Chief Executive Officer

Rhea DrysdaleRhea Drysdale is Chief Executive Officer of Outspoken Media, Inc. Since 2004 Rhea has grown her understanding of on-page optimization, online reputation management and social media with both in-house and agency positions.

Rhea loves working with clients. She enjoys collaborating with executives, marketing managers, programmers, designers and of course other SEO’s about industry best practices and when to break the rules. She doesn’t believe in hats, just running an honest and ethical business, which was the founding principle behind Outspoken Media, Inc.

Rhea speaks on online reputation management, search engine optimization and link development at conferences like Search Marketing Expo, PubCon, Web 2.0 Expo, SEMNE, and Social Media Breakfast as well as private, corporate presentations. In the past, Rhea blogged for Search Engine Journal and Bruce Clay and was featured in the SEO Bible and has been featured as an expert online reputation management consultant by the Wall Street Journal.

When Rhea is not battling trademark registrations or trying trying to save the world one chimpanzee at a time, she resides in Troy, NY with her husband.

Notable Achievements

  • Albany Business Review 40 Under 40
  • CAPITAL Magazine Sept/Oct 2013: Honored as a Talented Young Entrepreneur and Business Leader
  • Board Member, Vanderheyden Hall
  • Organizer, Social Media Breakfast Tech Valley
  • Mentor, Startup Weekend Tech Valley
  • Session Coordinator, SMX East
  • Speaker, RPI Women’s Mentor Program and the Society of Women Engineers
  • Speaker, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • Speaker, NYU Graduate Program
  • Speaker, SUNY Albany
  • Speaker, Albany Ad Club
  • Speaker, New York Capital Region American Marketing Association (NYCRAMA)
  • Speaker, TechConnex
  • Speaker, Search Marketing Expo (SMX) East, West & Advanced
  • Speaker, Pubcon Vegas & Pubcon South
  • Speaker, MozCon
  • Speaker, Affiliate Summit East
  • Speaker, SearchFest
  • Speaker, SearchLove NYC
  • Speaker, LinkLove Boston
  • Speaker, Blog World Expo
  • Speaker, Search Engine Strategies
  • Speaker, SEOmoz Meetup
  • Speaker, Internet Marketing Conference, Toronto
  • Speaker, BlueGlass FL
  • Speaker, Web 2.0 Expo
  • Speaker, Vermont Marketing Summit
  • Speaker, Bend WebCAM Conference
  • Speaker, Social Media Breakfast Tech Valley
  • Speaker, GenNEXT – Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Speaker, Search Engine Marketing New England (SEMNE)
  • Speaker, Annual Conference for Catalog and Multichannel Merchants (ACCM)
  • Speaker, Scary SEO
  • Speaker, IM Spring Break
  • Course Contributor, MarketingProfs University
  • Contributor, SEOmoz’s Whiteboard Friday
  • Contributor, Search Engine Journal
  • Contributor, SEO Bible
  • Featured Guest, Women’s Radio
  • Featured Guest, Blog Talk Radio, Ecom Phenom
  • Featured Guest,, SEO 101 and Webcology
  • Member, Women in Technology International (WITI)
  • Guest Author, CNN Technology

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