2019 Crane & Rigging Workshop

Thursday, September 19
5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM    

Breakout Session: How to Use Data to Revitalize Your Marketing


During this informative round-table discussion, three heavy-construction industry professionals with experience in publishing, marketing, and digital analytics will discuss proven strategies for using information to drive brand awareness and sales. The discussion will cover advertising best practices; fundamentals of brand strategy; and demystifying SEO. Learn how to use analytics, research, and good-old-fashioned listening to drive brand value.

Panelists: Tim Hillegonds, Chief Strategist, Thrive Creative
Trevor Pease, President & COO, KHL Group Americas
Izzy Crouch, Campaign & Traffic Analyst, KHL Group


Tim Hillegonds Bio

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Tim Hillegonds is the founder and chief strategist of Thrive Creative, an integrated creative agency built to help businesses flourish in every area, from content to marketing to design and more. In his role as chief strategist, he oversees the creation and implementation of various digital marketing initiatives, including social media strategy and execution. He holds an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurial business development and a master’s degree in writing and publishing, both from DePaul University in Chicago.

Trevor Pease Bio

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Trevor Pease is COO of KHL Group in the Americas and president of KHL’s Worldwide sales operation. He has worked in the realm of international publishing and media for almost 30 years, starting with KHL in England in 1992. He moved to the United States in 2003 to manage the partnership between SC&RA and KHL and to develop business interests North America. In 2005 he became the founding publisher of ACT and formed KHL Americas. In 2006 and 2011 he added two magazines to the Americas portfolio, Access Lift and Handlers and Construction Latin America. In 2018 he managed the incorporation of Diesel & Gas Turbine publications under the KHL Americas umbrella. Established in 1989, KHL Group is the leading supplier of international construction information in the world. Using its strong market-leading magazine brands, KHL has expanded into exhibitions, conferences, awards, digital solutions, creative services, newsletters, apps, directories, and contract publishing.



Izzy Crouch Bio

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Izzy Crouch is the campaign and traffic analyst at KHL, based in Wadhurst, UK. Her role involves increasing traffic to the KHL websites and improving the user experience. At KHL, Crouch also manages client digital campaigns, ensuring clients get the best possible results from their digital advertising. She has been a digital marketing specialist for over 10 years, focusing on SEO, paid search, social media and analytics.


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