We are excited to announce that Bernadette Coleman will be back this year moderating the Local Search Day Expert Panel. Bernadette moderates this panel each year and it’s always one of the conference favs.
This years’ panelists are sure to surprise and delight you. Our expert local search panelists will discuss the latest information to help businesses succeed online in local search results. This includes discussing the local pack, Google Maps and placing organically for local searches.
No matter your level of local SEO expertise, you’ll benefit from the knowledge this panel brings. Our panelists will share strategies and their real-world experiences – while giving you actionable steps to help local businesses get found online by their target audience.
Meet the Local Search Day Expert Panelists
Bernadette Coleman, CEO at Advice Local, Panel Moderator
Bernadette Coleman is the founder and CEO of Advice Local, a three-time Inc. 500 award-winning local search technology and business listings management solutions provider. Agencies love Advice Local’s technology. In fact, at Rocks Digital we use Advice Local to manage the local business listings for our clients.
Known as the Queen of Local SEO, Bernadette has been actively involved in digital marketing with an emphasis on local SEO since 2001. She stays focused on improving visibility for clients across the local digital universe.
Whenever Bernadette speaks, people just naturally want to listen. Bernadette’s many accolades include the Internet Marketing Association’s “Internet Marketer of the Year” in 2017, and she’s also the prior recipient of two Silver Stevie® Awards: “Woman Executive of the Year 2013” and “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.”
Jason Channell, SEO Manager at Imaginuity, Panelist
SEO Manager Jason Channell brings over a decade of marketing and advertising experience to his role at Imaginuity. Over his career he has held leadership positions at several advertising agencies, worked with national and regional brands – and been a guest lecturer on marketing at both SMU and UTA.
Combining agency, SEO and PPC marketing experience allows Jason to craft insight-driven digital marketing strategies that impact organizations in meaningful, exciting and measurable ways.
Demetrios Pousatis, Managing Partner at Brand Signals, Panelist
Demetrios Pousatis is an 18-year veteran of the local SEO and digital marketing space. He started his digital marketing career in Philadelphia, joining the C2N team to help roll out a national network of local social & media platforms.
From there he started word13, his own digital and guerrilla marketing agency focused around driving consumers to retail and increasing POS revenue. He sold his agency in 2010 and joined the Thryv marketing team where he worked in field marketing, later transitioning to digital sales and the product team to launch Google Business Profile (GBP) for S & B clients across the country.
Demetrios now serves as a managing partner at Brand Signals, which features their own proprietary technology built to expand the proximity of where a GBP is ranking in the local market.
Mike Stewart, CMO at Rise Locator, Panelist
Mike Stewart is an online marketing master, well-known for helping business owners improve their online marketing results. Mike’s no-nonsense approach centers around marketing principles that eliminate overhead and wasteful ad spend.
With more than 15 years of local media experience under his belt, Mike is a popular presenter at Pubcon, the world’s leading digital marketing conference on local search and link building.
Mike is both founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Rise Local. Since 2000, Mike has improved sales and results for brands all over North Texas and beyond with a level of passion for SMBs matched only by a few.
Join Us for Local Search Day Expert Panel and Annual Celebration
To attend the Local Search Day panel and all the other ROCKING conference sessions, register for the 2022 Rocks Digital Marketing Conference. You don’t want to miss this invaluable opportunity to learn and network with industry experts.