Speaking (live) to a group of business owners or being published (ink) is the litmus test For any professional.
It is especially true for the SEO & internet marketing world - who are ruthless in calling out errors in articles and outdated or spammy SEO techniques amongst its peers. In our universe - having the right citations separates the interns & amateurs - from the pros.
Here are just some of the places our founder Chris Sheehy has been published, presented, syndicated, mentioned, quoted, or misquoted (hey, it happens).
So before inking a deal with any other marketing company - ask them to show you their creds. Look elsewhere if all they can show you is their blog or how many Likes they have on social media...