Basketball, soccer, baseball; eCommerce; international development; transit and urban policy; current events; travel.
Sports (basketball, soccer, baseball); public policy; archaeology/anthropology and cultural studies; travel; higher education.
Noam received his Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany with a dual major in English and Classics. His English degree carries with it a focus on creative writing; as part of his participation in SUNY Albany's well-regarded writing-intensive program, Noam was recruited to contribute to multiple student- and faculty-run publications, creating content for literary fiction magazines, the student newspaper, and social commentary zines (holy cow, he's been writing for a looooong time!).
Noam received his Master's degree in Classical Art and Archaeology from the State University of New York at Albany's Classics Department. His thesis, which examined the evolution and distribution of defensive architectural elements along the northern borders of the Late Roman Empire in response to specific threats that included the intrusion of various Germanic tribes from their homelands in modern day Eastern Europe, sparked by the emergence of Attila the Hun's world-changing mounted army, has been widely cited in subsequent academic works.
On the heels of several years toward the completion of a PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology, during which Noam worked his way up to the number 2 role of Assistant Field Director on a well-regarded archaeological excavation in Raqqa province, Syria, he planned to move to the Syrian city of Raqqa in January, 2011, to begin a study season necessary for the completion of his doctoral thesis, focused on economic engagement and trade patterns across northern Syria and Iraq as understood from the ceramic typology of the area in the period spanning the 4th century BC through the 2nd century AD. Unfortunately, in the weeks and months leading up to his planned departure, the political and security situation in Syria deteriorated at a rapid pace. With the materials that were to constitute the basis of his study having been obliterated, and without sufficient data available to devise an alternative path to completion, he was forced to abandon his PhD studies and to pursue new opportunities.
Noam has extensive experience as a content marketing consultant across a range of industries, including on behalf of B2B big data and web design startups, large market research corporations, independent B2C and eCommerce niche websites, and international economic development consultancies.
Bringing to bear his decades of first-hand experience in now war-torn Syria, Noam was approached by a leading international economic development consultancy to aid them in making the case that population migration contributes to a thriving economy in the host nation. Combining his PhD-caliber research skills with his comfort writing for a professional, C-level audience, he was able to pull together economic and demographic data into a cogent narrative that underscored the role that newly arrived refugee and migrant populations have played in ensuring the economic health of nations throughout recent history.
As part of a fundraising campaign on behalf of a local chapter of a national non-profit focused on civic engagement, Noam was contracted to create content that would resonate with potential donors. The local chapter's focus on open government data afforded the opportunity to illustrate how robust third-party groups such as his client were essential watchdogs and quality assurance agents, acting both as a check against overreach and a reminder to focus on the constituency for local, state and federal governments.
Noam has worked with clients across several industries to produced informative and engaging blog content. His content is informed by SEO and content marketing best practices, addressing specific research questions and organically targeting relevant long-tail keywords while focusing on his clients' real "top of the marketing funnel" content needs.
Building on his lengthy academic career in the social sciences, during which he won several competitive grants for the conducting of new research and the publication of archived materials, Noam has worked with multiple clients in the NGO and international development arenas to produce accurate and compelling grant proposals and to fulfill Requests for Proposals issued by leading national and international organizations, including the United States' State Department, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development.
Working from a base of PhD-caliber research skills coupled with a career of writing for C-suite audiences in the public and private sector, Noam is able to synthesize broad data sets and to present easily digestible findings in the forms of white papers and executive summaries.