Animated video examples
Ohio State football schedule video for Columbus Dispatch
Fishers Food video for Canton Repository
Print design example
Design by Chris Pugh on Scribd
page 2 by Chris Pugh on Scribd
I worked with Reading Bear, an online literacy tool developed by Larry Sanger, who was one of the founders of Wikipedia. I sold the complex project to Larry’s team and managed a team of developers, designers and content managers on the project from start to finish. Here is the final product.
Examples of my work with The Columbus Dispatch and Gannett Ohio
Note: I have amassed 2.5 million-plus clicks and over 400 subscriptions from top-of-the-funnel content for Gannett Ohio publications from writing several breakouts per month.
Here are some examples of my work:
‘That’s just lazy’: Report: Dwayne Haskins called out by Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaches
240,000 plus web clicks, 53 percent Google, top-performing Buckeye post of last season
Ohio’s COVID vaccine lottery: How to know you are eligible to win $1 million
147,000 plus clicks, 68 percent Google
Ohio State grad Matt Amodio jokes about how ‘Jeopardy!’ didn’t ask players for personal stories
116,000 plus web clicks, 96 percent Facebook
Ohio’s COVID vaccine lottery: Here’s who is eligible to win $1 million
93,000 plus web clicks, 66 percent Google
What ‘Jeopardy!’ champ and Ohio State graduate Matt Amodio said on the ‘Dan Patrick Show’
89,000 plus web clicks, 96 percent Facebook
5 updates we learned from ‘AGT’ star and Ohio singer Nightbirde in new CNN interview
88,000 plus web clicks, 77 percent Google
I have worked for 20 years as a copyeditor for journalism and marketing companies.
Here is a sample of a Facebook page I currently manage.
I also actively work with managing Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube personally and professionally. I also have a working knowledge of TikTok.
I also like using relevant Facebook groups to share content. Here is an example.
Use of photos/video
We’re a visual society, so I strongly believe in using pictures and videos to actively share stories. Here is a Facebook viral post I wrote and shot video for about a prayer following a high school football game. The video was later spotlighted on the Today Show. I also like using sharing content across platforms. Here’s an example of making a video from a raw audio file and pictures from coverage of a local high school baseball player who made the Chicago White Sox. Throughout my career, I’ve worked with editors and reporters to develop audio and video content.
Here is an AdAge story where I was quoted as a spokesman for Heat Surge.
I have worked for ThisWeek’s Marching Orders and Great Food Debate podcasts. I also have a personal podcast here.
Leadership and management
Have managed teams of full-time workers and volunteers throughout my career.