Boring Write-Up About Me and
    How I Got Crazy About Digital Marketing

    I’m assuming you just figured that out already.

    But again, hey, I’m Surej Shams.

    I’m a  full-time Digital Marketer and a Blogger from the southern state of Kerala in India.

    Well, here’s the truth, I just love Internet and Marketing. And this dates back to my childhood when there was no Internet. But I remember having a thing for print and TV ads even from my school days.

    Years later, I started my career in advertisement sales, where I was selling cinema screens to small and medium sized advertisers. After working for more than 2 years in sales roles, I made my switch to Digital Marketing, and that literally changed my life.

    A typical day in my life goes through writing content, setting up Facebook ads, creating web pages, optimizing sites for better search presence and so on.

    I have always been fascinated by websites, web content, social media and all that digital stuff. Well, that eventually took me to this field where I love working on it day and night. (though I take generous breaks)

    To sprinkle a little bit of history, my first experience with building a website goes back to 2006 when I was in school. That really wasn’t an actual website, but a WAP site without a custom domain where we could place some links to external content.

    Later on I created multiple blogs on platforms like blogspot.com and wordpress.com for free. But never got serious about it and left many of them halfway through.

    Things changed in 2017 when I switched from a full-time sales job to a branding agency where I had to handle business development and marketing which was mostly online. That is really when I realized I can do a lot better in Digital Marketing than in Sales.

    6 months later I had Digitug ready at the back of my mind with plans to offer social media marketing services to local clients. While I had the plans running only in my head, I took a lot of effort to learn maximum online marketing stuff hands-on. I also got into one of the renowned digital marketing agencies in town to get my hands dirty.

    While spending a few weeks with the agency, I got an interview call from another agency for a full-time role with them. Somehow this turned into a freelance opportunity to work on Facebook lead generation campaigns for some renowned brands in the state.

    I’m still grateful to those people for giving me that first freelance gig which really helped me kickstart my Facebook paid advertising career. 

    And now this is how one of my Facebook ad accounts look like.

    That was just a beginning. Later on, I got to be a part of an in-house marketing team in Bangalore and worked on several freelance projects simultaneously ranging from Facebook ads, Google ads, website development, content marketing and SEO.

    During this period, I also started to focus on my blog posts which brought me a lot of attention from my readers. My content was helpful to many who wanted to switch their careers and take up Digital Marketing jobs. There were many of them emailing me and reaching out to me on social media to ask for more digital marketing career guidance.

    Currently, I’m working as a full time Digital Marketing Consultant and a Blogger. I work on my client projects as well as create content that is helpful for businesses and marketing professionals.

    I’m really grateful if you have spent your time reading this so far. My only advice to you is, Digital Marketing is a great field with immense potential and get on the boat to learn it without wasting yet another second.  Learn it for your career or even for your own business, you’ll never regret.

    Also, feel free to make the best use of my free Digital Marketing resources for your learning and reach me anytime at mail@digitug.com if you’re stuck in your digital marketing career or want some help with building and growing a solid digital presence for your business.

    All the best

    Surej Shams
    Founder, Digitug

    Boring Write-Up About Me and
    How I Got Crazy About Digital Marketing

    I’m assuming you just figured that out already.

    But again, hey, I’m Surej Shams.

    I’m a  full-time Digital Marketer and a Blogger from the southern state of Kerala in India.

    Well, here’s the truth, I just love Internet and Marketing. And this dates back to my childhood when there was no Internet. But I remember having a thing for print and TV ads even from my school days.

    Years later, I started my career in advertisement sales, where I was selling cinema screens to small and medium sized advertisers. After working for more than 2 years in sales roles, I made my switch to Digital Marketing, and that literally changed my life.

    A typical day in my life goes through writing content, setting up Facebook ads, creating web pages, optimizing sites for better search presence and so on.

    I have always been fascinated by websites, web content, social media and all that digital stuff. Well, that eventually took me to this field where I love working on it day and night. (though I take generous breaks)

    To sprinkle a little bit of history, my first experience with building a website goes back to 2006 when I was in school. That really wasn’t an actual website, but a WAP site without a custom domain where we could place some links to external content.

    Later on I created multiple blogs on platforms like blogspot.com and wordpress.com for free. But never got serious about it and left many of them halfway through.

    Things changed in 2017 when I switched from a full-time sales job to a branding agency where I had to handle business development and marketing which was mostly online. That is really when I realized I can do a lot better in Digital Marketing than in Sales.

    6 months later I had Digitug ready at the back of my mind with plans to offer social media marketing services to local clients. While I had the plans running only in my head, I took a lot of effort to learn maximum online marketing stuff hands-on. I also got into one of the renowned digital marketing agencies in town to get my hands dirty.

    While spending a few weeks with the agency, I got an interview call from another agency for a full-time role with them. Somehow this turned into a freelance opportunity to work on Facebook lead generation campaigns for some renowned brands in the state.

    I’m still grateful to those people for giving me that first freelance gig which really helped me kickstart my Facebook paid advertising career. 

    And now this is how one of my Facebook ad accounts look like.

    Screenshot-Facebook-Ad-Account-Mobile

    That was just a beginning. Later on, I got to be a part of an in-house marketing team in Bangalore and worked on several freelance projects simultaneously ranging from Facebook ads, Google ads, website development, content marketing and SEO.

    During this period, I also started to focus on my blog posts which brought me a lot of attention from my readers. My content was helpful to many who wanted to switch their careers and take up Digital Marketing jobs. There were many of them emailing me and reaching out to me on social media to ask for more digital marketing career guidance.

    Currently, I’m working as a full time Digital Marketing Consultant and a Blogger. I work on my client projects as well as create content that is helpful for businesses and marketing professionals.

    I’m really grateful if you have spent your time reading this so far. My only advice to you is, Digital Marketing is a great field with immense potential and get on the boat to learn it without wasting yet another second.  Learn it for your career or even for your own business, you’ll never regret.

    Also, feel free to make the best use of my free Digital Marketing resources for your learning and reach me anytime at mail@digitug.com if you’re stuck in your digital marketing career or want some help with building and growing a solid digital presence for your business.

    All the best

    Surej Shams
    Founder, Digitug

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