About Simon

Simon HeseltineSimon Heseltine is currently seeking new opportunities in the Digital Marketing leadership space.  Up until Dec 2015 Simon was the Senior Director of Audience Development for AOL Inc.  In this position Simon and his team were responsible for planning and implementing SEO, Social Media and Email Marketing projects and training for many well known sites across the AOL brand portfolio – TechCrunch, Engadget, Huffington Post, Autoblog, Stylelist, etc. In October 2014 Simon’s AOL team won the Best In House Team for 2014 at the US Search Awards, and followed that up with a runners-up placement in the 2015 US Search Awards.

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.  From 2011- 2015 Simon taught an Online Marketing class at Georgetown University as part of their Digital Marketing program.

Simon has worked in online marketing for over 11 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.