Den Kara

Google Ads

About

Hello, welcome to Den’s profile!

With a degree in Biotechnology and industry experience in DNA testing, Den is a Scientist by training. This naturally led him to develop a data-driven, evidence-based approach to testing new ideas and developing winning ad strategies.

Den has been advertising on Google since it launched in Beta back in 2000 and grandfathered on the 5¢ clicks for years. As the platform evolved, so did he – rigorously learning through various mastermind groups and by embracing the latest innovations. For him, the only way to consistently ‘win’ in paid advertising, or with anything in life for that matter, is to ‘always be improving.’

$5.5M+

Managed

20 yrs

Experience

3 yrs

Avg. Tenure

GMT

Time Zone

Open

Availability


Favorite Website

Medium.com

Favorite music

I started playing the wooden bamboo flute so everything is bansuri now!

Great Book

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Influenctial Advertising Resource

Mike Rhodes – for his ability to simplify complex ideas

One person to meet

Bill Gates, as a modern day polymath

Favorite advertising aspect

Small targeted changes can have a profound impact – asymmetric results

Skills

Google Ads

Bing Ads

Google Analytics

CRO

Copywriting

Display ads

Remarketing ads

SEO

Landing Pages (intermediate)

WordPress (intermediate)

B2B Advertising

B2C Advertising

Digital Marketing Strategy

Growth Strategy

Email Marketing (intermediate)

Google Tag Manager (intermediate)

Content Development & Marketing

Nonprofit marketing

Business Analysis (intermediate)

Experience

Founder

Mar 2011 – Present

Optimal PPC

Specialized in working with businesses around the world to leverage Google Ads for profitable business growth. Working with a diverse range of clients in multiple verticals covering both e-commerce and lead generation, I bring a methodical, structured and scientific approach to advertising built on years of experience in both digital marketing and the scientific industry.

National Business Manager

1989 – 2011

Forensic Science Service (FSS)

The FSS was the leading provider of Forensic Science in the UK with multiple laboratories across England & Wales with the primary customer as UK police forces and the criminal justice system. The first third of my career was predominately scientific and laboratory-based, with the last two thirds in various senior management roles with responsibility for up to 700 staff and a P&L of £30M.