The first place people will look for you, your company, your brand, your boss will be on the web. This month we'll cover how to make sure you're showing your best side online.
We are honored to have one of the world's leading online reputation management experts join us, Andy Beal (http://www.andybeal.com/).
Andy (http://about.me/andybeal) has a long history in the SEO field as well as the ORM field. Andy was instrumental in helping MarketSmart become the first real SEO agency. He currently consults with brands all over the globe on ORM issues as well as runs the highly influential Marketing Pilgrim (http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/) website and Trackur (http://www.trackur.com/), a social media monitoring toolset used by over 60,000 customers and in his free time helps author books like Radically Transparent (http://www.amazon.com/Radically-Transparent-Monitoring-Managing-Reputations/dp/0470190825/).
Lisa Sullivan (http://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaasullivan) will also be offering her perspective on ORM. Lisa is currently the Digital Media Marketing Director and voice of reason for one of the region's most well respected real estate brands, Fonville Morisey (http://www.fmrealty.com/).
Lisa has to teach, cajole, inspire and guide every real estate professional at Fonville Morisey to be their best online every day. With a background as a teacher, community liaison at NBC 17, copywriter at a small local ad agency and general social media guru around the Triangle, Lisa has seen it all.
I also asked Matthew Overstreet to join us, but he declined. I really wanted to have some participation from a company that had gone through an online reputation crisis (http://www.1918.com/casey-movers-threatens-lawsuit-over-bad-yelp-review/) so they could explain how they handled it. Maybe it's still too soon.
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