David Towers: Professional Biography
David Towers is the co-founder of Good Web Practices. David works full time as the Head of SEO at MEC UK (formerly Mediaedge:cia) which is part of GroupM (a WPP company). At MEC, David leads of team of 25 people working in SEO across Manchester and London. When not working at MEC, David writes about online marketing at Good Web Practices, consults with a number of UK and US Charities in marketing online, is on the advisory board of icould.com and is a guest lecturer on the University of Salford's Search and Social Media Marketing course.
David put first website online in 2000 and began working in online marketing in 2005 before graduating from University in England and France with Distinction in International Business. After leaving University, David worked client-side at Schneider Electric at their headquarters in France. Working with the Marketing Innovation team, he helped develop their online marketing strategy (including SEO and PPC). David left Schneider to work freelance with several UK and US based SMEs in SEO and website development. Moving back to England in 2008, he joined Mediaedge:cia as an SEO and Social Media Manager tasked with growth of SEO and Social Media as a revenue stream within the company. David helped structure the SEO and Social Media offer, dramatically increasing the client base and significantly grow revenue. In January 2010, David was promoted to the position of SEO Director at Mediaedge:cia and was selected as a MediaWeek '30 under 30' rising star for "breaking new ground in SEO". In 2011, David won Silver in MediaWeek's 'Agency rising star' category and was promoted to Head of SEO and appointed to the Ops Board of MEC Manchester. Within 3 years of joining MEC, David grew the SEO team from just himself to a team of 25, increased SEO revenue to over £1.5mllion, quadrupled client base and established MEC as a major authority in SEO.
Outside of work, David enjoys spending time his wife Sophie and joining in activities at his local church. You can connect with David Towers on the following sites:
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