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Team

Peg McDermott, President & Founder

Peg McDermott is an award-winning marketing communications expert, Internet marketing specialist, and public speaker. Peg is the founder and president of COGO Interactive, an innovative Internet Marketing firm specializing in helping small to mid-sized businesses increase revenue and awareness by leveraging Social Media Marketing and Search Engine Optimization.

Peg’s gained proficiency during her 25 years of marketing and advertising agency experience. She is an expert in interactive marketing strategy and tactics including web development, social media marketing, search engine optimization, pay-per-click and online communications. Her solid record of accomplishment in developing results-driven integrated Internet marketing programs has helped COGO clients to achieve business growth and increase market share in highly competitive industries such as commercial and residential real estate, information technology, and professional services, as well as non-profit organizations. Before launching COGO Interactive in 2009, Peg served as vice president for Ecendant Interactive, where she played a pivotal role in grooming the company from a small start-up into one of the top 13 interactive marketing agencies in the Washington DC Metro area. Peg contributed solution-driven leadership and strategic account management expertise to all company web initiatives, managing billings in excess of $12 million during her 6-year tenure.

Cris Acu, Account Manager

Cris is a solution-focused, high velocity communicator and comes to COGO with 8+ years of experience in customer service focusing on providing valuable support and proactive updates to clients. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, she has demonstrated qualifications such as Agile management expertise, software development knowledge, communication and interpersonal abilities, leadership, proactivity and self motivation. As a Project Manager, practicing the adoption of Scrum methodology, she has helped both Product Owners and Distributed Teams obtain great business value and reach their full potential with short turnarounds by tracking, escalating and removing impediments and improving team velocity. Her credo: “I believe that in a rapidly evolving and dynamic global environment – the team’s success is my greatest reward!”

Joe Siervo, Account Manager

Joe has 14 years of experience managing day to day account activities and workflows. He has the integrity, intelligence and high energy needed to keep our projects within deadline and budget. Joe has a diverse background and range of abilities and loves our fast-paced environment. He goes above and beyond for our clients and possesses the dedication, experience and advanced skills needed to help us deliver the best service to our clients. Joe is well-versed in all the software & project management tools we use to manage our clients’ projects.

Suparno Chaudhuri, Search Engine Optimization Specialist

Suparno is a techno-marketing strategist with more than 20 years of experience in digital media and marketing. He specializes in search engine (both SEO and PPC) and content marketing and online reputation management for both B2C and B2B markets. Suparno worked for multiple large companies as well as start-ups, managing their online marketing departments and serves as a consultant for COGO for search engine marketing. He has implement SEO for several of COGO’s clients, including Winnerlane Exchange, Undercover Printer, Davelle Clothiers, and Horizon Entertainment.

Sunil Moris, Search Engine Marketing Specialist

Sunil is a Google Certified Adwords and Certified Analytics Professional with over twelve years of experience in Online Marketing & Strategic Growth Hacking. Sunil has optimized million dollar + campaigns in various verticals including Automotive, Mortgage, Health, Finance & Insurance. He specializes in Google, Bing and Amazon platforms and is well-versed in all aspects of Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, Amazon products ads, Amazon services, eBay & Affiliate Marketing. Sunil also has over seven years of experience in developing websites using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AngularJS with SEO optimized landing pages.

Vishvanath Singh, Web Developer

Has been with COGO over two years and is our senior Java and php developer with several years of software design and development experience. Vishy has worked on several Facebook Applications, Joomla, and WordPress .He has excellent experience in JQuery, Google API and knowledge of open source API implementation.

Tejinder Singh, Web Developer

Tejinder has over six years of web development experience and is an expert in WordPress, PHP, Joomla, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and developing mobile-friendly websites.

Anca Gavril, Graphic Designer

Creating original and captivating visuals is what Anca does best. She is highly creative and always produces the highest quality graphic design. She is experienced in all types of graphic design including illustrations, infographics, banners, logos, interactive PDFs, website design and is proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign.

Geetika Walecha, Graphic Designer

Geetika has 12 years of graphic design experience, and is an expert in Web Design, HTML5, XHTML, CSS 2.0, Web2.0 Technologies, WordPress, Shopify, Webflow & Kajabi. Geetika has worked with Cogo for four years and continuously strives to exceed expectations. Her excellent design skills never fail to hit the mark with our clients. She is a pro at what she does.

Chris Bibey, Social Media Writer

Chris Bibey is a full-time freelance writer and internet marketing professional. For more than 10 years, he has dedicated his time and energy to staying current with the latest strategies and techniques that deliver results.

Meg Rayford, Social Media Writer

Meg Rayford is a communications consultant and business and technology journalist who loves to use her journalism skills to tell clients’ stories through social media and blogging. She is currently a senior reporter for WashingtonExec, a publication covering the government contracting industry. Previously, she was editor of Tech Cocktail, a publication covering technology startups and entrepreneurship. Meg holds an M.S. in marketing, an M.B.A., and is currently working on an M.A. in public policy. She lives in Centreville, VA with her husband.

Terra Nichols, Social Media Writer

Terra is a social media manager and author of several books. For more than a decade she has enjoyed writing and blogging about online brand development, social media strategy, and a range of other topics related to internet marketing.

QUE Graphics

Vicky Quick, a professional graphics designer, founded QUE graphics out of a passion for art and experienced marketer with over 18 years experience. Vicky has been a mainstay in the public and private sectors for her wealth of knowledge in graphic design and marketing.Having worked for large companies from U.S. Geological Survey, Navy Federal Credit Union, and American College of Radiology just to name a few. She then branched out and created QUE graphics.After it’s start in 2011, QUE graphics quickly became a leader in marketing and graphics design. It’s personalized services sets it apart from bigger firms that are unable to grasp the intricate details of clients needs as well as their budgets. As one client said, “Her creativity and attention to details made the entire project a dream for all of us”.

At COGO, we have established a strong working relationship with our team and partners to provide comprehensive brand strategy, internet marketing expertise, and web development and design services to clients in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC and nationally. Our virtual partnerships and existing seamless processes allow us to support our clients quickly and at a lower cost versus larger, more traditional firms.

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LATEST REVIEWS

What They Say

From the moment I first met Peg, and was introduced to the full capabilities of Cogo Interactive, I was impressed with the depth of knowledge and experience they possess. Peg was able to quickly understand our business and provide creative solutions to help us build our digital presence. From web site enhancements to SEO and social media strategy, Peg and her team delivered results as promised. The entire Cogo team has always been highly professional, responsive to our needs and on-point in making recommendations on how we can constantly make improvements. A first class operation all-around!

-Andrew Gerstel, CEO, Windows Catering

Cogo Interactive is a highly capable team that’s surpassed our expectations. Their strategic approach has helped us devise new plans for the project. We’re happy with the site — it’s well-designed and has all the functionality we need. The Cogo Interactive team has made it easy for us to track web analytics. Furthermore, they’re proactive and quickly adapt when something isn’t working.

-Scott Martin, CMO, Onclave Networks, Inc.

I have been working with Peg and her Cogo team of advisors for the past 3 years. They are beyond professional in all ways from the top down. Even her outside developers that are curated by her should be well trusted. Everything she has said that she will do…is done to the letter. When you are ready to move your business up a notch, then this is the company to hire.

-Kory Helfman, President Ken’s Man’s Shop

We are more than happy with the work done for us by Cogo Interactive. We’ve been working together for about six years now, and have received support both for SEO on our web site and with social media postings. Cogo Interactive’s work has resulted in our being positioned well in search results for the topics that are important to us. Additionally, Cogo Interactive is very thoughtful and thorough producing social media postings on the platforms we use: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I’m happy to give them five stars here. You won’t find a more honest, sincere, and thorough company to work with.

-Peter Norloff, President, Eye Gaze Inc

We have worked with Cogo Interactive for several years. We love our new website and appreciate that they help us navigate the world of marketing and branding as none of us has experience with that at our engineering firm.

-Wendy Beach, CFO, Synfuels Americas

Peg has been a phenomenal resource for not only the technical aspects of creating a cutting-edge website, but her expertise in marketing as well. I depend on Peg to give me her insight and advice for all things related to my site and marketing approach. Her team is very professional and well-run. I look forward to many years of partnering with Cogo Interactive.

-Libby King, Founder & CEO, Libby King & Associates, LLC
Libby King, Founder & CEO, Libby King & Associates, LLC

I’ve spent years trying to figure out how to use social media to market my consulting practice. Peg created a marketing strategy for me that makes sense and, best of all, will require far less work on my part than my current efforts. Peg is great to work with, very clear about the process and keeps deadlines and commitments. I highly recommend Peg to any business struggling to effectively market on social media.

-Alice Waagan, President, Workforce Learning
Alice Waagan, President, Workforce Learning

I have known and worked with Peg for several years and I have always been impressed with the commitment to her clients. She doesn’t believe in one size fits all. She spends time with each of her clients to determine what solution best fits their needs. She always holds herself accountable to ensure her clients are satisfied and receive a service they perceive as valuable to the growth of their business.

-Mary Polsley Williams, Owner, The Alternative Board
Mary Polsley Williams, Owner, The Alternative Board

I saw Peg give a presentation on social media outreach and she managed to cram more actionable insights into one hour than you get from most half-day seminars. She’s great with both the overall strategy and tactical how-to’s — some of which I was able to put into use that same day to really boost my online presence.

-Richard Sheehe, Strategic Communications Practitioner, Researcher & Consultant. PIO360.com founder and lead trainer
Richard Sheehe, Strategic Communications Practitioner, Researcher & Consultant. PIO360.com founder and lead trainer
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