Wpromote, Vice President, Digital Intelligence - Search Engine Land Contributor
Simon fell in love with the internet at an early age. As a child growing up in New Zealand, he found the idea that he could connect with anyone, anywhere in the world very intriguing. He developed his first website when he was 12 and never looked back. In addition to a love for the digital world, he studied Psychology at UCLA where he fell in love with the world of statistics. Combining his two passions, he is currently the Director of Digital Intelligence at Wpromote, the largest independent Digital Marketing agency in the USA.
Prior to joining Wpromote, Simon lead the Digital Marketing at Laserfiche, and, in 2014, was named by IBM & the Economist as one of the global top 25 social business leaders (Link: http://live.wavecast.co/socialbusinessleaders/2014/07/19/simon-poulton/ ). As an early adopter in the world of Paid Social, this inspired him to find new measurement solutions to better understand the impact of Digital Advertising on B2B sales cycles.
In addition to leading the Digital Intelligence team at Wpromote, he also serves as a Strategic Director and has worked closely with national brands like Charming Charlie, Providence Healthcare, Proactiv & Forever 21. In this role he leads internal teams with channel-specific experts to both design & executive Digital Marketing initiatives across all digital channels.
In addition to sharing his thoughts via text mediums, Simon has presented on numerous topics at SMX East 2017, SMX West 2018, Google (Los Angeles) & the annual Laserfiche conference. Not one to shy away from the stage, while in college Simon performed as UCLA mascot Joe Bruin regularly to over 80,000 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.