Also graduating from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics in 2008, aimClear’s Merry Morud is highly-skilled Facebook marketer and social media strategist. Her 2010 speaking engagements include Search Marketing Expo Advanced in London and SMX New York. Following aimClear’s commitment Duluth, on September 21st Merry will visit with Marshall School College Prep’s freshmen class to discuss implications of sharing with social media and privacy, as well as digital footprints, cyberbullying, and appropriate conduct for young adults in social networking communities.
aimClear was founded in 2006 by Internet marketing veteran Marty Weintraub. Since then he’s become a familiar writer, having penned many articles for first-tier trade publications including SearchEngineLand, SearchEngineWatch, SEORoundTable, BruceClay Blog and Search Marketing Standard Magazine.
aimClear is well known amongst online marketing industry insiders. The company publishes aimClear Blog, an AdAgePower 150 “search marketing blog for advertising agency, public relations and in-house professionals.”
From Sydney, New York, Toronto & London to San Fransisco, Portland, Chicago & Las Vegas, aimClear team members’ speaking engagements have included more than 30 appearances at Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing Expo, PubCon and other online marketing conferences. Generally regarded as one of the top online demographic research marketing-authorities in the world, aimClear’s expertise and experience spans social media, community management, pay per click, reputation management SEO and other hybrid online marketing models. The agency recently expanded to the Twin Cities, opening an office in St. Paul. Said Weintraub:
“We’re pleased to share what we’ve accomplished in the larger world with the Duluth community, asking nothing in return accept for the glorious splendor of Lake Superior. We’re proud of the online marketing professionals we recruit, nurture and send to work with our clients, which range from multi-national iconic brands to guerrilla entrepreneurs. UMD did an awesome job with Manny and Merry.
To me, our business seems like actual economic development. Literally all of aimClear’s clients are from other places in the world. Unbelievably cool people move to Duluth from, like, Manhattan, to work with us. We pour all of that back into the local economy to help keep talented up-and-coming pros here.”
Its 2010 Facebook Ranking Factors Study and guerrilla approach to YouTube have helped aimClearBlog garner tens of thousands of links and citations, including from publications ranging from MediaPost to Academia. Clients have included CourseAdvisor/Avenue (Washington Post), SecondLife, MerchantCircle, MarthaStewert.com, Seimens, Angie’sList, Malt-O-Meal and many others. Each year aimClear journalist-bloggers cover more than 30 days of search marketing learning events.