- Being the youngest person ever to work for his hometown newspaper (age 17) and later to be the editor-in-chief of a Boston newspaper (age 23)
- Running an entire non-profit organization as executive director (age 25)
- Becoming the youngest student in the history of the Suffolk University Executive M.B.A. program (age 26)
- Moving more than 10,000 miles to a country where he did not know the language at all and successfully learning an entirely-new industry (online marketing) on a global scale (age 28)
- Becoming Manager of Digital Marketing and Communications for a worldwide marketing and PR firm, working with clients across a wide range of sectors and industries in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East while building and marketing his own websites (age 30)
- Getting promoted to Director of SEO & Digital Marketing (age 32) and then to Senior Director (age 33)
Most likely, you came to this website through finding one of my articles and essays on my journalism blog on politics, culture, economics, and the Middle East. Even though I was laid off of my last journalism job in 2007, the heart of a reporter never dies.
Now, if you’re still reading this — I am impressed! You must care what I think. Frankly, I hate talking about myself. As a journalist by original trade and a marketer by current trade, I have always preferred to listen to other people — and now, my company’s clients — and then tell their stories online. But, after living in, working in, studying in, or traveling to Canada, Egypt, England, India, and Israel (and usually writing about it) in addition to growing up in a small city in the United States, I guess I have a few stories of my own as well.
If you want to hear the stories, you’ll need to check out my site here and my inbound-marketing one (my thoughts anywhere do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Cline Group).