Ross Jones

Ross Jones

SEO: Best practices and strategies for organizations to get maximum visibility on Google.

An early adopter of Internet Marketing in 1996, Ross Jones has a passion for sharing and teaching. Ross has been an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Belmont University and is the founder of the 1300+ member Nashville SEO Group.

Ross's speaking resume includes sessions on Organic and Paid Search Marketing, Web Strategy, Analytics, WordPress, 3rd Party Reviews and Social Media.

Ross currently runs 2 the Top Web Design & Marketing, an interactive agency specializing in websites and Internet Marketing. He also offers SEO training videos at iMarketingClass.com.

Hannah Moyer and Eddie Liggitt

Hannah Moyer and Eddie Liggitt

Trench Branding was born out of a desire to partner with local business owners get back to what they love, while still growing their business. Whether it's social media, blogging, or design, we take content and make it work for each unique situation.

Hannah is passionate about the power of a brand and has helped companies in a number of industries, from artist management to healthcare, get the most out of their story and their content. Eddie loves meeting people, dreaming up big ideas, and seeing them come to life, whether in the music industry or beyond.

We fell in love with Nashville, as many do, and want to help build up companies that serve the people of Nashville.

Bobby Stark

Bobby Stark

Bobby is President of Parthenon Publishing, which provides clients in a wide range of industries with marketing and content strategies to help them engage with their target audiences and grow. Parthenon has been working with behavioral health companies for more than 12 years. Healthcare is the largest industry sector served, with clients including: HCA, Tenet, Iasis. UHS, MissionPoint and AmSurg. 
Bobby received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and his M.B.A. from the Jack C. Massey School at Belmont University. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Professional Publishing course and the Birthing of Giants, an executive leadership program managed by MIT, Inc. magazine and the Entrepreneurs Organization.

Bobby will be speaking on marketing to your employees, an overlooked audience that is key to driving growth and performance.
 

Jerry Youngblutt

Jerry Youngblutt

Jerry Youngblutt is a founder and agency principal of the healthcare marketing firm Boyden & Youngblutt. He began his career as a concept artist for Epcot at Walt Disney World and still uses his keen eye and creative mind to help bolster the agency’s creative work. He has worked with numerous healthcare providers and companies over his 25-year agency career and is primarily responsible for driving strategic thinking and crafting brands for B&Y’s healthcare clients. 

Rebecca Whitney

Rebecca Whitney

Rebecca works on behalf of client-side marketers to understand their real marketing needs and build better relationships to get better results. She is an experienced Inbound marketer, former marketing agency owner and leader of the Nashville HubSpot User Group. She will share how great content can segment people and create better retargeting opportunities.

Clark Buckner

Clark Buckner

Topic: Five steps to producing a successful B2B podcast.
Is podcasting right for your business? In this break out session you'll learn the five steps for an effective business-to-business podcast strategy. Mid to large sized businesses have a story to tell. Podcasting can be an effective vehicle to align both sales and marketing efforts as well as build emotional connection to your content. We'll discuss best-in-class podcast workflows for these five steps: content design, scheduling interviews, conducting interviews, production and publishing. Click Picture for full bio.

Jordan Short

Jordan Short

A guy who loves telling stories, Jordan enjoys using strategic marketing, design, photography, to convey a unique point of view that impacts an audience. He's been helping companies and organizations skillfully tell their stories for over 10 years. On a chill day, you may find him with a good book or listening to his favorite records. 

Chris Foust

Chris Foust

A musician turned marketer, Chris Foust has taken principles learned on the stage and in the record label board room and successfully applied them to branding and marketing in the space of behavioral healthcare. Currently a Senior Marketing Manager at Acadia Healthcare, Chris helps treatment facilities find their unique voice through design, engagement and storytelling.

Chris's topic is "What's your story? The importance of branding and storytelling in healthcare marketing."

Erin Bahadur

Erin Bahadur

Active in the mental health and fitness communities, Erin has multiple years of experience in sharing her story with the public, growing her professional career in the face of adversity, and marketing her message to a wide reader base. She has also been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post, Refinery 29, and several others.  (Click picture for full bio)

Samuel Cowden

Samuel Cowden

Samuel is Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Identity Visuals, a motion design animation Studio based in Nashville, TN. He has produced video content for clients like CBS and Reddit, as well as working with NAMI for explainer videos on Mental Health topics like depression, schizophrenia, and Bipolar. 

He will be speaking in a breakout session on video marketing strategy and distilling your message to its purest and most shareable form. (Click image for full bio)

 

Kalene DeHaut - LCSW NIMH

Kalene DeHaut - LCSW NIMH

Kalene DeHaut is an experienced licensed social worker and highly skilled communication specialist with expertise in community engagement, mental health, research coordination, patient education and advocacy. Ms. DeHaut is committed to improving health by supporting innovative and collaborative partnerships and marketing approaches that bridge the gap between research, policy, practice, and communities.  She is responsible for developing and implementing engagement plans to generate referrals of research volunteers for NIMH. Click image for full bio.

Jason Weaver

Jason Weaver

Jason founded and successfully exited from two technology companies including Shoutlet, a leading Social Media Management platform, and Spendship, a Mobile Loyalty Platform. 

Jason Weaver is a prominent author, and a thought leader in product innovation, usability and entrepreneurship. He is considered an authority in social media and mobile marketing. He frequently keynotes industry conferences, summits, and corporate events.

Norma Shirk

Norma Shirk

Norma Shirk owns Corporate Compliance Risk Advisor, LLC, a human resources consultant for employers seeking assistance in navigating their employment law obligations. Ms. Shirk also helps employers assess their corporate risks in order to mitigate those risks through internal controls and insurance coverage.

Trillion Small

Trillion Small

With a Masters degree in counseling from Lipscomb and a Ph.D in counseling from Trevecca, she is more than qualified to speak, but it was her books and self promotion that caught the interest of the MHM team. We are excited to hear her speak about her marketing successes and lessons learned.