The Blanco Digital Board

“Get to know us a little better.”

Dave Dibble Managing Director

Having set up his own agency in 1992, Dave has been involved in digital marketing for over 25 years.

Since then he’s held senior and directorial positions in several technology based companies, including roles such as Operations Director at travel technology pioneer – Comtec Europe, Ecommerce Director at, plus Managing Director of digital marketing agencies; Saurus and Bloc Marketing.

In addition to his role as Managing Director, Dave is also the architect responsible for Blanco’s innovative automation platform, AdFeeder, and is widely regarded as an authority on Paid Search and PPC in particular.

Dave is a fully certified Google Ads partner having passed certifications in Google Ads Search, Google Ads Fundamentals, Google Analytics Individual, Google Display Advertising, Google Video, Google Shopping, YouTube Video AdsMobile Ads and the Digital Sales Certification.

Carl Ackerman Sales Director

Carl is an experienced Digital Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.

Carl came to Blanco after meeting Dave at Bloc Marketing, where he was Head of Sales. Carl has also held senior roles in a number of technology companies including positions such as Business Development Manager for VerseOne, Relationship Manager for Precedent and Business Development Manager for SiteCore.

Nial Davies Director

Nial is a data and technology driven Online Specialist with a background in SEO, Analytics and major web change/migration projects since 1998.

Nial and Dave first met when he became responsible for leading’s SEO activity in 2005 and again as SEO Director for Saurus in 2007.

Nial’s recent career highlights have included Director of SEO and Performance Marketing at American Express, EMEA Head of SEO for Avis Budget Group and Head of SEO for Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile.

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