I am a Web/search strategist, trainer and speaker. I am well informed about what’s going on in the world of Internet Marketing, Social Marketing and Search Marketing worldwide and especially Europe.
I hold regular open training classes and can also be booked for in-company training sessions, consulting and speaking.
I am the owner and founder of Stateofsearch.com, a website on which myself and some other bloggers try to look at the next step in search. State of Search is voted Best European Search Blog (winner of the EU SearchAwards 2012).
I consult with several type of companies (Fortune 500 companies like KLM, New Media companies and many more) on implementation of strategic Search and use of Social Media and I provide training in Search Engine Marketing, Social Media in the organisation, and Social Marketing related topics.
I am an experienced speaker in online marketing. I speak at many different conferences like SES, SMX, A4U Expo and related events. I also get hired frequently to speak at internal events for companies like Bol.com, Sanoma Media and EuroAds for example.
I can be hired for:
Workshops & training sessions
Workshops & training sessions on Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing, Social Media, Social Marketing, Internet Marketing, blogging and related topics.
I speak about the developments online in search and social and how companies can make the best use out of these developments.
I can help companies get the best out of their online efforts and use all the online possibilities to its best potential. I help the companies understand, make a plan and act on it.
I was born September 17th 1972. I live in The Netherlands (Voorschoten). Since 2004 I am happily married with Marlies. We have a son, Rogier, who was born in 2005. In 2007 there was Lianne, our first daughter. In 2009 our second daughter, Ellemijn was born.
In 2005 I founded NetTraject. This company was founded because I saw the need of an independent agency that could help companies grow in the fast online community. Because NetTraject has the knowledge, more companies can grow.
In 2008 I started working on Searchcowboys, a website which focussed on news about search engine marketing, especially in Europe. I built up the website to a success but because of the huge amount of time it consumed I stopped doing that early 2010. I am still very proud of what we did with Searchcowboys.
In February 2010 me and Lisa Myers started State of Search, a website which was originally meant to be a place where we could put our own in depth content. The website has grown so fast that we already have 13 bloggers writing for us.
In September 2010 I joined the Dutch Dialogue Marketing Association on a part-time basis to become Social Marketing Ambassador.