Corrigan In The News

Corrigan in the News | Jason Corrigan SEO, Content, Social
Over the last seven years, I have been fortunate to work with a number of talented professionals in developing a multitude of events and fundraisers to support great causes and those in need.

In total, I have organized, directed and developed over 50 different community/media events that have successfully raised over $100,000 for organizations spanning from The Susan G. Komen Foundation to The Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County, NY.

My ability to connect organizations in need with support groups and donors is directly related to my experience in journalism and traditional/digital marketing.

Being able to successfully connect with various media channels to drive offline consumers and donors to act is a critical component of any marketing campaign, regardless of whether you are promoting a charity event or trying to drive qualified traffic to your online properties.

At the end of the day, we are all here to do what we can to make a difference in our immediate environment. As a firm believer of Kennedy's, "Ask not what your country can do for you...," I am always interested and excited to provide as much support as I can to those in need.

Browse some of the work I have been recognized for by the media and feel free to contact me for free services that support non-profit organizations!

Print Coverage:

The Albany Times Union | Jason Corrigan SEO

 A member of The Hearst Corporation, The  

 Albany Times Union is the second largest 
 newspaper in New York State and reaches 
 over 125,000 people regularly.

The Saratogian | Jason Corrigan SEO

A Journal Register Company daily- 
newspaper from Saratoga Springs, NY. 
Covers all of Saratoga County.

The Press Republican | Jason Corrigan SEO

Owned by Community Newspaper Holding Inc., The Press Republican covers Essex, Franklin and Clinton Counties in Northern NY.

CN Weekly | Jason Corrigan SEO

A weekly community newspaper associated with The Saratogian. Published throughout southern Saratoga County and the Town of  Clifton Park.

The Daily Star | Jason Corrigan SEO

Daily newspaper owned by Community Newspaper Holdings and published throughout Otsego County, NY.

Television Coverage:

WNYT News Channel 13 | Jason Corrigan SEO
NBC affiliate station that reaches the Capital District of New York State and Western New England.

WXXA Fox News | Jason Corrigan SEO
A Fox affiliated station that covers and reaches all of Upstate New York's Capital District and Western New England.

YNN News | Jason Corrigan SEO
24-hour news channel owned by Time Warner Cable. Reaches and covers news throughout Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Central New York.

WKTV News | Jason Corrigan SEO
NBC affiliate station for the Mohawk Valley of Central New York.

WBNG News | Jason Corrigan SEO
CBS affiliate station that covers the Eastern Twin Tiers of Southern Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania.

Mayoral Campaign:

While serving as the Community Service Chair for the State University of New York College at Oneonta, I became heavily involved with City Hall and the community's councilmen.

After witnessing a tremendous waste of resources and an ineffective marketing plan, I decided to run for public office and seek out the position of City Mayor and created my own Independent Party called, "Unifying Oneonta."

Running as the first student and youngest person in the history of Oneonta, my campaign was responsible for a variety of significant accomplishments including:

  • Receiving an endorsement by Silicon Solar for our green energy platform
  • Creating original legislation regarding renter's rights - Adopted by The National Renter's Rights Association.
  • Exposing three city police officers who exhibited unethical and violent behavior toward underage women and citizens. - Three officers were fired and as a result, an investigation was performed throughout the entire city police department leading to the forced resignation of Police Chief Joseph Redmond.

Mayoral Candidate | Jason Corrigan SEO
Times Union
May 27, 2009

Jason Corrigan, a 21-year-old college student from Clifton Park, is running for mayor of Oneonta, the youngest person ever to seek the post.

The senior communications major at SUNY Oneonta is a 2006 graduate of Shenendehowa High School. He participated in the New Visions journalism program at the Times Union his senior year.

Working with campaign manager Billy Kuhn, also a senior at Oneonta and a 2006 Shen grad, Corrigan has big political ambitions and a budget he hopes will reach the low four figures. His plan is to get students and others to support his candidacy with micro-payments of $10 a month. 
In the city of 13,000, students at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College account for about half the population. Corrigan considers them a group that has long felt disenfranchised.

"The students feel neglected and the year-round residents feel disrespected," he said. He wants to bring those competing constituencies together to work to solve common problems, including drugs, crime and lack of economic development.

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Shenendehowa grad vies for mayor's seat in Oneonta
The Saratogian
June 29, 2009

The young man sat erect and looked across the table straight into the eyes of the questioner. The political campaign button pinned to his shirt and the neck tie knotted up under the lapels of his collar were clear reminders that this college student’s summer vacation had a purpose.

His answers to a barrage of questions were concise, direct, and full of detail. There was a complete absence of youthful slang or text talk, no empty gestures or vacuous statements. He never tired and had no problems restating his positions time and again.

This 21-year-old knows what he wants, and that is to become the mayor of Oneonta in November.

Jason Corrigan is a 2006 Shenendehowa graduate. He spent a few days in Clifton Park recently to relax after finishing up the school year at SUNY Oneonta, where he will be a senior in the fall. After seeing some old friends he returned to Oneonta to continue his summer political campaign.

“I’m not being a rebellious student,” he said. “I want to give voters more choices and incentives than they’ve had in recent years. I’ve found as I’ve gone around that people want to have someone to reach out to them, and that hasn’t been done in quite a while.”

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Coverage From The Daily Star | Jason Corrigan SEO
Student Will Run For Mayor
The Daily Star
April 24, 2009

A State University College at Oneonta student says he wants to be the next mayor of Oneonta, a position also under consideration by the former president of Hartwick College.

Jason Corrigan, 21, said Thursday he plans to run a well-organized campaign and reach out to the entire community.

"I'm not doing this as a rebellious student," Corrigan said. "I really am concerned about the people and their welfare."

Corrigan, a registered Democrat, said he intends to get on the ballot as an independent with his Unifying Oneonta party. But he said he also plans to get on the Democratic ticket, even if that means a primary.

Corrigan said he is financially stable and is not running for the annual $19,500 mayor's paycheck.

In fact, Corrigan said if he is elected, he plans on donating his mayor's salary to a scholarship fund he intends to create that would aid qualified but financially strapped students.

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Reporter's Notebook
The Daily Star
May 9, 2009

During a public hearing on their permit, which was later granted, the men were praised by several aldermen for their behavior, as well as the appearance of their house.

"I've never heard noise or obnoxiousness," said Second Ward Alderman Paul Robinson, who lives two blocks away.

The fraternity brothers, who earned the SUNY Oneonta's chapter of the year award from among 10 recognized Greek organizations, also highlighted some of their community-service efforts.

Sitting in the audience was another SUNY Oneonta Greek member who was taking notes.

Jason Corrigan, an announced candidate for mayor, is a 21-year-old junior and community-service chairman on SUNY Oneonta's Inter-Greek Council.

He announced his candidacy last week. Mayor John Nader this year said he would not seek re-election.

Corrigan said he would be using the Internet as a campaign tool and, as promised, a video of a 5-minute speech he gave Monday on the SUNY Oneonta campus was posted on YouTube.

In his speech, Corrigan introduces himself and states his intention to run for mayor.

"As a citizen and as a student, this course of action is in response to a number of issues, a number of issues spanning from the mismanagement of several local businesses downtown as well as the lack of student economic and academic retention," Corrigan said.

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Community Activism:

Five Questions For Jason Corrigan | Jason Corrigan SEO
Five Questions for Jason Corrigan
The Saratogian/Troy Record
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Who are you?

I’m Jason Corrigan of Clifton Park. I’m 25 and I am the organic search manager for Catalyst Online. I am also a fervent community activist.

How did you get into your field?

Originally, I started out as a journalist for New York state’s second-largest newspaper. Then, I developed my career with search-engine optimization (SEO) through sales, selling local directories and social media packages throughout the Capital District.

From sales, I became the first content marketing specialist for a blog and content distribution company in Boston, overseeing and mapping out unique, custom SEO strategies for more than 100 businesses across the United States and Canada.

Today, I work with Fortune 1000 companies, managing the planning and execution of custom SEO strategies for various brands, including Oral-B, Duracell and Mr. Clean.

Read more at The Saratogian:

Domestic Violence Awareness | Jason Corrigan SEO
Best of Our Blogs: Join "Saratoga Millennial" In The Fight Against Domestic Violence
The Saratogian
October 8, 2012

One of The Saratogian’s newest community bloggers, Jason Corrigan, shines a light on the issue of domestic violence in his latest “Saratoga Millennial” blog.

Corrigan begins, “It’s important to keep in mind that domestic violence can and does affect all walks of life. It is not contained to a specific demographic or based on status, income or intelligence.”

Corrigan chose Paul Varga, a Clifton Park native, Shenendehowa graduate and on-air personality for North Country Radio to be his blog’s “Featured Millennial” this month. Varga recently used his platform to talk about his personal experiences growing up confronting violence in his own home.

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Veteran's Day Monument | Jason Corrigan SEO

New memorial to be unveiled at Veteran's Monument in Clifton Park Nov. 11
CN Weekly
November 4, 2011

Fallen soldiers of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be honored next week when an addition is made to the town’s Veteran’s Monument in Memorial Park on the Common.

The public ceremony takes place at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 11 at the town’s Veteran Monument next to the Eagle. In addition to the new memorial a flag flown over Baghdad will be raised on the park’s flagpole.

The idea to add a granite memorial that honors the fallen soldiers in the two recent wars came from Shenendehowa graduate Jason Corrigan. Corrigan is a former unsuccessful mayoral candidate in the 2009 mayor’s race in Oneonta.

“My uncle is a Vietnam War veteran and is doing something similar in Averill Park,” Corrigan said. “I thought we needed something to honor the fallen soldiers here in town.”

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Monument For Fallen Soliders | Jason Corrigan SEO
Town set to reveal monument for fallen soldiers
WNYT News Channel 13
October 29, 2011

A new memorial dedicated to the areas fallen troops in Clifton Park is set to be unveiled during a ceremony for Veterans Day, on November 11.

The ceremony will take place at the Clifton Park Commons at 3:45 p.m., where Town Supervisor Phil Barrett will pay respect to the fallen soldiers, and acknowledge the families who have lost loved ones. Families who currently have members serving overseas will be acknowledged as well.

The monument is dedicated to the memory of all Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, with several symbols etched into the granite that represent the memory of all fallen soldiers.

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Community Service | Jason Corrigan SEO
On The Bright Side: SUCO Greeks Set Community Service Record
The Daily Star
January 21, 2009

The 320 members of the fraternities and sororities at the State University College at Oneonta performed a record amount of community service during the fall 2008 semester.

The fraternities and sororities combined to perform more than 8,500 of service last semester, according to junior Jason Corrigan, Inter-Greek Council Community Service liaison, compared with about 3,000 hours during the 2007-08 academic year.

Corrigan said that when he was hired last year, he set out to repair the relationship between the community and the members of the 10 recognized Greek organizations, comprising three fraternities and seven sororities.

"Over the summer, I really wanted to focus on community service and take an active, positive approach," Corrigan said Monday. "The goal was to bring together the whole community and establish a permanent base between us."

One such effort raised more than $10,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through a letter-writing campaign in which all of the organizations participated.

Read more at The Daily Star:

9//1 Candle Vigil | Jason Corrigan SEO
300 Attend 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
The Daily Star
September 12, 2008

For some, it was a time to remember a loved one, for others, a time for reflection.

The 9/11 remembrance at State University College at Oneonta, sponsored by the Inter-Greek Council and organized by the Chi Phi fraternity, brought together about 300 students and community members to remember the tragic events, an organizer said.

The candlelight tribute started at 8:30 p.m. at the college's 9/11 memorial and included a moment of silence.

For SUCO student Jessica Moody, 19, of Stony Brook, it was personal. Her father died in the attacks, she said.

"It helps just to know people are remembering it," she said.

Her roommate, 19-year-old Liz Worthington, of Greenwich, said she was there to support her friend.

"The turnout shows that people care," she said.

Jason Corrigan, 20, community service chairman for the two participating organizations, said that he didn't lose anyone in the events seven years ago.

"You didn't have to be directly affected to remember those who were lost and appreciate what you have," he said.

Speaking to those who came to pay their respects, he said, "It taught us that we are a country of people who are able to come together and mourn with those who have lost."

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Brast Cancer Awareness | Jason Corrigan SEO
Plattsburgh State Student Hosts 5K For Breast Cancer
The Press Republican
October 20, 2007

A Plattsburgh State student worked for eight months to organize a local 5K walk/run for breast cancer.

The Plattsburgh 5K for Breast Cancer will be held today in downtown Plattsburgh.

"Growing up with only women, it's (breast cancer) definitely something I've come across in my life, and it affects men, too," sophomore Jason Corrigan said in explaining why he took on the cause.

In March, Corrigan spoke with J.W. Wiley, director of the college's Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion, who gave him contacts for City Hall.

After speaking with Mayor Donald Kasprzak and making requests to the Common Council, Corrigan's route for the 5K was approved.

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