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Special Summer Edition: The Beal Deal with Rae Hoffman (@sugarrae)

Rae-Hoffman-SugarraeOK, I have a confession and an apology.

Apparently The Beal Deal took its summer break before publishing Rae Hoffman’s interview. This is a huge oversight on my part, and I owe Rae an apology. Sorry Rae.

Anyway, if you know Rae, you’ll know that she’s probably quietly sobbing in a corner clutching her blanky sharpening her knife collection & pulling out the Andy Beal voodoo doll. So, I’m interrupting this summer hiatus to bring you her interview.

Thanks Rae!

Q1. Let’s get you warmed up with a soft ball question. Where did the nickname Sugarrae come from?

I cannot tell you how many people assume it’s after the band (it’s definitely not).

The Beal Deal with Dana Lookadoo (@lookadoo)

Good Saturday morning to you!

As summer approaches, we all tend to get a little more of an itch to go outside at the weekend, travel to the beach, or simply enjoy the lazy days of summer. With that in mind, The Beal Deal will be taking a summer break and will return in the Fall.

Dana LookadooWe finish this batch of interviews with one of the most loved people in the internet marketing industry: Dana Lookadoo.

I have yet to meet a single person that doesn’t both love and respect Dana. She’s one of those people that shines with marketing smarts as well as warmth and compassion. If you’ve never met her, be sure to track her down at the next conference you attend, and you’ll see what I mean.

The Beal Deal with Brett Tabke (@btabke)

Congrats! You made it to another weekend!

Brett TabkeYou don’t get a prize, but you do get to read this week’s Beal Deal interview with none other than Brett Tabke. Brett has built Pubcon into one of the biggest and best internet marketing conferences around. I sat down and asked him about that and his decision to sell the WebmasterWorld forums.

Let’s get to it!

Q1. Congrats on the continued growth of Pubcon. What’s the secret to its success?

Ultimately, that is our secret – to be able to move where our audience is going and is at.

The Beal Deal with Janet Driscoll Miller (@janetdmiller)

What is up with this weather?

The midwest is getting snow and here in Raleigh, NC, I had to turn the heating back on! Come on Spring, get with the routine, or you’re fired!

Janet Driscoll MillerNow I’ve got that off my chest, let’s turn to this week’s Beal Deal interview. You’re probably sick of me gushing about each guest, but I really am fortunate that they are all great people, and great friends. Janet Driscoll Miller, CEO of Search Mojo, is no exception!

I’ve known Janet for many years and I even sit on her advisory board–and her company is also a valuable Trackur partner! Janet is laser focused on building her business, but not at the expense of having a fun time. She’ll teach you something important one minute, then have you cracking up the next.

The Beal Deal with Michael Streko (@streko)

Is it finally feeling like Spring where you live? I sure hope so, otherwise you may wish to consider moving!

Michael StrekoIf you were to move to New Jersey, you may find a new best friend in Michael Streko, co-founder of KnowEm and one of the easiest guys to get along with that you’ll meet. I managed to take away his focus from growing KnowEm for just enough time to answer six questions.

I think you’ll enjoy his answers!

Q1. OK, let’s clear this up. Streko, Michael, Mike, “Mikey Mike & the Jersey Shore Bunch?” What’s your preference?

The Beal Deal with Jennifer Cario (@JenniferCario)

The Beal Deal is back!

Jennifer CarioI’m not quite sure where to start with the introduction for my next guest. Jennifer Cario (aka Jennifer Laycock) and I go way back–if I recall correctly, she had to proof read my posts back when I started writing for Search Engine Guide….a LONG time ago. Over the years, Jen has found lots of ways to stay ahead of her competition–turning a C&D letter from the Pork Council into an amazing publicity opportunity! These days, Jennifer is focusing on Pinterest marketing–when not chicken farming or baking delicious treats!

Here’s your bento box of Jennifer Cario!

Q1. Let’s start with your rebrand. You “merged” with Matthew Cario back in 2011 and changed your name from Jennifer Evans to Jennifer Cario. What challenges have you faced building a new name for yourself?

The Beal Deal with Michael Gray (@graywolf)

If you love your Saturday mornings with a dose of conspiracy theory and mashed potatoes, you’re going to love today’s Beal Deal interview.

Michael GrayI’ve known Michael Gray for many years, and have yet to fully figure him out. If he’s not using Twitter as a soapbox, he’s using it to share recipes. When he’s not posting thought provoking images on Facebook, he’s sharing pictures of his house remodel. Graywolf truly keeps you on your toes–you never quite know what you’ll get from him.

I asked him about all of the things that I, and I’m sure you, want answered. Here’s what he had to say.

1. OK, first question. How do you make money? Seriously, you keep your cards close to your chest, so spill some beans.