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Dave Williams

Dave Williams is recognized as one of the nation's leading innovators and thought leaders in digital advertising, social media advertising, and search engine marketing and optimization. His depth of experience in interactive advertising helps customers identify key industry trends and how to capitalize on them to derive significant business impact and competitive advantage.  Dave is the recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award from Technology Association of Georgia’s 2010 Tech Marketing Awards. His most recent venture is BLiNQ Media, an employee-owned social engagement advertising company that delivers break-through social media advertising results with real-time audience insight for agencies and big brands. The leading global innovator in social engagement advertising, BLiNQ Media delivers rapid, scalable results through a blend of technology, experience and proprietary processes. BLiNQ has offices in many of the world’s leading advertising markets including New York, Boston, Chicago and London, with its technology and operational headquarters in Atlanta, and further expansion anticipated.

Prior to founding BLiNQ Media, Dave was co-founder and chief strategist for 360i, one of the country's leading search marketing firms. The company was recognized by Advertising Age as one of the "Hottest Digital Agencies" and #6 on their 2010 agency A list, honored by Google as its #1 US partner with its Marketing Machine Award, cited as a "Leader" and "Research Powerhouse" in Forrester's 2009 Search Marketing Report, and by OMMA as the 2007 Search Agency of the Year. Dave was a leader at 360i from its inception in 1998 to its sale in 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he assisted with the strategic integration of the business and ongoing sales and marketing strategy prior to re-acquiring the business. In 2010, Dave and his partners sold 360i to Dentsu. Dave has served in executive director roles on several boards, including those of the Search Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), Goizueta Business School Entrepreneurial Leadership Group and the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AiMA). He has also served on the advisory boards for Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), Yahoo and MSN Search Councils. A distinguished speaker and recognized industry expert, Dave is a popular presenter at local and national trade events and educational institutions.   

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, November 8
 

10:00am