Aaron Dalrymple – Managing Director
Aaron Dalrymple has been actively involved in Internet marketing, search marketing and web development since 1997. Prior to forming Aaron Dalrymple & Associates he was Director of Marketing at Bid4Vacations.com, a venture funded start-up specializing in cruise vacations and distressed-inventory leisure travel. Aaron managed all aspects of online marketing including a multi-million dollar budget, all aspects of search engine optimization, pay-per-click search marketing, online promotions and advertising, and an email list of over 1 million subscribers. He previously held positions as copywriter and web developer, then as project manager for a proficient web design and development company in northern Colorado, Online Marketing Network. After the successful acquisition of Bid4Vacations.com by ICE Enterprises, Aaron continued to consult with ICE and several other companies specializing in search engine optimization, online marketing, email marketing and web development. In early 2004 he formed Aaron Dalrymple & Associates, LLC. He currently acts as Managing Director of Aaron Dalrymple & Associates, LLC, based in Minneapolis.
Chirs Garton – PPC Manager, Search Specialist
Chris Garton has over 10 years of experience and success in search marketing and PPC account management. As Director of Operations for Hotels-For-Everyone.com, Garton oversaw development and management of PPC accounts with over $1 million in annual budget, 6 million+ keywords, and over $30 million in sales. Additionally, Chris has overseen the development of SEM programs for several large travel industry clients including American Express Vacations, Liberty Travel, and Central Holiday Tours. Chris also has professional experience with SEO optimized content generation, keyword research and analysis, and various other social media and search optimization techniques. Prior to the entering the online marketing world, Chris worked in finance with AG Edwards & Sons. He holds a business degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Elizabeth Ix Buccellato – Account Management, Analysis and Planning
Elizabeth Buccellato has an extensive background in marketing and advertising. Prior to becoming an independent consultant specializing in internet marketing, advertising and development, Buccellato was with LastMinuteTravel. She joined LastMinuteTravel in 1999 overseeing Travel Provider participation and more recently served in the role as Director of Revenue. Prior to LastMinuteTravel, her experience focused mostly in the areas of marketing research and advertising. She was Research Manager at The M/A/R/C Group, a national custom marketing research firm, headquartered in Dallas. Prior to joining The M/A/R/C Group, Buccellato was in advertising in New York City where she was a Senior Media Planner at Ammirati & Puris, Inc.
Jake Wermerskirchen – Writer/Creative Director, Social Media Marketing
Before Jake started his professional career in marketing and advertising, he created the literary arts magazine The Roaring Muse with the University of MN—Duluth Literary Guild. After spending two years as Editor in Chief of the magazine, Jake started an eight-year career with Best Buy corporate advertising (BBA!). First as a Copywriter and later as Senior Copywriter for Best Buy, Jake played a critical role in brand development, multi-media advertising and in-store marketing. In 2007, Jake became Creative Director for BI—The Business Improvement Company. Focusing on their travel incentive programs, Jake oversaw the creative development and marketing of programs that spanned the globe and ranged in budget from $25,000 to $4.5 million. Since early 2009, Jake has been working as an independent writer, creative director and marketing consultant. He has written for the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, created numerous social media marketing plans, and built relationships with some of the top advertising and marketing firms in the midwest. Jake earned his B.A. and B.A.A from the University of MN—Duluth in 1998.