Hi, I’m Josh Kern, and I’m a content marketer. I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years now, which sounds crazy since content marketing has only really been a “thing” for about a dozen years.
I started out in journalism in the late 1990s, but quickly realized it wasn’t for me and made the switch into marketing and copywriting. In the early 2000s that mostly meant ads, brochures and website copy (…that read like ads and brochures…), but by the end of the decade that became less promotional, more thought leadership-focused and designed to attract, educate, nurture and inspire rather than just sell.
Soon enough I moved into management and found a passion for leadership and developing other writers as well. I spent some time on the agency side as the Content Director at Brainrider, building up my client management and strategy development skills, and today I’m firmly entrenched in the “gig economy,” doing my own thing at Josh Kern Consulting; being a content marketer at Glance Marketing; building scale models at Josh Kern Scale Models; and writing and editing for SB Nation’s Toronto Raptors blog, RaptorsHQ.
This blog is my outlet for my personal writing, photography and random musings. You can check out my full bio and all of my other work at JoshKern.com.