I work with businesses and brands to develop paid, earned, and owned strategies that drive visibility, engagement, and results. I have also written a book for Wiley entitled, “Search and Social: The Definitive Guide to Real-Time Content Marketing,” released in November, 2012. Some of the brands I have worked with include Marriott, USAA, Dollar/Thrifty, Fisher-Price, Sovereign Bank, Ally Bank, Mastercard, & Visa, among many others.
Feel free to contact me by email at rgarner1[AT]gmail.
In Spring 2012, I was featured on the cover of Search Marketing Standard mag, and have been a regular Media Post columnist for 7 years. I’ve been regularly-quoted in many major business & industry publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Dow Jones, Reuters, Adweek, Ad Age, Direct Marketing News, Smart Business Magazine, eMarketer, Forrester, Search Engine Watch, Clickz, CNNMoney, & The Dallas Morning News. I also believe firmly in working hard to create opportunities for others in this industry, & currently serve on the SEMPO international board of directors as vice president, and also founded and served on the board of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Search Interactive Marketing Association.
Past speaking engagements include SXSW, OMMA, ad:tech, Search Engine Strategies (SES), Search Marketing Expo (SMX), WebmasterWorld’s PubCon, Search Insider Summit, DFW SEM Association, VeriSign’s Executive Summit, Social Media Club of Dallas, Domain Roundtable, & the Association of National Advertisers, among others. In 2010-11, I guest lectured at NYU’s graduate school of marketing on digital marketing topics.
Specialties: search & social, search strategy, social media, keyword research, seo, sem, paid search, analytics, enterprise sem, domain marketing, domains, link development, content strategies and development, PR strategies, SEM education strategies, site redesign, online reputation management, blogging strategy & development, SEM planning, real-time marketing