See Who’s Swiveling With Us.

The Who’s Who and When’s When

Swivel is rounding up another stellar lineup of speakers for this year’s event. Take a gander below at who’s on tap and check back often for some exciting new additions. One way or another, they’re likely to have a profound impact on your future.

2018 Keynotes

Jeremy Solly

Emcee - Swivel

Technology makes things possible. People make things happen. Jeremy is a dynamic leader experienced at pioneering digital, social media and content marketing strategies for brands. A native of Portland, he is passionate about helping people use technology to tell engaging stories and drive meaningful results at purpose-driven organizations; as well as travel, wine

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Larry Kim

CEO - MobileMonkey

Larry Kim is the CEO of MobileMonkey, a chatbot building platform for marketers that enables mobile messaging between businesses and customers via Facebook Messenger. He’s also the founder of WordStream, the World’s top PPC marketing software company. You can subscribe to Kim’s business growth tips by email, or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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Jasleen Kals

Head of Content Marketing & SEO - NomNomNow

Jasleen believes content to be the heart of a website and considers herself an artist and therapist – creating a conversation that is unique, compelling and useful to the average person. Currently, Jasleen is exploring the world of content marketing, testing concepts and filling her canvas with amazing!

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Akvile Defazio

President - AKvertise, Inc.

Bringing together consumers and brands is what Akvile, President of AKvertise, Inc., a social media advertising agency, does best. Prior to launching AKvertise in 2014, she spent the last decade working in-house at a variety of companies, ranging from outdoor gear and fashion apparel ecommerce, to pet health insurance, and event marketing via paid search and social media. As a conversion driven marketer, Akvile is passionate about helping businesses expand their online visibility and reach their goals.

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John Mueller

General SEO and Q&A - Google

John is a Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google in Switzerland. He connects the world that’s creating websites, with the Google-internal world of search engineering. He works with almost all teams on the search side, helping to make life easier for those making websites.

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Christi Olson

Head of Evangelism - Bing @ Microsoft

Christi is passionate about search marketing and has spent her career helping businesses solve their marketing challenges and goals through studying and analyzing data to develop actionable insights and strategies. Christi has been recognized by PPC Hero and her peers as one of the top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Jeffrey Preston

Senior SEO Manager - The Walt Disney Company

Jeffrey Preston has 14 years full-time of SEO experience (10 years enterprise SEO). Currently, he is an in-house SEO Manager for international and domestic Disney sites including Disney.com, ESPN.com, ShopDisney.com, and StarWars.com. He also is an in-house user acquisition manager for paid search campaigns as well as an ASO manager for Disney app titles including Disney Emoji Blitz, ESPN, Star Wars Commander, and Frozen Free Fall.

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Kat Gordon

Founder - The 3% Conference

Kat Gordon has been called the “triple threat” of an entrepreneur, ad woman + marketing to women expert and was named one of “30 Most Creative Women in Advertising” by BusinessInsider in 2016, Visionary of the Year from Advertising Age in 2018, and one of “Forty Over 40” women disrupting the world in 2014. She is the visionary behind The 3% Movement. Started as a passion project to spotlight a huge business opportunity in advertising — the lack of female creative leadership and its impact on connecting with an overwhelmingly female marketplace — the 3% Movement has grown exponentially since its 2012 launch: hosting events in 17 cities globally, and offering consulting and certification programs that amplify creative cultures.

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2018 Session Leaders

Sean McEntee

Sr. Director of Client Services - 3Q Digital

Video has replaced mobile as the biggest buzzword in marketing channels, but few marketers understand how to effectively use YouTube’s entire suite of capabilities, including new releases focused on direct response. Sean will break down the platform’s most under-valued features and lead marketers through a workshop that will help them effectively integrate YouTube into their multi-channel campaigns.

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Kevin Getch

Founder and Director of Digital Strategy - Webfor

Webfor’s Founder and Director of Digital Strategy started his career in marketing over 14 years ago. He has been quoted and published on leading sites like Forbes, Huffington Post, Search Engine Journal & Mashable. Kevin enjoys speaking at industry conferences as well as volunteering his time by serving as President of the board of directors for SEMpdx, a non-profit organization focusing on connecting and educating people in the digital marketing community. He was also recently honored (2014) as a recipient of the Vancouver Business Journal’s prestigious Accomplished and Under 40 award.

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Senior Digital Analyst

Tim Gillman

Senior Digital Analyst - Analytics Pros

Tim is a Senior Digital Analyst at Analytics Pros. He has 5+ years experience in Digital Analytics, helping clients with everything from campaign reporting to advanced tagging implementations. In addition to providing training and mentorship in Digital Analytics, Tim also has advanced experience with Google Tag Manager, Google Ads and multiple A/B testing platforms.

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Swivel (formerly Bend WebCAM) was my favorite conference of 2009, 2010 & 2011, 2012, 2013—maybe my favorite conference ever. There were several compelling sessions from literally the top handful of SEOs in the country. And I loved the way speakers from related industries like traditional advertising, creative, and branding were brought into the fold. It made for a much richer event than most of those on the typical conference circuit and got some of us online folks to think outside our comfort zones.”
– David Mihm
Director of Local Strategy
Moz, Portland