DIRECTOR, INTERNET MARKETING, M/C/C
M/C/C's Director of Internet Marketing, Steve Plunkett, is responsible for all aspects of Internet marketing with a focus on search engine optimization (SEO), Social Media, Digital Asset Optimization, Online Reputation Management and Internet user behavior. Plunkett's competitive personality makes him a perfect fit in the competitive world of SEO. As a child and a gamer, he worked hard ensuring that it was his initials at the top of every arcade game unit in his neighborhood. Today, he uses SEO to ensure his clients appear at the top of the search engine results – scoring big for those clients. At M/C/C, he offers clients a wide array of results-oriented services including keyword research, website development, blog strategy and planning and social networking consulting in addition to organic SEO.
Prior to joining M/C/C, Plunkett served as the director of sales and marketing for a leading Dallas Web site and advertising firm, where he consulted with clients on SEO and Internet advertising, ensuring that his clients' Internet and advertising strategies were in line with current business practices and branding. Plunkett has more than a decade of experience with online marketing and SEO, including his duties as Web sales manager for an ISP and Web development firm beginning in March 1995. He was heavily involved with the search engines Yahoo! and WebCrawler in their early days, serving as an alpha tester. Plunkett was an early editor for both Yahoo! Directory and Netscape's Open Directory Project in 1998. In that position, he created and consulted on the Ontology for the Regional/US/Texas, Society/Law/Law Firms and Health categories, assisted in the creation of Web site criteria for removal and assisted in the removal of fraudulent or abusive submissions. Over the years, Plunkett has been involved in the design and implementation of more than 500 Web sites, ranging from smaller sites to multimillion dollar ventures.
Plunkett is now serving for his seventh year as a judge in the global WebAward competition and has formerly served as a judge for the American Advertising Federation's Addy's competition. He also has several affiliations with Web-related groups; he has served as the HIPAA Internet expert for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce CIO/CTO Forum, as a chairman for the Techscape marketing arm for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and on the board of directors for the Dallas Ad League. Plunkett has also served as the Internet chairman for the Tyler Chamber of Commerce, as the president of the East Texas Advertising Federation and as the Internet privacy advisor for the 10th district of the American Advertising Federation.