Remembering Our Friend & Honoring What He Started via @oohloo_Mary

Remembering Our Friend & Honoring What He Started via @oohloo_Mary

Time has flown by in some ways, and in others, it seems to have stood still. It’s been just over two years since we lost our friend Jordan. He is so incredibly missed. A lot has changed in that time, a lot of healing has happened, and a lot of sadness felt. I know for me, it has been a process of regret, guilt, acceptance, and forgiveness. It has not been easy. As many of you know, this column was started at a time when our industry had lost too many, too quickly, to suicide. Though just one life is one too many. We as an industry, as friends who […]

Finding Focus, Peace & Joy During the Coronavirus Pandemic via @beanstalk

Finding Focus, Peace & Joy During the Coronavirus Pandemic via @beanstalk

ADVERTISEMENT The global Coronavirus pandemic has us all relearning how to live our day-to-day lives in a system that is learning on the fly. There is no certainty. There is no previous experience to draw on. This is new and it is our reality. I keep hoping that somehow I will normalize, that life will normalize. But it hasn’t yet. Is this the new normal? A world where I feel a mix of completely numb and absolutely overwhelmed all at the same time. It’s like there’s way too much to process, but absolutely nothing happening in each moment. It’s messing with my mind and emotions. I feel both: Responsible and […]

Work, Love & Family: How 7 Marketing Couples Balance It All via @beanstalk

Work, Love & Family: How 7 Marketing Couples Balance It All via @beanstalk

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be super fun to host a Q&A with some marketing couples! As one half of a marketing couple myself, I know that it can be both incredibly rewarding and challenging to share professional space with your partner. Rather than simply sharing my perspective, I thought it would be great to hear some perspectives of other couples in the industry as well so I reached out to a few and I’m so glad that there was such a positive response. I hope that you enjoy getting to know these couples a little bit in this special Valentine’s edition of Friday Focus. For those […]

Elevating Women in SEO: The Industry Still Has a Long Way to Go

Elevating Women in SEO: The Industry Still Has a Long Way to Go

ADVERTISEMENT I was recently given the amazing opportunity to moderate the Women’s Elevation panel at the State of Search Conference in Dallas. This session was created to give stage to and focus on women and their allies both in the tech industry and in other areas of our day-to-day lives. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this important discussion! (If you’d like to watch our chat, Bill Hartzer created a Facebook Live video of the event.) After the conference, I reached out to the amazing women who made up this panel to see if they would be willing to share their thoughts in a Friday Focus […]