NAME: Daniel Monday
WHY DID YOU JOIN/RENEW AT AMA?
I joined AMA to network with those in the marketing profession, both for business development purposes, and collaboration. I also joined to volunteer my time and give back to the marketing industry by serving on the board from the beginning, and continuing to stay involved.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER OF AMA?
I’ve been a member since 2013.
WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO GET OUT OF IT?
I’m hoping to build long-lasting relationships that may turn into clients, colleagues, partners, or, just good friends. It’s also a great way to learn from others and gain valuable insight from speakers throughout the year, so I hope to continue using AMA for ongoing education. At the end of the day, this is a fun group of individuals representing some really awesome companies, with opportunities to hear from the best marketers in and around Knoxville, as well as learn about what’s happening in the local business community.
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO BEST?
We throw a wicked Halloween party, but when we’re not doing that once a year, we’re executing comprehensive digital marketing plans for small and mid-sized companies that get results, which includes website development, SEO, AdWords management, social media marketing and a lot more fun, innovative stuff. Our company is basically the best at making other companies more money, and you can take that to the bank.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CLIENT?
Our favorite client knows their business well, listens to us, and understands their sales should drive decisions, based on analytics of course. We also prefer clients who are friendly and love a good pun, or generally have a great sense of humor.
WHY DO YOU LIKE WORKING THERE?
There are a variety of reasons as it relates to our company’s values and philosophies, including transparency, integrity, focus on results and customer service, responsiveness, and efficiency. Our culture is built around excellence from our team, and excellence for our customers, while emphasizing a positive, fun experience at the same time. I enjoy the people, and I love helping companies grow. Lastly, I trust the owner, because he never stops innovating, and settles for nothing less than perfection, so our business constantly focuses on the details that everyone else overlooks – and if the Devil is in the details, then we’re one hell of a company.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THAT JOB?
I’ve been with Slamdot since it began in 2005.
WHAT DO YOU FIND BEST ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN KNOXVILLE?
Knoxville has so much to offer, and the business climate here is incredible. It’s the best of big city and small town rolled into one. It’s been a very receptive and welcoming community in which to start and grow a business, and we’ve really enjoyed calling Knoxville home. The climate is great, downtown is growing, the outlying areas are really starting to thrive, and we’re at a major interstate crossroads, which are a handful of reasons why Knoxville is not only a great place to live, but operate a business, as well. And, really, the people make Knoxville what it is.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?
It used to be soccer or reading, but now I enjoy playing with our son, Walker, in my “spare time,” whether it’s killer chalk art on the back patio, reading his favorite books, a good puzzle, or shooting some hoops on the Fisher Price, and anything in between. With another baby on the way, I’m looking forward to my wife and I spending even more time being kids again.
DO YOU READ, WATCH MOVIES OR TV, AND IF SO WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES?
I love to read, but these days don’t find much time to, and don’t spend much time watching TV or movies, but usually it’s college football or basketball, and whatever is next in my Netflix queue or watch list, which consists primarily of action, comedy or documentaries.
Next time you’re at an AMA Knoxville event, be sure to chat with Daniel about his killer chalk art!