To do big things you have to take big steps and make bigger connections. That’s what we do at Advice Local every day and today’s announcement supports this initiative.
So it is with great excitement that I share that Bill Hartzer has joined the Advice Local team! Bill will serve as the Senior Vice President of Agency Services.
We originally began our journey as a digital marketing agency serving small-to-medium-sized businesses and grew into a technology company to meet the needs of those SMBs and now, our partners, resellers and other agencies.
Since 2009, when we launched our technology platform, we’ve provided local presence management services, at scale. As our mission statement says, “Advice Local is dedicated to providing scalable, cost effective and customizable local presence management solutions to our channel partners, brands, agencies and local marketers.” Today, our technology is the preferred LPM solution for more than 300,000 locations.
With our newest product offerings, Local Verticals, and the “Local Trusted Business” Seal and “Local Trusted Brand” Seal, that number continues to grow. Thus, the need for an increased focus on our scalable agency services.
To welcome Bill, I’d like to share a few highlights of his career:
- He’s an Internet marketing expert, having practiced search engine optimization and website marketing since 1996
- He’s a co-founder of the DFW Search Engine Marketing Association, along with Jim Gilbert. In 2004, they started the organization, originally to brainstorm, share tips and tricks and industry knowledge
- He speaks at many of the major digital marketing and SEO conferences, such as SMX, PubCon and State of Search
- Most recently, he has been recognized internationally for his groundbreaking research on marketing using New gTLD domain names
- He pulled an epic April Fool’s joke in 2015. Bill posted that Matt Cutts was joining a Dallas SEO firm. The joke gained such momentum that Matt himself had to tweet a response after the founder of Google contacted him
Join us in welcoming Bill to Advice Local and flood his social media with support.