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Medallion Speaker Award

The International Search Summit is committed to bringing speakers and content of the highest quality to its delegates and has introduced the Medallion Speaker Award in order to recognise the best contributions made by a speaker.

The winner is chosen on the day of the event by the audience and is awarded to the speaker who the delegates believe has brought the most value to them.

International Search Summit Medallion Speakers

Marc-Oliver Schmiedle

Marc-Oliver Schmiedle - Ebookers/OrbitzWinner at the International Search Summit Munich, 27th March 2014

Marc-Oliver is the Head of SEO for Ebookers/Orbitz Worldwide and leads a team focused on international SEO for the travel brand. He won the Medallion for his presentation about effectively using content in global campaigns.

Motoko Hunt

Motoko Hunt - AJPRWinner at the International Search Summit New York, 30th September 2013

Motoko has been working in international search for many years, specialising in the Japanese market. Her session on global content marketing won her the Medallion in New York.  


Jori Ford

Jori Ford - RosettaWinner at the International Search Summit Seattle, 13th June 2013

Jori is the Director of Owned and Earned Media for digital agency Rosetta.She leads Rosetta's Chicago division for organic search and oversees the direction of Rosetta's Global SEO capabilities.

Aleyda Solis

Aleyda Solis - SEER InteractiveWinner at the International Search Summit London, 14th May 2013

Aleyda is an international SEO consultant at SEER Internactive. Her session at ISS London focused on optimising international websites for mobile and provided advice on how to determine and then implement a mobile strategy globally. 

John Müller

John Müller - GoogleWinner at the International Search Summit Munich, 11th April 2013

John is a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, based in Zurich. At ISS Munich John announced the launch of the new hreflang attribute "x-default" and shared geo-targeting tips for international websites.

Maile Ohye

Maile Ohye - GoogleWinner at the International Search Summit San Jose, 14th March 2013

Maile coordinates Google Webmaster Central outreach efforts, as a Senior Developer Programs Engineer, and regularly represents Google at conferences around the world. As ISS, Maile focused specifically on the geo-targeting challenges facing marketers with international websites and provided guidance on how clearly signal to Google which location you are targeting with your content.

Bas van den Beld

Winner at the International Search Summit London, 26th November 2012

Bas is the owner of leading blog State of Search, as well as a trainer and consultant in search and social media. He is also one of the tutors at the International SEO School in Barcelona. He presented a session on global social search, looking at the impact of social signals on global search results.

Jeremiah Andrick

Winner at the International Search Summit Seattle, 7th June 2012

Jeremiah is the Manager of Online Customer Acquisition for Logitech, where he leads a global team across the US, Europe and Asia. He presented a case study on Logitech's expansion into China, discussing the challenges the company faced in that market and how they adpoted a local strategy in order to compete.

Bas van den Beld

Winner at the International Search Summit London, 14th May 2012

Bas is the owner of leading blog State of Search, as well as a trainer and consultant in search and social media. He is also one of the tutors at the International SEO School in Barcelona. He presented a session on social, local and mobile, looking at how the three elements are interlinked - including some great interntional examples.

Niall Donohoe

Winner at the International Search Summit Munich, 29th March 2012

Niall is Head of Search Engine Advertising for dating sites be2 and C-dating, where he manages PPC campaigns across 39 countries. His session at the Intenrational Search Summit Munich was a case study of how his team managed such a large scale international rollout and the strategies deployed to optimise and improve campaigns in multiple markets.

Allen Qu

Winner at the International Search Summit San Jose, 27th February 2012

Allen is the CEO of Netconcepts China, an agency working with leading brands across China, Australia and New Zealand. His ISS session focused on the Chinese search market, specifically search engine Baidu and provided tips and insights for running SEO and Paid Search campaigns in the world's largest internet market,  

Tracy Falke

Winner at the International Search Summit London, 24th November 2011

Tracy is the founder of Streetsmart Social, where she offers social media consultancy and services to a wide range of brands. Her presentation in London demonstrated examples of social campaign successes and failures, offering insights into how brands can harness social channels, and deploy them as part of a crisis management strategy. She is the first female winner of the Medallion award.

Preston Carey

Winner at the International Search Summit New York, 12th September 2011

Preston leads Yandex's business development efforts in the United States and western Europe and is a regular speaker at the International Search Summit. His presentation offered insights into the search market in Russia, as well as tips and techniques for using Yandex effectively to run Russian SEO and PPC campaigns.

Bill Hunt

Winner at the International Search Summit Seattle, 9th June 2011

Bill is the first ISS speaker to win the Medallion Award twice.

In Seattle, he spoke on Operationalizing Global Search, sharing actionable tips and processes for improving efficiency and performance in international search projects. 

Barry Lloyd

Winner at the International Search Summit London, 18th May 2011

Barry is President of WebCertain Asia and a highly experienced international search marketer.

Barry's presentation covered 4 key Asian markets - China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, sharing cultural insights as well as optimization techniques for local search engines and social networks.


Andreas Koetter

Winner at the International Search Summit Munich, 4th April 2011

Andreas is the YouTube and Display AM Lead at Google Germany.

In his session at ISS Munich, Andreas presented the benefits of using video advertising to engage with a global audience and provided case studies to demonstrate the multiple ways organisations can include video into their online strategies. 

Bill Hunt

Winner at the International Search Summit San Jose, 11th March 2011

Bill is considered the top thought leader on Global Search Engine Marketing and Social Media. He is an internationally recognized Search Marketing expert who has spoken at conferences in over 30 countries. Bill has previously been the CEO of two of the largest Global Search marketing firms, Global Strategies and Outrider both of which were acquired by WPP. He now runs his on consulting business, Back Azimuth Consulting.

In his session at ISS San Jose, Bill advised delegates on leveraging global content and shared techniques for improving search performance through content optimisation. 

Inway Ni - VP of 4399.comInway Ni

Winner at the International Search Summit London, 28th October 2010

Inway is the VP of 4399.com, a Chinese gaming site for children. His website has over 100 million users, and receives over 30 million unique visitors per day. He also advises organisations on SEO and PPC strategies for the Chinese market.

His session at the International Search Summit gave valuable, actionable tips for delegates to employ in their own Chinese campaigns and highlighted the most important factors to consider when embarking on online marketing activity in China. 

Ломизе Евгений Михайлович YandexEugene Lomize

Winner at the International Search Summit Seattle, 6th October 2010

Eugene is the Head of Advertising at Russian search engine Yandex and has spoken at several Summit events.

He talked about the current state of search in one of the world's fastest growing internet markets and gave insights into the online behaviour of Russian web users.

Massimo Burgio - SEMPOMassimo Burgio

Winner at the International Search Summit Berlin, 7th June 2010

Massimo shared his views on international video optimisation with a lively presentation on making the most out of valuable video content through various optimisation techniques.

Massimo runs Global Search Interactive and serves on SEMPO's Board of Directors.

Dixon JonesDixon Jones

Winner at the International Search Summit Berlin, 7th June 2010

Dixon spoke on Local Link Building, offering delegates advice on how to improve the quantity and quality of local  links to your website. He used MajesticSEO and other tools to demonstrate how links can be effectively targeted and acquired.

Dixon is the Managing Director of Search Agency Receptional and the Marketing Director for MajesticSEO.

Greg Jarboe - International Search Summit SpeakerGreg Jarboe

Winner at the International Search Summit London, 13th May 2010

Greg presented on Video Optimisation at the May 2010 Summit, and won the crowd over with his excellent presentation on how to get the most out of YouTube and offering useful insights into the opportunites available to the international marketer through the medium of video.

Greg's book YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour A Day is a recommended read for anybody embarking a video campaign. He is also the President and Co-Founder of SEO-PR

Who will be the next Medallion Speaker?

If you think you have what it takes to win the Medallion award, or would like to recommend another speaker for the event, please submit a speaker suggestion form.


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