Sean McClure

Sean McClure

Surface Agency


CEO at Surface Agency

I'm up for

Discussing growth ideas
General networking


Data & analytics
Growth hacking


Marketing & PR 7+ years
Affiliate Marketing Advanced
Audience Analytics Advanced
Brand Marketing & Strategy Advanced
Customer Acquisition Strategy Advanced
Email Marketing Intermediate
Inbound Marketing Advanced
Marketing Analytics Advanced
Marketing Operations Advanced
Marketing Research & Strategy Advanced
Mobile Marketing Advanced
Paid Search Marketing Advanced
Product Marketing Advanced
Public & Media Relations Intermediate
Search Engine Optimization Intermediate
Social Media Marketing & Strategy Advanced


2016 - current
2014 - 2016
Tribeca Flashpoint College
VP International Business
2014 - 2014
Built In Chicago
Freelance Writer
2012 - 2013
Guardian News & Media
Head of Business Development
2011 - 2012
Fanatics, Inc.
Head of Business Development
2011 - current
Co-Founder / VP of Strategy
2007 - 2011
Chicago Tribune
Supervisor, Alternative Revenue


Emma Zimmerman
Visual Designer | Startup Institute Chicago
Venkatesann Rajagopal
Digital Marketing Head | Uniecommerce
John W Ostler
Co-Founder & Principal of UX / UI | Eight Bit Studios
Kailey Raymond
Client Executive | Startup Institute
Jeff Weber
CEO | SnagPad
Lori Botterman
Senior Editor, Tribune Brand Publishing | Chicago Tribune
Craig Sweeney
Founder & CEO | IconBocs
Jaspal Singh
entrepreneur enthusiast evangelist | jsxtech
Jonathan Sheinkop
Founder | Ergo Impact, LLC

my activity

“ It’s hard to argue that 2017 will be anything short of a historic year for the media industry. The definitive lines that once separated traditional and digital media have blurred as publishers continue to meet the growing demand for “mixe... ”
Sean created a new company profile: Surface Agency
“ Helping companies achieve self-sustaining digital growth. ”

recent blog posts

Sean McClure
It’s hard to argue that 2017 will be anything short of a historic year for the media industry.
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Sean McClure
Digital Professional Institute, the post-graduate solution to professional training in digital marketing, digital media, and programming has launched a new division aimed directly at corporate companies seeking to train and develop employees.
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Sean McClure
When was the last time you donated to a charity and how did you do it?• Pick up your dog treats at PetSmart and "donate $1 to the animal shelter" at checkout?• Automatically donate a portion of your paycheck to your company's charity?There's a lot of new options for those of us in a position to...
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Sean McClure
Enter Reva Minkoff. The Harvard honors grad. The digital marketing guru. The social media enthusiast. Reva has worn many amazing hats, but it's her latest as the Founder of DigitalGroundUp that really piqued my interest in her work.
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Sean McClure
Chicago is becoming a magnet for the Midwest's best and brightest digital talent, but what if you're lacking the digital skills needed to "play in the deep end"?Digital Professional Institute (DPI) was formed through a group of entrepreneurial minds that wanted to give experienced corporate...
VIEWS: 677

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