“Anne is truly a 'people person' and one of the most innovative people I have worked with, not to mention an expert in everything digital. A strategic entrepreneur, Anne is all about real results and relationships.”Kate Harris
“Anne is an expert in creating brand stickiness on the web. She understands that communicating ideas in the public forum of the worldwide web demands more than good content to be successful.”Heidi Groshelle
“Anne is able to analyze business and social situations within one visit and not only understand inner workings and identify issues, but also offer solutions. I learned a great deal from her leadership. She is the type of person who enters a game three steps ahead of those who have already been playing. ”Page McMillan
“The Mother of Startups”
Anne Ahola Ward is a Growth Scientist, O’Reilly Author and Futurist. Anne is the co-founder and CEO of CircleClick Media, founded in 2009. Ward has written the latest SEO book for O’Reilly, entitled “The SEO Battlefield: Winning Strategies for Search Marketing Programs.” Before becoming a Growth Scientist, she was a web developer for over 10 years, and through her love of analytics, Anne transitioned into the field of SEO as the field was forming.
Anne was named as one of Entrepreneur’s “27 Top Masters of Marketing and PR” in 2014. In 2015 Anne was invited to become an Influencer for the elite IBM Futurist program, and was later named one of the “Top 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017” by Entrepreneur magazine.
Anne has thrived in numerous areas of technology, having mastered almost every role in web development including DBA, webmaster, developer, graphic designer, and video editor. She was an early influencer in the field of search engine optimization, and currently specializes in analytics and social media.