Duane Forrester is the Vice President of Industry Insights for Yext, leading industry outreach, evangelism and authorship for the company. Between Microsoft and Yext, he was the VP, Operations with Bruce Clay, Inc, where he lead the operations for organic and paid search, social, content and design.
Prior to moving to BCI, he was a Sr. Product Manager responsible for Bing’s Webmaster Program, focused on helping small, medium and enterprise businesses improve their digital marketing efforts. Previously, he was an inhouse SEM running the SEO program for MSN in the US & Americas. He’s also the founding co-chair of SEMPO’s In-House SEM Committee, was formerly on the Board of Directors for SEMPO and is the author of two books: How To Make Money With Your Blog & Turn Clicks Into Customers.
Duane has written for publications ranging from SearchEngineLand and DuctTape Marketing, to Entrepreneur Magazine, the New York Times and Inc. He actively advises startups and large corporations, and even spent time advising the staff who maintain the White House’s websites.
Why UnGagged loves Duane
This is what UnGagged regular Jacob Hagberg had to say about Duane: “After listening to Duane speak, he tells you what you really need to hear as a digital marketer. If you think mobile is the next big thing? Wrong! You are already late to the party. If you think Schema is something you’ll get around to next year? Wrong! You better pencil it in for tomorrow. If you aren’t focused on website usability and predicting your visitor’s next question you are going to be left behind. Get ready for the future of search.”