Loudpixel is a digital consultancy that works with companies and brands to deliver unbiased social media monitoring, measurement and insights research

Loudpixel’s founding partners—Ryan Abbott, Allie Siarto and Jeff Siarto—originally came together in a small IT office at Michigan State University in 2004. After moving to Chicago to pursue separate goals—from writing multiple technology books to doing marketing for America’s favorite canned meat—the three reunited to form Loudpixel Inc. in 2009.


Allie Siarto Co-Founder, Director of Analytics

Allie leads social media monitoring and research, with a focus on understanding social context and sentiment in order to drive action. Allie has launched monitoring programs and executed social research across a variety of industries, including restaurants, finance, auto, technology and consumer goods.

Allie started her career developing social media training and online conversation research with large PR firms in Chicago, and she currently teaches Social Media Monitoring and Measurement for Business at Michigan State University.

Jeff Siarto Co-Founder, Director of Technology

Jeff manages all things technology. He is the co-author of Head First Web Design, a comprehensive resource on designing professional websites, and author of Head First WordPress, a brain-friendly guide to creating custom WordPress blogs.

In addition to his work at Loudpixel, Jeff teaches web development courses as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University.

Lesley Smith Senior Analyst

Lesley heads the Chicago office and started with Loudpixel soon after its founding in 2010. She leads day-to-day client monitoring and research as well as manages research around Loudpixel’s industry social reports.