Flynn Zaiger


B.S.M., Tulane University
Double Major in Marketing & Communications
Minor in Management


  • Sprout Social Certified
  • Google Cloud Certified
  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Cohort 12

Flynn Zaiger

As CEO of Online Optimism, Flynn Zaiger spends his day keeping his employees happy, his clients happier, and the office pups happiest.

Flynn graduated Tulane University in the Spring of 2012, getting a job in the corporate world. Six months there were enough, and with the many resources available to entrepreneurs in the city, decided to see if he could create a better place to work, performing much needed Internet marketing assistance to the many businesses in New Orleans and around Louisiana. In the eight years since, he has led the company through six expanding office spaces, improved the provided coffee from a hand-me-down Keurig to cold brew on tap, and grown the agency to 14 employees.

In addition to running Online Optimism, Flynn is actively involved in the community. He has presented repeatedly on entrepreneurial subjects at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, and spoke on digital marketing and analytics at Sage Summit in Chicago. His expertise has led to him being featured on,,,, and Social Media Today for his insights on digital marketing, managing millennials, and entrepreneurship.

Public Speaking

The COVID-19 Marketing Audit: What to Look For and Do in the Year to Come
@ The Shop at the CAC, Featured (Virtual) Presenter

Marketing in the Age of Re-Opening: What to Do Today, Next Week, and in the Months to Come
@ Tulane University Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Featured (Virtual) Presenter


Cultivating a Workplace Your Employees Won’t Hate
@ Grow St. Bernard, Panelist

How to Get Your Website on Page 1 of Google: SEO for Nonprofits
@ Nonprofit Tech Club, Featured Presentation

Adaptation in the Amazon Age
@ Stay Local, Panelist


Business Building through Social Media For Med Spas
@ BOOST, Featured Co-Presenter (with Social Media Director, Taylor Kincaid)

New Rules: Making $$ as a Creative in The Digital Age
@ Crescent City Creative Carnival, Moderator

Get Taken Seriously When You’re the Youngest in the Room
@ Emerge Summit, Presentation / Roundtable

Converting Views to Visitors with Video: 2018’s Most Engaging Marketing Tool
@ Tourism University by New Orleans & Company, Featured Co-Presenter (with Social Media Strategist, Meara McNitt)

On-Page Optimization: The Easiest (But Also Hardest) Element of SEO
@ New Orleans SEO MeetUp, Featured Presentation

The 30-Minute Must-Do Audit for your Online Marketing
@ Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Webinar Presentation


Making The Most of Managing Millennials
@ New Orleans Entrepreneur Week by The Idea Village, Presentation

No Money? No Problems! 21 Free Tools Your Startup Should Be Using
@ The Shop at the CAC, Featured Presentation


Facebook for Beginners to Experts
@ Social Media Summer Camp by Stay Local, Two Day Presentation + Workshop     

Mastering The First Page of Google: Here’s How the Experts Do It
With the American Marketing Association & New Orleans Chamber, Featured Presenter + Workshop     

This is Why No One Likes Your Website
@ Sage Summit Chicago, Presenter


Create a Million Dollar Digital Presence with 1 Hour and $25
@ New Orleans Entrepreneur Week by Idea Village, Presenter          


What’s Next in Social Media: Current Trends and Future Prospects
With LCIA, Featured Presentation          
Mastering Twitter
@ Social Media Intensive by Stay Local, Presenter          


The Perfect Fit: Best Uses of Online Marketing for Your Business
With Stay Local, Featured Presentation