May 7, 2020 | seo | No Comments
Jason isn’t your typical agency guy. At the age of ten, Jason’s parents left him home alone. He decided to take this opportunity to check out the neighborhood and noticed that there was a community garage sale taking place. Within an hour, with the help of his sister, he had all of their Beanie Babies (remember those?) lined up on the front lawn, ready to be sold.
Jason’s entrepreneurial spirit has been a key factor in The Media Captain’s growth into one of the largest agencies in Ohio. It is this spirit and love of what he does that enables him and his team to generate great results for other businesses.
In high school, while most people worked a standard job, Jason sold sports tickets throughout the country on eBay. In college, he posted a job as a tennis instructor on Craigslist and turned this into a three-year job with a steady flow of clients. Jason always found a way to market services or products on the Internet to generate a profit.
After graduating college, Jason wanted to become a sports reporter. His background was in digital video. He received a job offer at a news station in Butte, Montana but decided to utilize his skillset in video, social media and digital marketing instead to start The Media Captain. The domain name (themediacaptain.com) was available for $10. A captain is viewed as a leader and his goal has always been for The Media Captain to be the leader in digital marketing. And this is the story of how The Media Captain was born in 2010! There was a void in the market for professionals who could help brands bolster their social media presence and Jason was able to capitalize on this gap in the marketplace.
Jason has worked directly with large brands on digital campaigns like McGraw-Hill, Sears, SafeAuto and Luxxotica. He has also run campaigns with the UFC, NASCAR, the Cleveland Cavaliers and consulted with the Columbus Blue Jackets on sponsorship activation efforts.
Jason loves getting his hands dirty, it is a philosophy that he feels separates The Media Captain from the competition. When you run a business, you know what works and what doesn’t work, which benefits the client.
Jason recently decided to start an e-commerce company, DermWarehouse, which sells dermatological skincare products throughout the country. His dad, a dermatologist in Columbus, has sold ten products at his skincare practice for many years. Jason decided to scale this operation so the products could be sold throughout the country.
In addition, Jason is a regular contributor on Entrepreneur.com and has been featured in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Inc., the Columbus Dispatch, Social Media Today, DigiDay and Search Engine Watch (to name a few).
To function properly, Jason needs at least three cups of coffee per day. In the past, he made it a New Year’s resolution to scale back on the caffeine, but he failed miserably. He also enjoys rooting on his hometown Columbus Blue Jackets, as he is a hockey fanatic. His favorite restaurant in town is Condado, the local taco shop across the street from The Media Captain’s office. He also enjoys working out and hanging out with family and friends.
If you want to get in touch with Jason, send him an email at [email protected].