Judges


The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, the judging is a rigorous two-stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.

From a transparency perspective, we may video aspects of the judging session to show on the evening and give entrants an insight into why a winning entry was chosen.

Head judges

Areej Abuali | SEO Manager | Zoopla

Areej is SEO Manager at Zoopla where she focuses on all things technical and on-site SEO. She is the founder of the Women in Tech SEO community which is a support network aimed for women in the Technical SEO field. She has been in the industry for the past 6 years, has spoken at BrightonSEO and MozCon and is a UK Search Awards judge.

Dan Barker | Ecommerce, Digital Marketing, Analytics Consultant

Michael Bonfils | Global Managing Director | Intl Media Management Corp (SEM International)

Michael Bonfils is the CEO and Founder of Int’t Media Management with the trade name of SEM International specializing in International SEO/SEM, multilingual content marketing and display solutions. With over 30 network offices around the world, Michael has been critical to the global digital marketing successes of many of the world’s largest corporations. Michael often speaks and writes on the latest trends in global search marketing and has contributed his time to many major national publications and events. In addition to being the founder of his global advertising agency, he is currently a board member of a number of organizations in technology and advertising as well as a former judge for the US Search Awards.

Jennifer Hoffman | VP of Marketing | Banked

Jennifer is an enthusiastic and passionate Marketing Director with over 15 years of experience in brand building and strategic marketing, with an impressive track record of developing key partner relationships and driving business growth. Fascinated by all things impacting the customer journey; brand experience, user experience and customer experience. Hyper curious about new tech, innovation and startup culture!

Motoko Hunt | Search Marketing Consultant | AJPR

Since Motoko established AJPR in 1998, she has been providing the online marketing services targeting Japan, Asia and other markets to companies from around the world. Her search marketing consulting services with her extensive knowledge of Asia and Japanese market have been highly valued and made big impact on some of the world’s popular multi-national brands’ search marketing campaigns. A number of her articles have been published on industry websites and printed media including Multilingual Computing and International Journal of Localization. She also writes about the Japanese online market on her blog, and other websites including ClickZ, The SEM Post, Search Engine Watch, and SEJ. She is a frequent speaker at the search marketing conferences globally, and gives seminars and training about International search marketing, In-House SEO, and Enterprise SEO.

Judith Lewis | Decabbit Consulting | Founder & CEO

Judith is a renowned international speaker, writer, trainer, blogger and digital media consultant specialising in applying strategic understanding of digital technologies to help businesses innovate and optimise their effectiveness within the new, networked communications environment. She is a regular speaker around the world on SEO, content strategy, link building, paid media, and digital strategy, and has been recognised by her peers as one of the most influential people in the UK digital industry. Judith judges the industry leading Search Awards around the world, and has every year since their inception. She has worked with market-leading global businesses including Google, NatWest/RBS, National Gallery, Fidelity, GalaCoral, NBC Universal, Readers Digest, Bayer, Family Search, Amadeus, AMD, AmEx , Virgin.com, Virgin Startup & more. She has over 23 years of experience, predating Google in her entry into the market, and now runs her own consultancy. She has worked both in-house and agency-side. Judith also blogs about chocolate, has contributed to the book “Pimp My Site” and the Econsultancy guide to Paid Search and rewrote the large foundational Econsultancy Best Practice Guide to SEO.

Irina Nica | Senior Marketing Manager, Product Awareness | Hubspot

Irina is a driven marketer with over 10 years of experience in content marketing and SEO. As part of HubSpot’s Freemium User Acquisition team, she is responsible for increasing HubSpot’s product awareness across all free features, and her focus is on building buzz, backlinks, and driving signups. Prior to joining HubSpot, Irina was the Marketing Manager of the award-winning SEO tool, SEOmonitor.com.

Michelle Wilding-Baker | Head of Digital & Content | Freesat

Michelle is a globally award-winning digital marketer who specialises in data-first customer acquisition (owned/paid/earned), SEO and content strategy. She graduated with First Class Honours in Communication Studies (Journalism) and is armed with more than a decade of marketing and editorial experience across international, SME and start-up brands in highly competitive FinTech, Insurance, Travel, Beauty, eCommerce and publishing industries. Now leading the digital marketing, eCommerce, editorial, content and social strategy remit at Freesat and consulting on a project-basis for Oh Mishy, she previously completed 2.5 years as Head of SEO & Content at The Telegraph Media Group where she hired and led the ‘Best Brand SEO Team’ of 2019. Michelle regularly judges industry marketing and eCommerce awards, guest speaks at events and co-organises the ‘Take It Offline' Digital Marketing Roundtable in London and Europe.

Murat Yatağan | VP OF GROWTH | BRAINLY

Murat Yatağan is an SEO Consultant with 10+ years of expertise on SEO and UX, of which 5 years derives from his Senior Product Analyst role at Google Search Quality Team (aka. Trust & Safety) in Ireland. During his consultancy career he built expertise on technical SEO, high quality content creation strategy, outreach and international SEO throughout managing 65+ clients globally from various business verticals. Currently, he works at Brainly as VP of Growth in Poland. Before joining to Brainly, he worked at Global Savings Group as a Senior SEO Manager with a specific focus on technical SEO and offsite quality between 2017 and 2018 in Germany. He is a member of Advisory Board at a San Francisco based startup Indisera focusing on growth strategies and technical consultancy. He has been a Judge for UK Search Awards, MENA Search Awards and European Search Awards since 2016, and he also became a Judge for US Search Awards in 2018. He's also an Ambassador of OnCrawl.

Lukasz Zelezny | SEO Consultant

Lukasz Zelezny, UK Search Awards judge, Top10 UK Social Media influencer and former director of organic performance at uSwitch / Zoopla. Currently is working as an independent SEO Consultant helping in organic traffic acquisition, technical SEO and content marketing. Lukasz started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group, Fleetway Travel, uSwitch, Zoopla. Each year Lukasz is speaking at many SEO and social media conferences. He was a speaker at ClickZ Shanghai China, ClickZ Jakarta Indonesia, SiMGA Malta, SES London as well as Marketing Festival in Brno, Brighton SEO in Brighton and UnGagged in London. Every year he is actively participating in 10 to 20 events as an SEO/Social Media keynote speaker. Additionally, he organizes workshops and meetups where he is sharing tips around SEO, Social Media and Analytics. To get in touch with Lukasz simply search “Lukasz Zelezny” or visit https://Zelezny.uk

Judges

Basma Abou Assaf | Head of SEO | RBBi

Basma is the Head of SEO at RBBi - Human Centered Digital Solutions Agency in Dubai. She is a strategy-driven and passionate SEO expert, with a strong track record of driving search growth for huge brands in highly competitive sectors. Basma has a bachelor's degree in computer science, with a vast array of extensive digital experience, having been working in an agency specialized in UX, content, data & analytics, paid performance, and how they all work closely with SEO to impact the search experience. Basma is an award-winning SEO expert, she has helped grow the SEO team to become one of the largest SEO teams in the MENA region, she has also led the team to win the "Best SEO Agency" in the MENA Search Awards for two years in a row.

Barry Adams | SEO Consultant | Polemic Digital |

Barry Adams has building and ranking websites since 1998. Over the years he's honed his skills in a wide range of businesses, from small agencies to Fortune 500 multinationals. In 2014 Barry founded SEO consultancy Polemic Digital, delivering specialised SEO services to clients such as the UK's most-read newspapers The Sun and the Daily Mail and America's most popular news channel Fox News. In 2016 his work was recognised with two UK Search Awards, including Best Small SEO Agency. In addition to his consulting work, Barry lectures on SEO and digital marketing for Ulster University, Queen's University Belfast, and the Digital Marketing Institute. He travels the world to speak at digital conferences in cities such as London, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Istanbul, New York, and Las Vegas. Barry also serves as chief editor at award-winning European digital marketing blog State of Digital, and is on the judging panel for the annual European and US Search Awards.

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Dawn Anderson | Founder | Bertey Ltd

Dawn Anderson lectures on search and digital marketing strategy at Manchester Metropolitan University, is an international conference speaker (UK, US, AUS, IT), a trainer, and runs a digital marketing and international SEO consultancy agency, Bertey based in Manchester, UK. Dawn has spoken at some of the leading UK and global search marketing conferences, including Pubcon (Las Vegas and Florida), SASCON (Manchester, UK), European Search Conference (Liverpool, UK), Search Leeds (Leeds, UK), Brighton SEO (Brighton, UK), SMX London (London, UK), SMX East (San Jose, US), Ungagged London (London, UK), Ungagged Las Vegas (Las Vegas, US), MozCon (Seattle, US) and State of Search (Dallas, US). Dawn has also spoken at conference across Europe and as far afield as Australia. Dawn has been in digital marketing and SEO for 12+ years and works with leading brands providing digital marketing and SEO strategy and consultancy across a number of sectors. She is a Northern Digital, UK, EU and US Search Awards Judge. Dawn also contributes to leading search marketing industry publications such as Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, The SEMPost, State of Digital and Smart Insights. Dawn also supervises Masters dissertation students undertaking their MSc in digital marketing strategy at Manchester Metropolitan University and also lectures and undertakes workshops on search and marketing analytics teaching International Fashion Promotion students at Manchester Fashion Institute.

Nick Andrews | Senior Search Manager | M&S

Nick Andrews is the Senior Search Manager for the UK's largest department store, Marks and Spencer (M&S). Nick currently manages all SEO activity at M&S and has previously held positions as both SEO Manager and PPC Manager at Debenhams and Head of SEO at 2 UK digital marketing agencies. With over a decade's experience in search marketing, Nick brings a wealth of experience to the Global Search Awards. Nick is a long-time supporter of the industry awards having sat on the European Search Awards judging panel for several years, along with the UK Search Awards.

Lee Beirne | Head of SEO & ASO | Ladbrokes Coral

With well over 20 years of experience in online marketing and technical SEO, I have worked with companies of all sizes. I know how to maximise visibility and conversion rate in highly competitive niches, blending SEO, PPC, top-notch content and effective promotion to formulate a structured, but flexible plan of action. “

Chris Boggs | Founder | Webtrafficadvisors.com

Chris has been a digital marketer since 2000, starting in-house in the insurance space and subsequently assuming growing leadership roles across large agencies and SEM firms. Chris has led SEO teams and developed Thought Leadership at two now-Publicis agencies in the 2000’s into early 2010’s. Since founding Web Traffic Advisors in 2014, Chris advises business and agency clients helping to improve performance in SEO, Paid Search, and Paid Social Media. Chris supports organization teams and agencies, but also works with sub-contractors and freelancers to deliver direct campaign execution in paid Media (Search & Social) and SEO. Chris also loves developing and delivering customized team training. Chris has current and recent experience serving major brands on various ecommerce platforms, B2B Software & Industrial, Travel, Retail and other industries. Twitter: @boggles

Adriaan Boot | FOUNDER | IMPACTFUL

Adriaan has founded his agency, Impactful Online Marketing, and helps his clients on their paid marketing campaigns on search and social media platforms. He loves spending and earning money for his clients and making the business impact measurable through Google Analytics. In the past few years Adriaan has worked on the Google Ads campaigns of big online brands like YourSurprise.com, Vergelijk.nl, SnappCar, Daikin and Freelance.nl. This helped in being honored by Google with the Google Premier Partner status.

Alexandre Bram | Senior SEO Manager | Boohoo.com

Alexandre is Senior SEO manager at boohoo.com and bring with him more than 10 years experience in Search and have extensive knowledge in e-commerce and digital marketing. Before working in Fashion, Alexandre worked in the travel industry for more than 4 years. More details available here https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrebram/

Liang Chen | Head of SEO | Premier Inn

Liang Chen is the Head Of SEO at Premier Inn responsible for all things organic acquisition. Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest hotel brand, offering quality accommodation at affordable prices across the UK and in Germany. Premier Inn is consistently rated the UK’s Best Value Hotel Chain by YouGov, and are highly recommended by TripAdvisor at many locations. Liang is technically minded digital marketer with 10 years of experience primarily in SEO, but also in UX, CRO, PPC and Analytics helping enterprise and SMB to connect and engage with their customers online organically having previously held Head Of SEO position at Dixon Jones(of MajesticSEO)'s digital agency and the Global Technical SEO Manager at RS Components Ltd. He has also been a speaker at BrightonSEO.

Christine Churchill | CEO & President | Key Relevance

Christine Churchill is the CEO & President of KeyRelevance, a full service online marketing company offering search engine optimization, pay per click management, and usability / conversion enhancement services for web sites. Ms Churchill was a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO) and the Dallas / Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association. In addition to over 15 years marketing experience, she spent ten years in the U.S. Army as a missile officer and has a Master’s Degree in Business. Ms. Churchill is a regular speaker at PubCon, Search Marketing Expo, and other marketing conferences. Christine and her experienced team of online marketers specialize in helping businesses succeed online by providing a holistic approach to marketing: increasing a site's visibility, improving the user experience on the site, and maximizing the site's conversion potential.

Martijn Dirkx | AccountManager Online | elho

As Head of SEA, Martijn is responsible for all Paid Search and feed-based channels at YourSurprise.com, a gift company based in the Netherlands. Before this, he worked as a Senior SEA Specialist at another company, as a freelancer for different clients and as a co-owner of an Online Marketing agency. In the past 8 years Martijn has built up a broad experience working for both agencies as well as companies of different sizes, from SMEs to larger corporations. As a Top Contributor on the Dutch AdWords Forum he daily tries to answer as many questions as possible about all kinds of AdWords related issues. This way he wants to help other people to build successful campaigns and to become just as passionate about S.E.A, as he is. And being a Google Partner he still gives local SMEs and startups practical advice about SEM every now and then. When Martijn isn’t concerned with the wellbeing of his campaigns he likes to keep himself busy with hiking, running, music and acting

Yasser El Sarw | Deputy General Manager of Digital Marketing | Nissan Motor Co. for Africa, Middle East, India, and Turkey

Pierre Far | Founder & CEO | Deliberate Digital Limited

Pierre is a digital product management consultant, with a specialty in SEO. Prior to founding Deliberate Digital and Blockmetry, Pierre held several roles at Google and the technology sector in the UK, including product management, community management, innovation consulting, and online marketing. He’s a regular speaker, author, and advisor about technology topics, and has a Ph.D. in microbial genetics from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Terry Fisher | Marketing Director | Movebubble

Terry quickly found himself immersed in the world of digital marketing and SEO; starting his own consultancy company at the tender age of 17 and subsequently going on to receive millions of unique visitors to his client’s and his own ventures. Following management roles at Deliveroo, Betway, William Hill and Investoo group, Terry sits as the Marketing Director at Movebubble - the app currently disrupting the property rental market

Ed Fletcher | SAFe Program Consultant

Ed has worked both internally and as a contractor, and gained a wealth of experience across a wide range of technical and business areas. From his time at the IBM software development lab at Hursley, Ed's passion is customer experience - whether in physical retail, web or mobile. He has spoken at conferences on topics as varied as delivering bespoke digital experiences via virtual appliances, effective organisation design for digital delivery, and how to prove the ROI of digital optimisation. Working at Vodafone Group, Ed setup and ran an internal digital optimisation agency to support 22 international markets with performance, analytics and SEO. More recently, Ed has delivered omni-channel content management solutions and coached leadership and technical teams as they move to Scaled Agile delivery.

Jean-Baptiste Garnier | Head of Online Sales & Marketing | Foyer Global Health

Jean-Baptiste is heading Online Sales and Marketing for the International Health Insurance division of Foyer Assurances, Luxembourg’s leading insurance company. Foyer Global Health is operating all over the World and provides Health coverage for expats, digital nomads and globetrotters. Previously to this role, Jean-Baptiste acted as Deputy General Manager for GroupM Connect, and developed the Digital practice for international clients such as Europcar, Disneyland Paris, Intuit, etc. With over 15 years of expertise in Online acquisition, and long lasting interest in Search Marketing, Jean-Baptiste’s strong appetite for innovation, technology and data is still very vivid.

Luis Navarrete Gomez | Head of Global Search Marketing | The Lego Group

Luis is Head of Global Search Marketing at The LEGO Group, and defines the strategy for search marketing activity globally for the iconic toy company. On these years in the company, Luis has managed to create a global organization that reaches both children and parents with engaging content in more than 140 markets. He is a regular writer and speaker about Search Marketing and business leadership and plays an active role in the search community. He is a member of the board of directors of SEMPO, the largest nonprofit trade organization in the world serving the search and digital marketing industry. He is also a fellow member of the Marketing Society, member of the advisory board of The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and participates actively at conferences and specilized publications. He is also member of the judging panels of industry leading awards, as the DMA Awards, the UK and US Search Awards, The Drum and The Biddable Media awards. Luis has a technical background on computer science and has more than 14 years' experience in Search Marketing with cross-functional expertise in technology and business management and leadership.

Keith Goode | Sr. SEO Strategist for Security Intelligence | IBM

Keith Goode is a Sr. SEO Strategist at IBM and brings over 20 years of experience in the online sphere and over 10 years of experience in In-House and Enterprise SEO. He has worked for small and large enterprises including HomeAway, BDX, Dell, and IBM, and he has presented at dozens of conferences worldwide, including Pubcon, SMX, Advanced Search Summit, State of Search, Cross Forum, and Clarity. He has been recognized by Search Engine Journal as one of 140 SEO's to follow and regularly appears on industry podcasts.

Richard Gregory | NED

Richard is chairman of tech companies Ruler Analytics and Ash.tv, non-exec director of Fluid Digital and co-founder of SAScon - a digital marketing conference. Heralding from “Silicon Ramsbottom” he is an ardent supporter of the digital and tech industry in the North of England. Previously, Richard was the managing director of digital agency Latitude, director of Tech North and Manchester Digital council member. With 20 years of digital expertise, Richard now advises agencies and start-ups on marketing and growth strategies.

Neil Hardy | Digital Director

Neil has been involved in the digital industry since 1994 when he launched his first website for travel brand Page & Moy. He has worked for several blue-chip companies including TUI, The Co-op, Icelolly, Midcounties Co-op and more recently Shearing’s Holidays. With a strong commercial background, digital results and ROI are key focus points in any award judging. Follow Neil on Twitter @hardyneil

David Harry | Owner | SEO Training Dojo

David Harry is the lead SEO at Verve Developments and specializes in SEO audits and forensic analysis. He's been in the SEO game since 1998 and is also the head geek over at the SEO Training Dojo, a community for SEOs since 2010.

Bill Hartzer | SEO Consultant

Bill Hartzer is an independent SEO Consultant. He relies on his 20 years of direct SEO experience to provide technical SEO audits of websites, as well as technical link audits and link cleanups of websites. Mr. Hartzer is known worldwide for his research on the topic of search engine optimization and the New gTLD domain names, as well as Dot Brand domain names. He provides research and marketing of white papers and case studies related to the New gTLDs, as well as consulting related to domain migrations.

Dr Aleksej Heinze | Associate Professor | KEDGE Business School

His area of expertise is the use of digital marketing channels in an international context. This work is compiled in the collaborative book - Digital and Social Media Marketing: A Results-Driven Approach, which includes contributions from 20 authors from 6 European countries. Aleksej has a breadth of experience of leading multinational project teams, most recently, on the Joint European Masters in Digital and Social Media Marketing (JEMSS) project. JEMSS aims to develop a series of resources in Digital and Social Media Marketing http://mastersindigitalmarketing.org including the #passion4digital community.

Scott Hendison | President | Search Commander Inc

Scott Hendison is the founder of Search Commander, Inc., an internet consultancy with multiple services and brands. He began selling software online in 1999, attended his first Pubcon in 2004, and is a founding board member of SEMpdx, hosting monthly events and an annual conference in Portland Oregon since 2007.

Anders Hjorth | Digital Marketing Strategies | Innovell

Anders Hjorth is the author of the Search Strategies Report and the Amazon Marketing Report and the founder of Innovell, a Digital Marketing Insights consultancy researching trends in Digital Marketing. As a pioneer in SEO, one of the first Google Advertising Professionals and the co-founder of several agencies: Relevant Traffic (Search Marketing), BDBL MEDIA (Biddable Media) and AZNOS (Content Marketing), he has a broad and long-running experience across SEO, Paid Search, Social Media, Content marketing and Programmatic. Anders was also COO for GroupM Search across EMEA. Anders is also active as a member of various awards juries and advisory boards.

Rob Hughes | Founder | Whitemouse

Rob Hughes founded his specialist SEO agency WhiteMouse in 2016, working with e-commerce businesses of all shapes and sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 multinationals. Prior to starting up his own agency Rob has held leading roles within Sage and N.Brown digital teams, as well as providing digital marketing and SEO strategy for various agencies, providing him over 11 years experience in the SEO field — all of which came after choosing to leave his aeronautical engineering past (nice humble brag). With his extensive experience both agency and client side, Rob & WhiteMouse are in the rare position to say they have seen both sides of the coin and use their engineering passion to break down barriers and solve the real-problems that internal teams face.

Kristal Ireland | Digital Director and Speaker

Previously voted as one of the UK's Top 30 Women in Digital Under 30. A specialist in Social Media and Digital Brand Strategy, Kristal is an award winning, strategic and experienced digital marketing expert. A regular digital conference speaker and industry commentator Kristal has worked in digital for over a decade developing digital solutions for some of the UK’s biggest brands.

Richard Keenan-Heard | Head of SEO | Trainline

Richard joined Trainline three years ago from GroupM agency Wavemaker where he spent five years working for global brands including GE Digital, GE Healthcare, Tiffany, Michelin, Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer. As a result, he has a diverse background in SEO and brings a wealth of experience to the judges’ panel. With a growth mindset and a passion for trains matched only by his determination to help customers find the best options for sustainable travel, Richard has assembled the team from the ground up. Now boasting a breadth of talent and expertise across European train travel, the Trainline team continue to take on new, more complex challenges.

Daniel Kupi | Head of Search and Social | Omnicom Media Group

Daniel is a Digital Performance Marketing expert, who leads the PPC team of the Hungarian Omnicom Media Group. He has a decade worth of experience in various fields of Performance Marketing, which also comes with a deep understanding of the related technical areas; like web analytics, tag management and using APIs for automation. He and his Team helps clients like McDonald's, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Henkel, LG, or eMAG, the largest e-commerce platform in Hungary. Before that, he also led the PPC Team in Mindshare Hungary; they were responsible for clients like Vodafone, Ferrero, Ford, and Volvo.

Edgar Liñayo | Global Creative Manager | Bacardi

Miguel Lopez | CEO & Director | MOV Marketing

Miguel Lopez is MOV Marketing CEO, author of the spanish SEO book: ‘Posicionamiento en buscadores' (www.libroseo.net), Spain Professional SEO Congress (www.congresoseoprofesional.com) organizer and founder of MOV marketing school. He studied Computer Eng. at the UPV , developing his career in online marketing since 1997 (yes, 1 year before Google). He has also completed the Master on Web Analytics and various courses in business management and marketing. He teaches at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia Chambre of Commerce, DM School, IDESE and other colleges and private entities. Miguel is also jury of European Search Awards and DigiPeru Awards, and also collaborates with many companies and professional blogs with his deep SEO articles.

Carla Marshall | Head of Content Marketing | vidIQ

Carla Marshall is the Head of Content Marketing at YouTube analytics platform vidIQ. She has 10+ years of experience in video marketing, social media management, content marketing, DRM, and SEO. She was previously Editor in Chief at ReelSEO.com and TubularInsights.com, and the Community Manager for the ReelSEO YouTube Channel. She is YouTube Certified and a judge for the UK, US, and EU Search Awards.

Krzysztof Marzec | Managing Director | Certified Trainer Google AdWords Deva Group

Head of 200+ clients agency with 14+ years of SEM experience. One of the top Google Ads & Analytics Trainers in Poland. Selected by Google for Google Partners Academy project and Big6 project. Certified in both Google Ads and Google Analytics as an individual professional. 7+ years of expertience in one of the larges sites in Poland - Interia.pl (Head of SEO). Additional experience in FacebookAds, Content Marketing and Link Building as a trainer, auditor and manager. Speaker at ShopCamp, Fair-E Trade Mobile Trends (multiple times), Mobile IT, E-business festival, the Festival of SEO (2014 and 2016), Welcome to the Real, Marketing Revolutions, Internet Revolutions (4x, for Google), VIII European Economic Congress and Congress of E-commerce with top speaker award.

Lexi Mills | Managing Partner | Shift6

Lexi Mills is a multi-award winning digital marketing expert specialising in PR SEO and data-driven business intelligence. She is President of The Future of Search Foundation and Managing Director of Shift6, an international consultancy which provides training and consultancy services to agencies, businesses and investors, alongside advising government entities on the risks and opportunities of algorithmic technology. Her research work focuses on the opportunities, ethics and risks of machine learning and AI within the sector of internet search.

Jubran Moe | International Digital Marketing Consultant | Gulf Related

I have accumulated over 15 years' experience in the digital arena (Australia + GCC). During this time, I have acquired skills in many areas including SEO, SEM and Performance Marketing strategies (B2C & B2B) - one of the first search experts in the GCC - Specialized in SEO and Google Search campaigns

Abdelaziz Mohammed | Marketing & eCommerce Consultant

Abdelaziz has been into the eCommerce space for 15 years now. He was working at Amazon as regional head of digital Marketing. Before Amazon he was heading central performance marketing team at Souq (acquired by Amazon). He was responsible for planning and budgeting marketing spend for MENA regions in Souq.com. Marketing, Ecommerce and Customer Experience professional with a proven track record of successfully improving digital performance for major brands within a variety of sectors in MENA region, including Dubizzle (OLX group), Souq (Amazon Middle East), Najm, H&M, Mother care, Victoria Secrets, Bath and Body Works and Emaar. Extensive experience of managing ecommerce websites (inc. +$1B turnover), leading large digital teams and driving cost effective marketing programmes.

Paul Morris | Head of Ecommerce | Havas Media.

Paul has 22 years’ experience leading Marketing, Digital & Ecommerce both Agency & Brand side. Paul was previously Director of Digital/ Ecommerce at Marshalls PLC, Head of Marketing at Tesco Bank, global Digital/ Ecommerce Director at PZ Cussons (brands including St Tropez, Imperial Leather & Original Source), led Digital marketing at the Co-op Group (Food > Funeralcare) and have through the line experience of working both client and agency side with brands including Wickes, Laterooms, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Cash Generator, Stagecoach & Silverstone.

James Murray | EMEA Product Marketing Lead | Microsoft Advertising |

James Murray is the EMEA Product Marketing Lead for Microsoft Advertising. In his role he is responsible for refining brand positioning across Europe and orchestrating engineering engagements in the region to inform product development. James connects sales, marketing and engineering to develop and execute local product marketing plans across 14 regions. He is a passionate storyteller and product evangelist, being a regular contributor at industry events across the globe.

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Jon Myers | Founder | ASCENDING MEDIA

Jon is an experienced leader within the digital marketplace with over 19 years’ experience, and has demonstrated dedication to the industry over his career — which was recognised when he was awarded Search Personality of the Year 2017 at the UK Search Awards. He has worked in senior roles for large agencies, publisher-side with Yahoo, and more recently in the ad tech space as VP and MD EMEA of Marin Software before joining DeepCrawl as Chief Growth Officer. He has experience in paid search since its inception, and also worked heavily in SEO, display and paid social over the years. This diverse range has given Jon a strong understanding of all sides of the market, a sharp business knowledge and skill set, and many connections across EMEA and the US who recognise him for his experience and thought leadership within the online advertising industry. Jon is active in the search community, and is most likely to be found moderating, speaking and sharing his knowledge at conferences, webinars and events across the world. He also frequently judges industry awards, including the UK Search Awards, European Search Awards, US Search Awards and Performance Marketing Awards (to name a few.)

Kian N’jie | Paid Media Executive | Inchora

Kian is the Paid Media Executive within the Money branch of Inchora. With a deep love for all things biddable, he spent the first few years of his career in both agency and client-side roles firming up the foundations of his skillset. Now plying his trade in the high-flying world of financial services, he specialises in driving optimal lead-gen performance across Inchora’s online advertising.

Audrey Ooi | Marketing Consultant

Audrey is a marketing expert with over 10 years of experience in traditional and digital marketing. Her specialty is in digital marketing, including SEO, paid search, organic and paid social, web analytics, and web design and development. She has worked in multiple industries for organizations of all sizes, including sectors as diverse as telecommunications, non-profit and tourism. A versatile professional, she has also worked in product management, business strategy, branding and user experience as well as co-founded a technology start-up that successfully raised investor capital. She currently runs her own digital marketing consultancy and is also the founder and CEO (Chief Eating Officer) of Tasty Tours, an award-winning Toronto food tour and chocolate tour company.

Akvile Pareigyte | Head of Digital Consulting | VOLTLAB

Patrick Price | CEO | Idealizer

Patrick C. Price is a longtime SEO pioneer. After having led the Swiss marketing operations one of Europe's leading online classifieds marketplaces for 7 years, Patrick decided to share his knowledge on a wider basis and founded Zurich based SEO consulting agency Idealizer, which later became the European headquarters of BlueGlass Interactive (a multiple EU search awards winning agency) with offices in London, Zurich and Tallinn. After a management buyout, Patrick went on to found www.vergleiche.ch a Swiss Consumer-Information-Portal and Google CSS access provider. Patrick has been an active player in the SEO industry since 2003.

Bob Rains | SEO Executive & Growth Marketing Strategist |

At this point, to keep this bio brief, it would make more sense to list the companies Bob hasn’t worked for and dramatically impacted. A trusted and experienced voice in SEO, Internet Marketing and Google advertising, Bob’s inane curiosity and switch flipping leads him to constantly seek new ways of doing the same old work, but in ways that satisfy both him and the client. After amassing enough airline points to get to the Moon and back (with a sweet bucket of conference lanyards,) Bob is currently running a successful consulting business from a log home on an island off the coast of Vancouver His Greatest Hits are handily located on LinkedIn

Steen Randeris | Search Manager | Pandora

Steen Randeris has more than 10 years of both strategic and operational experience with SEM/SEO from both agency and client side. His main responsibilities includes: • Paid search strategy development & deployment. • Paid search optimization across markets. • Manage SA360 implementation. • Create overview of activities and efficiencies. • Create guideline for markets and agency. • Optimise total search • Manage the use of search data across channels, for creative development and content (data –driven). • Manage all search engines. • Main point of contact for global search agency. For more info please visit: http://linkedin.com/in/steenranderis

Tarek Reda | Founder | Blue Pencil Digital Marketing.

When he's not rocking out on his guitar, Tarek is a well-versed digital marketer currently running his own digital marketing consultancy and training company - Blue Pencil. Tarek has a Masters degree in digital marketing and has been working in the digital space for over a decade. Tarek has always had a passion for Search Marketing, having ran search campaigns for companies across MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe with monthly marketing budgets ranging from $500 to $500,000. Tarek is also a digital marketing lecturer at academies across the Middle East training individuals and companies on various digital marketing topics including Search Marketing and more.

Kristine Schachinger | CEO and founder | Nevada based Sites Without Walls

Kristine Schachinger is a leading technical SEO with over two decades experience working with digital media. Kristine began her career as a front-end developer and website designer. She has helped a wide range of clients from small and medium sized businesses to Reba McEntire, AOL, Superpages.com, and USA.gov. As her digital media experience expanded Kristine incorporated accessibility, marketing, and user experience into her work which naturally drew her to learn and practice search engine optimization in order to help her clients gain greater website visibility. She is now a well known and respected in her field as a regular speaker at industry conferences in the US and around the world. She is also a Subject Matter Expert with columns in Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, the SEM Post, Search Engine Watch, and State of Digital. Kristine is the CEO and founder of Nevada based Sites Without Walls. She has worked with many SMBs and enterprise clients such as Vice News, Vice Media, Salon.com, Top Ten Reviews, Patch Media, Discover, and Zappos.com.

Eli Schwartz | Growth Consultant

Eli Schwartz is an SEO expert and consultant with more than a decade of experience driving successful SEO and growth programs for leading B2B and B2C companies. He helps clients like Shutterstock, BlueNile, Quora, Getaround, Mixpanel, and Zendesk build and execute Global SEO strategies that dramatically increase their organic visibility at scale. In the past, Eli led the SEO team at SurveyMonkey, building organic search from nearly zero to one of the largest growth drivers at the company. He helped launched SurveyMonkey’s first APAC office and oversaw international SEO pre- and post-IPO. Prior to SurveyMonkey, he led user acquisition at High Gear Media, pushing the company from 500,000 new users to 6 million every month in just three years.

Omi Sido | Head of SEO | Canon Europe

Omi Sido is an SEO and Web Development professional with 6 years of experience in both web and traditional advertising, promotions, events, and campaigns. He has worked on integrated campaigns for major clients such as Vectone Mobile, Delight Mobile and The Global Real Estate Institute and Daily Mail. Currently, Omi Sido is Senior Technical SEO at Canon Europe.

Grant Simmons | VP Search & Performance Marketing | Homes.com

Grant Simmons leads the Performance Marketing team at Homes.com, helping drive brand awareness, search traffic, affiliate traffic, and lead optimization for one of the nation's top real estate sites. Grant has over 26 years of agency & brand experience serving industry-leading organizations such as; Paramount Studios, Red Bull, M&M/Mars, Disney, Napster, Warner Bros., UPS, Move.com, YPO, GE, Amgen & Fox Sports. Grant is a popular speaker at search & real estate industry events worldwide, including; SMX, SES, SIS, Pubcon, Brighton SEO, Chiang Mai SEO, UCLA Anderson School of Business, eMarCom, C3, Social Shakeup, Multifamily Brainstorming, R3, DMA, LRTCon, and has been quoted in Forbes, Fox Business, MSN, Media Post, Yahoo & other national & international publications. Described as an online marketing strategist, motivator, ideator, entrepreneur, asker-of-tough-questions, and "proud American with a funny accent", he prefers; father, sailor, search marketer & expat Brit - though not necessarily in that order when there's a fair wind.

Aleyda Solis | International SEO Consultant | Orainti

Aleyda Solis is an award winning International SEO Consultant -service that she provides with her company Orainti-, a blogger (Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal and Moz), author of the SEO book in Spanish “SEO. Las Claves Esenciales” and experienced speaker (with more than 100 conferences in 20 countries in English and Spanish). Awarded as the European Search Personality of the Year in 2018 at the European Search Awards, included in Forbes as one of the 10 Digital Marketing specialists to follow in 2015, in Entrepreneur as one of the 50 Online Marketing Influencers to follow in 2016 and in Hubspot as one of the 59 Female Marketing and Growth Experts You Should be Following, she has been also interviewed in publications such as The Huffington Post and in the Google Partners Podcast.

Michelle Stinson Ross | Digital Marketing Consultant and Marketing Operations Director | Apogee Results

Michelle Stinson Ross is the Managing Director of Marketing Operations at Apogee Results, an Austin based, digital marketing Agency. She specializes in marketing strategy, particularly the convergence of content, search, social media, and how it all works together to impact customer engagement. Michelle started working with social media in 2009 when she began working for a Key West tourism company as a content writer and community manager. Today, she is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer, and frequently can be found at conferences like Digital Summit, Advanced Search Summit, Zenith and SMX.

Dr Artur Strzelecki | Digital Marketing Consultant and Founder | Festiwal SEO

Phil Tiley | Go to market lead | Microsoft Advertising

Phil started his SEM journey back 2008, spending the following 8 years managing flagship clients and teams within Publicis Groupe. In 2015 he left agencyland, joining the account management team at Microsoft Advertising. Working with large sophisticated advertisers, he was fortunate to be involved in the incubation of numerous products, quickly discovering a passion for this side of the industry. Since 2018, Phil has taken on a more strategic and product focused position as Microsoft Advertising’s Global GTM lead. His role, align engineering, marketing, operations and sales teams on blockers and opportunities to effectively deliver Microsoft’s search and audience products to clients.

Juliette van Rooyen | Head of SEO | VR Squared

Juliette is an SEO Specialist with more than 14 years experience in both client-side and agency environments in London & Cape Town. Starting as a developer, she was lured to the dark side of SEO with the promise of being more creative. After getting a taste for SEO, she moved to London and spent 6 years working for various agencies. Her clients included Nintendo, Samsung, COI & Shell. She returned to Cape Town where she worked on the gambling industry on the client-side, spearheading multi-region and multi-language strategies for global casino brands. After 6 years of working in that arena, Juliette returned to London in 2018 to lead UK SEO for a multinational ecommerce brand.

Tim Vickery | Property Finder | Group Head of SEO for the MENA region

Tim is the Group Head of SEO for the MENA region at Property Finder based in Dubai. Tim has a wide array of digital experience having worked in agency and in-house roles covering affiliate marketing, paid search, digital analytics, and SEO. Tim lived and worked for 10-years in Toronto, Canada where he worked on campaign for brands such as Amex, Chrysler, and Aviva. Previously Tim was the Head of SEO for Samsung, as well as holding senior positions with Performics and VCCP in the UK. Tim’s role at Property Finder is to work across the MENA region to increase organic search visibility for brands in The UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

Marty Weintraub | FOUNDER | Aimclear

Credits include Uber, eBay, Airbnb, Dell, LInkedIn, Etsy, Eurail, Firestone, Amazon, Quest, Martha Stewart Omni, Intel, Travelocity, Macy’s, GoDaddy, 3M, InfusionSoft, Siemens, SeagullOutfitters and many more. A fixture on the international conference circuit, Marty has appeared in front of hundreds of international search & social marketing conference audiences, from Jerusalem to Sydney. Entrepreneur Magazine wrote the reason for Marty’s success is a “Unique persona that is instantly recognizable.” He has been described as “not your typical agency type,” a “social media maverick,” “Foodie-Yelp addict” and “more innovator than follower." Having helped Aimclear to Inc. 500/5000 status 6X (2012-2017: fastest growing privately held US Firms), Marty guides Aimclear agency content, vision, services & creative-hands-on. Aimclear is a 4X top 100 workplace by Minnesota Business Magazine. Marty won 4 "Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts" awards, Top 100 Twin Cities People To Know & claimed the coveted "US Search Personality Of The Year” tiara. Marty is a perennial judge and presenter at The European & UK Search Awards. His Wiley/Sybex books, "Killer Facebook Ads"‹ and "The Complete Social Media Community Manager’s Guide: Essential Tools and Tactics for Business Success" are critically respected. Marty has been cited & quoted in flagship publications including WSJ, NPR, Inc., Forbes, MediaPost & Adage. Aimclear Blog is well read, having been cited as a Top 10 Small Business Blogs, Top Ten Social Media Blogs and PRWeb’s 25 Essential Public Relations Blogs You Should Be Reading.

Gerry White | SEO Director | Rise At Seven

With 20 years of history in digital, Gerry has been creating, promoting and analysing websites and more recently apps for companies across the world - as an international speaker, events organiser and UK Search Awards he has experience in SEO, data and growth. Gerry’s client list has included everyone from the BBC through to banks, supermarkets and Just Eat and more recently joined Rise at Seven as SEO Director. Gerry is also a co-founder of TakeItOffline.co.uk which is a regular round table event for digital marketers to discuss anything in a closed environment.

Adam Whittles | Head of SEO | AutoTrader

Adam has recently joined Auto Trader as the new Head of SEO. Prior to joining Auto Trader, he was running the SEO program for Apple across the EMEA region, having previously worked agency-side for a number of years. You can find out more about Adam's background and experience at https://adamwhittles.com/

Nick Wilsdon | SEO Lead - Global Channel Optimisation | Vodafone

Nick started his online career in 1998, giving his first SEO seminar two years later in Brighton. After moving to Moscow, he became an expert on Russian search, working with gaming clients across CIS markets. During this time he was involved in the Russian start-up community, working with Yandex, RF parliament members and the US State Department. Since his return to the UK, Nick has held head of department roles at Arena Media, part of the Havas Media Group and within the Dentsu Aegis network. As the Search Product Owner at Vodafone Group, he is standardising SEO best-practice and strategy across 22 international markets to deliver revenue growth in a challenging and competitive sector. He is particularly interested in data analysis, cross-channel/device opportunities and strategic planning.

Adam Wilson | Global Director of Performance Marketing | Deliveroo

Rob Woods | SEO Consultant

Rob is an SEO and online marketer with 20 years of experience. He spent 13 years in-house in both e-commerce and publishing, and has been an SEO consultant (http://robwoods.org/) for 7 years. Rob currently consults with medium to large sites in e-commerce, travel, software, and publishing. He specializes in SEO technical site audits, strategy, and coaching. Rob has spoken at numerous marketing events including State of Search, Pubcon, SMX Advanced, SEMPO Canada / Bing Search Summit, BlueGlassX, IIMA Fusion Conference, DMA Retail, numerous marketing and SEO Meetup events, and served on the Advisory Board for SMX Toronto. He is also the Technical Editor of 2 SEO/E-commerce books from O'Reilly "Social eCommerce" and "The Art of SEO".

Colin Woon | Head of SEO | CV Library

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