David Veldt

David Veldt

Founder & Director of Digital Marketing

David (Dave) Veldt founded Interactually in 2013. His road to agency founder and current director of digital marketing began with graphic design in high school. That transitioned into web design and eventually web development. He started his first company in 2009, creating small websites for local businesses.

After graduating from Grand Valley State University, Dave combined his marketing education with his web experience and joined a full-service digital marketing agency as an SEO Specialist. There, he jumped into the deep end and worked with clients such as Polaris, Jostens, Cintas, Auto-Owners Insurance, Huntington Bank, and many more.

From there he worked with another agency and added PPC to his toolkit, managing many large ad budgets across several platforms, while continuing his work in technical and enterprise SEO. He rounded out his digital marketing experience by moving to an in-house role with X-Rite and their subsidiary company, Pantone.

With Interactually, Dave has led countless ad campaigns, SEO engagements, and analytics projects and has had the privilege of working with companies across many industries throughout the United States. In 2023, he led the company's pivot to a PPC agency with simplified campaign management packages, focusing our work and opening it up to small businesses as well as the large companies we have always enjoyed working with.

Michigan Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder - Dave Veldt

Dave lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan with his wife and children. He is an avid mountain biker and gravel cyclist, snowboarder, and Detroit Tigers fan.

Articles Written by David Veldt

These 5 Tactics Are NOT Dead

One of the most annoying things in the digital marketing industry is the constant stream of bloggers declaring that XYZ tactic is dead, or speculating that XYZ tactic will die because of a new Google algorithm update. Now, I'm no fancy-pants doctor, but in every other corner of the universe, it isn't difficult to determine if something is, in fact, dead.

If you need help checking the pulse, I've pulled together a quick list of internet marketing tactics that are still alive and kicking. Poke 'em with a stick all you want, these aren't going anywhere for a while.

The Blurry Lines of AdWords Double Serving

Since the beginning of AdWords, companies have used various methods to push the boundaries of Google's policies in order to gain additional exposure. One of the most common tactics has been through different forms of double serving, or serving multiple ads for the same company on the same keyword.

SEOpocalypse: The Dangerous Virus Sweeping the Industry

It isn't coming. It's here.

There is something dangerous amongst us. It isn't something tangible, and it has slowly been taking over the SEO industry for years in a cold, unforgiving manner. Because of it, our future is determined for us; rather than us being able to take the reigns ourselves.

How Complex Is Your Content? (And Why It Matters)

Any successful marketing campaign involves extensive knowledge of your target market and demographic. In the world of SEO, however, we're somewhat limited by what our analytics can provide. We can easily ascertain location, language and even interests based on keyword activity, but anything deeper is difficult to come by.

Every Moment Is Captured, But Nothing Is Experienced

I don't enjoy concerts in the way most people typically do. To the casual observer, it may appear that I don't enjoy them at all; but that would be false. I don't put my arms up, dance in place or sing along. Instead, you'll see me with my hands in my pockets or arms folded, just smirking and watching the band with wonder and enjoying the music.

What the New Google Maps Means for Local Search

One of the biggest announcements during Google I/O 2013 was the announcement of the new Google Maps. The new version was reportedly rebuilt from the ground up, and after receiving my invite and diving in, I can see that they weren't kidding.

The new Google Maps is nothing short of amazing.