SIDE Ink

Crafting BiggeR,Badder and Bolder Brands


Founded in 2012 by Clint Cantwell, SIDE Ink is a full service content development, public relations, marketing, branding and social media agency dedicated promoting food and lifestyle brands in a real and credible way.

With over 20 years expertise in multi-media communications and a lifetime of barbecue and grilling fun, Clint is well versed in developing and executing broad reaching campaigns which are certain to gain the exposure your brand truly deserves.

Prior to the debut of SIDE Ink, Clint spent several years as Senior Vice President of 5W Public Relations, a leading PR agency based in New York, NY while spending a whole lot of time with his friends, family and friends while perfecting and promoting the art of live fire cooking.  

Concurrently he served and continues to serve as the Editor of Grilling.com, providing rich content 5 days a week to members of the global BBQ and grilling community.

Previously Clint served as Director of Corporate Communications for Marc Ecko Enterprises (MEE), a $1.5 billion apparel and youth lifestyle company, overseeing media relations and corporate communications for the various properties under the MEE umbrella. During his career he has also served as Vice President of Rubenstein Public Relations, managing public relations and corporate communications for a diverse array of clients, as well as acting as Head of Communications and US Operations for icollector PLC, an online sales and marketing service provider for auction houses, galleries and dealers worldwide.

Clint began his career with Ogilvy Public Relations. He lives with his family in Germantown, TN with their baby puppy Charcoal and an arsenal of barbecue grills and smokers.

Clint's current client roster includes content direction and creation as Editor of Grilling.com, full service public relations services for Memphis Barbecue Company and the world's winningest woman in competition barbecue -- Melissa Cookston, video content for Omaha Steaks, creative director for Brady Lowe of Cochon Heritage BBQ and BBQ Central Radio's own Greg Rempe.

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