Clay, a Cleveland, OH native is one of the original founders of New Media Campaigns and has directed client relations and business development efforts since 2006. In these roles, Clay has grown NMC into an award-winning company with hundreds of clients from around the world. Clay also leads NMC's Agency Partnership program, helping advertising agencies across the country leverage new media for their clients. Clay's leadership at NMC earned him recognition by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of America's top young entrepreneurs.
Clay has managed and implemented the online marketing, SEO, and social media efforts for organizations of all sizes around the world. His work has led to millions of dollars in online transactions for non-profits, businesses, and political campaigns.
Clay has been a featured speaker around the country, including at the American Association of Political Consultants annual conference, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, the Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter, as a repeat guest lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, and more. Clay has also been quoted in publications, such as Inc., The BBC, The Atlantic, Daily Beast, Business Insider, and Fox News, on topics ranging from social media to politics and the internet to managing a virtual work place.
Prior to NMC, Clay worked with political campaigns in Ohio, helping candidates leverage new media to spread their message. Clay is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in Advertising and Political Science.