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76. Joe Pulizzi, Junta42 Marketing, Z Squared Media

Joe Pulizzi is a leading author, speaker and strategist for content marketing. Joe, founder of content matching site Junta42, is co-author of Get Content, Get Customers. His blog looks at the trends in content marketing, and how marketers can learn to think and act like publishers.

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77. Lisa Buyer, The Buyer Group

Lisa launched The Buyer Group in 2006, where she works closely consulting with senior management teams to oversee the successful development and implementation of interactive public relations and branding plans for her client companies.

Lisa brings more than 15 years of business management and communications expertise to The Buyer Group. Her creative energy and tireless passion have helped launch businesses, from small boutiques to Fortune 500 companies, to the next level.

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78. Andrew Shotland, Local SEO Guide

Andrew currently provides clients with SEO and SEM consulting services. He specializes in local search engine optimization, but works on all types of sites. Clients include large media and e-commerce companies and Web 2.0ish start-ups. Previously, Andrew was head of product and business development for Insider Pages where he developed a SEO program that attracted over 3 million monthly unique visitors almost solely via SEO.

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79. Jeanniey Mullen, Zinio

Jeanniey Mullen is responsible for all operations related to Zinio's retail practice, including responsibility for new customer acquisition and retention. She also manages brand marketing and the customer service division for the company. Jeanniey's experience spans across B2C and B2B initiatives and many verticals including publishing, entertainment and events. Prior to Zinio, Jeanniey was the Senior Partner, and Global Executive Director of the Email Marketing and Digital Dialogue Practice at OgilvyOne Worldwide. In her role at Ogilvy, Jeanniey was responsible for leading the worldwide efforts that use digital dialogues and email to create powerful, meaningful and profitable customer communication strategies for Ogilvy clients, including IBM, American Express and Yahoo.

She continues to serve as a columnist for ClickZ, has published numerous white papers and best practice guides, has been appeared in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. She is a frequent keynote speaker on the topics of email and digital marketing for organizations like Media Post, ClickZ, DMA, and many others.

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80. Laura Thieme, Bizresearch

Laura Thieme founded Bizresearch in June of 1997. Bizresearch provides search engine marketing, tracking and ROI analysis services for retailers, Fortune 500 companies, and select law firms throughout the United States and in Europe. Prior to founding Bizresearch, Ms. Thieme worked for American Electric Power (AEP) in Columbus, Ohio, and USAID/Deloitte & Touche in St. Petersburg, Russia.  She has a degree in Russian Studies from The Ohio State University, where she graduated in 1993.

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81. Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company

Scott is a marketing and communications professional focused on the digital industry — specifically on social media. His career spans a number of industries such as healthcare, pharma, biotech, travel, automotive, tech, and communications, and includes a wide range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Currently on the staff of corporate communications in Ford Motor Company, Scott heads up the social media function and holds the title Global Digital & Multimedia Communications Manager. He is a strategic advisor on all social media activities across the company, from blogger relations to marketing support, customer service to internal communications and more, as social media is being integrated into many facets of Ford business.

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82. Corey Perlman, eBoot camp

Corey Perlman is the President of eBoot Camp, Inc., an education company that provides people with the knowledge and skills to effectively market their business on the Web. Through interactive books, seminars and workshops, Corey quickly transforms business owners, entrepreneurs and company employees into Internet marketing “Monsters!”  Since 2005, Corey has conducted over 200 eBoot Camp workshops and seminars to public audiences as well as small and mid size companies all over the United States. With layman’s terms and a learn-by-doing approach, these workshops and seminars have earned an overall exceeded-expectations rating of over 90%. He recently  released, eBoot Camp (Wiley Publishing).

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83. Tal Siach, Walyou

Tal co-founded Walyou in 2007 along with Eran Abramson, Ilan Neisse and Meir Warcel as a project within an Entrepreneurial program in their last year of studies. Currently, Tal is one of the sole operators  of Walyou, and places a lot of time and effort into the site including adding more content, updating the look and sustaining its integrity.

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84. John Chow, The TechZone

John currently lives in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to The TechZone, he was a partner in a local Richmond printing company. After over a decade of running a print shop, he decided to embark upon an exciting journey on the Internet. On April 1999, John started a little technology site called The TechZone. That site has risen to become one of the largest hardware tech sites on the net. Currently the site has over 10,000 pages and gets over 200,000 page views per day.

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85. Jordan Kasteler, Search and Social

Jordan Kasteler a.k.a. Utah SEO Pro has been avidly involved in organic SEO since 2001. He is also a fore-runner in embracing social media. He has worked in-house at, for an SEO agency, but now is the co-founder of Search & Social. He is also actively involved in the community and co-hosts mini Internet marketing events.

According to Heather Cozad who nominated Jordan:

Jordan focuses on a facet of social media that is not covered by most social media marketers. He focuses on content promotion and creating linkbait to gain high quality links, traffic, and branding which translates to immediate ROI and measurable through quantitative metrics. He's helped out many big brands and websites gain links and help their SEO efforts quickly.”

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86. Kelsey Childress, The Social Robot

According to Karen Eisenbraun who nominated Kelsey:

Kelsey is a forward-thinker when it comes to internet marketing. A full-time Social Media and Search Marketing Specialist, Kelsey began working in social media as a Scout for in the Kansas City Metro. Soon after, she launched Awen Creative and has fast become an expert in social media marketing and effective SEM tactics in Kansas City. She has worked for a variety of agency and freelance clients."

Kelsey created The Social Robot in July of 2009 with the intent of helping everyone with their social media and internet marketing efforts. Kelsey's unique articles on The Social Robot helps everyone from small business owners to search marketing experts find the insight needed in order to make their company's website, social media profiles, and online campaigns soar to success. Since The Social Robot's inception, Kelsey has added 4 more writers and a host of regular guest bloggers to contribute more great ideas and content, all about internet marketing.”

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87. Kevin Gibbons, SEOptimise

Search engine expert Kevin Gibbons founded SEOptimise in March 2006. His aim was to use the latest SEO techniques to help businesses maximize their website profiles in order to increase their online visibility and sales.

Respected experts in the online marketing industry, SEOptimise runs one of the world’s most influential SEO blogs, which offers practical advice and comments on industry trends. Recognised by AdvertisingAge as one of the top English Language marketing blogs in the world, it is ranked on the AdAge 150 Power List. SEOptimise’s blog has more than 5,000 readers – one of the highest number of subscribed readers of an SEO blog – and is followed by more than 4,000 Twitter users.

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88. John Straw, Linkdex

Nominated by one of his associates Matt Roberts, Matt says the founder and CEO of Linkdex, John Straw came up with the concept of open and transparent search in 2008 and managed to infect the VC community in London and San Francisco with that vision.

According to Matt, in October 09, John raised $1m in VC to launch SearchDNA - changing the search game by adding transparency. SearchDNA (in beta) measures influence, relevance and partnering opportunities across a trillion links.

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89. Jeremiah Owyang, Web Strategist

Jeremiah is a Strategy Consultant for the Altimeter Group, where he focuses on customer strategy of emerging technologies. He was also Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, where he focused on Social Computing for the Interactive Marketer.  In that role, he published industry reports and provided social media council to clients. He also writes a daily blog called Web Strategy by Jeremiah ( and speaks at Technology, Web, PR, and Marketing conferences about web and media strategy.

Before Forrester, Jeremiah’s was responsible for the strategy and development of corporate web programs at an online media network as the Director of Corporate Media Strategy. Jeremiah founded and lead the Community Marketing program at Hitachi Data Systems and has experience in Web Marketing, Intranets, Extranet and User Interface Design at companies such as Exodus Communications, Cable and Wireless, and World Savings (now Wachovia).

Jeremiah Owyang holds a Bachelors in Marketing from San Francisco State University.

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90. Janet Driscoll Miller, Search Mojo

Janet Driscoll Miller brings over ten years of search engine marketing experience to Search Mojo and is considered a leading expert in her field. Janet has spoken at search engine conferences including Search Engine Strategies and Pubcon, has published articles in B2B Magazine, Visibility Magazine and others, and contributes to several blogs, including Search Marketing Sage, Marketing Pilgrim and Search Engine Journal.

Prior to founding Search Mojo in 2005, Janet was the Director of Internet Marketing at WebSurveyor Corporation, an online survey company. At WebSurveyor, Janet increased the company's Google Page Rank from 5 to 9, increased the #1 rankings on Google by 900%, and decreased pay per click (PPC) advertising spend while doubling conversion rate. Janet graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Communications and Graphic Arts, and is a certified Google AdWords Professional and a Yahoo! Ambassador.

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91. Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

Leo is the creator and writer of Zen Habits, a blog about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. Zen Habits features three powerful articles a week on: simplicity, health & fitness, motivation and inspiration, frugality, family life, happiness, goals, getting great things done, and living in the moment.

Leo also created (on minimalism) and Write To Done (for writers and bloggers).  He is the author of a new best-selling book, The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential, in Business and in Life.

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92. Carolyn Shelby, CShel Chicago SEO, LaFayette Online

Carolyn Shelby has been designing and building websites professionally since late 1994, which in Internet years is like “since the dawn of time”. She specializes in rebuilding underperforming (or just ancient) web sites and re-launching them, while preserving existing inbound links and search engine rankings. She has worked in a variety of verticals, including Health/Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Manufacturing and Professional Associations.

Carolyn is based in Chicago and provides consulting in the following areas: search engine optimization, web development and online brand and reputation management.
In addition to consulting and speaking, Carolyn operates and develops Lafayette Online. Lafayette Online was originally part of the Internet Service Provider Carolyn ran in the mid-90s, and was spun off when the ISP was sold. It has been the city guide for Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana since mid-1995.

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93. Shari Thurow, Omni Marketing Interactive

Shari Thurow is the founder and search engine optimization (SEO) director at Omni Marketing Interactive, a full-service SEO, Web site usability, information architecture (IA), and Web design firm. Shari has designed and promoted Web sites since 1995, and is outsourced to many firms worldwide. Clients include Yahoo, Microsoft, America Online, ABC News, HSBC, Expedia, Deloitte and Touche, National Cancer Institute, and WebMD.

As a pioneer in the area of search engine-friendly website design, she has a 100 percent success rate for getting client sites ranked at the top of search engines. She is the author of Search Engine Visibility, which has been translated into French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Polish. Her new book, When Search Meets Web Usability was released in 2009.

Omni Marketing Interactive has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Internet Retailer, and Crain's Chicago Business.

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94. Angel Djambazov, ReveNews, Custom Tailored Marketing, Popshops

Born in Bulgaria, Angel Djambazov has spent his professional career in the fields of journalism and online marketing. In his journalistic career, he worked as an editor on several newspapers and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wyoming Homes and Living Magazine. Later his career path led to online marketing where while working at OnlineShoes he earned the Affiliate Manager of the Year (2006) award at the Affiliate Summit, and In-house Manager of the Year (2006) award by ABestWeb.

Currently Angel is the OPM for Jones Soda for which he won his second Affiliate Manger of the Year (2009) award at Affiliate Summit. Angel also serves as OPM for Keen Footwear and leads the marketing efforts of which was awarded Best Affiliate Tool (2007) award by ABestWeb, and is the Managing Editor for

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95. Patricia Hursh, SmartSearch Marketing

Patricia Hursh, president and founder of Boulder, Colo.-based SmartSearch Marketing, is a pioneer of electronic marketing. Patricia began working in the search marketing arena in 1997.  Today, Patricia is recognized as a search marketing veteran and expert. She writes columns for ClickZ and Search Engine Land, and regularly serves as a speaker and subject matter expert at industry events in the US and internationally such as Ad:Tech, BMA, Search Engine Strategies, and DMA conferences. She frequently authors search articles and is often interviewed for industry publications.  As an educator, Patricia has led numerous seminars and workshops and recently authored several courses for SEMPO’s Fundamentals of Search Marketing Program .

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96. Brian Kalma,

For the last six years, Brian has been responsible for's brand marketing and creative vision as Director of Web Strategy and User Experience. Brian focuses on ensuring anything that gets an approval stamp truly supports the value proposition and is always "Zappos-like." Before joining, Brian worked at Foote, Cone & Belding where he worked on the Dockers account. Before Foote Cone & Belding, Brian worked in media at J. Walter Thompson where he helped launch Tanqueray Ten gin.

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97. Vinny Lingham,

Vinny is the CEO of San Francisco based startup, Yola (previously known as SynthaSite) was established in 2007 and raised $25m in funding from Johann Rupert’s LXE & JSE listed Reinet Fund. Yola is the world’s leading easy-to-use, browser based, website development software for SME’s and groups, and currently has over 2m users worldwide.

Vinny is the recipient of numerous awards, including Top Young ICT Entrepreneur in Africa (2006) & was also a finalist for Men’s Health Best Man (2009) & ICT Personality of the Year in South Africa (2008). He also previously founded Clicks2Customers, which also won the Top Technology Company award in South Africa in 2006, for its revolutionary search engine marketing software and services – servicing world class clients such as Walmart.
Vinny has previously served on marketing advisory boards for Nasdaq listed Valueclick & Yahoo, was also selected as an Endeavor “High Impact Entrepreneur” in 2006.

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98. Aaron Brazell,

Aaron Brazell has run the Technosailor blog since May of 2004. From politics to policy; communications and marketing; technical to business; his blog has come to be recognized as an honest voice among the noise that is the blogosphere. Aaron came from a traditional enterprise I.T. background worked having worked for a number of major Fortune 50 government I.T. contractors supporting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Navy and the Intelligence Community. He was also Director of Technology for b5media for two years, and consulted with the U.S. Air Force on internal public affairs. His most recent work is The WordPress Bible from Wiley Publishing.

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99. Joseph Alvini, Graphic SEO LLC

Joseph has worked in the Internet marketing field for over 9 years. About 2 years ago, he decided to partner with a college buddy to start their own internet marketing company that focused on ethical, white hat SEO. Within the last 2 years, they have grown their company from making $200 a month to $247,000 per year. One of Joseph and his company’s greatest successes was his work for After much hard work, the site is now the 5th most popular online Christian bookstore, and is making 27 times more sales than they were previously making –allowing them to move into a larger warehouse and open up a physical store. Joseph also gives back to the SEO community through his tutorial site, which is geared toward helping new aspiring internet marketing professionals along with beginner SEOs.

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100. Lucio Riberio, The Online Circle

Lucio is Marketing Director at The Online Circle. Nominated by his business partner, Jeff Richardson, Jeff says that,

“Lucio Ribeiro is Australia's leader SEO and Social Media Commentator, having collaborated with Australian magazines and Websites about SEO and Social Media.”

Back in 1997, Lucio set his foot in the advertisement industry.  Later in 2000, he stumbled upon an article about online strategies and ROI tracking which changed his life. In 2004 Lucio moved from Sao Paulo/Brazil to Melbourne/Australia where he met Jeff Richardson who later became his business partner at In 2008, Lucio embarked with Jeff Richardson on the biggest project he has ever done before. He launched The Online Circle in August 2008 with a strong market positioning – “Internet is much more than a website”. The Online Circle’s strategy is tailored for individual businesses, and not the another way around.

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