John Shehata

VP, Audience Development Strategy • Condé Nast
Last edited December 14, 2020

John Shehata is Vice President of Audience Development Strategy at Condé Nast overseeing SEO, Social Media Strategy, and Email Operations & Strategy for many of US premium brands (Wired, Epicurious, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, etc.). John has 20+ years of experience in the digital marketing space working with top national brands and fortune 500 companies. Previously, John was the Executive Director of Search, Social Media at Disney ABC TV Group. Shehata lead SEO and social strategies for (ABC News, ABC TV, Oscars, and Disney Channels) and worked closely with all TV shows (GMA, Nightline, 20/20, World News, etc.). John is also the founder of a leading News SEO Platform helping publishers and SEOs optimizing their content for Google Top Stories and Google News. In his long career focusing on editorial SEO and Social Strategy, John has trained many writers, bloggers, journalists and editors on Search Engine Optimization and Social Media and how to write news while keeping Search and Social channels top of mind. Prior to Disney, Shehata was the director of SEO and Social Media for Advance Local. Shehata established and led the SEO and Social Media teams for all their digital brands (,,,, etc.) and trained all the news sites and newspapers edit teams (The Plain Dealer, The Star-Ledger, The Oregonian, etc) on best online search/social practices. Shehata is recognized particularly for his SEO strategies for News and Technical SEO. He built multiple SEO products and has written several articles and continues to speak at conferences which focus on SEO and Social Media.