Steve Campbell

Intern, Community Manager, Copywriter, Senior Copywriter, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO

Hi, I'm Steve.

I grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh and graduated from Penn State in '08 with a degree in Information Sciences & Tech.

Then, I struggled to find a job...

It was the start of the recession in the US, I had zero experience on my résumé, and I despised the idea of working in a job I wouldn't love for the rest of my days.

So, I decided to forge my own path forward.

I grew an online presence through blogging and social media, then landed an unpaid internship in Manhattan with a small company named VaynerMedia.

Founded by Gary & AJ Vaynerchuk in '09, VM hired me as its 10th employee in October 2010. When I left nearly 7 years later, the company had 700+ employees and worked with some of the largest, most recognizable brands in the world.

Suddenly, I had all kinds of experience.

I left NYC in April of 2017 to move to Denver and start a new life (and business) with my girlfriend, Melissa. Through our work with The Ascent, we're helping numerous individuals create new opportunities for themselves by building their brands.

If you're reading this, your brand could probably use a boost!
We can help you start telling your story today.


Document Your Journey on Medium

If there's one thing I understand, it's the power of storytelling. Great things happen to those who tell their stories online. It's why I started sharing mine with the world.

Before it was a business, The Ascent started as a personal blog. Today, it's a community of 35k+ people, and if you're looking for an easy way to start your personal brand journey, you can share your story there!


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Follow My Story

I write words sometimes. A lot, actually.
You can find most of them here:

I also create content in audio format regularly.
Check out my weekly podcast where I interview awesome individuals about where they came from, where they're at, and where they're going:

Lastly, if you're more of a visual learner like I am, catch some of my video content! My vlog offers an in-depth look at my day-to-day building The Ascent, developing side hustles, and offering up experience-driven advice: