Join us as we broaden our digital knowledge with a panel of industry experts discussing digital trends beyond banner ads. Come with questions to challenge these thought leaders.
President, Forthea Interactive Marketing
Chris is the president of Forthea Interactive Marketing. He founded Forthea after pursuing a Ph.D. in formal epistemology, a cross-disciplinary academic field, which focused on designing simple methods to solve complex problems. With this background he seeks to improve marketing through the application of scientific thinking, making it more understandable, measurable, accountable, and cost-effective. He has a deep expertise in many areas of interactive marketing, including internet marketing strategy, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, web analytics, usability, conversion improvement, web design and development and ecommerce.
Director of Development, Lopez Negrete Communications
Chad Shanehchian is the Director of Digital Development and Production for Lopez Negrete. He works with clients like Verizon Wireless, Walmart, Bank of America, Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge and many more to create effective digital campaigns. He started at Lopez Negrete as a Sr. Web Developer. Chad has also been a Freelance Web Developer, a Flash Developer for LSI, Multimedia Developer for iMedia.it, and a Database/Marketing Assistant with EmLogis. He has won several Gold and Silver Addy awards, Outstanding Website award from WMA Web Awards and best ISP Website from WMA Web Awards.
Owner, Too Tall Media
Two years ago Bobbie Duncan launched Too Tall Media LLC, a digital marketing and consulting firm which specializes in Google organic SEO. Also through a partnership with Noisemaker Communications TTM recently launched Radio Brave, a digital broadcast and podcast outlet with new studios in Houston's Galleria, focusing on brand extension and advocacy. Bobby Duncan has an extensive background as a successful radio brand manager, program director, operations manager, consultant and podcaster with a long history of audience share and revenue turnarounds from small to major markets, including Houston.
Head of Public Relations & Social Media, MMI Agency
Maggie Malek is passionate about connecting people with the things they care about. As the Head of Public Relations and Social Media at MMI Agency, she works with an amazing team to lead brands in creating integrated experiential programs, social media and public relations campaigns that help to connect them with customers. As a member of the Public Relations team, Maggie partners with media relations professionals and oversee accounts in various fields including real estate, health, fashion, energy, sports and more. Prior to joining MMI, she worked in a variety of industries, providing clients with a unique perspective for positioning their social media strategy and tactics within their larger integrated marketing and public relations strategy to align directly with business goals.
Regional Digital Sales Manager, Greensheet Media
Janette Leonard bring over 10 years of marketing and advertising experience. She has worked for some of Houston’s largest publishers, including Houston Community Newspapers, The Houston Chronicle and Greensheet Media, during their transition from traditional media into the digital advertising space. At Greensheet Media Janette is the Regional Digital Sales Manager for the Texas market which encompasses Austin, Dallas, & Houston. Her education includes a B.S. in Behavioral Science from Grand Valley State University, an expired Google AdWords certification, and a Facebook Blueprint Certificate in Digital Planning. Connect with Janette on Twitter: @janette_leonard or LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/In/JanetteLeonard
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