Richart Ruddie, Strategic Advisor of Brand Defenders: Growing Brand Reputation Online

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on May 16, 2022

Richart Ruddie is a pioneer in the ORM space who has developed software and processes to help resolve public relations issues online. Rich is a serial entrepreneur, an avid art collector, effective altruist, real estate developer, and world traveler. He currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he is active in improving the local community there partnering on over a dozen projects building single-family homes in the Broward county area. On this episode of The Grit Daily Podcast, Richart explained that after leaving his trading job he went back to school.

BRANDefenders is a digital marketing company offering services ranging from SEO, Paid Advertisement, Online Reputation Management (ORM), consulting, and more. Their company has years of experience shaping online search results through PR and suppression techniques. They are also able to remove negative content online. They know how to get these unwanted listings removed and have created proprietary, legal techniques, not just to hide them from the search results but to insulate against future repeat rankings of negative articles.

Every case and scenario is unique and they commonly help clients who have been defamed on sites like,,,,, local and national news sites, and many more. If you haven’t faced these difficult circumstances online, they have specialized techniques for building insulation from these potential risks to an online brand and reputation.

In addition to having the ability to completely remove negative listings that are found on the internet, their branding gurus can craft campaigns to successfully replace negative articles with positive articles that are factual, truthful, and not merely promotional. They can get great reviews from your satisfied customers using a number of different techniques and tools that they have perfected through the years.

Their team of white-hat internet marketing experts know the search engines inside and out. They understand how keywords and keyword phrases turn up negative results and they know ways that are unique to get them offline. They have a variety of tools at their disposal to help in keeping your reputation fair and accurate. Unlike many of the companies just springing up to handle this problem online, they’ve been doing this for 10+ years. They have thousands of satisfied clients under their belt on 5 continents.

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Jennifer Johnson is an Operations Specialist and Booking Producer at Grit Daily.

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