March 11, 2016 – Napa Valley, California

Intimate Setting

Intimate Setting

Nestled in beautiful Napa Valley, surrounded by rolling hills, history, and winemaking. Spend the day in a no holds barred conference that breaks down barriers and gets people talking.
Industry Experts

Industry Experts

Have you ever wanted to spend an entire day with people like Duane Forrester or Marcus Tober? This unique event will have you closer than ever to thought leaders, industry experts, and brilliant minds.
Exclusive Access

Exclusive Access

Napa Summit is an amazing event filled with incredible people and opportunities. To keep the event special we have limited seating for 50 attendees. Seats will sell out extremely fast and once they are gone only a few will open on the waiting list. We suggest registering for the event ASAP and securing your spot as it may be gone tomorrow.

Event Details

Conference Location

This year we are lucky enough to open the doors to the prestigious V. SATTUI WINERY located in historic St. Helena California. Join us for a day of learning and sharing with some of the greatest SEO’s in the world!
 
 
 

DINNER & LIBATIONS

At Napa Summit we take food very seriously. We feel that you haven’t dined until you’ve had a private dinner in an Italian medieval castle. So join us for an evening that you won’t soon forget! Fantastic wine & great conversations!
 
 
 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

We’ve secured all the local transportation you’ll need for the event. Our drivers will pick you up from the V. Sattui Winery and transport you to Castello Di Amorosa for dinner. After the festivities our drivers will take you back to V. Sattui where you can call Über or the local cab company to take you back to your hotel.

INTENSE NETWORKING

Spend an entire evening speaking with thought leaders and attendees. Stop handing out business cards and start forging relationships!
 

THE 1-to-1 EXPERIENCE

Never before has there been an event where the ratio of SEO’s to attendees is equal.
 
 

POWERFUL KEYNOTES

We pulled some strings and were able to land some amazing keynote speakers that you have to see to believe. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

Summit Hosts

Jim Christian

Jim is CEO & Founding Member of BLUSH Digital, a boutique agency focused on helping enterprise-level companies with SEO. With a rock solid team behind his back Jim successfully launched BLUSH in late 2014, and he’s never looked back!

Jim is also the lead SEO for GoDaddy Inc. spanning almost a decade. Jim played an instrumental role in bringing the company public and globalizing the company’s breadth of websites in 2014. Jim is an avid inventor and holds six SEO related patents that have made it easier for SMB’s to be successful online.

Jim owes his existence in the SEO industry to a small ISP in Orange County California where he created and optimized websites for SMB’s back in 1999. When he’s not optimizing sites, Jim spends time with his wife and three daughters. He’s also an avid wine, cheese and bread maker. You can usually find him at home manning the pizza oven and delivering goodies to his neighbors!

Marcus Tober

Marcus Tober studied computer science in Berlin. During his study he developed the well-known SEO platform linkvendor.com in early 2005. At the same time he built the largest online greeting cards platform in Germany with millions of visitors every month. Because of his passion to SEO he decided to focus on Searchmetrics and its Enterprise SEO platform and sold the Ecards and more GmbH in 2008 to the largest European company builder Rocket Internet. Today Searchmetrics is a leader in Enterprise Search Analytics solutions with more than 140 employees and offices in Berlin, San Mateo, London and Paris. Searchmetrics mission is to deliver the knowledge and the platform to successfully increase companies organic and social search traffic. Companies like Siemens, ebay, Verizon, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, T-Mobile, Symantec and Lufthansa trust Searchmetrics.

Duane Forrester

As a former Bing Senior Product Manager and search engine spokesperson, Duane brings unique experience and SEO knowledge to Bruce Clay. During his tenure at Microsoft and Bing, he served on the leadership team that developed Bing Webmaster Tools. Duane brings 17 years of online marketing experience in start-ups, in-house SEO, publisher organizations and enterprise environments to Bruce Clay.

Duane, who was named Search Personality of the Year in 2014, travels around the world to speak on topics he’s passionate about: search, social, challenges and solutions for running in-house SEO teams, and futurism. Duane has served on the board of directors for the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization and has written extensively for Search Engine Land. He has also written two books: “How to Make Money with Your Blog” and “Turn Clicks into Customers.”

Raj Nijjer

As VP of Community Relations, Raj oversees community development at Yext, a global Digital Location Management (DLM) leader based in New York. Prior to joining Yext, Raj managed GoDaddy’s Online Presence and Commerce division growing it into a $100m+ business. While at GoDaddy for nine years, Raj held multiple leadership roles launching new and innovative products resulting in over 20 patents filed and three issued.

Prior to joining GoDaddy, Raj’s experience spanned Fortune 500 companies such as McKesson, Fiserv, Sage Software, inclusive of startups like NeoPlanet. A startup fan and digital marketing zealot, Raj is an angel investor and advisor to multiple founders. Raj received his Bachelors in International Management and MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Who’s Attending

Event Sponsors

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Register for Napa Summit

The goal of Napa Summit is to preserve the intimacy of the event so that attendees can spend time with all of our thought leaders. We wish everyone could attend this amazing event, but due to size restrictions it just isn’t possible. We suggest registering for the event immediately as this event will sell out fast!

 

Napa Valley – Castello di Amorosa

What People Are Saying

NAPA SUMMIT HERE WE COME!

I’ve always been a fan of the smaller, intimate events and the Napa Summit will serve as a brain trust of sorts, bringing some of the most seasoned and knowledgeable folks in digital marketing together for a sharing of the minds in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

– LOREN BAKER, FOUNDATION DIGITAL

Jim has been knee deep in the thick of digital marketing for corporate America, he knows what works & what doesn’t. He knows how to avoid the fluff, and that’s exactly what I see this Napa Summit becoming. A “no fluff, learn from other experts, amazing opportunity to network” event in a setting that’s hard to compete with. I am so excited to have members of my team there, because they will learn, they will make amazing connections & there will be deals closed. A little hint to people that may not know Jim, he may seem a little intimidating at first because of his sheer size, but feed him pizza & he will give you the shirt off his back! I think Pizza is his kryptonite!

– Matt Siltala, Avalaunch

Ready for Napa!

Napa Summit is easily one of the best wine pairings possible. I’m overjoyed to be invited into this think tank with some of the brightest, data and results-driven marketers in the world. I expect that it will be an action-packed day with everyone sharing their best tips over some of California’s best wines. With Jim and Raj at the helm, you can be sure that this is an event not to be missed.

– Mike King, iPullRank

I am looking forward to attend the best new online marketing event in the US, the Napa Summit. To meet and connect with new people and discussing SEO in a closed environment.

– Fili Wiese, SEO Consultant at SearchBrothers.com

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Alicia Anderson

WebMD


Alicia Anderson is the SEO Manager at WebMD. She's responsible for the day-to-day process, requirements, content strategy and execution of search on WebMD.com, Medscape.com and informs process improvement across the WebMD network of sites.

She started at WebMD working on the BootsWebMD cobranded UK site. Her previous search focus had been on global SEO leveraging her multi-lingual experience and translation degree. Before SEO, Alicia worked in data analysis at BellSouth. She discovered search 9 years ago by way of a career goal to "use HTML more than SQL".

In her spare time, Alicia is a science fiction writer, which she claims uses the same skill set as SEO.

Chris Attewell

Search Laboratory


Chris is SVP Americas for Search Laboratory, the global performance marketing agency specializing in SEO, SEM, Social Media, Online PR and Programmatic Display in over 25 languages. Chris moved over from the UK to set up Search Laboratory’s New York office in 2014, and provides strategic leadership and direction for company’s U.S. operations. His role involves working with both clients and internal teams to deliver profitable customer acquisition campaigns across multiple countries.

Chris began his career in export sales and marketing before finding his way into the digital world 7 years ago, working first in email marketing & automation prior to joining Search Laboratory in 2012. Over the past 4 years Chris has helped clients like Urban Outfitters, Polycom and VMware to grow their global customer base and revenue. Chris has spoken at several conferences on the subject of International Search Marketing, including ClickZ, BrightEdge Share and the Global Ecommerce Leaders Forum.

Jeff Preston

Disney Interactive


Jeff Preston is the SEO Manager at Disney Interactive. He leads the search optimization of Disney's entertainment sites including TV, movies, music, games, and videos. Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, Jeff worked at PEK Interactive Japan, managing search marketing campaigns for clients in the Asia/Pacific region.

Erin Everhart

The Home Depot


Erin Everhart is the Lead Manager, Digital Marketing at The Home Depot where she focuses on content marketing, digital strategy and SEO. Prior to Home Depot, she was the Director of Digital Marketing at the 352 Inc. where she lead a 9-person digital marketing team and was responsible for the agency’s website strategy, digital marketing and CRM. She's a regular columnist at Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch and speaks at conferences nationwide.

Fili Wiese

SearchBrothers


Fili Wiese is a renowned technical SEO expert and former member of Google’s Search Quality team. At SearchBrothers.com he successfully recovers websites from Google penalties and offers SEO consulting with SEO Audits and SEO workshops.

Marcus Tober

Searchmetrics


Marcus Tober studied computer science in Berlin. During his study he developed the well-known SEO platform linkvendor.com in early 2005. At the same time he built the largest online greeting cards platform in Germany with millions of visitors every month. Because of his passion to SEO he decided to focus on Searchmetrics and its Enterprise SEO platform and sold the Ecards and more GmbH in 2008 to the largest European company builder Rocket Internet. Today Searchmetrics is a leader in Enterprise Search Analytics solutions with more than 140 employees and offices in Berlin, San Mateo, London and Paris. Searchmetrics mission is to deliver the knowledge and the platform to successfully increase companies organic and social search traffic. Companies like Siemens, ebay, Verizon, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, T-Mobile, Symantec and Lufthansa trust Searchmetrics.

Jeff Rohrs

Yext


Jeffrey K. Rohrs serves as CMO of Yext and leads all global brand, enterprise, and partner marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Yext, Jeff served as Vice President of Marketing Insights for Salesforce and ExactTarget. During his combined eight-year tenure he led global thought-leadership efforts, built an award-winning content marketing team, and co-authored the award-winning SUBSCRIBERS, FANS & FOLLOWERS Research Series.

Jeff's first book, AUDIENCE: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers, Fans and Followers (Wiley 2014), has been lauded by marketers and executives alike as a must-read for those interested in the rise of proprietary audience development as a core marketing responsibility. When not pondering marketing's great mysteries, Jeff soothes his Cleveland sports fan-related agita by refining his low & slow barbeque skills on his back deck at home.

Duane Forrester

Bruce Clay, Inc.


As a former Bing Senior Product Manager and search engine spokesperson, Duane brings unique experience and SEO knowledge to Bruce Clay. During his tenure at Microsoft and Bing, he served on the leadership team that developed Bing Webmaster Tools. Duane brings 17 years of online marketing experience in start-ups, in-house SEO, publisher organizations and enterprise environments to Bruce Clay.

Duane, who was named Search Personality of the Year in 2014, travels around the world to speak on topics he's passionate about: search, social, challenges and solutions for running in-house SEO teams, and futurism. Duane has served on the board of directors for the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization and has written extensively for Search Engine Land. He has also written two books: "How to Make Money with Your Blog" and "Turn Clicks into Customers."

Marty Weintraub

aimClear


Marty is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and musician. He founded aimClear®, a future-forward digital marketing agency dominant in audience targeting, customer acquisition and classic creative values. Entrepreneur Magazine attributed Marty's success to his "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."

After guiding aimClear to Inc. 500/5000 status in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 (fastest growing privately held US companies) Marty continues to travel, evangelize and advise aimClear's agency vision, services and content. aimClear was thrice named a top 100 workplace by Minnesota Business Magazine. Marty was thrice honored as a "Top 25 Most Influential PPC Expert," a TCB Top 100 People To Know in 2016 and claimed the coveted 2013 "US Search Personality Of The Year" tiara. He is a perennial judge and presenter at The US Search Awards and European Search Awards. aimClear won multiple 2015 US Search Awards including "Best Use Of Social In A Search Campaign."

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. Career credits include Firestone, Airbnb, Dell, Eurail, Amazon, Martha Stewart Omni, Intel, Travelocity, Macy’s, eBay, GoDaddy, 3M, SecondLife, Siemens, Victaulic, The Washington Post and numerous others.

Marty's Wiley/Sybex books, "Killer Facebook Ads" and "The Complete Social Media Community Manager’s Guide: Essential Tools and Tactics for Business Success" are critically acclaimed. He has been cited & quoted in respected publications including WSJ, Forbes, Inc. MediaPost & Adage. aimClear Blog is well regarded, having been cited as a Technorati Top 10 Small Business Blogs, Cison Top Ten Social Media Blogs and PRWeb’s 25 Essential Public Relations Blogs You Should Be Reading.

Mike King

iPullRank


An artist and a technologist, all rolled into one, Michael King recently founded boutique digital marketing agency, iPullRank. Mike consults with companies all over the world, including brands ranging from SAP, American Express, HSBC, SanDisk, General Mills, and FTD, to a laundry list of promising startups and small businesses.

Mike has held previous roles as Marketing Director, Developer, and tactical SEO at multi-national agencies such as Publicis Modem and Razorfish. Effortlessly leaning on his background as an independent hiphop musician, Mike King is a dynamic speaker who is called upon to contribute to conferences and blogs all over the world.