, and Director of Sales at Crisp Wireless.

Patrick Crane

Patrick Crane
Vice President of Marketing & Advertising

Patrick heads up LinkedIn’s marketing, pr and advertising sales business. He is responsible for growing the LinkedIn audience and the company’s ad sales revenue. Prior to LinkedIn, Patrick served as Vice President of Marketing for the Yahoo! Network Division. At Yahoo! he was responsible for taking Yahoo! Answers to market in 2005 and for marketing the product to its position today as the #1 Q&A site on the web.

Patrick also led the marketing of Yahoo! Mail, helping it become the world’s top web mail provider in 2006 as measured by comScore. Prior to Yahoo!, Patrick worked for Vodafone in the UK, Australia and the U.S. and his contributions included the launch of Australia and New Zealand’s first wireless internet portal, extending some of the services into the Japanese market. He attended the University of Huddersfield and Henley Management College, both located in the United Kingdom.

patricia crowell

Patricia Crowell
Vice President, Strategy & Insight
The Agency Inside Harte-Hanks

Patricia has more than 15 years of digital strategy experience, and is an accomplished blogger and social media expert. Patricia has been a producer and strategist of multimedia and interactive solutions for innovative businesses throughout her career; she has created a social media property which included vid-casting, podcasting and an online community and developed integrated social media strategies for clients – including community implementation strategies.

Currently as the Vice President of Strategy & Insight for The Agency Inside Harte-Hanks, Patricia works with top tier clients to leverage cross channel marketing strategies and integrate digital marketing channels including social media into their marketing programs.

Chris Cunningham

Chris Cunningham
Co-Founder and CEO

As the founder and CEO of appssavvy, Chris Cunningham is at the forefront of social media and the applications that provide relevant marketing opportunities for consumers and advertisers whether they are on Facebook, MySpace, other social networks or the iPhone.

Since appssavvy's founding in early 2008, Chris has focused on creating a great company by bridging the gap between developers and publishers of social media applications, such as Circle of Moms, LivingSocial and Zynga, and the advertiser and agency community. Within the first year of business, appssavvy has delivered more than 150 campaigns involving brands including adidas, ChapStick, Kimberly-Clark, Lexus, Oakley, Purina and Sony Pictures, among dozens of others.

In addition, Chris is responsible for establishing the company's position within the social media landscape and has been a frequent speaker on social media topics at a number of industry events, including Graphing Social, SWAT Summit, Digital Hollywood's Building Blocks, Social Ad Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, MIXX Expo, ad:tech New York and iMedia Events. He is a participant in the IAB Social Media Committee dedicated to helping develop and expand the user-generated content space as a viable advertising platform and SMAC (Social Media Advertising Consortium). Previously, Chris was a driving force behind the highly successful first annual Widget Con in 2007. He is also a frequent contributing author to MediaPost and iMediaConnection.

Prior to appssavvy, Chris was global vice president of sales at Freewebs. In addition, he was vice president of sales at Bolt Media and director of sales for Digital Music Network and Music Vision where he pioneered the sales strategy for marketing online digital music platforms and built solid relationships with leading advertisers.

Chris graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a bachelor's of arts degree in Economics & Marketing and is now based in New York City.


Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming
President and CEO
eMarketing Association

As Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the e-Marketing Association (eMA), Mr. Fleming guides the Association's efforts in education, professional development, certification and legislation for individuals and companies engaged in e-marketing.

Mr. Fleming helped co-found the eMarketing Association in 1999 , with a vision of bringing Internet marketers together to share ideas and processes.
Today, the eMA enjoys the status of being the world's largest international association of eMarketing professionals with members in over 40 countries around the globe. Before co-founding the eMA, Mr. Fleming was Vice President of Business Development for the California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC). CMTC is a program of the United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), designed to help U.S manufacturers become more productive and efficient.

Mr. Fleming was president of Stock Editions, Inc., the worlds largest subscription stock graphics firm. He was responsible for developing the first royalty free photography service and the first stock photography to be offered on CD-ROM. Mr. As VP of Communications at Optical Radiation Corporation, he designed, developed, and implemented the successful introduction of LiteStyle ophthalmic lenses, Flexeon intraocular lenses, RxPediter computer for medical use as well as many other industrial medical and scientific products. In 1990 he directed the successful launch of Cinema Digital Sound. This was the first digital sound system for motion pictures that debuted in the movie Dick Tracy. Technology from this system is used today within the motion picture industry.

Mr. Fleming has held senior management positions with the American Cancer Society, Adtech, Inc. and The Standard Oil Company. He has received over 45 awards for marketing and communications including 3 American Advertising Federation ADDY awards. He has spoken and many conferences and seminars including, the Aruba Tourist Bureau, Caterpillar Dealers Meeting, The United States Army, Ad:tech, DECCA and many others. He is a Member of the Board of Center for Integrated Marketing Communications at San Diego State University. His work is on permanent exhibit at the United States Library of Congress Collection of excellent Corporate Communications. He attended Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Fleming has held numerous seminars on marketing and has been published in a variety of national and regional publications. In addition to leading the eMarketing Association, Mr. Fleming provides marketing consultation services to senior management and corporate directors of several Fortune 500 companies.

Robert lives in Rhode Island with his wife Cheryl and their 3 children.

alistair goodman

Alistair Goodman
Chief Executive Officer

Alistair Goodman has a passion for helping to build successful organizations and brings to 1020 nearly 20 years of experience working in sales, marketing and product development efforts for both media and traditional companies. Most recently, Alistair was Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Exponential Interactive, an online media services and technology company whose flagship brand - the Tribal Fusion ad network - grew to be one of the largest privately-held digital media companies in the US during his time there.

Prior to joining Exponential, he was a founder and Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Impli, a San Francisco-based digital media company which was acquired by PRN. Earlier in his career, he worked first on Wall Street and then as a management consultant for both CSC Index and Corven UK Ltd, helping large organizations with process reengineering and the implementation of growth strategies. Alistair holds a BA from Haverford College, an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management and was a Henry Luce scholar in Asia from 1993-94. He is a frequent speaker at online advertising industry conferences, and regularly teaches the basics of online advertising for Paragon Media.

Ben Hanna

Ben Hanna
Vice President of Marketing
Dex One Interactive -

Ben Hanna is Vice President of Marketing for Dex One Interactive, a Division of Dex One where he oversees online marketing, communications and social media for local search leader and the top B2B online directory and business buying resource, Drawing on his more than 12 years of experience connecting business buyers and sellers online, Ben blogs about B2B online marketingtopics and recently led’s 2009 Business Social Media Benchmarking Study, the largest study to date of business social media usage involving nearly 3,000 North American respondents.

Prior to joining in 2006, Ben led the eBay Business team supporting nearly $3 billion in business buying on eBay's U.S. site in 2005, was the founding VP, Marketing at IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for used construction equipment, and co-founded a B2B strategic marketing agency in the Silicon Valley specializing in product launches, company launches and corporate repositionings for high-tech companies in the semiconductor, telecommunications and Internet industries. Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Business from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Shani Higgins

Shani Higgins
Vice President and General Manager

As VP and GM of Media at Technorati, Shani Higgins runs advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network ( Under Shani’s leadership, Technorati’s network was launched in June of 2008 and has become the largest social media advertising network, with more than 400 sites and 108 million monthly visitors. Prior to joining Technorati, Shani served as both the Director of Partner Services and the Director of Commerce Market Development for Infoseek/GO Network starting in 1996, where she helped grow Infoseek's multimillion dollar marketing agreements from $30+ million in 1998 to $70+ million in 1999. She then served as VP of Business Development for SmartPlanet (Ziff Davis), and consequently as a Venture Capitalist for Benedek Investment Group in New York, NY. Most recently, she operated as VP of Business Development at Tacit Software Inc, before joining Technorati. Shani earned her BA-Communication (with Art History and Economics minors) from Rutgers University.

Richard Samson Israel
Director, Western Region
Constant Contact, Inc.

Richard Samson Israel is a senior sales and marketing executive and consultant with 20+ years experience across a variety of industries including over 15 years in advertising and market research. Richard‘s passion is in helping small businesses thrive including his own award winning food service company he and his wife successfully launched several years ago.

Richard overseas the Regional Development program as the Western Director for Constant Contact. His focus is on public brand awareness in key designated geographic areas (west of the Mississippi) through the development of relationships with key small business organizations, influencers and the presentation of local education seminars.

Richard has been consulting on email marketing for over 10 years in both the non-profit and SMB world. He has also been quoted and a go-to source over the past decade including a co-author of an online Hispanic marketing and public relations book.

About Constant Contact, Inc. - With more than 350,000 customers, Constant Contact, Inc. is a leading provider of email marketing, event marketing, and online survey tools for small businesses, nonprofits, and member associations. Founded in 1995, Constant Contact helps small organizations grow stronger customer relationships by delivering professional, low cost, easy-to-use online tools backed with award-winning support, education, and personal coaching


Kayden Kelly

Kayden Kelly
Managing Director
Blast Advanced Media

When Kayden Kelly isn't risking life and limb on his single speed mountain bike or spending time with his family, he moonlights as the Managing Director of Blast Advanced Media (where he really dreams about becoming a pro cyclist, and please don't ask him about the Single Speed World Championships!). Blast Advanced Media provides website optimization and online marketing services for ecommerce and lead generation focused websites.

With over 10 years of experience in marketing and web based technologies, Kayden has worked with startups to big brands like Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin, Sysco, Lennar, Brocade and Marvell. His utmost goal is to help architect the most effective approach to achieving improved performance and revenue goals for every client.

Kayden has led the development of several web based marketing software products including Video SEO Producer and Motivity™. Motivity is a website marketing and management platform for marketing teams who need search engine optimized ecommerce and content management solutions that tightly integrate with online marketing and tracking tools such as Google Analytics, Adwords, Website Optimizer and Affiliate Marketing.

His passion for improving websites and backing it up with documented results makes his expert, insightful and informative sessions a must see at industry leading events. Past engagements have included Web Builder, Search Engine Strategies, Borders Books, and the International Emmy Awards.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder

Kevin Lee Didit Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, has been an acknowledged Search Engine Marketing expert since 1995. Kevin's years of SEM expertise provide the foundation for Didit's proprietary Maestro search campaign technology used by major marketers and agencies.

Didit's unparalleled results and client growth have earned Didit recognition not only among marketers but also as part of the 2007 Inc 500 (#137) as well as a #12 position on Deloitte's Fast 500. Kevin's "Paid Search Strategies" column for ClickZ is read by thousands, and his book, "The Eyes Have It: How to Market in an Age of Divergent Consumers, Media Chaos and Advertising Anarchy" has been widely praised.

A founding board member of SEMPO and its first elected Chairman Kevin is also active on DMA and IAB Committees. The Wall St. Journal, Business Week, The New York Times, Bloomberg, CNET, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News and other press quote Kevin regularly.

Kevin lectures at leading industry conferences plus: NYU, Columbia, Fordham and Pace Universities. Kevin's expertise is also valued by Wall Street he has briefed analysts and clients of JP Morgan, RBC, UBS, Piper Jaffray, Bear Sterns, Citicorp & others. Kevin earned his MBA from Yale School of Management in 1992 and lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

Loren McDonald

Loren McDonald
Vice President , Industry Relations

McDonald has 24 years of experience in marketing, consulting and strategic planning. Prior to Silverpop, he was vice president of corporate communications at Lyris, Inc., and had served as vice president of marketing at EmailLabs. McDonald was founder and president of Intevation, an e-marketing services firm specializing in email and search engine marketing services. He's held executive marketing positions at companies including USWeb/CKS, NetStruxr and Arthur Andersen.

McDonald is a columnist for Media Post Email Insider and a former ClickZ Email Delivery columnist. He is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences and events and is often quoted in the press. In 2005, he was selected Marketing Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards (the Stevie's). An industry newsletter he launched in 2003 has won seven awards including Best B2B e-newsletter from MarketingSherpa and the ClickZ Marketing Excellence Award.

Marko Muellner

Marko Muellner
Director of Marketing Programs
Webtrends Inc.

Marko Muellner is Director of Marketing Programs at Webtrends. With 13+ years experience managing Internet strategy and creative development for Webtrends, Razorfish, MillerCoors, adidas America,, Magnet Interactive, Digital Evolution and others, Muellner is an expert in and passionate about iterative marketing, marketing measurement, optimization, relationship marketing, editorial strategy and user experience.

In his current role at Webtrends, a premier global web analytics company, Muellner is focused on leading his team of Marketing Managers in demand generation programs, sales and marketing integration, opportunity nurturing and customer success management. Muellner is also tasked with leveraging and guiding the development of Webtrends’ next-generation digital marketing tools.

Previous to joining Webtrends Muellner led the MillerCoors account team at Razorfish and was responsible for all digital marketing efforts for Coors Light and Coors Banquet.

Marko holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA where he focused on Cultural Anthropology.

Damien Navarro

Damien Navarro
CVO/Managing Partner
Earthbound Media Group

As founder and chief visionary officer of EMG, Damien has over a decade of cross-channel marketing, online advertising, enterprise technology, social media and brand awareness experience for clients such as Sprint, Harrah's Entertainment, American Express, UCLA, 20th Century Fox and Scottrade.  With the challenge of remaining an industry thought leader, public speaker and author, his role requires him to consult and support the working relationships for every EMG client as well as managing the consulting and online marketing business units under the corporate umbrella.  His primary goal however is to stretch the imagination of his clients using sound solutions that address some of the most complex business challenges facing us all today.

heather paulson

Heather Paulson

Heather Paulson Started her career as a web developer and website designer and founded EOMI a web development and design company in 1996. She was previously the Director of marketing services for Partner centric where Partner Centric received recognition as one of Promotion Worlds Top 10 SEO companies in the United States with SEO services under the direction of Ms Paulson. Ms Paulson has held the position of Vice president of Galasource as well as has held the position of Director of online marketing for Global Scholar an ignition backed start up out of Seattle Wa.. Ms Paulson was hired by Microsoft's ISEM team to develop their internal best practice strategies as well as to teach the iSEM team the PPC segmentation and clustering methods Ms Paulson developed and utilizes for paid search strategies.

Ms Paulson in 2006 introduced to the affiliate community ARM (Affiliate relationship management) a process for identifying and grouping affiliates for more streamlined communications within a large affiliate program which she introduced at eComXpo. Ms Paulson identified this process when she held the position of Affiliate Marketing Director at X10 Wireless technologies where in 2005 she increased the companies 3 affiliate network programs into a 300% sales increase with in months of hire, and increased the paid search channels sales by more then 260%.

Heather has years of experience initiating and managing online lead generation, retail sales and CPA, CPC, and CPM e business model strategies for many Fortune 500 e retailers with management experience of media budgets over $20 Million annually. Including the education, finance, retail, beauty, electronics, childrens, and health verticals. Ms Paulson has worked as a consultant and or contractor on thousands of e business accounts over the last 14 years. Ms Paulson has been in the Affiliate marketing space both as an affiliate as well as an affiliate manager since 1998 and has established many relationships in the affiliate and search industry!

ryan peddycord

Ryan Peddycord
Resource Nation

Peddycord has driven Resource Nation to become one of the fastest growing B2B lead generation companies, connecting buyers and sellers in over 100 business categories. Prior to Resource Nation, Peddycord has led several companies including ARS, Inc., a leader in competitive market intelligence for the PC and telecom industries.

David Resnick
Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Working with VeraCentra since 1996, Mr. Resnick is Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Leveraging his extensive finance, banking, and high-level project management experience, Mr. Resnick is responsible for driving VeraCentra’s sales organization, which includes building relationship and revenue opportunities via direct and indirect sales channels, alliances and partnerships. With more than 15 years experience in business development, Mr. Resnick’s consultative approach underscores his commitment to providing VeraCentra prospects and clients with marketing intelligence and communication solutions that yield maximum value.

Prior to joining VeraCentra, Mr. Resnick was President of RHD Business Services, offering consulting services in executive development and coaching, sales strategies, recruitment strategies, mergers and acquisitions, web utilization and business modeling. Previously, Mr. Resnick served as Vice President, Sales and Service, Gary D. Nelson Associates, where he was responsible for creating a new division and growing revenues in excess of 23 percent and profits in excess of 42 percent per year.
Mr. Resnick holds a B.S. in Statistics from the University of California Davis and attended the Competitive Strategies for Service Business program at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.




Adam Richardson
Creative Director

Frog Design

Adam is responsible for overseeing many of frog’s strategy engagements for product, digital and brand clients. He combines a background in industrial design, interaction design, and sociology and has a broad range of experience in both consulting and corporate settings. Clients have included DaimlerChrysler, HP, Microsoft, Motorola, Oral-B, Sun Microsystems, Vodafone, and Yahoo. He has extensive experience conducting ethnographic research to discover user needs, and with making research and strategy insights that connect concretely with product development. Prior to frog he ran his own consulting company, and has worked at Sun Microsystems (lead designer for high end servers) and Praxis Product Design (senior designer).

Adam earned a BFA in Industrial Design. He has written for design magazines such as Design Management Journal, Graphis, Metropolis, and Innovation. He has spoken at multiple conferences, most recently: About, With & For (Chicago, 2005), Netherlands Technology Officers Conference (Delft, 2005), Spark UX (Half Moon Bay, 2006). He has won ID Magazine and Good Design Awards, and he helped organize a show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1996 about the design of desktop computers. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Industrial Design program at CCA, where he has taught design research.

Adam led a workshop at the 2008 Sustainable Brands Conference addressing fundamental and systematic approaches to sustainable design. He also works with the Design Management Institute, leading workshops that explore the context of sustainability throughout the design process.

His book, Innovation X: Why a Company’s Toughest Problems Are its Greatest Advantage, is the manual for leaders looking for clarity about the emerging challenges facing their businesses. The book provides practical innovation strategies that will work in dynamic markets, and offers tactical methods that can be put to use immediately.

About frog design, inc.
frog design is a global innovation firm. We work with the world’s leading companies, helping them create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences. Our multidisciplinary process reveals valuable consumer and market insights and inspires lasting, humanizing solutions. With a team of more than 400 designers, technologists, strategists, and analysts, we deliver fully convergent experiences that span multiple technologies, platforms, and media. We work across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, media, education, finance, retail, and fashion. Our clients include Disney, GE, HP, Logitech, Microsoft, MTV, Seagate, Yahoo! and others. Founded in 1969, frog is headquartered in San Francisco, with studios in Austin, New York, San Jose, Seattle, Milan, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, and Shanghai.

Dan Smith

Dan Smith
Senior Vice President of Marketing

Dan Smith services as senior vice president of marketing for ClickSquared, a leading interactive marketing firm.

In this position, Smith leverages his experience in marketing services and SaaS to set the strategic direction for ClickSquared’s corporate and product marketing, focusing on the definition and packaging of interactive marketing solutions for clients and prospects.

Prior to joining ClickSquared, Smith was vice president of channel development at Unica, where he managed Unica’s MSP and reseller partnerships throughout the Americas. Before its acquisition by Unica, Smith was the chief marketing officer at MarketSoft, where he was responsible for product and corporate marketing, business development, demand generation and channel sales. Earlier in his career, Smith held senior positions at Pegasystems, M&T Bank and Chemical Bank.

Jo Stumpner

Jo Stumpner
PPC Marketing Director
Top Floor Technologies

Jo Stumpner has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience, with ten years focused specifically on internet marketing. She has helped develop and implement numerous successful internet marketing campaigns for brands such as: Northwestern Mutual, Sony, Club Car, Baird, Kronos, Medical College of Wisconsin and ADP’s award winning “Paid by ADP” campaign. Jo has also devoted many years to working with small and mid-sized businesses with a specific emphasis on B to B lead generation.

Jo currently leads the Pay-Per-Click Marketing department at Top Floor Technologies. She has led Top Floor Technologies to become a certified Google Adwords Qualified Company. She is passionate about driving ongoing, measurable results with the use of pay-per-click marketing.

Jo was certified in 2001 as an internet marketing trainer, is a certified Google adwords professional, has earned the Google analytics individual qualification and was Certified as a PPC Master in January 2010 through Market Motive.

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Miranda Tan

Miranda Tan is the CEO and co-founder of MyPRGenie.  Tan has over 10 years experience in PR and marketing.  Prior to MyPRGenie, Tan was the president of Excite Media Group, where she specialized in PR and marketing for start-ups and fast growth companies.  Prior to Excite Media Group, Tan founded ExcitePR, a $ 2 MM hi-tech PR agency. Tan merged ExcitePR with a $15M PR and marketing firm in Silicon Valley. Tan has a BS from Cornell University and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law. She is admitted under the New York Bar. 

Chris Tolles

Chris came to Topix from Spoke Software, a business social networking company, where he was a co-founder and VP of marketing. Before Spoke, Chris was a Director of Marketing at AOL/Netscape for AOL Music, Netscape Search and Directory Products. Chris was a co-founder and VP of Marketing at NewHoo, and led the sale of the company to Netscape. After the acquisition, NewHoo was relaunched as the Open Directory Project at Netscape and became the world's largest human edited directory of the web, and is still used by companies like Google, Alexa and AOL. Previous to NewHoo, Chris held a variety of sales, marketing and management positions at Sun Microsystems. Chris graduated from the University of California at San Diego with degrees in Computer Science and Economics, where he was awarded the Michael J. Addison award for his senior thesis about the online information industry.

Amanda Vega

Amanda Vega

Amanda Vega began her career at AOL as a chat moderator over 17 years ago. During her tenure at AOL she directly helped to develop and rollout Instant Messenger and Love@AOL (now’s technology.) After selling her second interactive agency to Ogilvy in 1999, she moved to New York City and opened Amanda Vega Consulting which works with ad agencies and clients directly on social media, PR, and risk management/reputation issues associated with both.  She is a published author - “PR in a Jar” and contributor to “The Social Media Bible.”  She has been featured on Fox News and CNN speaking on topics such as Twitter terrorism, and internal auditing/social media policy for publicly traded copmanies.   Clients include Publicis Modem, BBDO, Banana Republic, Brez by Airware and more. Staff is made up of over 200 experts in 15 countries and 4 languages with physical locations in Phoenix, New York City, and Shanghai.

Stacy Williams

Stacy Williams
Prominent Placement, Inc.

Stacy Williams’ more than 20 years of marketing experience laid the foundation for the creation of Prominent Placement, a full-service, award-winning Atlanta search marketing firm, in 2001.  Stacy is sought after nationwide as a regular speaker on search engine marketing, and is frequently published on the subject.

Prior to her establishment of Prominent Placement, Stacy’s career spanned both coasts, serving at advertising agencies in both Los Angeles and Atlanta.  Most recently, she spent nine years at the ad agency Kilgannon, including serving as their Director of Marketing.

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School, she received a B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing. Stacy also received an M.A. in Communications Management from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School. She was a finalist for the Georgia Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2006 and is on the board of SEMPO Atlanta (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization).

Prominent Placement, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service search engine marketing (SEM) firm, delivering ROI that traditional marketing channels can’t touch, with a level of service that raises the bar. Since 2001, Prominent Placement has managed the entire SEM process for clients across the U.S., empowering businesses to focus on what they do best. Prominent Placement’s customized solutions are backed by hard numbers, giving decision makers the confidence they need to make smarter decisions.

For more information, visit us at or call 888.SEM.MKTR (888.736.6587).  Stacy’s blog is at and she may be followed on Twitter at @prominentplcmnt.

Ed Woo

Ed Woo
Senior Manager, Global Internet Marketing and Advertising Optimization Analytics
eBay, Incorporated

Ed Woo oversees global internet marketing and advertising optimization analytics for eBay.  He is responsible for driving ROI within and across channels: search engine marketing, graphical, affiliate marketing, on-site advertisement, business development evaluation and user engagement. 

Since joining in February 2007, Ed has developed analytic frameworks and deployed of predictive models as well as algorithms fully aligned with core objectives to enrich and drive decision making capabilities across disciplines such as text advertising real-time yield optimization, graphical optimization, keyword portfolio management, affiliate value based pricing, behavioral targeting, valuation measurements, test designs, and network quality.

Previously, Ed held various management roles at Staples and Ogilvy as a leader and direct contributor to a wide array of strategic marketing initiatives leveraging databases, technology and analytic rigor to drive innovation leading to measurable results, both online and offline.  Also, he led the development of the user analytic vision, framework, and deployment of models for integrated behavioral targeting on-line marketing strategies and tactics to improve user relevancy and elevate campaign results.

Ed received his BA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MBA from California State University and completed graduate studies in applied statistics from Penn State University.

peter yared

Peter Yared
co-founder and CEO

Peter is the founder and CEO at Transpond, and has 15 years of experience helping companies adapt new technology platforms. Transpond is the most comprehensive platform for fully branded engagement apps. Peter was most recently the founder and CEO at ActiveGrid, a commercial open source company delivering the LAMP stack to the enterprise. Previously, he was CTO of Sun Microsystems' Liberty Network Identity initiative. Peter was also CTO of Sun Microsystems' Application Server Division. Before its acquisition by Sun, Peter served as CTO of NetDynamics, which pioneered the then-leading J2EE application server. Earlier, he was founder and CEO of JRad Technologies, an enterprise Java company acquired by NetDynamics. Peter holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Peter Yewell

Peter Yewell
Sales Director

Peter Yewell, Sales Director, Facebook Peter Yewell is a Sales Director at Facebook, where he works closely with brands and agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to Facebook, Peter was West Region Sales Manager for Yahoo Hotjobs national sales team. While at Yahoo, Peter served as a national sales executive for Yahoo and Yahoo Broadcast (formerly He holds bachelor’s degrees in both electrical and computer engineering from the University of Missouri.












































































































































































































































































































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