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Bernadette Coleman is the CEO of Advice Interactive Group an award winning Inc 500 digital agency. She has been actively involved in SEO and Internet marketing since 2001. Bernadette is passionate about all things digital including content, search, social and local. Her knowledge and experience have made her a leader in the industry and her passion for innovation and growth has led her company to become one of the leading online marketing and technology firms. As the company founder and CEO, her responsibilities include working with our team leaders to develop and manage the overall growth strategy of the company, developing marketing strategies for our clients, and uncovering business opportunities for all. She writes for multiple blogs and actively shares on Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn. In her little bit of spare time, Bernadette enjoys audio books and the company of her amazing husband, Tom Coleman and their blended family of 5 children. Together they spend time advocating for brain injury awareness and promoting their nonprofit, TryMunity, a social network for survivors and supporters of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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