About

This site is essentially a “bookmark” or “virtual business card” website for me, Joe Mathieu. I have a fairly extensive digital footprint, being a digital marketing nerd, so I figured, hey, why not buy my own name and set up a page like this?

Unfortunately, the name “Joe Mathieu” is not exactly original. There is an illustrator of children’s books, and a radio host on Sirius/XM. So while I don’t really go by Joseph, my nickname has been taken for some time.

Oh well.

About me? Well, I was born & raised on the Southside of Chicago. Sometime during my youth, my family of 5 (two younger brothers) moved to Tinley Park, the Southwestern-most suburb of Cook County. I lived there until about 25 or so, when I packed up & headed back to the city.

I attended college at Columbia College here in Chicago, where I double-majored in Advertising & Radio Broadcasting. My first job out of college was at B96 (WBBM-FM), and shortly after earning my Bachelor’s Degree, I attended Colorado Tech, where I worked on my MBA.

I have spent nearly a decade in digital marketing, starting with Search Engine Marketing, which led to experience in social media, programmatic media buying, SEM, and a little SEO, too.

I’ve always had a fondness of the written word, and in 2013, I began a digital marketing, social media, and tech blog named Chicago’D.

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