About Simon

Simon HeseltineSimon Heseltine is the Senior Director of Audience Development for AOL Inc.  In this position Simon and his team are responsible for planning and implementing SEO, Social Media and Email Marketing projects and training for many well known sites across the HPMG / AOL brand portfolio.

Simon is a frequent public speaker at conferences around the US, and the UK on all manner of topics related to online marketing, and has published articles for various online industry sites over the years.  Since 2011 Simon has taught an Online Marketing class at Georgetown University.

Simon has worked in online marketing for over 10 years, with over 7-1/2 years in the local search industry (including several years as a developer), and he has experience working with SEO, Social Media, Reputation Management, newsletters and PPC.  Simon has built up online marketing teams, and has been brought in by several companies, to train in-house online marketing teams in industry best practices.  In October 2014 Simon’s AOL team won the Best In House Team for 2014 at the US Search Awards