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Jason Avant

Writer, Editor and Content Strategist

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I'm an experienced content strategy specialist and online writer, with nine years of combined freelance and full-time experience, currently serving as Director of Content Strategy and Development at Bull Moose Progressive Marketing, a digital marketing agency. Since 2006 I've been a paid social media consultant, helping brands develop a social media presence and advising them on how to effectively grow their online communities and work with bloggers. I've spoken on brands, blogging and social media at the 2009 PRSA International Conference, the 2011 and 2012 South By Southwest Conferences, and the 2012 and 2013 Dad 2.0 Summits. I've worked on the corporate side as a social media and communications manager for Life Technologies and Intrexon, two of the world's pre-eminent biotechnology companies, and as a content marketing specialist for eDriving.com, a driving informatics and training provider.

I've had a number of other content-focused roles, beginning over 9 years ago as the founder and managing editor of DadCentric, an award-winning and popular website for fathers. Recognized by Parents Magazine as Editor's Choice For 2011's Best Dad Blog and selected by Babble.com as 2011's Best Group Dad Blog, the site and I have been featured on ABCNews.com, BusinessWeek.com, USA Today, Time.com, CNN.com, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the CBS Evening News. In addition, I was a Featured Contributor at Man of The House.com, a site for men that's been the subject of feature articles in Ad Age and The New York Times. I was a feature writer for Victory Motorcycles' corporate blog, and was a contributor to RideApart.com and RevZilla's Common Tread blog, where my focus was on motorcycle industry news. I've been a project editor for Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown website, and a contributor to Roads and Kingdoms, a James Beard Award-winning food and travel site. I continue to do freelance writing and editing work.

Portfolio
Classic Journeys
12/26/2019
The Jet Lag Cures Every Traveler Needs to Read

Classic Journeys is one of the world's leading adventure travel companies. I'm a freelance content contributor; here's a recent article I wrote for the company blog.

Roads & Kingdoms
Jason Avant, Author at Roads & Kingdoms

I'm a recurring contributor to Roads and Kingdoms, a James Beard Award-winning food and travel site co-sponsored by the late, great Anthony Bourdain.

RideApart
05/13/2014
Noob In The Box | RideApart

Looking back on it, it was watching a guy die in a motorcycle crash that made me want to become a biker. This is how I learned.

Life Technologies Corporate Blog
04/18/2013
On The Road at AACR 2013

I covered the American Association of Cancer Researchers 2013 annual meeting for Life Technologies, in my role as social media manager.

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