Special Engagement: Sugar Land Academy

Special Engagement: Sugar Land Academy

Jan 2018 Academy Be an SEO Rock Star

Back by popular demand! This event was a fan-favorite, so we're doing it again. This time, in Sugar Land!

On April 25 at the University of Houston Sugar Land, 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.

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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.

Event Details


April 25, 2018 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


University of Houston Sugar Land
14000 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Free Parking Garage


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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.



Aaron Eaves SEOAaron Eaves, Director of Search Marketing,Marketing Refresh

Aaron Eaves is the Director of Search Marketing for Houston digital agency, Marketing Refresh whose objective is helping small and medium-sized businesses market in the same league as companies with millions in their marketing budgets. With almost a decade of experience helping organizations increase their search engine rankings, he enjoys enabling businesses to be well represented online, and giving them the tools they need to drive targeted traffic.

Aaron is also the founder of a local digital marketing group in Houston, SearchHOU, where marketing professionals meet monthly to share knowledge, experiments and tactics.


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.



Michelle LeBlanc SEOMichelle LeBlanc, Founder, Blue Sky Marketing

A marketer since childhood, Michelle seeks creative marketing solutions to achieving business objectives. Her family's entrepreneurial streak permeates her thinking on growing businesses.

Drawing upon her MBA training and over 20 years in marketing, Michelle provides clients with marketing plans to achieve their goals through a collaborative process with the leadership or marketing teams. And, ultimately, Blue Sky Marketing's team can provide marketing implementation support.



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From April 25, 2018 11:30 AM until April 25, 2018 1:30 PM

At 14000 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, USA

Posted by AMA Houston

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