Oscar Murden

Content Strategist

About Me

Left brain, meet right brain. I’m that elusive endangered species: the organized creative. Or, as one boss called me, a unicorn. Some people are all ideas, no follow-through; others are all spreadsheets, no creative spark. Not me. I’m a brainstorm followed by a flash flood of productivity.

I’ve spent the past decade creating digital marketing solutions for two of the top online content publishers. Most recently, I led strategy and creative execution for About.com’s in-house agency, where I ideated and produced custom digital marketing programs that included editorial and video content (including a finalist in Digiday's Publishing Awards and Min's Best of the Web Awards), custom ad executions and social extensions for some of the world’s biggest brands.  Since moving on from that role, I have been freelancing on a variety of marketing and creative projects.

My Experience

I've created solutions for brands like Disney, Clorox, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Intel and McDonald’s. My work has been featured in the WSJ, and at numerous industry panels (SXSW, AdWeek, etc) as best-in-class solutions. 

My Superpower

I thrive on my ability to see into the DNA of what makes an idea great, and to know the steps needed to bring it to life. 

my best Quality

A glass-half-full guy with a can-do attitude, I’m the glue that keeps teams together in a way that inspires #squadgoals. 

Now that you know a bit about me — check out some of my favorite projects that I’ve produced below. 



Project Management & Communication Systems: TeamGantt, Asana, Slack, Basecamp, Teamwork PM, Trello, JIRA

Content Management Systems: Wordpress, Craft, RebelMouse, Agility, EZStudio

Basic Web Production: Squarespace, Wix

Productivity: Microsoft Office & Mac Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote, Outlook)

Design: Adobe Photoshop


Oscar is a unicorn - he has the ability to think conceptually as a marketer and tactically as a producer.
— Tara Wacks, VP Integrated Marketing
Oscar pushes the envelope and dives deep into every opportunity applying unparalleled strategy that matches both client and publisher goals. He is a true asset - creative, strategic, energetic, personable and positive.
— Marcus Witte, VP Client Solutions
Oscar is simultaneously a creative guy and a service guy; a real asset and a team player.
— Laura Salant, Senior Research Director
He led by example, giving me the confidence to never shy away from my creativity.
— Caitlin Dilena, Senior Marketing Manager

When I'm not working...


...I enjoy hanging out with my family, overanalyzing the NBA, songwriting, playing basketball, boot camping, listening to way too many podcasts, making dad jokes, and exploring the Pacific NW’s food & cocktail culture.