About

I created this website to showcase both my professional work as a marketer and my *cough* professional work as a music, ha ha. Speaking of, check out my awesome work and awesome music.

A Little Background on Myself

After graduating from West Chester University in 2013, I moved to Los Angeles, California to begin my career as a Marketing Assistant at an eCommerce business. A short while after, I was promoted to Product Marketing Manager where I was in charge of managing a team, structuring categories, introducing new product lines to the website, liaising with vendors, pricing, content, and more. I also learned how to use Amazon’s Seller Central which meant both adding our own original products and adding our listing to currently existing products. After three years, I decided to go for my Masters in e-Marketing and Social Media.

During the summer (in the midst of writing my dissertation), I started working in PPC at Syzygy (a division of WPP). I learned how to effectively use DoubleClick, Google AdWords, and Bing. Eventually, I was in charge of optimizing several European markets with monthly budgets of over €500k. And as 6-month contract at Syzygy came to an end, I began applying for a Marketing job back in Los Angeles.

I landed a job as a Digital Marketing Manager at MTM Special Ops Watches / American Logo Watch and soon took control of all the AdWords, Bing, and Social Media campaigns. I began by restructuring our AdWords, Bing, and Social Media campaigns to fit "best practices". In AdWords, I created and managed all remarketing, RSLA, DSA, YouTube, Display, and Shopping campaigns. For Bing, I restructured and launched all of our search, shopping, and DSA campaigns. Posted organic content on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+, as well as paid on Facebook and Instagram. As time progressed, I took on more responsibility related to SEO, using platforms like Moz, SEMRush, Google Analytics (from day one), Yoast plug-in for WordPress, and Google Search Console. At the same time, I created several landing pages and rewrote content on a number of products.Once promoted to Digital Marketing Director, I began taking on paid partnerships and maintaining relationships with magazines, influencers, and more. Partners I've worked with: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Maxim Magazine, Inked Magazine, and several watch-related websites for sponsored content.After nearly 8 months, I returned to Europe to marry my fiance. Now, I still work remotely, as a Digital Marketing Director for MTM Special Ops Watch and have a second job as a Digital Marketing Consultant for SMBs (4 clients and growing).I spend a great deal of time reading up on current digital marketing trends as well as working on my own projects to gain experience in fields I currently do not work in.

Now, having made the move to London, my experience has only grown! Check out my LinkedIn for more information: here.

I have developed a thorough understanding of the following areas of marketing:

  • Search engine marketing: Google Ads / AdWords, DoubleClick, Microsft Ads / Bing, Oath, Display, YouTube, Shopping

  • Social media marketing: Facebook, Instagram, exposure to Pinterest and Twitter. Dissertation was written about Snapchat and Facebook ads.

  • Affiliate marketing: theory and motivation behind affiliate marketing. Have yet to test!

  • Email marketing: theory and strategy behind email marketing. Have used Mailchimp to launch holiday campaigns and giveaways.

  • SEO: organic and technical SEO.

  • CRO: Google Optimize and Hotjar.

  • And many, many more areas!

    Feel free to click around and learn more about the man I am!

    School

    e-Marketing and Social Media | Masters | 2016-2017

    A distinguished graduate from the e-Marketing and Social Media Masters program at Middlesex University in London. Dissertation topic: the effectiveness of mobile social networking in-app advertisements from U.S. Millennials' perspective. Key courses include: social media strategy, mobile marketing strategy, and e-marketing strategy.

    Marketing Majore / International Business Minor | Bachelors | 2009-2013

    I graduated Cum Laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a B.A. in Marketing with a Minor in International Business.

    I also studied abroad at American Intercontinental University in London, England for a semester in 2010 (GPA: 3.75/4).

    Work

    Below is a list of my most recent work experience. Please contact me if you have any further questions. Check out my LinkedIn for more information: here.

    Experience


    Sail; London, England – 3/2019 to Present
    Head of Performance Marketing

    MTM Special Ops Watches & American Logo Watch; Remote | L.A., CA (10/2017-Present)
    Digital Marketing Director - 5/2017 to Present (Remote since July) * Part-Time role

    Digital Marketing Manager– Paid Search, Paid/Organic Social, SEO – 10/2017 to 5/2018 (7 Months)

    Digital Marketing Consultant; Remote – 9/2016 to Present

    Mason Collective, LLC; Remote – 5/2018 to Present
    Paid Search & Social Manager

    Wires Glasses Ltd; London, England – 9/2018 to 2/2019
    Head of Marketing

    Syzygy (Division of WPP); London, England – 4/2017 to 10/2017 (6 Month Contract)
    Paid Search PPC (Pay-per-click) Account Executive, Client: Fortune 500 Travel Company

    DigitalBuyer.com; Los Angeles, CA – 8/2013 to 6/2016 (2 Years, 10 Months)
    Product Marketing Manager - eCommerce

    I am constantly on the lookout for new and exciting freelance opportunities, so please contact me here if you want to work together!

    Music

    In my free time I like to play, record, and produce music. My main instruments are drums (20+ years), bass (15+ years) and guitar (15+ years).

    Check out my Soundcloud where I play and produce everything and my YouTube - LSDRUM or Laidout.

    Projects

    Click here to view my university projects (2017 Masters). Other projects include a few websites I made in my free time.

    • Freezetime Band Website: Here's a project I worked on for my father's band. Music player, links to downloads, and more

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