Work History

Rhea Drysdale is the Chief Executive Officer of Outspoken Media, an Internet marketing company. The company focuses on high quality, custom and discrete search engine optimization, social media marketing, content creation, affiliate marketing and online reputation management.

The concept for the company evolved after a short tenure with We Build Pages in Troy, NY where Rhea managed the client relationship, reporting, SEO consulting and social media strategy development. Prior to her work with WBP, Rhea was the Online Marketing Director for a ruby on rails development company, the Internet Marketing Manager for a Fortune 1000 recruitment and staffing company, an e-commerce analyst with a Top 200 Internet Retailer and an account manager for an online hotel marketing agency.

Rhea was also a contributor to Search Engine Journal, co-Founder of SEMJax, was featured in the “SEO Bible” by Jerri Ledford as an industry insider and speaks with local companies and organizations on best search marketing practices. Need a speaker or consultation? Contact Rhea.

Hear Rhea Speak:

City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism – September 24, 2009
Topic: What Writers Can Do to Effectively Showcase Themselves on their Website

The Bend WebCAM (Web + Creative And Marketing) Conference – October 15 & 16, 2009
Topic: Social Media

Blog World Expo 2009, Internet Marketing Conference – October 15 & 16, 2009
Topic: SEO/SEM

Blogsville 2009 – October 26 & 27, 2009
Topic: Reputation Management for Blogs

PubCon Las Vegas 2009 – November 9 – 12, 2009
Topic: Reputation Monitoring and Management

Previously Spoke at:

Social Media Breakfast Tech Valley #1 – June 19, 2009
Topic: Social Media Marketing
Moderated by Amy Mengel and spoke with Mike Germano of Carrot Creative and Stuart Foster of The Lost Jacket.

Web 2.0 & The Trial Bar – June 3, 2009
Topic: Protecting Your Personal Brand

IM Spring Break – April 2nd – 4th, 2009
Topic: Technical Site Issues

SEMNE – March 18, 2009
Topic: Online Reputation Management: Less Buzz, More Action by Rhea Drysdale

Pubcon South – March 11th-13th, 2009
Topic: Brand and Reputation Management, focused on personal brand management

ScarySEO – October 24-25, 2008
Spoke on three panels:

  • Link Building: The Basics and Beyond
  • Protect Your Rep: Online Reputation Management
  • Importance of Analytics: Beyond Clickstream Data

NEFAR – August 28, 2008 (Northeast Florida Association of Realtors)
An introduction to social media that evolved into the basics of search engine optimization.

25th Annual ACCM – May 19, 2008 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL
Session: Secrets for Getting More and Better Links for Higher Search Rankings
Moderated by Stephan Spencer, Founder of NetConcepts. Other panelists include Neil Patel, CTO of Advantage Consulting Services, and Seth Besmertnik, CEO of Link Experts.

Refresh Jacksonville – September 27, 2007
Session: Social Media – Gold Rush of the 21st Century

If you miss one of those events, check out Outspoken Media’s coverage of major Internet marketing conferences by the amazing Lisa Barone.

Rhea in the News:

A Makeover for Your Google ResultsWall Street Journal

Blogs Can Establish Expertise to New ClientsJacksonville Business Journal

What to Expect When Optimizing Your Site for Search EnginesJacksonville Business Journal

Surfrider Girl – Skirt Magazine

Blogs & Articles by Rhea:

The Online Reputation Management Guide – Outspoken Media

Jason Gambert – New Low in the SEO Trademark Saga – Search Engine Journal

Death of SEO Transparency – Search Engine Journal

Google Page Rank & Play-Doh – Search Engine Journal

The Evolution of Twitter Profiles – Guest post on the Bruce Clay Blog

Read the rest of Rhea’s posts on Search Engine Journal.

Interviews with Rhea:

Rhea Drysdale at IMSB – Ecom Phenom on BlogTalkRadio

Rhea Drysdale Talks about Online Reputation Management – Search Engine World

Women of Internet Marketing Part 12 – Search Marketing Gurus


Rhea used to spend her free time chairing the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, but since moving to upstate New York has vowed to her family not to take on anymore side projects. Check out my pictures.

Rhea Drysdale in Connemara Ireland