Rocks Digital is the brainchild of Bernadette Coleman and Lissa Duty, created from the merging of two national events – the Local Social founded in 2013, organized by Bernadette and the DFW Rocks Social Media Conference founded in 2012, organized by Lissa.
Our mission is to provide business owners, marketing, SEO, search and content professionals with the resources, information, and insights to stay on the forefront on digital marketing.
In addition to the merging of the two national events, Rocks Digital, which will be hosted on June 29 and June 30 in Addison, TX, this website will provide readers with relevant content on a year-round basis.
We are going to ROCK Content, Search, and Social in an even bigger way than in years past.
|Bernadette Coleman, Corporate Development, Co-Founder
Bernadette is a super busy, highly successful CEO to a 3x Inc 500 Award-Winning Corporation, speaker, and author of multiple white papers and eBooks. Most recently, An Introduction to Social Media Marketing: A Guide for Small Businesses, The Complete How-To Guide for Local Citation Audit & Clean Up, and The eBook for eBooks and countless blog posts. In her spare time, she enjoys a nice glass of wine and spending time with her family.
|Lissa Duty, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Co-Founder
Lissa serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Advice Interactive Group and Advice Local, plus the publisher of Rocks Digital. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the publishing site, the marketing & branding and organizing the annual Rocks Digital Marketing Conference. Known online as “Your Online Social Coach”, she is a highly sought after social media coach, public speaker and author of two books, Your LinkedIn Professional Network and 25 Tips to Twitter Success. In her spare time, she is either being supermom to her 8-year old daughter or playing on her favorite social media platform.
|Shelley Fleming, Blog Editor
Shelley’s role at Rocks Digital is quite an important one. As the editor, she puts her wordsmithing talents to use each day. She loves to research, edit and write, and her famous last words will most likely be “if only I had finished writing my own book instead of editing everyone else’s.” Shelley is always on the lookout to help the team produce great content. As a long-time Apple Fangirl she loves her iMac, but still prefers pencil and paper when editing. You may call her “old school” indeed. We call her dedicated and some days a perfectionist. She lives near the beach and takes time out to enjoy the beauty along with her dog, Cooper.
|John Nosal, Webmaster
John is a true geek from using his first Mac in the 80s to waiting in line for the first iPhone. He loves a challenge and we give him plenty at Rocks Digital. During the daytime he serves the Director of Web Development for Advice Interactive. Known as the CEO of SEO, he is a public speaker, author of Your LinkedIn Professional Network, and the MacGyver that saves the day.
|Diana Wells, Contributor Coordinator and Blog Promotion
Diana is an editor, writer, blogger and event planner and wears all four of these hats as a member of our team. Diana uses her 18+ years of event and organizing experience to coordinate the contributors, the content and keep the publishing process running smoothly. Diana puts her event planning experience to use each year at our annual conference. From planning to content and promotion you can bet Diana is involved. Lover and rescuer all animals you can follow her on Facebook for the latest cute animal photo and her blog for the latest Dianaism.
Read about The History of Rocks Digital.