Miles Shattuck

I’m a content producer, project manager, and marketing nerd who loves big ideas, ambitious challenges, and “Aha!” moments.

My Journey

Capital One circa 2015
PSU, 2016
The podcast booth at PSU, 2017
Promo banner for I Got Skills
The OEN team, 2019
  • Who moved my cheese?

    In December 2015, I went through one of Oregon’s largest layoffs. It was a pivotal moment in my life and I was moved to write about the experience in my first-ever blog post. After 15 years moving up, around, and through the complex world of banking and credit cards, I enrolled at Portland State University to pursue my passions and level-up my education.

  • Back to school

    In the Spring of 2016, I went back to school at 40 years old. I took full advantage of this opportunity and soaked up the education; exploring key business concepts, tackling a variety of business problems, and even launching a marketing podcast. I studied the nuts and bolts of business from an academic perspective while catching up on the latest marketing trends, SaaS tools, and CRMs. By December 2017, I had earned a BA in marketing, finished two marketing internships, and completed three certification programs.

  • The video

    To stand out and spread awareness about my job search, I developed a creative plan that combined traditional job search tactics like volunteering and networking with something fresh and creative—a video marketing campaign. Using Final Cut Pro X, Ableton Live 9, a Canon t3i, and a green screen, I produced an original “music video resumé” called I Got Skills. Released on January 3, 2018, it has been viewed over 10,000 times and shared over 80 times across social media. Overall, the plan was a success and landed me a great job at the heart of Oregon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Next adventure

    My story was published by Mac’s List in a blog post called Capitalizing on Creativity to Stand Out: Miles Shattuck’s Job Search Story. Not only did I get some great marketing experience, I learned about the startup environment in Oregon and discovered an exciting community of entrepreneurs and founders. 💪#startuplife. Now, OEN is has gone through some major changes so I’m looking for my next adventure.

    Want to connect? Get in touch!

About Me

In a Few Words

I’m a digital marketer and content producer who loves collaborating on bold ideas.

Quality > Quantity. EQ > IQ. People call me creative, passionate, and resourceful. A seasoned trainer and a teacher by nature, I create work environments that allow teams to shine.

Strengths Finder

Learner, Input, Maximizer, Winning Others Over (WOO), and Responsibility, in that order.

Myers-Briggs

ENFJ (The Protagonist). ENFJs are often politicians, teachers, and artists. ENFJs you may know: John Cusack, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey

Favorite Business Books

  • The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
  • Originals by Adam Grant
  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
  • They Ask You Answer by Marcus Sheridan

Favorite Business Podcasts

  • Work Life with Adam Grant
  • Business Wars
  • How I Built This

Skills & Expertise

Content Marketing

Rating: 9 out of 10.

Social Strategy & Community Management

Rating: 5 out of 10.

Copywriting

Rating: 6 out of 10.

Demand Generation

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Project Management

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

Audio/Video Production

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Email Marketing

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Conferences, Events & Sponsorships

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Leadership & Team building

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

Public Relations

Rating: 5 out of 10.

Graphic Design

Rating: 7 out of 10.
Check out my LinkedIn

Education

Marketing Writing Bootcamp

by Marketing Profs, 2019

Google Analytics Certification

by Google, 2018

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Marketing

at Portland State University, 2017

Digital Marketing Certification

at Portland State University (CEPE), 2017

Project Management Certification

at Portland State University (CEPE), 2016

Scrum Master Certification

by The Scrum Alliance, 2015

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish

at University of Oregon, 2000

Experience

Marketing & Communications Manager

at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, 2018-2020

Video Producer (Contract)

at Downtown Oregon City Association, 2018

Content Designer Intern

at The Public Interest Network, 2018

Content Developer Intern

at Plural Additive Manufacturing, 2017

Podcast Volunteer

at KPSU, 2017

Sales/Service Manager & Trainer (Bilingual Spanish)

at Capital One and HSBC, 2000-2015

When I’m not working

I play music.

Back in school, I was in the concert band, jazz band, marching band, pep band, and the choir. 🤓#bandnerd

I love live music, karaoke, open mics, and ’80s movie soundtracks. MoPop in Seattle and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland are two of my favorite places.

First concert: David Lee Roth on May 22, 1988, at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

I’m an avid tennis player.

Playing it. Teaching it. Watching it. Reading about it. Singles. Doubles. Table tennis. Badminton. I’m in. I own several Wimbledon Finals on DVD and I’ve read Open by Andre Agassi, Winning Ugly by Dan Gilbert, and A Champion’s Mind by Pete Sampras.

I like the mix of power, grace, and problem solving tennis requires. It’s a good workout, too.

Favorite tennis players: Rafael Nadal & Kim Clijsters.

Greatest Hits

I occasionally write about marketing trends, job search strategies, and teamwork, with music, technology, and other topics added for variety. Read a few of my most popular posts below.

Write Your Own Positioning Statement: Three Things I Learned From My Career Coach #2

This is a job you’ve wanted for a while. It’s perfect for you; a natural step up in your career with more responsibility, better pay, and an opportunity to make … CONTINUE READING

Are Networking Events Really Worth It?

Networking events can be awkward and uncomfortable. Your anxieties are on high alert. You don’t know anyone there. You’re afraid you’ll want to leave right away. “Why isn’t anyone talking …
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Real iDeal Radio Podcast S1E4: SalesFirst Recruiting Co-Founder Adam Morris

Hear my chat with Co-founder of Oregon’s SalesFirst Recruiting, Adam Morris, as he shares how being stranded at a bus stop led to founding and running a successful business. Adam …
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Joyfear (Do these 3 important things after a layoff.)

Each year, I used a week of vacation time in late July to celebrate my sister’s birthday, work on creative projects and enjoy the summer, and 2015 was no exception. The …
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Real iDeal Radio Podcast S1E6: Cover Letters, Baracuta G9 Harrington, Buddha Bar, Don’t You Forget About Gen-X

We’re up to episode 6! This episode goes from healthy breakfast, to iconic apparel, to cover letters and more. I introduce you to one of my favorite bands, Bran Van …
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