Digital Leadership in Rapidly Evolving Markets

December 10, 2014
December 10, 2014 11:30 AM
1:00 pm
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Led by: Dave Williams, Co-Founder - 360i (1998), BLiNQ Media (2008), IgnitionOne (2004)
Bringing together over 18 years of digital marketing, advertising and entrepreneurial experience, Dave will be leading a session with actionable insights on how to best navigate your career and business through the rapidly changing digital landscape, potential pitfalls and opportunities.
Discussion Topics Include:
Practice makes perfect
Focus to a fault
Winning and having fun
Study the past and visualize the future
Dodging icebergs
Face your fears
Disconnecting from technology
Feel versus force
People first philosophy
Challenge yourself
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About the speaker:
Dave Williams
Founder of Digital Advertising Companies: BLiNQMedia, 360i, IgnitionOne and others
Dave Williams, recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in online media, social media advertising and search engine marketing, founded BLiNQ Media in 2008, IgnitionOne in 2004, and 360i in 1998. He is an active mentor, advisor and investor in the tech startup scene with a perfect track record of success. He specializes in bootstrapping companies as CEO and founder from idea, to start-up, market fit, growth, exit and integration all while never losing focus of the importance of his employees and helping them achieve personal, professional and financial success.
In recognition for his accomplishments, Dave has been awarded Goizueta’s Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year, Atlanta’s Small Business Person of the Year Finalist, Atlanta Marketing and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award, ATDC graduate, Top 10 Transaction in NYC, featured in Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Facebook Developer Award, and a popular columnist for AdAge covering Facebook and social media strategic trends. Additionally, His companies have been consistently recognized as a Fastest Growing Company, Healthiest Company, Best Places to Work, and Best Workplaces for Commuters Awards. He believes that doing good for your people and the community are the foundations for success.
Prior to founding BLiNQ Media, Williams was co-founder and chief strategist for 360i, one of the country’s leading search marketing firms, and co-founder/ investor of IgnitionOne, a leading ad tech company. Both businesses have over 500 employees, global in scale, and over $2 billion in advertising under management and with tech and operational headquarters in Atlanta.
360i has been consistently recognized as an industry leader and innovator by Advertising Age as one of the “Hottest Digital Agencies,” honored by Google as its #1 US partner with its Marketing Machine Award, and by OMMA as the 2007 Search Agency of the Year. Williams led 360i from its inception in 1998 to its sale in 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he assisted with the strategic integration of the business and ongoing sales and marketing strategy. In 2007, he participated in the management buy back of the business which was then sold to Dentsu in January 2010.
Williams has served in executive roles on several boards of directors, including those of the Search Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) and the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AIMA). He has also served on the advisory boards for the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), Yahoo and MSN Search Councils. A distinguished speaker and recognized industry expert.
In his free time, Dave loves adventure travel throughout the world and is a certified Pilgrim having trekked the Camino de Santiago along with other epic adventures at Machu Picchu, Kilimanjaro, Tour du Mont Blanc, Galapagos, Vietnam, Thailand, The Great Wall of China, Himalayans, Norway, Rafting the Zambizi, Scuba on the Great Barrier Reef, and touring the jungles in Columbia.