Andrew Claremont (andymci) is a Toronto-based technical marketer and product manager specializing in community strategy & operations. Outside of work, you’ll find Andy with his family, usually on road trips around Ontario. Connect with Andy on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Hi! I’m Andy.

My work on the web started with forums and fansites in the early 2000’s. I went to college for Advertising, then graduated straight into the Great Recession. Nobody was hiring in the ad industry, so I fell back on my self-taught web skills.

From there I hopped between IT companies, digital agencies, and bootstrapped startups. On the side I organized local meetup groups while freelancing as a web-geek-for-hire. My work ranged from front-end development to client management and user training.

In 2015 I joined GoDaddy as their first Community Manager for GoDaddy Pro. We launched the GoDaddy Community in 2016. From there, my role expanded to cover everything from content marketing to social media strategy to product management.

In March 2022, I jumped back into the world of startups & emerging tech. I incorporated my side project, Community Stacks, to form a new boutique services firm. The gist? I help organizations build, grow, and manage their community programs, with a strong focus on operations.

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Under the hood

My blog runs on WordPress hosted with WP Engine. I use the GeneratePress Premium theme with GenerateBlocks and CoBlocks. My font pairing of choice is PT Mono for headings and Source Sans Pro for everything else. Rank Math takes care of on-site SEO. I keep an eye on stats with lightweight, privacy-first analytics by Fathom.