Brandon Eley is the Interactive Director for Kelsey Advertising & Design, owner of large shoe retailer 2BigFeet.com, and author of Online Marketing Inside Out. Brandon is an author, blogger and speaker on e-commerce, online marketing and mobile web development. For more information on writing or speaking opportunities, visit the Speaking page and contact Brandon directly.
If experience is the best teacher, then Brandon Eley is definitely well-schooled. His natural talent for graphic communications led to his first job developing corporate presentations and print materials. Then, barely out of his teens, he and a partner launched an online retail business in the then untapped market for large-sized shoes. Their need for an e-commerce enabled website led to his trial by fire indoctrination into the world of web development, e-commerce, and Online marketing. His early endeavors continue to pay off, as his specialty shoe business, 2BigFeet.com, celebrated its tenth year in business in 2010, remaining among the top three in its market niche.
Honing the expertise he gained from his personal endeavors into a web development business for small to medium-sized online retailers, Brandon put himself through school at LaGrange College, all the while creating a reputation for developing websites that help businesses succeed. In late 2006, his consulting firm, EleyTech, was acquired by Kelsey Advertising & Design, and Brandon became the agency’s Interactive Director.
Currently credited with pioneering work in the development of mobile and responsive websites, Brandon never stops learning. He’s considered a leader among his peers and was named the “2008 E-Commerce Guru of the Year” by SitePoint.com, an online community of website professionals and developers with more than 300,000 members worldwide. A frequent contributor to SitePoint.com, Brandon is also the co-author of the book, Online Marketing Inside Out. He has been certified by Google as a Qualified Advertising Professional, by Hubspot as an Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, and is a member of the Information Architecture Institute.
Brandon lives in LaGrange, Georgia with his wife Tracy and their two children.