OGDEN, Utah – TechMediaNetwork (www.techmedianetwork.com) announced that it has hired Eric Richmond as vice president of search. Mr. Richmond will head the company’s efforts in search engine optimization, search marketing and social media to maximize the ability of users to find the company’s online content and to help the company engage with users online through social media.
Mr. Richmond has nearly 25 years experience in advertising and marketing, with the last 12 of them spent in the interactive space. Mr. Richmond was recently vice president of SEO and technology at 360i LLC., a company that provides search engine optimization, search engine marketing and emerging media strategies for Fortune 500 clients. While Mr. Richmond was at 360i, the company was named Search Agency of the Year for 2007 by Online Media, Marketing and Advertising Magazine (OMMA).
“We’ve achieved more than 400 percent traffic growth over the last year, and the biggest key to continuing growth for our company is ensuring our search marketing efforts match that type of growth,” said Jerry Ropelato, chief executive officer of TechMediaNetwork. “We are pleased to have such an experienced search marketing expert as Eric to lead these efforts, so our users can efficiently find our content to educate themselves about technology and help them make informed purchasing decisions.”
TechMediaNetwork has achieved 445 percent traffic growth in the past 12 months, according to comScore’s Panel-only Key Measures Report from February 2009 to February 2010. TechMediaNetwork ranked No. 6 on comScore’s Panel-only February 2010 Tech-News Category report.
“TechMediaNetwork is a very unique network that can serve the technology information needs of consumers and advertisers,” said Mr. Richmond. “They have an excellent search engine optimization track record, and as we build our team, we’ll be able to expand the search engine optimization efforts and capitalize on the latest trends in social networking to extend the value we provide to our users.”
Prior to 360i, Mr. Richmond was vice president and director of strategic accounts at RichFX – an application service provider (ASP) that provides marketers a way of making fully interactive versions of their print catalogs. In this role, Mr. Richmond was responsible for managing relationships with the company’s marquee accounts: Wal-Mart Stores, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Safeway and Williams Sonoma.
Mr. Richmond has also been vice president, global account director for Viewpoint Corp.; vice president, interactive services and acting Global CIO for the 33 worldwide offices of Grey Interactive and Grey Ventures; and vice president, digital technology for APLDigital, the interactive arm of IPG’s Ammirati Puris Lintas.
TechMediaNetwork plans on expanding its search marketing and social media team in the next few months by hiring as many as 15 additional employees with experience in search optimization, data analysis and social media. These jobs will be available in both the Utah and the New York locations.
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