Are you looking to see how you can do more with WordPress to increase your business? Are you a freelancer looking for tips to close more deals or make your work more efficient? Are you a business owner who uses WordPress in their business and would like some insight to leverage this valuable tool to increase your revenue stream? Our Business Track Sessions and Sunday Morning Keynote will be just what you may need to help your business.
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President and Co-Founder of emagine, a 50+-person WordPress-based Digital Agency.
As a non-developer and a quasi-designer at best, Bill has always focused on being on the forefront of the business side of the web industry. Observing a lack of content and thought leadership for web entrepreneurs, Bill has dedicated a significant portion of his time to speaking on issues of entrepreneurship, sales, marketing and business strategy for freelancers and small web agency owners. Obsessed with everything sales and marketing, Bill’s insights have appeared on various occasions in MarketingSherpa, dozens of industry sites and publications and on the national speaking circuit. Prior to emagine, he developed his marketing expertise while building a highly successful direct marketing venture at 20 years old.
With a focus on emagine’s core industries and national expansion, Bill has focused obsessively on building emagine’s brand within the B2B, High-Tech and Healthcare sectors. Starting in the Boston region, Bill has successfully taken emagine from a regional player to a national leader in emagine’s target industries.
Bill is laser-focused on evangelizing WordPress as more than a “blogging tool” or “mom-and-pop website platform”. He and emagine have been instrumental in the adoption of WordPress by companies that previously would have resisted, from large hospitals to pharmaceutical companies to multi-billion dollar B2B enterprises.
Bill tours the WordCamp circuit nationally speaking on issues related to growth strategy for WordPress entrepreneurs. He resides in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife Krystal and regularly travels back and forth between emagine’s Florida and Massachusetts offices.
Bill will be speaking on Crank Up the Volume on Your WordPress Business
My background is embedded software programming. I have worked on a diverse range of mobile operating systems, including embedded Linux, Android and Windows Mobile.
What I enjoy most is working with WordPress in close conjunction with Google Analytics. It is exciting to discover gems of data in GA and then implementing the fixes and/or enhancements on the site. Most of the time, the results are phenomenal! For example, a small tweak helped reduce my average bounce rate.
Amit is speaking on How to Measure & Improve the Performance of Your WordPress Site (Using Google Analytics).
Nathan specializes in building easy-to-use web sites that help small businesses, professional firms, and nonprofit organizations look great on the web.
He is a regular instructor at iThemes Training where he teaches WordPress, Web Design, and Freelance Business Development via live webinar. He also works with web developers individually and in groups to help them become more successful in their freelance businesses.
You can learn more about Nathan at his website at https://nathaningram.com.
Nathan is speaking on The Problem Client Protection Plan.
Raymmar is a writer, artist, entrepreneur, and WordPress evangelist.
He’s the Chief Disruption Officer at Clear Idea Labs and founder of the Sarasota Underground. His work is featured regularly on the Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and Medium.com.
Learn more about Raymmar and follow along with his online (ad)ventures at Raymmar.com.
Raymmar is speaking on The Death of Advertising — Why a Good Story is More Important Than a Sales Pitch.
Scott’s been managing amazing teams of creatives and makers since 2001 with his company, Highforge. They switched from Movable Type to WordPress in 2009 for commercial projects. These days they use Genesis and Shopify for a lot of their projects.
He’s a certified Google Adwords Partner (has been since 2002) and a community advocate in Orlando. For a few summers, he worked as a tour guide at Disney. His driving passion is to empower others to grow their businesses and improve their communities.
He’s a gamer, backpacker and he plays racquetball recklessly in his free time. He’d also like you to know about www.BeTheMatch.org, a non-profit organization that saves lives (like his wife’s).
Scott is speaking on What Disney Can Teach Us About Winning with WordPress.
Mason James is the Founder & CEO of Valet and wearer of a great many hats, including overseeing business development and fostering agency and team growth.
He started Valet, originally known as the WP Valet, in 2011 as the original WordPress support company, because he couldn’t find high-end help for clients who needed it. Since no one was offering the caliber of support he envisioned, he decided it was time to hang his sign out-becoming a trailblazer in the digital realm.
Mason is speaking on Software Support: For Fun & For Profit!
Over the last 17 years, Chris Bernard has handled online and offline marketing campaigns for some of the best known brands on the planet including: HSN (various brands), GM, Caterpillar, ditech.com, GM Goodwrench, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Sears, DeVry University, Keller Graduate School, Budget Rent-A-Car, US Cellular, Motorola, Cintas, USBank, Ryder Truck Rental, Edward Jones, Sherwin Williams, Michelin, and Midas.
As one of the best digital marketing consultants in america and founder/chief digital, officer of dock29 marketing, a digital advertising agency, he is tasked with bringing the same elite strategic thought, technologies and processes of big agencies serving global brands to the small and medium sized business market.
Mr. Bernard couples his big agency talent, with an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities associated with small and medium sized business marketing, to score exponential business growth.
For more on Chris Bernard and dock29 marketing please visit the websitehttp://www.dock29i.com
Chris is speaking on Local SEO Strategy and Critical Tactics.
Lain’s passion for branding stems from a deep rooted interest in creative expression. He has built and led the creative team at a Fortune 500 company with $1.7 billion in annual sales and was also the Senior Marketing Manager at a start-up that hit $1.7 billion in annual sales just five years after launching. Lain has also served clients such as Mohawk Flooring, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Oldcastle as well as many smaller start-ups. Lain’s work has been published in multiple international industry-related books and national ad campaigns.
Lain currently resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife and two kids. He is employed full-time at SureCrete, where he is responsible for overseeing a complete overhaul of the company’s brand. Lain is currently writing his first book, which will outline the essential components every company needs to build a strong and effective brand.
Lain is speaking on Remarkable Branding: How to Attract Your Dream Clients in a Crowded Market.
Nathan is a certified expert WordPress developer from Scottsdale, AZ. He’s a full-time freelancer for Codeable.io, Clarity.fm, LinkedIn Profinder & GoDaddy Pro Connect.
You can get to know more about Nathan on his website or connect with him via twitter.
Nathan is speaking on Five Figure Freelancing.
Dawn-Marie Mutell, Founder and CEO of Life’s Necessities and Luxuries – Home, Body, Soul and Life-Styling business. She is a versatile wardrobe stylist, makeup artist, event planner, personal shopper, professional organizer, life coach and travel consultant who has over 20 years experience in the fashion, beauty, & music entertainment industries.
Dawn-Marie has been a guest speaker at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, The Art Institute of Tampa, the Dress for Success organization and many more. She is a certified Image Consultant and Personal Shopper through The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. Learn more at http://www.lifesnecessitiesandluxuries.com
Dawn is speaking on Turn on Your Star Power, Rock Your Head Shots and Get the Gig.