Dave is a pleasure to work with. He is responsive, flexible, reliable and creative. He worked directly for me as a search and social media consultant in 2018. No matter what question or problem we encountered, Dave was able to offer creative solutions with measurable results. Dave’s ability to be open-minded and think “outside the box” was refreshing and effective in the projects he assisted us with. He was a valued part of our team and was able to help us in several areas including: call tracking, social strategy, implementation of boosted posts and paid ads, video creation, paid search, testing strategies and minor edits to our WordPress site. I would rate Dave’s performance as excellent and would hire him again if I could. I am now employed in another position at a different company with no need for his skill set.
Service Line Manager
I hired Dave because of his advanced knowledge and skill in search engine marketing. It is rare to find someone that can adapt this level of knowledge across a host of verticals and circumstances, and the trait makes Dave a particularly valuable asset on a marketing team.
Dave is not only strategic in his thinking, but also pragmatic in his execution; I have seen him work with ad spend ranging from $500 a month to $100,000 a month with equal skill, and have trusted him with the planning and execution of multiple major campaigns. He is agile and open-minded – two characteristics that can be difficult to identify in professionals with his level of experience in SEM. You will be hard-pressed to find someone as wholly talented as Mr. Pektas.
Director of Marketing
I have worked with David for ten years on a variety of B2B and B2C clients. I hired him initially to help with email marketing implementation and reporting, but his expertise with search engine marketing quickly became evident. Over the years, he has grown from an implementer of search programs for some of our clients to a strategic adviser and troubleshooter on all of our paid search and google analytics activity. He works well with the other teammates and can always be relied upon.
I had the pleasure of working with Dave when he worked as a contract paid search marketer for Kitterman Marketing. Dave is a talented manager of paid search campaigns. I was always impressed with his ease with clients, ability to explain paid search in ways that a client could understand, and deliver great results for a variety of types of campaigns. I highly recommend Dave and look forward to working with him again in the future!
Integrated Marketing Campaign Manager
Dave is a brilliant search strategist, business partner and person. He thinks outside the box, knows search inside and out, and is never short of new ideas or strategies. One of the most cerebral people I have every worked with, he throws himself 100% into each strategy session and makes a invaluable collaborative partner. I have learned a lot from him over the past 7 years and am still always surprised by the sheer depth of his knowledge.
Vice President of Strategy
We have worked with Dave on multiple client projects over the last 7 years, and had a great experience every single time. Dave is more than a paid search expert of the highest caliber, he is a dependable business partner and a professional that is a pleasure to work with. Dave has produced great results for our clients over the years. We always look forward to our next collaboration with Dave.
Principal & Account Director
Dave was very easy to work with. He knew exactly what we needed, was able to educate us about it along the way, and most importantly just got the work done without any management along the way.