James M
Writer #19384
Piqua, OH
Joined 3/13/2017
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James love for writing has always been part of his life. His fondness for the written word goes all the way back to elementary school, where he was often found creating books and stories for his classmates and friends. Since those early years, however, he has refined and expanded his writing through education and a variety of work experiences. His skills have only grown sharper with time.

His earliest undertaking with writing for employment started with his job at a local newspaper group. He was in charge of digital marketing and social media, so he would use his creative writing skills to assist his clients, as well as the newspaper, in hitting their potential customers pain points with attractive copy and artwork. He also established a community page on their website, known as the "Community Buzz", where readers could post their favorite stories and photos.

From there, James went on to a new venture in his life, and began work with McColloch-Baker Insurance Services, a part of the Ruese Insurance Group. While they brought him on for a sales position, he also used his talents to support the business in additional ways. He helped create multiple brochures, as well as come up with the company slogan, "Don't Worry We've Got This". He then used his digital know-how to revive their social media presence, bringing their Facebook followers from 30 to 300 in the short time he was there. Finally, he also established an ongoing video blog series, known as the Ruese Report, to help inform customers about coverages in a fast and friendly manner.

In his latest position with Marketing Essentials, LLC, James' knowledge for the digital marketing side of business began to blossom. He gained many certifications, including Inbound Sales, Inbound Marketing, and Growth-Driven Design, just to name a few. He used this new knowledge to create multiple blog posts, social media posts, and more, to bring potential customers to the business. He discovered that the digital sales world is a completely different beast from the older, outbound methods of the past.

Even when he is not writing for a paycheck, James also enjoys writing in his free-time. While he knows about sales, marketing, and insurance, he uses his free-time to write about the latest in entertainment and technology. He has written multiple reviews, previews, and features on movies, video games, and more, for websites such as The Workprint, Xbox Enthusiast, and Digital Nerd Advocates. He also uses his talents to host a weekly podcast, The Life of Gaming, which brings in 250+ listeners a week.

While he has stayed busy over the years with sales and marketing, James would love to make writing a full-time career. He hopes that his unique experiences and talents can help those in need find the copy they desire. No matter the subject, James understand the importance of the written word in our digital world, especially when it comes to SEO, Link Building, and attractive, attention-grabbing headlines.
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James M's Article Product Experience

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The majority of James' experience comes from Blogs and articles. Most articles average from 500-1,000 words, however, they can be longer. Often times, articles with similar themes are then taken to create future longform and eBooks. James also has experience with editing, refining, and repurposing past blogs to improve optimization.

Specialties

James specialties include blogs, eBooks, and longforms based on Digital Marketing, sales, and Home and Auto Insurance.

Interests

James has interest in the business world, including marketing, advertising and sales. Outside of his past writing experience, he also keeps up with technology and entertainment.

Education

Wright State University

James graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, OH with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He completed a dual major in Accounting and Finance.

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James received his Bachelor of Science in Business in 2009, and has been in the field ever since. He has a wide-range of experiences in sales, marketing, and advertising. Since completing his Bachelor, he has continue his education through HubSpot Academy, and has received certificates in Inbound Sales, Inbound Marketing, Growth-Driven Design, and Customer Resource Management.

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James' first step in the insurance world was with McColloch-Baker Insurance Services, part of the Ruese Insurance Group, in Piqua, OH. During his time with the company, he received his State of Ohio Property & Casualty Insurance License in 2014. Since his arrival, the company Facebook page grew from less than 30 likes to over 300. To help promote growth and have a continual stream of new content, he implemented a posting calendar across multiple social media networks, including Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. He also established an ongoing video series, known as the Ruese Report, to help inform customers about coverages in a fast and friendly manner, which is a necessity in our quick-moving digital world.

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The majority of James' experience comes from Blogs and articles. Most articles average from 500-1,000 words, however, they can be longer. Often times, articles with similar themes are then taken to create future longform and eBooks. James also has experience with editing, refining, and repurposing past blogs to improve optimization.

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James understands that social media is a critical part in any successful businesses toolbox. With over 1.5 billion active users, Facebook cannot be easily dismissed. While Facebook isn't a necessity for all businesses, those that do use it need to understand the proper content to post. James has experience posting for newspapers, insurance businesses, and marketing companies.

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Whether for business or personal use, James is frequently posting and following on Twitter. Just like other social media channels, it's extremely important to post the right message at the right time. With only 140 characters available, including links and photos, businesses need to make sure their messaging is concise and to the point. James also understands the importance of hashtags, subject trends, and animated GIFs.

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