The fast-paced world of digital marketing presents an exciting challenge for anyone entering the industry and looking to succeed. With an eye on lively competition and ever-evolving trends, aspiring marketers must navigate a dynamic landscape to carve their unique path.
Our co-founder Sam Sherman recently talked about his journey from fresh-faced graduate to successful digital marketing agency owner in the business podcast “The Meredith Hudson Show.”
So, if you’re itching to break into the industry and leave your mark, here are three nuggets of wisdom Sam shared during his episode!
Key Takeaways for Digital Marketing Success
1. Think outside the box
Sam’s story highlights the power of unconventional thinking in the digital marketing industry. By leveraging free Google AdWords credits to promote himself to potential employers, he differentiated himself and secured his dream job at an agency that had looked past his application several times before! If you want to see different results, you have to try different approaches.
2. Stay humble and embrace self-growth
Despite everything you know, humbly acknowledged that there is always more to learn (no matter how experienced you are). Embracing this concept propels you on a journey of continuous learning and personal growth. Stay curious, be receptive to new ideas, and never stop honing your skills. After all, the digital marketing landscape is a wild ride that rewards those who embrace change with open arms.
3. Prioritize building a supportive network
Surround yourself with a close-knit group of like-minded professionals as early in your career as you can. And if you haven’t started yet, start now! Having this type of supportive network will take you far. Collaborate, grow together, and watch the magic happen. Plus, you never know; one of your colleagues might just become your business partner in an award-winning agency. Our co-founders (Sam and Owen) know a thing or two about that!
By embracing these lessons, you’ll navigate the waves of the ever-changing digital marketing landscape fearlessly. And adaptability and confidence will become second nature, paving the way for long-term success.
Learn more about Sam’s journey to business owner and his learnings along the way in the full podcast episode here!