Our Director of Search Strategies, Carrie Hill has been recognized by Blogworld for her article called “Two Simple Rules for Fixing High Bounce Rate Pages”. If you are experiencing a high bounce rate, click here for some good advice to help you turn that around.
Blizzard recently hired three new employees to join our busy design and marketing firm. Tammy is our new Administrative/Technical Assistant. With a degree from the University of Mass, she brings with her a very diversified skill set for handling our day-to-day operations. She will also provide hosting and IT support. Kimberly graduated from the University of Denver and is a Project Manager. She has an extremely diverse work experience and background including advertising, graphic design, and marketing. She excels in customer service and is exited to help our clients reach their online marketing goals. After graduating from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dan moved to Colorado and is now our new Business Development Manager. He will be concentrating on creating relationships with our current customer base and working to increase our internal sales. We are happy to welcome our new employees and look forward to a mutually successful future.
Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc., a leading provider of successful, innovative, and professional online marketing solutions to the hospitality industry, is pleased to announce recent changes in their top management positions.
Since the company’s inception, Trent Blizzard, founder of Blizzard Internet Marketing, has held the position of Chief Executive Officer and has been the driving force behind the growth and success of the company. In his new role of President and Chief Marketing Officer, Trent will be able to focus his efforts on his greatest love: educating people about Internet marketing, and emerging web technologies. In addition, Trent will be able to continue to teach seminars throughout the U.S. as well as develop other educational tools.
Trent’s inspirational speaking ability has generated many leads and valued customers. Since the company was founded in 1997, Susan Blizzard, co-owner of Blizzard Internet Marketing, has filled the position of Chief Financial Officer, developing financial strategies, managing assets and analyzing profitability. Prior to starting the company, Susan spent several years in the corporate world after receiving an MBA from Columbia University. “Susan has earned the CEO position through her excellent business sense and ability to provide vision and leadership,” Trent said.
Heather Austin began working with Blizzard in 2000 and has held the positions of Promotion Manager, Director of Marketing and most recently as Chief Operations Officer. Her interests however, are now taking her into the position of Chief Administrative Officer. Her skills in budgeting and forecasting, as well as her excellent interpersonal skills will serve her very well in her new position.
Russ Cabe now moves into the Chief Operations Officer role. His experience in heading the largest department in Blizzard’s organization for the last 5 years has prepared him well for this new role. He has been the pivotal force in bringing the production departments closely together to seamlessly deliver top-notch service to Blizzard’s clients.
The company, based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is one of the leading providers of Internet services within the hospitality industry, and recognized as one of the “Top 30 SEO Companies” in the world, a top producer of websites in Colorado, and one of the “Top 50 Family Owned Companies” in Colorado.
For more information on Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc. please visit our website or call 888-840-5893.
This month’s employee often goes above and beyond. Many of our clients have come in contact with Donna Boley, our Administrative Assistant, buy you may not realize how Donna is the core of our day-to-day operations and how she holds it all together for us. While juggling phones and faxes, and answering 100 general questions each day, she is still able to help with billing, maintaining the front office equipment, ordering office supplies, managing trade shows, recording company expenses, and assisting Trent with meetings, deadlines, and traveling. This includes daily troubleshooting….like when Trent’s computer fails on the road!
She continually has a positive attitude, is ready to help whenever asked, and maintains a drive to deliver excellent customer service to both external AND internal customers.
Thanks so much to Donna for all her hard work!
Heather Austin – Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc.
This month Blizzard Internet celebrates the hard work of our entire Design Team! This team of individuals has developed into a group that we can be very proud of. Not only have they displayed high levels of professionalism and customer service, but their expertise in design and creative ability is helping Blizzard to reach their goals through satisfying our customers and giving them confidence to renew our services.
Additionally, here are some of the comments we have recently been hearing….
December’s employee of the month is Carrie Hill….congratulations Carrie, well deserved!!!
Carrie has jumped on board to become one of our SEO experts by learning and sharing information she has gathered through research and reading. In addition to creating the new Reputation Management Program, Carrie has created a white paper to market the product and has posted press releases throughout the Internet to introduce the product. Her work on this project has earned her and Blizzard recognition in the SEO industry prompting her to be asked to moderate a Q & A on the subject for a leading SEO expert. Above all this, she continues to deliver great service to her clients.
From the words of a co-worker; Carrie is known for helping everyone else in promo, picking up where others have left off, and is truly a core part of our department.
Heather Austin – Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc.
Though the company has clients in the hospitality industry throughout North America and other parts of the world, Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc. is very involved in the local Glenwood Springs community. Here are some of the ways that Blizzard staff contributes:
- Each year at Christmas time, Blizzard helps one or more families by working with a local non-profit program, such as Angel Tree and the Family Visitor Programs. Our staff rallies together to collect money and new baby items, then presents it to the family before Christmas.
- Last year, after Hurricane Katrina hit, we knew that many of our customers in the travel and tourism business in the south were affected. To help relieve some pressure, we credited each customer affected by the storm $1,000 toward any of Blizzard’s services. In addition, Trent and Susan Blizzard offered to match the total contribution made by employees (to a resource of their choice), paying the matching funds out of their own pocket. The employees raised $1,180 and, with Susan and Trent’s matching contribution, we donated a total of $2,360 for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
- Blizzard sponsors the Glenwood Springs’ Summer of Jazz concerts. These free concerts are offered in the town’s Two River’s park each Wednesday evening during June and July. We contribute $1,000.