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ReachLocal’s CEO Sharon Rowlands to Speak at BIA/Kelsey’s ‘LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing’ Conference

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ReachLocal, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOC) , a leader in powering online marketing for local businesses, today announced that CEO Sharon Rowlands will be a keynote speaker at BIA/Kelsey’s LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing conference, which takes place September 22-24, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rowlands’ keynote, Tuesday, September 23, at 8:45 am ET, titled, “Elevating the Digital Marketing Industry,” will include her perspective on the needs of local businesses, her vision for the digital marketing industry, and ReachLocal’s role in shaping that vision.

“Small-business marketing is entering a new phase that goes beyond once-a-year advertising,” said Peter Krasilovsky, VP and chief analyst, BIA/Kelsey. “Our ‘LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing’ conference in New Orleans will point in all the new directions for marketing. In our eyes, no one has done more to articulate this and execute on it than ReachLocal, and we’re excited to have ReachLocal CEO Sharon Rowlands as a conference keynoter.”

“For over 10 years it has been ReachLocal’s mission to help local businesses get more customers,” said Rowlands. “Through our global journey in the ever changing digital marketing landscape, we have learned many lessons from thousands of businesses that I will discuss along with key industry issues such as international growth, audience segmentation and next generation total marketing systems.”

About ReachLocal, Inc.

ReachLocal, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOC) helps local businesses grow and operate their business better with leading technology and expert service for our clients’ lead generation and conversion. ReachLocal is headquartered in Woodland Hills, Calif., and operates in four regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. For more information please visit ReachLocal at, follow us at or email

Leading in Local

SMB Digital Marketing brings together the true innovators in local search, interactive local media and locally targeted advertising. The agenda features more than 40 speakers and more than 20 sessions focused on how the sales forces of media companies and solution providers are converging on independent SMBs, franchisees and regional groups to address their digital marketing needs.

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