Developer | Designer | Digital Marketer

Scott A Croom

Houston & San Antonio Digital Marketing

About Me

Scott Croom is an experienced digital marketer dedicated to helping you reach your customers. He brings years of experience ranging from website design and development as well as social media and email marketing.

Scott’s previously managed large teams of WordPress developers as well as manages bespoke clients that require white glove and white label services. Scott has also managed mailing lists and sent over 1,500,000 emails per month for clients. These emails include marketing and prospecting emails as well as traditional newsletters.

Websites are life!
I eat digital, sleep digital,
& on rare occasion, I feel downright human.

Skills

  • WordPress 80%
  • WordPress 80%
  • Robly Email Marketing 77%
  • Constant Contact 73%
  • Social Media Marketing 75%
  • Useless Trivia 100%

Activities

Weight Lifting

Cycling

Photography

Blogging | Copywriting

Disc Golf

Camping

Freelance

As a freelancer, I’m responsible for all apsects of my digital marketing business including sales, design, and most imortantly, project management. I am very selective with my clients and happily refer potential clients to the person I feel would best serve them if I don’t think we would be a good fit. I focus on WordPress design using the DIVI framework and also manage newletters and mailing lists for clients as diverse as international law firms, restaurants, and gyms. My web desings include ecommerce, portfolio, marketing sites.

SACroom.com | September 2013 – Current

Director of Digital Marketing

As the Director of Digital Marketing, I’ve grown our subscriber base by XXXX people. I currently manage 7 newsletters and mailer for various product lines sending out over 1,000,000 emails/month using Robly and ConstantContact. I am the project manager and lead developer for the rebranding effort to consolidate our digital news sites under the banner of FMNMarketNews.com. This integrates the power of the DIVI framework and Robly email marketing.

EPIC News+Data | May 2017 – Today

Web Production Manager & Professional Services Team Lead

I took over the Professional Services Team that performed all aspects of digital marketing from SEO & email marketing as well as web design for HostGator and ASmallOrange. After significant restructuring of the large team’s project management process, I increased productivity form 1 site/designer/month to 7 sites/designer/month.

HostGator.com | January 2015 – September 2016

WP Code Academy Instructor | WordPress Developer | Social Media Director

One of the top WordPress firms in San Antonio, I managed all social media accounts for clients and acted as a junior developer. I shot instructional videos for the popular WordPress Wednesday YouTube series as well as email marketing videos for RackSpace’s CloudU online learning system. I also was an organizer of WordCamp San Antonio, the largest WordCamp in Texas.

WebTegrity.com | June 2013 – January 2015

Robotics & Engineering Instructor

I taught engineering and the Engineering Design Process to students from 6-8th grades. I combined all areas of study including math and science as well as English in order to lead young learners in being willing to design-break-design again. The difference in engineering over other courses of study is teaching learnes how to think, not just what to think. My students worn numerous awards in BEST Robotics and KidWind competitions.

Houston ISD| June 2011 – June 2013

Accolades

Front page story by the Houston Business Journal recognizing my efforts to grow Scottrade’s business dramatically by doing outreach to the Chinese and Desi communities in Sugar Land.

Houston Business Journal | June 2003

I received the Randall Miller Award for marketing excellence. This award is an award at TDWaterhouse that is given in recognition of outstanding efforts in using creative solutions for marketing. I created and executed a guerilla marketing plan to launch our Sugar Land office that helped TD Waterhouse establish an active presence in the community and to get our competitors off their game.

TD Waterhouse | December 2001

Professional Speaking Engagements

I was chosen to give my presentation Pain Free(ish) Project Management at WordCamp San Antonio 2017. One of my greatest skills is in project management and that ranges from simple builds to managing large teams.

WordCamp.tv Recording | March 2017

Software & Systems

WordPress, WooCommerce, Robly, ConstantContact, Photoshop, cPanel, WPEngine Hosting, Pressable Hosting, Hootsuite, Slack, Trello, Agile CRM, ZOHO

Formal Education

University of Houston – Clear Lake: BS in Management

Great Things Coming Soon!

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. William Shakespeare I'm starting out the new year in a big way. I've moved to Houston and have almost completed the finishing touches on my studio in my house. I've decided to split my blog into two...

Tools of the trade you may not have considered

In which I look at some of the tools of the trade you may not have considered or known about... The great glory of WordPress is that it's so widespread and such a versatile platform. The great downside of WordPress is that it's so widespread and such a versatile...

Nice Changes To Facebook Page/Community Comment System

Life gets easier for Facebook Page and Community managers Anyone that has had to manage a Facebook community or page, knows the horrible pain it used to be to make or leave comments on their pages as yourself. It used to be that you'd have to go to the Page, click the...

WP Code Academy class #2

Learning #WordPress from the experts at the #WPAcademy taught by @webtegrity. 8 weeks of learning to… http://t.co/lO94KuBz2w #WPTestMonkeys — Scott A Croom (@ScottACroom) October 9, 2014 So, I work for a firm that does WordPress in San Antonio. We've got a very good...

5 Words Every Web Developer Hates Hearing

Those five words right there. "So, you do web design..." we all hate hearing them because we know what is coming up next. The great thing about working in web design is you will always have potential business. There are more crappy websites out there than one can...

Java Humor

Java. Ahhhhh Java. We love you and we hate you. However, I have a knock knock joke that anyone in web development should be able to relate to.     I'm going to try and do more...

The Startup Creed

Inspired by and with much respect to the men and women of the US Marine Corps This is my startup. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me my startup is useless.  Without my startup, I am...

Top 10 Productivity Tools for the WordPress Developer

We live and die on WordPress. That's a given. We had a long discussion here about what you actually need to develop WordPress sites. In theory, you could develop a WordPress site on a cell phone, but that would be an unwieldy project obviously. In fact, we were...

This is why we can’t have nice developers

Laurie Voss, CTO of NPM recently wrote one of the best written articles on hiring ever. It applies to my experience in the financial services field as well as the technical fields. I was a hiring manager for about 13 years of my 15 years on Wall St. I interviewed...

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs To Be On Twitter

Twitter has evolved. What started out as a development tool quickly evolved into a medium for photographs of what people were eating. Since then, Twitter has evolved into a critical social media resource for consumers as well as businesses.   The other day, I had...

Testimonial 1

“I wanted to hire the best and after looking at several other designers, I knew Scott was the perfect guy for the job. He is a true professional. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, or what direction I wanted to go for my branding and Scott was extremely patient and listened to the ideas and direction that I wanted to go.”

– Jacob Montra

Testimonial 2

“I cannot express how pleased we are with the level of professionalism and results – but also the service and intelligence to assist with making the best choices for the design of our logo. Scott has truly exceeded all expectations and delivered a logo that is clean, eye-catching and above all a logo that captures all the elements we wished to portray (well before the agreed deadline I might add!). Scott is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Parker Holdings, Inc.

Testimonial 3

“Scott absolutely nailed my website in his first draft, delivering a perfect result much faster than I expected! When I contacted Scott about designing my website I was highly unorganized, lacking vision, ideas and actual content – possibly a ‘designer’s nightmare’! Scott’s excellent communication skills and wealth of experience in dealing with small business clients meant he could quickly identify my needs and business image and provide much needed guidance with minimal fuss. I consider myself very lucky to have met Scott and highly recommend him!”

Swanky Shoes, Inc.

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Contact Me

scott@sacroom.com

(713) 240-1516