Podcast Episode 5 – Kelvin Newman

Author Jon Quinton < 1 min read time

I’ve been attending Brighton SEO since 2011, which means I’ve been fortunate enough to witness a large portion of its success and growth. In just nine years, Brighton SEO has gone from a small meetup in a pub to being the largest search conference in the world.

In this episode I sit down and talk to Kelvin Newman, the man behind it all, to find out how it happened and what the journey looked like along the way. I genuinely think it’s one of the most interesting success stories out there.

If you’ve attended Brighton SEO in the past you’ll know just how much effort they put into making the event an amazing experience. Getting a behind the scenes view on how they do this was fascinating and well worth a listen.

Within the episode we cover:

  • How Brighton SEO started
  • The early stages of growth
  • The marketing behind each event
  • Speaker selection process
  • Some of the struggles along the way

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Having been involved in digital marketing for over a decade, Jon set up Overdrive Digital in 2016. With extensive experience in both paid media and organic channels, Jon has worked with brands ranging from small startups to global businesses.