History of Corey Creed
After finishing school in the Boston area, Corey Creed spent over ten years in the New York City area, where he developed, coordinated and conducted training for a large scale ERP software implementation.
In 2002, Corey began working more deeply with search engines when he temporarily returned to Massachusetts.
In 2003, Corey relocated to Black Mountain, NC (just east of Asheville) where he started Hippo Internet Marketing (a division of Hippo Inc). For several years, Hippo Internet Marketing enjoyed working with various clients including Volvo Construction, Chimney Rock Park, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and over 100 others.
In 2007, Corey relocated Hippo Internet Marketing to Cornelius, NC (just north of Charlotte). At the same time, a transition was made from working for clients to developing repeatable in-person two-day training classes on Search Engine Optimization, Google AdWords, Social Media, Blogging, and other Internet Marketing topics.
In 2011, Corey began a special focus toward online video. Hippo Internet Marketing Training opened a new online portal, named Hippo Academy. He was also hired on as Director of Training for Social Fresh.
In 2013, Corey enjoyed serving as the Director of Client Services for Ephricon (a leading SEO firm in Charlotte, NC) up until is was sold later that year.
In 2014, Corey co-founded Rhino Goods Inc with Ryan Courteau, which specializes in creating brands, especially selling on Amazon.
In 2017, Corey co-founded Collected Foods LLC with three others, which creates custom spice blends and other food products.
In 2018, Corey is starting Found It Outlet, which specializes in selling on Amazon at reduced prices.
Corey continues to be deeply involved with E-Commerce and Internet Marketing in every aspect, including Amazon, SEO, PPC, Advertising, and Social Media. He stays informed of industry trends and acceptable practices with his work as CMO for various companies and occasional consulting.
NOTE: More details and testimonials are available about Corey Creed on LinkedIn here.
Partial Conference and Speaking List
May 2003 – Search Engine Strategies – Boston
March 2004 – Search Engine Strategies – New York City
April 2006 – PubCon – Boston
November 2006 – PubCon – Las Vegas
November 2007 – Blog World Expo – Las Vegas
August 2008 – New Media Expo – Las Vegas
November 2008 – WordCamp (speaker) – Charlotte
January 2009 – BarCamp (speaker) – Charlotte
March 2009 – StomperNet Live – Atlanta
May 2009 – SEMCLT (panelist) – Charlotte
July 2009 – Charlotte SEO Meetup (speaker) – Charlotte
August 2009 – Social Fresh (moderator) – Charlotte
October 2009 – BarCamp (speaker) – Charlotte
December 2009 – Business Marketing Association (panelist) – Charlotte
January 2010 – Hood Hargett Club (panelist) – Charlotte
March 2010 – SEMCLT (speaker) – Charlotte
May 2010 – Freelance CLT (speaker) – Charlotte
August 2010 – Social Fresh – Charlotte
September 2010 – SCORE (speaker) – Charlotte
September 2010 – ProNet Charlotte (speaker) – Charlotte
October 2010 – Blog World Expo – Las Vegas
November 2010 – Webmaster World’s PubCon – Las Vegas
January 2011 – Internet Marketing Forecast for 2011 (host & speaker) – Charlotte
February 2011 – Social Fresh (host and speaker) – Tampa
July 2011 – Business Journal Growth Summit (panelist) – Charlotte
September 2011 – BMA (panelist) – Charlotte
September 2011 – Social Fresh (host) – Charlotte
and so on….
NOTE FROM COREY: Starting in 2012 or so, I still attended events, but slowed down considerably so that I could really focus on my own e-commerce and Amazon businesses. Now, I seldom speak at events, but do occasionally attend smaller mastermind type events.