Cameron Conaway


Author's Bio

Cameron Conaway is a content marketing leader and a top 50 content marketing influencer. He lives in San Francisco and is the Director of Content at Reflektion. An award-winning poet, essayist, and international investigative journalist, he's the author of five books, including Malaria, Poems, a Best Book of 2014 by NPR. Cameron's writing has been submitted for a Pulitzer Prize, nominated for a National Magazine Award and a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in Newsweek, The Guardian, Reuters, NPR, Forbes, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, among others. He's led the content marketing strategies of and created content for SaaS startups, recognizable brands such as Cadillac and Jameson Irish Whiskey, nonprofits such as the United Nations Foundation, and charities such as Rotary International. These experiences, paired with content marketing certifications from the HubSpot Academy and Content Marketing University, have built him into a versatile, data-driven, and empathic content marketing leader. And he's delivered results in the following domains: copywriting, thought leadership ghostwriting, social media marketing, public relations, influencer marketing, and SEO. Conaway’s editorial leadership was forged through years of experience as a college English instructor and journalist. As an educator, he's created and taught courses on Shakespeare, creative nonfiction, poetry, English composition, and environmental literature. As a journalist, he's received the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Fellowship—an honor given to one journalist each year—and grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the International Reporting Project. Conaway was one of 50 speakers to present at Content Marketing World 2016, where he spoke about the intersections between content marketing and journalism. He curates Content Land, a weekly resource for journalists and content marketers. Learn more at

Publications and Prizes

(Iris Press, 2014)
, Malaria
(Michigan State University Press, 2014)
, Until You Make the Shore
(Salmon Poetry, 2013)
(SALit) Savannah Art and Literature , Bare Root Review, Best Poem, Blue Fog Journal, Canopic Jar, Ghoti Magazine, J Journal, Maudlin House, Memewar Magazine, Ottawa Arts Review, Poetry Midwest, Shampoo, Stickman Review, The New Writer, The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, The Write Room
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
2015 Recipient of the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Fellowship2015 Fellow, Thailand, International Reporting Project2015 Grantee, India, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residency at Penn State Altoona2012, 2013, 2014 End Polio Now "HistoryMaker" by Rotary International2012 Wellcome Trust Arts Grant recipient2012 Reader Views Literary Award for Best Book, Mid-Atlantic (Caged)2011 Muay Thai Sponsorship from, Thailand2007-2009 Poet-in-Residency at the University of Arizona's MFA Creative Writing Program2007 Richard Russo Award for Literary Criticism2006 Richard Russo Award for Creative Writing

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Altoona, PA
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Last updated: Dec 06, 2017