AMA Houston Academy

AMA Houston Academy

Jan 2018 Academy Be an SEO Rock Star

On January 25, take a deep dive into Search Engine Optimization with industry experts. At this event, you’ll learn the latest SEO tips that are expected to influence ranking in 2018 such as creating content for voice search, featured snippets, schema, building citations, user intent, page loading time, and tips for improving user experience.

Our top panelists will share how to analyze various aspects of your organization's search presence and how to leverage that to create a five-star digital marketing plan. Move beyond average keyword search protocol and identify key information needed to lift your authority. Also, learn how to create on-page tactics that can improve your online visibility in the search engine results.

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Event Details


January 25, 2018 
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM


United Way Community Resource Center
50 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77007

Free Parking Garage


AMA Members: $45 (Early Bird: $40)
Non-Members: $55 (Early Bird: $50)
AMA Student Members: $35 (Early Bird: $30)

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Our Epic Line Up

Keynote Speaker:

Marilyn Bonner, VP SEO, BBVA Compass

Marilyn Bonner, Vice President of SEO strategy at BBVA Compass

Marilyn drives search engine optimization efforts for BBVA Compass’s digital properties. Prior to joining BBVA Compass in 2016, she served as Digital Marketing Manager for EBSCO Industries’ in-house marketing agency. At Birmingham-based EBSCO, Bonner developed digital marketing strategy and managed web analytics for more than 40 companies.
She holds a BSBA in Finance from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.



Danny Gavin, Chief Strategist and Founder, OPTIDGE

Danny Gavin, Chief Strategist and Founder, OPTIDGE

Danny Gavin has developed a reputation as someone who is highly motivated and provides results. He is a persistent and creative problem-solver who utilizes his extensive experience to strategically develop cutting-edge digital marketing campaigns. Through his vast experience in marketing and consulting, Danny has had numerous teaching opportunities, and is sought after for his uncanny ability to bridge the knowledge gap for executives and marketing professionals who are looking to develop and build upon their current internet marketing and digital analytics skills.

Danny is the founder and chief strategist at Optidge, a Houston based Internet marketing agency, and is an advisor to several startups. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business, teaching master’s level classes and executive education on social media and search engine marketing.


Emily Friedlander, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Analyst, Spark Energy

Emily Friedlander, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Analyst, Spark Energy

Emily Friedlander has returned home to Houston from the Bay Area, bringing more than 10 years of diverse growth marketing experience. Over the years, she’s work with a variety of early-stage startups and small businesses - from travel apps and b2b SaaS to craft beer and contemporary art. As a full-stack marketer, Emily enjoys the challenge of creating data-driven marketing initiatives with any budget.


Dmitrii Kustov, Internet Marketing Director, Regex SEO

Dmitrii Kustov, Internet Marketing Director, Regex SEO

With experience in many aspects of information technology and digital marketing, Dmitrii has developed a versatile skill set that can be applied to many disciplines, from website technology to local network management. His background in mathematics and the IT industry, paired with the knowledge of many software and coding languages have equipped him to produce excellent and quantifiable results in the SEO industry. An ability to adapt quickly and an eagerness to stay updated on the latest developments in technology and internet marketing have led to a large portfolio of clients, including Service Corporation International, Dignity Memorial, Advantage and John Deere.

In 2015, Dmitrii founded Regex SEO, a Houston-based digital marketing company that offers a comprehensive array of professional SEO campaigns and services tailor-made to help businesses achieve online success. Regex SEO utilizes cutting edge technology and industry best practices to offer clients the highest possible search engine ranking for their business.



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From January 25, 2018 7:30 AM until January 25, 2018 10:30 AM

At 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007, USA

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