About Buddy Scalera - Digital Marketing & Content Strategy
Buddy Scalera is the Senior Vice President of Interactive Content and Market Research at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide - Interactive Marketing, an award-winning agency based in New Jersey.
He leads a creative services team that delivers powerful, scaleable digital content strategy campaigns that deliver measurable marketing results. They start with research and insights, which includes analytics data from search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), and other channels.
Buddy's team creates original marketing content, optimizes existing assets, and coordinates the overall content strategy for top brands and global franchises.
He is an engaging and entertaining speaker who makes it fun to learn about digital marketing, content strategy, social media marketing, mobile marketing, pharmaceutical branding, closed-loop marketing, and ebooks.
For over 17 years, Buddy has been writing copy, designing images, and coding multimedia assets in digital channels. He is a rare creative who embraced technology early and continues to keep his skills current. He built this website from HTML/CSS templates and uses WordPress for his marketing/tech blog.
He wants you to know that writing third-person bios about yourself is really awkward. He'd rather be working with you to create something awesome for your brand. That's much more fun.
Pharma Marketing Copywriting
Buddy started his career as a journalist and entered the pharmaceutical industry as a medical writer/editor. As a medical writer/editor, he has created consumer and professional health content for prestigious clients. From basic consumer health brochures to elaborate gamified edetails for doctors, Buddy delivers copy that motivates, engages, and delivers results.
Prestigious health and pharma clients include Merck, J&J, GlaxoSmithKlein, Ortho Biotech, Novartis, Aventis, Reckitt Benckiser, Medco Health Solutions, and many others.
He continues to write informative (and occassionally brilliant) copy for a variety of channels and mediums, including web, audio, video, print, social, ebooks, and more.
Buddy has published five non fiction books. Four of these books feature his photography, which is popular among comic book artists and other creative souls. He's also published three multimedia CD-ROMs of his photography.
Buddy does his own photography production including casting, lighting, workflow, photo editing, and of course shooting.
His photo reference collections are the gold standard among comic book pros and are used in classrooms around the world. Previews and samples are available at ComicBookSchool.com.
He's an active photographer with published work in books including Body Dump, Doll Fashionistas, and more. He also served as the Interactive Consultant on the book Artist's Digital Photo Reference - Landscapes.
Journalism, Websites, Video, & Multimedia
Scalera holds a BA in Journalism from Hofstra University and was a staff reporter for the local newspaper.
He has written over 150 articles on health, politics, government, multimedia, marketing, comic books, games, movies, television and much more.
His credits include The Suburban News, The Ridgewood News, Wizard Magazine, Comic Buyer’s Guide, Comics Values Monthly, Collector’s Advantage, Scarlet Street, Combo, Spin Magazine Online, Pharmaceutical Voice and others.
Buddy Scalera is a comic book writer, self-publisher, educator, and industry critic. He has written dozens of comic books for mainstream publishers including Marvel Comics.
He has written stories that include top licensed properties, including the X-Men, Deadpool, Richie Rich, Elvira, and many others.
He is the author of five comic related books, which are featured on his educational website at ComicBookSchool.com.
As a comics industry thought leader, Scalera was featured as a professional source in a chapter of the published book The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg. For over four years, Scalera also wrote and hosted “ComixVision,” a cable-access television show that explained the comic book hobby to mainstream viewers.
At his previous job, Scalera was the original Online Editor for Wizard Entertainment. He was joined by Rus Wooton in developing Wizardworld.com, Wizardschool.com, Toyfare.com, Toywishes.com, and Inquestmag.com.
Scalera's direction, the Wizardworld.com network of sites became
one of the hottest daily destinations for comic book fans.
The site featured an impressive array of news and feature content,
which was leveraged as a marketing and promotions tool. The
Wizardschool.com site was so popular that Scalera hosted live
events at conventions in Chicago
Scalera is also an active self-publisher in both print and digital ebook formats. He has published many comic book titles including the critically acclaimed 7 Days to Fame series.