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Welcome Back, Hellos and Goodbyes from Jason Douglas

Welcome back, hello and goodbye, all in the same sentence? Yes. Everything in that sentence and title applies to everything that’s been happening in my life. Let me explain:

Welcome back refers to my tenth return to the blogosphere. It has come to my attention that when I posted new content on here, people actually read it. Add that knowledge to my passion for writing, and that equals me promising to make more time for writing. It makes sense to spend more time doing things you love and are passionate about. If you read it, I will write it. I thank you all who have, will and continue to read my content.

Hello refers to a few new additions and changes in my life. First: I have a new phone. I switched from the iPhone 3gs to the HTC Inspire. With the relationship I and many others have with their phone, this was a big move to make. I am enjoying the android network and have already sold my iPhone on Craigslist for a significant profit.

Hello, new apartment! I am very happy to report a move that is long overdue. At the end of this month, I will be moving to Golden Valley to a newly renovated apartment. Highlights include new laminate wood flooring, new stainless steel appliances, an incredible amount of closet space, a third floor view of the pool, and no roommates 🙂 With my new place located under a mile away from the West End area, I expect to become a regular at Crave, Cooper and Pei Wei. An apartment warming party is already in the works.

Goodbye is something you say when you are leaving. With that said, I am very proud to report a move that came out of the blue. Today marks an end of an era, as I am leaving my role as the Online Marketing Manager at Spyder Trap Online Marketing.

Hello is what you say when you start something new. I will be joining the team at Nina Hale as their Search Marketing Manager starting April 25.

I am extremely proud of my time at Spyder Trap, spanning over the last two years. I have been able to work with great clients, including Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Shock Doctor, UnitedHealth Group, among others. I am very lucky to have led the search marketing and social media marketing groups to where it stands today.

When I started at Spyder Trap in March 2009, I was the second salaried employee in the history of the company. Two years later, Spyder Trap has 14 employees. 700% growth speaks for itself. I am very proud to have been a major player in the company’s growth. It is something I will be able to look back on and always be proud of.

I am extremely proud of the work I completed at Spyder Trap. Despite some individuals beliefs, the quality of work I completed was good very good great. Fortunately for myself and the clients, the numbers support the claim and make that statement indisputable. It is one of the main reasons why I love the online marketing industry: the numbers do not lie.

I will miss the relationships and the clients at Spyder Trap. However, there are opportunities that come around that are too good to pass up. Spyder Trap was that opportunity in March 2009. Nina Hale is that opportunity in April 2011. I am very excited to start at Nina Hale on April 25. There is no limit to the success I will have at Nina Hale.

I want to thank Mike Rynchek and Spyder Trap for giving me the opportunity. Looking back, I consider this to be a rare relationship where both parties won. I wish Spyder Trap nothing but the best in the future.

New phone. New living space. New job. There’s a saying that bad things happen in threes. So do good great things.

We’ll talk soon, friends. I promise.


  1. April 21, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    congrats mr. douglas, all the best.

  2. Jeff
    April 21, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Early welcome to Golden Valley. It’s a good spot.

  3. Adam Kneeland
    April 21, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Congrats Jason on all the achievements. Isn’t it a good feeling to know when you accomplish great things, build life long relationships, show all the nay sayers told you so, and start the next biggest thing? Wish you all the best. Lets meet up for lunch sometime to catch up on old times.

  4. April 21, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    We’re thrilled to have you join us!

  5. April 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Congratulations on all the great new things in your life, Jason. Although all fall in a different category, they all hold a certain excitement. Your move to Nine Hale is a great step that not only beautifully highlights your past achievements, but your great work yet to come. Continue to have fun, sir!


  6. April 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Jason, this is all so exciting! Congrats! Wow! You have done great things at Spyder Trap and you will do great things at Nina Hale! Now, come to St. Paul and we’ll celebrate, #LindsAndLeah style! 🙂

  7. April 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Congratulations on the move(s) Jason! It’s always positive to make positive steps. Your new pad sounds nicer than my house! Good luck as you cut a new swath with Nina Hale!

  8. Sarah
    April 21, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Congrats on all the new exciting things, Jason! We live 2 miles from West End in SLP and love it! Enjoy your new gig.

  9. April 21, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Congratulations, Jason! It has been a pleasure working with you through your work for Children’s. I know our paths will cross again. I mean, you’re everywhere.

  10. April 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Congrats J! Looking forward catching up when we exchange awkward fist bumps next time. Once the temp warms up a bit we got to do a happy hour.

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