Meet Our Bloggers
The WordStream Internet Marketing Blog serves up daily, professional advice and insights on pay-per-click (PPC) marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) best practices as well as breaking news on the search marketing industry.
So who are the bloggers behind the WordStream Internet Marketing Blog?
Meet the WordStream Blogging Team:
Elisa Gabbert is the senior marketing copywriter at WordStream, where she manages the WordStream Internet Marketing Blog, social media efforts and other content marketing strategies. She has been writing, blogging, editing and doing SEO in the technology and media industries for about seven years. Prior to WordStream, Elisa worked at TechTarget as an editor and SEO specialist for websites covering Oracle technology and applications, software quality and the IT channel.
Originally from Texas, Elisa studied linguistics and cognitive science at Rice University and received an MFA in poetry from Emerson College in 2005. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado, with her non-husband, the writer John Cotter. For even more Elisa Gabbert, follow her on Twitter @egabbert, read her personal blog, The French Exit, or email her at egabbert (at) wordstream.com.
Tom Demers is the former Director of Marketing at WordStream. Tom has worked in-house as an SEO specialist and SEO manager and regularly engages in SEO and PPC consulting. Currently, Tom is a regular contributor to the WordStream blog. He also serves as co-founder and managing partner at Measured SEM LLC, a boutique search marketing agency offering search engine marketing services including pay-per-click account management, in-depth SEO audits, content marketing strategy, and several types of link building services such as guest posting packages and blog consulting strategy.
While Tom is interested in a variety of marketing channels, he's particularly passionate about search, voraciously consuming content from around 50 search-centric blog feeds. He's also a proud father and an avid reader (favorite being 19th century Russian literature). He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College, and consumes anywhere between eight and sixteen Diet Dr. Peppers a day (seriously: people are concerned). Tom has written a series of articles around the Web, including contributions to industry-leading publications such as Search Engine Journal, Search Engine People, Search Engine Guide, Web Analytics World, PPC Hero, & others. You can follow him on Twitter @tomdemers.
Larry Kim is the founder and VP of Product Development at WordStream. Larry founded the company in 2007. He bootstrapped WordStream by providing search marketing consulting services while managing a team of engineers and marketers to productize various search engine marketing tasks. In August of 2008 he secured a Series A venture capital investment from Sigma Partners. In September 2008, he resigned as company president and CEO to focus on WordStream’s marketing and product management.
Larry has a background in software engineering, software product management, and product marketing (including SEO and PPC), for several widely-used software productivity tools over 10 years. Additionally, Larry is the author of four award-winning books on software development:
- Professional JSP (Wrox Press)
- Professional J2EE Server Programming (Wrox Press)
- Java Server Pages Application Development (SAMS)
- The XMLSPY Handbook (John Wiley and Sons)
Read more about WordStream Founder Larry Kim.
Megan Marrs is a blogger, copywriter, and general marketing associate at WordStream. Megan graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 2010, where she majored in English Literature and minored in Visual Arts. She currently lives in Brighton, MA, where she spends her time hugging puppies and attempting everything from pottery to web design. You’re likely to catch her curled in a hammock with a good book, hatching plans for her next adventure.
You can email her at email her at mmarrs (at) wordstream.com or follow her on Twitter: @marrsipan
Ken Lyons acted as Senior Online Acquisition Marketing Manager at WordStream until December 2010. Before joining WordStream, Ken had a variety of roles, from owning a commercial cleaning company, to developing residential real estate, to fronting a popular Boston rock band. Then he discovered the power (and the glory) of search engine marketing. He's a finance/economics buff (favorite econ bloggers are Mish and Barry Ritholtz), enjoys drinking IPA and being a total wise ass.
Ken was born and raised in the Bah-ston area and lives in Arlington with his beautiful wife and two little girls. He also runs an SEO consulting biz on the side, MetaRocket SEO, where he performs Boston SEO search engine optimization because he just LOVES listening to local businesses in Massachusetts whine about not being #1 in the SERPs. So, between WordStream, his family and his consulting gigs, he has no life. If that sounds appealing, you should follow him on Twitter @Boston_SEO.
Susannah Richardson is a part-time Marketing Manager at WordStream. A Boston native, Susannah majored in Philosophy and Religion at Colgate University in New York where she participated in field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse and equestrian. She splits her time between WordStream marketing duties and full-time classes for veterinary nursing certification. When not studying, she can usually be found running, skiing, hiking, traveling, reading, cheering on the Red Sox, or playing with animals.
Susannah has been a member of the WordStream team since October, 2008. Email her at srichardson (at) wordstream.com or follow her on twitter: @smrichardson.