Position: CEO & Co-Founder
Company: Peak Ace AG
Bastian Grimm is the CEO & Co-founder of Peak Ace and a renowned expert in large-scale, international SEO, managing sites of almost any size and in highly competitive industries. With more than 20 years of experience in online marketing, technical and global SEO, Bastian was named “Search Personality of the Year” at the 2019 European Search Awards: a welcome acknowledgement of his contributions to a rapidly evolving industry. He currently oversees both Peak Ace’s search engine optimization and content marketing initiatives.
Bastian believes that understanding a target market means not only getting to grips with the language, but also the culture. This has given him a unique perspective on how to reach global audiences. Bastian leads a thriving team of expert native speakers, equipped to serve clients in 20+ languages, and the results speak for themselves.
A full-service performance marketing agency with a focus on “all things search”, Peak Ace has a flair for over-achieving. Uncompromisingly technology-driven and a favorite of high profile clients such as Airbnb, SEPHORA and McKinsey & Company, Peak Ace is also celebrated among the marketing industry. In 2021, it was named Best Large Integrated Agency by multiple industry awards bodies, in both regional and global competition. Bastian is proud to lead such an innovative, ever-expanding company. His secret? Dynamic, decisive processes, a phenomenal team and always going to bed with “inbox zero”.
Rewind to Fast Forward 2.0: Play the Classics or Time for Change?
2021 has been a year of change. The last few months alone could be called the Summer of Google Updates, with new algorithm changes rolled out almost every week, from core, to quality, to link profiles. SERPs have transformed since the start of the pandemic too, for reasons not just related to COVID, not to mention recent breakthroughs in Keras-based TF-ranking algorithms. And there are plenty more significant changes on the horizon!
In his lively session, Bastian takes a look back in time to chart the course for the future. In anything, we can’t move forward without first knowing where we’ve been – and SEO is certainly no exception. Let’s take a step back and look forward together to better prepare you for what’s ahead!