The authors of The Marketing Technology blog are a collection of marketing professionals who collectively provide expertise in a number of areas, including brand marketing, public relations, pay-per-click marketing, search engine marketing, mobile marketing, online marketing, ecommerce, analytics, usability, and marketing technology.

Here are the latest contributing authors:

Lorraine Ball twenty years in corporate America, before she came to her senses. Today, you can find her at Roundpeg, a small marketing firm, based in Carmel, Indiana. Along with an extraordinarily talented team (which includes Bonnie the dog and Clyde the cat) she shares what she knows about marketing, networking, pr, social media and business planning. Committed to contributing to a vibrant entrepreneurial economy in Central Indiana, Lorraine is focused on helping small businesses, become big businesses.

Kelsey Cox is the Director of Communications at Column Five, a creative agency that specializes in data visualization, infographics, visual campaigns, and digital PR in Newport Beach, Calif. She is passionate about the future of digital content, advertising, branding and good design. She also really enjoys the beach, cooking, and craft beer.

Robby Slaughter is a workflow and productivity expert. His focus is helping organizations and individuals to become more efficient, more effective and more satisfied at work. Robby is a regular contributor in several regional magazines and has been interviewed by national publications such as the Wall Street Journal. His latest book is The Unbeatable Recipe for Networking Events.. Robby runs a business improvement consulting company.

Scott Hardigree is CEO at Indiemark, a full-service email marketing agency and consultancy based in Orlando, FL. Scott can be reach at scott@indiemark.com.

Lavon Temple is the Digital Media Specialist at BLASTmedia, developing communication plans for business-to-business clients outlining goals, strategies, and tactics.

Chris is a partner of EverEffect, specializing in Pay Per Click Account Management, SEO Consulting and Web Analytics. Chris has over 16 years of Internet experience with Fortune 500 companies and expertise directing and implementing online experiences to promote business, products and services. Chris' specialties include; Customer Online Self-Service, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), E-commerce, Online Customer Acquisition, Conversion Tactics, Developing Internet Strategies, Online ROI Measurement.

Chris is the Vice President of Business Development for Formstack. He manages many of Formstack's marketing efforts with a special interest in discovering how social and online marketing can help Formstack grow. Formstack is an online form-building tool that takes a lot of the headache out of collecting and managing data online.

I'm the social business strategist at DK New Media. Blame it on my parents, my heartland upbringing, or my obsession with the past, but folks tell me I am really, really good at relationship building and negotiating, bridging the gap between what customers expect, and what great companies should be (but usually aren't)