Professional: Writing and Marketing

You can see Alexander is a pretty active guy, but his greatest strength has always been his ability to write. Alexander began writing practically around the time he learned to read; his first publication was in the local Harrisburg, PA newspaper, The Patriot News, when the paper ran an essay he wrote in second grade.

Alexander wrote for both his high school and college newspapers on the sports and news staffs, respectively. After college, he was a featured columnist for Bleacher Report, where he accrued nearly 700K reads. Highlights from his time at Bleacher Report include a shoutout via Twitter from Mike Tyson on a career retrospective piece and writing two separate articles that were picked up published by The Atlantic.

After his time at Bleacher Report, Alexander worked as a junior staffer for the PR firm Levick, where he continued writing as a ghostwriter and blogger.  A highlight from his time there was a publication in The Baltimore Sun.

Alexander then put his work writing talents to work as a product manager for the startup Spree Commerce, which was then acquired by First Data. There, he produced all of the team’s written content, including blogs, press releases, social media posts and customer support documentation. He also produced screencasts and led client support efforts.

After that, he worked for the Harrisburg, PA-based startup Pledge It. He still did a lot of writing, but added email marketing to his background, and started the company’s first e-newsletter through the use of MailChimp. Alexander now has proficiency in tools such as MailChimp, HubSpot, Google Ads, WordPress, iMovie, Microsoft Office and the Google Drive suite.

In Alexander’s free time he still writes freelance, markets his book and kicks butt on the rugby field. He has been featured by Rugby Today as both a regular contributor and a player. (Click here to view his full rugby profile).

You can follow Alexander on Twitter @alexanderdiegel or email him at diegelam@gmail.com.

Aspiring Athlete. Professional Nerd.