Forbes Agency Council Member Companies Nominated for 2017 Search Engine Land Awards

The annual Search Engine Land Awards shine a spotlight on SEO and SEM professionals at the top of their fields. Out of nearly 300 submissions from leading digital agencies, in-house marketing teams and individuals around the globe, numerous Agency member companies were nominated for prestigious recognitions in multiple categories.

Below, we highlight the Agency nominees:

Nina Hale, Inc.

Led by founder Nina Hale, Nina Hale, Inc. is a large performance marketing agency in Minnesota.

  • Best Retail Search Marketing Initiative — SEO for Room and Board
  • Best Overall SEM Initiative — Small Business for Mazuri® Exotic Animal Nutrition


Led by founder Kristopher Jones, LSEO is a full-service SEO company.

  • Best Local Search Marketing Initiative — SEM for Manhattan CryoBank
  • Best Integration Of Search Into Cross-Channel Marketing for Manhattan CryoBank

Elite SEM

Zach Morrison is president of Elite SEM, a digital agency specializing in performance marketing.

  • Best Mobile Search Marketing Initiative — SEM for American Home Shield
  • Best B2B Search Marketing Initiative — SEM for Revel Systems

97th Floor

Chris Bennett is president and founder of 97th Floor, an award-winning digital and content marketing firm.

  • Best Mobile Search Marketing Initiative — SEO for Lawn Doctor

Reprise Media

Adam Edwards is Senior VP, Head of SEO at Reprise Media, a search experience agency.

  • Best B2B Search Marketing Initiative — SEM for Stericycle
  • Best Overall SEO Initiative — Enterprise for a fortune 100 insurance company (client name withheld)

Metric Theory

Jeff Buenrostro is Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer at Metric Theory, a data-driven digital marketing agency.

  • Agency Of The Year — SEM
  • Genevieve Head-Gordon, Search Marketer Of The Year — Female
  • Best Enterprise SEM Initiative — B2B for Servicemax

Beeby, Clark + Meyler

Led by principal and co-founder Michael Clark, Beeby Clark + Meyler is a full-service advertising agency with offices in New York and Stamford, CT.

  • Best Enterprise SEM Initiative — B2C for Marriott


Adam Heitzman is co-founder and managing partner at online marketing agency HigherVisibility.

  • Agency Of The Year — SEO


Led by Founder and CEO Michael Mothner, Wpromote is a full-service online marketing firm with 250+ full-time employees based out of its Los Angeles headquarters.

  • Agency Of The Year — SEM

See the full list here.

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