About Dashboard Interactive
Dashboard Interactive develops and implements measurable interactive marketing strategies and mobile-first websites that generate leads and sales for small to medium sized businesses. Our mission is to help each of our clients generate significant revenue and a sizable return on investment from their online marketing expenditure. We are a Google Certified Partner and we provide comprehensive Google and other Digital Marketing and Local Search marketing services that compete and win.
Meet Our Team of Specialists
Our team is comprised of highly skilled and experienced digital marketing specialists. Duane Coleman, President, chose each team member for his or her specific and individual skills, reliability and business acumen. The resulting combination of talent on the team achieves outstanding results for our clients. And the team that you start with will likely be your team for many years to come. With 0% turnover in the past seven years, re-training is a non-issue. Such low turnover is almost unheard of in our industry, but at Dashboard, it’s the norm.
President and Strategy Development
Duane Coleman is the President of Dashboard Interactive. Duane works directly with our clients, providing strategic insight and direction on all projects. His background includes corporate marketing and corporate sales positions for Fortune 500 companies as well as companies in the technology and medical industries.
Duane’s favorite aspect of working in the field of interactive marketing is seeing the results achieved for his clients. “Our clients put their trust in us and it’s fun to watch our strategies generate results and to be acknowledged for helping them to achieve their objectives.”
Duane relaxes by reading. He loves to travel to northern Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin and New Zealand. He also enjoys running and biking and is an avid Indiana University Basketball fan. Duane is Google Ads certified, with expertise in Google Search Ads, Google Mobile Ads, Google Shopping and Google Display advertising.
Jeanne is a former marketing executive with over 20 years of copywriting, direct marketing, and interactive marketing experience. Jeanne began her career as a copywriter for a small in-house marketing agency followed by positions as a marketing manager for a retail store, a financial services company, and several major education organizations. She loves writing marketing copy but makes time for creative writing pursuits too.
Jeanne holds two Masters Degrees, an M.A. in Writing and an M.S. in Direct and Interactive Marketing. She is also a certified as a HubSpot Inbound Content Marketing expert.
When she’s not working, Jeanne relaxes by gardening, hiking, and spending time with her family and pets.
“Writing Interactive copy is both a challenge and a delight,” said Jeanne. “I enjoy the variety of clients and projects at Dashboard Interactive and look forward to making every client project successful.”
Social Media Marketing Strategy / Website Design
Robyn started designing and developing websites professionally in 2006, quickly recognizing the clear and increasing role that social media plays in the success of a website to achieve business marketing goals. Since that time, she has been developing and implementing social media best practices, strategies and training for business in this rapidly evolving industry.
Robyn’s background includes senior management positions in the home design industry as well as a successful long term entrepreneurial home-based business. When she’s not helping our clients embrace social media, Robyn loves to travel and spend time with her family.
“You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly.” – Colin Wright
John has spent his career creating marketing and technology solutions that help clients grow revenue and strengthen customer relationships. With a deep understanding of marketing technology, digital strategy, and data analytics, John is not only able to provide strategy and insights, but is also able to develop and execute a solution.
As a certified Google Analytics professional, John helps clients distill website activity to create meaningful insights and actionable outcomes. John has worked across a spectrum of clients from some of the largest companies in the United States to startups and small/medium sized businesses. John’s commitment to driving measurable results for his clients is second only in his desire to see his clients succeed in their marketing and sales efforts.
As a marketing technologist he’s led successful campaigns and programs for such clients as Home Depot, Target, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Cargill, 3M, Best Buy, Life Time Fitness, Renewal by Andersen, Toyota, Ford, U.S. Marines, and United Health Group.
Katie has over 20 years of combined marketing, advertising and project management experience. She stepped away from the traditional work week for a few years to raise her two children but continued to work on her skillset as an entrepreneur for one of the nation’s top skincare companies, using social media to build a small sales team and a loyal customer base that continues to thrive today.
She says balancing motherhood and working from home have provided her the opportunity to lend her talents and grow professionally while still enjoying life’s little moments.
In addition to being a CrossFit enthusiast, she makes time for the things she loves – running, car dancing, baking and always searching for that perfect hot sandwich recipe. Katie lives happily in the suburbs with her husband and kids.
Online Public Relations and Social Media
Hilary has over 30 years of experience in public relations, social media and small business marketing. She’s created blogs that garner 50,000 unique visitors a month, launched awareness campaigns for companies and nonprofit organizations, and hosted shows on BlogTalk Radio, Google Hangouts and more exploring the world of wearable technology, small business issues and other topics of interest to business owners. Hilary is also an adjunct professor in the Master’s program at Hofstra University, where she teaches Communications Technology. She holds a B.S. Degree from Hunter College and an M.P.A. from Baruch College.
“I love helping business owners get exposure and attention,” said Hilary.
When she’s not working with clients on their media campaigns, Hilary can be found outdoors running, swimming, or cycling. She recently completed her first triathlon in Captiva, Florida. She also enjoys playing golf and spending time with her family.
Local Search Specialist
Kristen is a Local Search Marketing expert who helps our clients get found online locally. Kristen studied local search marketing with a leading industry expert who works with Google’s upper management team at Google Local, learning the intricacies of local search profile marketing with an eye towards helping businesses create robust Google My Business and other local-marketing friendly presences online. Kristen has been working in the area of search marketing for over nine years.
“I love to help identify potential ranking issues and local search violations through in-depth market research, and help clients solve complex ranking issues,” said Kristen.
When Kristen isn’t helping clients get found online through local search, she loves cooking and participating in outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking and skiing.
Leslie is our numbers person. She assesses and analyzes web analytics for the team and for our clients. She’s been in web analytics for over 8 years and has attained both Google Analytics and Urchin Software certifications. Prior to working in this field, Leslie worked in sales and operations.
Leslie says that her favorite aspect of her work is demonstrating to clients through the analysis of their data the progress they have made. Quoting Confucius: “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
Leslie is currently training to walk her third half marathon and loves to sing in her spare time, especially classic rock and roll songs.
Graphic and Website Design
Jill is the website designer at Dashboard Interactive. She has over a decade of experience as a graphic designer, and over 7 years of experience in website design and content management.
She has a passion for color and design, and is always searching for new and better ways to design websites for our clients. Her experience, knowledge and talent ensure expert design work for Dashboard Interactive clients for all types of marketing work.
“I have always been passionate about design. Taking all the necessary pieces and putting them together in an eye-catching way is what I love to do. I love a good design challenge.”
Microsite Website Design
Lisa provides template WordPress websites for our microsite applications. She loves solving problems for clients, whether it’s enhancing the readability of important website content or a tough technical challenge.
Prior to starting out on her own, Lisa worked for a major corporation in sales, marketing and promotions.
Lisa’s passion is singing, and she is a classically trained singer. Her nickname is “killeralto” – a reference to her rich alto voice. She also enjoys traveling throughout the world.
Administrative Support and Special Projects
Jennifer has over 15 years of executive administrative experience supporting C-level executives at publicly traded companies throughout the United States. She brings to the Dashboard Interactive team a strong skill set of managing tight deadlines and providing excellent customer service. Jennifer left her corporate career in 2007 to raise her children, but returned to the workforce when her children were school-age.
When asked what she likes most about her role, she replied, “I love taking on important projects, and I also enjoy working directly with Dashboard Interactive customers.”
Jennifer acquired a love for Mexican food, specifically fish tacos, while living in southern California. She loves visiting family and playing with her pets, a Yorkie named Lil’ Ping, and a Maltese named Lily Girl rescued from a puppy mill.
Motion Media Director / Producer
Craig brings to the team an unparalleled level of experience and professionalism in videography. Craig’s works have been shown on CNN, PBS and other networks. His Continuing Professional Development includes intensive multi-day seminars with Director Martha Coolidge at the American Film Institute (AFI), and with Actor Lorrie Hull, AFI. He has a Masters Degree in Journalism, with emphasis in Adoption-Diffusion Research, Television and Human Behavior.
“Video does more than tell a story – it represents the brand. If SEO ‘gets them to the site,’ and the video is bland, the sale may be lost.”
When he’s not working hard at his craft, Craig enjoys time with his wife of 30 years and his three sons. He loves jazz and still plays the clarinet, a lifelong interest, and enjoys hiking and sampling the cuisine at many restaurants in the Twin Cities area.<