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​Digital marketing expert to be keynote at Rapid City expo

RAPID CITY - Douglas Karr, marketing technologist, author and co-host of the Dell Luminaries podcast, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Concept ONE Expo marketing event in Rapid City.
Concept ONE -- Online Next-gen Engagement -- Expo is a premier business marketing event to connect the region’s business decision makers with six leading industry experts. The Expo will be Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.

Karr owns an Indianapolis advertising agency, runs a MarTech (marketing technology) publication, is a book author, and speaks internationally on digital marketing, technology, and media. Other speakers at the Expo include:

  • Andrea Vahl is co-author of “Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies” and former Community Manager for Social Media Examiner, an influential social media news site. named her one of the 50 Favorite Online Marketing Influencers of 2014.

  • Ida Ibdalkhani is the founder and chief catalyzer at Ability to Engage Inc. She uses her experiences leaving corporate America, becoming a Laughter Yoga instructor, and backpacking around the world to help tell the story of how we can better connect with those around us.

  • Sarah Kurtenbach, principal and founder of The Kurtenbach Group LLC, is a social media and digital expert who has worked for a top Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer in Atlanta and New York. She has worked for clients such as Samsung, Revlon, Capital One, CVS, Domino's and J.Crew. She is now based in Sioux Falls.

  • Angela Berry & Valerie Sampson of The Sampson House, an award winning digital marketing agency that creates and implements online content and marketing strategies. They stress that every brand needs a powerful, honest, attractive and consistent platform to communicate from in order to be successful.

Concept ONE Expo is presented by KeyMedia Solutions and tdg marketing & public relations. For more information, visit