The SEOM Interactive Team
SEOM Interactive would not be what it is today without the passion and dedication of our team. Find out what makes us tick.
Bio: Mark Kennedy spent seven years trading on the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. After earning his MBA from La Salle University and passing his certified financial analyst exam, Mark entered the world of internet marketing. His financial background drives him to focus on his clients’ ROI. Mark throws himself into the results of each project, analyzing search engine data and assessing the impact each strategy has on our clients’ businesses. Connect on LinkedIn.
- Believes Randall Cunningham should be in the hall of fame, at least as a punter.
- Understands that scrapple is an acquired taste.
- Is a closet Jersey Shore fanatic
Bio: Matt has several years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical products industries. Realizing he had a passion for small business and gravitated towards marketing, he joins SEOM Interactive as sales manager so that he could better help small businesses grow through search engine strategies.
- Thinks Green Eggs has the BEST brunch in the city
- Loves how easy and cheap it is to drive in and out of the city unlike NYC
- Will always be loyal to my sports team: Giants, Devils, Nets and Mets (even though they all currently suck)
Director of Awesomeness
Bio: After working as a writer and project manager at a website design agency, Janine developed an affinity for all things interactive. At SEOM Interactive, Janine spends her days inside the AdWords interface developing Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising strategies. From keyword research to ad writing, Janine has become a true PPC geek. She also lends her writing skills to the SEO department’s content development strategies. Janine is primarily responsible for directing the overall awesomeness of SEOM.
Janine earned her Bachelor’s degree from La Salle University in Communication and Marketing. Connect on LinkedIn.
- Is obsessed with the Philadelphia Flyers, despite the fact that they disappoint her year after year.
- Will take Steve’s Steaks over Pat’s or Geno’s any day.
- Thinks that NJ is a waste of a state, and that Philly should legally adopt South Jersey as its beach suburb.
Bio: After rocking the Public Relations world, Lauren turned her focus to search engine optimization. Leveraging her communications background, Lauren continues to conceive of ways to generate new links for our clients, helping them climb the natural search rankings. She takes traditional media principles and applies them to today’s search strategies, in addition to managing the SEO team.
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications from Temple University. Connect on LinkedIn.
- Avid sports radio listener & diehard Philly sports fan
- Loves exploring her Fishtown neighborhood
- Thinks scrapple is gross; after all, who wants to eat a food with the words “scrap” and “crap” in it?!
Bio: Lauren Ray earned her Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in Entertainment and Arts Management. After working with various forms of public relations throughout the entertainment industry, Lauren developed a passion for social media and the ever-changing forms of internet marketing. Lauren is passionate about writing and creating, and excited to be a member of the SEOM Interactive team. Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn.
- Thinks the Theater of the Living Arts is one of the greatest venues in the city of Philadelphia.
- Wishes the Jersey Shore were closer than it already is.
- Loathes the parking situation in the city, but accepts the challenge of the ol’ parallel park.
Bio: After working as an in-house online marketing coordinator, Justin developed a strong passion for internet marketing. At SEOM Interactive, Justin aids in the development of PPC marketing campaigns for a variety of different clients, helping in keyword research, ad writing, and analytical reporting. Justin has a strong interest in all forms of technology and online, and is excited to be a part of the SEOM Interactive team.
Justin earned his Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Marketing & Management Information Systems (MIS). Connect with him on LinkedIn.
- Goes to Tony’s happy hour every week.
- Loves all Philly sports (Eagles the most)
- Hates everything Apple. #DroidDevoted.
After university, Kevin decided to take his talents to South Korea. Lost in a sea of blogs about the lives of other Westerners in Asia, he had his first exposure to SEO and was hooked. Kevin enjoys helping clients navigate through the Google landscape and seeing positive changes in the search results.
Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University—New Brunswick, and could destroy you with psychological power if he chooses.
- Moved backed to Philadelphia after a brief 20+ year stint in New Jersey.
- Insists the Sixers shameless tanking strategy will pay off in the long run.
- Is fluent in the Korean Language (별로 조금만).
“The PR Department”
After working in communications and event planning, Melanie decided to focus fully on public relations. Using her communications background, Melanie develops plans for building relationships between our clients and their audiences. Melanie is passionate about writing and researching ways to gain media attention through press releases, pitches, and blog posts.
Melanie earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburgh in Communication and her Master’s degree in Professional and Business Communication from La Salle University. Connect with Melanie on LinkedIn.
- Wore Philly sports gear around Pittsburgh for four years with much pride and no fear.
- Admits that soft pretzels are the bane of her existence.
- Wrote a children’s book and is patiently waiting for her big break from the publishing world
Seamus joined the SEOM Interactive team as an intern in April of 2013, and came on as a full-time SEO specialist one year later. Seamus has a passion for writing and search engine optimization, and can be found skate guarding at the Blue Cross RiverRink or tutoring underclassmen in the Drexel Writing Center. Seamus earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Drexel University.
- Getting paid to skate on the banks of the Delaware River at the Blue Cross RiverRink
- Cheesesteaks: So much better than a “steak and cheese” in New England
- Shane Victorino and his ability to win a World Series with both Philly and Boston
Bio: Originally an architecture major, Livio found his calling in marketing while working on lead generation in the banking industry. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Temple University’s Fox School of Business where he quickly realized the significance of digital marketing in today’s modern and mobile internet world. His passion for the ever-changing, digital marketing landscape allows him to achieve the results clients have come to expect from SEOM Interactive. Connect on LinkedIn.
- Huge Philadelphia sports fan, but bleeds the Orange & Black. Let’s go Flyers!
- Adamant that Philly is one of the best music cities on the east coast.
- Avid gamer (both video and board games). You have been formally challenged.
After working for Comcast Sportsnet & the Wells Fargo Center, Matt made his way into the world of websites. At SEOM Interactive, Matt works as a SEO Specialist where he uses his writing and communications background to provide high-quality content and positive change to his clients. Matt received his Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media with a minor in General Business.
- HUGE Philly Sports Fan (Chase Utley for life <3)
- Jersey Shore Socialite
- Lover of all and any types of music
Bio: With a background in finance and tax accounting, Debbie is the perfect fit to handle all of SEOM’s financial needs. Ranging from benefits to salary and taxes, Debbie’s day is never the same. With her trusty calculator by her side, Debbie can be counted upon to answer our tricky tax questions at a moment’s notice. She also supports our SEO efforts in any way she can.
- Believes Northeast Philadelphia should be considered its own suburb
- Stops at the Pretzel Factory every Sunday before Eagles games
- Lives exactly 99.9 miles from Ocean City, NJ