John Denny – VP Marketing
John’s digital experience dates back two decades, to before the web was born. In 1993, he led the agency team for Prodigy, and helped launch the service’s first web browser . In 1996– as the AltaVista Search engine first emerged (an era of AltaVista’s history captured in John Batelle’s “The Search”)– John led the team that created the search engine’s first marketing/advertising strategy—and launched AltaVista’s first interactive campaign (one of the earliest display campaigns executed online.). Over his career John spent 11 years in the ad agency business, including stops at three of the top New York Ad Agencies Chiat/Day, Saatchi & Saatchi, and DDB/Needham. There he led ad strategy for Fortune 500 brands including Sony, Royal Caribbean, CNBC, Staples, and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). After his agency career, John moved full time to the interactive side to work for one of the first ad network companies— CMGI’s AdSmart (which pioneered behavioral targeting) , then to Winstar Interactive Media as part of a 2 person team leading the site- specific digital rep firm. John joined Advance in 2001 to lead marketing for the local digital unit (now Advance Digital).
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John Carcutt – Director of Search & Social Media
John is an SEO & Social Media veteran and recognized industry thought leader with over 12 years of expertise in both agency and in-house search engine optimization. He is a regular speaker and teacher at the top national SEO and Social Media marketing conferences including SES, SMX, PubCon, and is a published author on the topic of SEO in iMedia, Search Engine Journal, and WebProNews.
As an original pioneer of modern search optimization, John co-hosts one of the most popular search related radio shows online: the SEO 101 show at webmasterradio.fm. His digital marketing, search and social media experience ranges from the largest Fortune 50 companies all the way to local businesses, and includes clients like Turner Broadcasting, The Miami Herald, Discover, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Cotton Inc., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Stanley.
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Ryan Miller – SEO Manager
Ryan has been working in the online space since 2001 and has been focused on search engine optimization and marketing since 2006. Ryan has experience on a multitude of different websites, including large e-commerce websites, local business websites with a specialization in law firms, entertainment blogs and most recently regional news sites. Additionally, he has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the current major social networking platforms and local business listing optimization. He has been published by SearchEngineJournal.com and has spoken about local optimization at business conferences.
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