Austin Brown moved to Chicago and joined 435 Digital on January 7 as our New Business Account Manager. He brings all the expertise gained through building a social media agency from the ground up while in Kansas City. He is a proponent of stand-up desks and pours all of that kind of energy into helping grow 435 Digital and helping to make our clients successful.
One of the first things Austin did here was answer our 435 Digital Team questions.
How’d you get to where you are today, working at 435 Digital?
I arrived at 435 Digital after working as a partner at a social media marketing agency back in my hometown of Kansas City. My background in Finance, Business Development, and Digital Marketing fueled my passion to explore opportunities in the Windy City. Fortunately, I now help Chicago businesses large and small understand the business opportunities of the digital world from the Tribune headquarters.
What is your favorite YouTube video?
Everyone needs to watch and follow Eric Thomas. His career as a motivational speaker exploded a few years ago after his Secret to Success video went viral. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NQREuc7JX8
Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter and why?
As a University of Kansas Jayhawk graduate, I’m a die-hard KU basketball fan. I thoroughly enjoy following the parody account an assistant coach; @FakeJoeDooley. If I’m allowed a second favorite, I would say @SeinfeldToday is a must follow by anyone who has enjoyed Seinfeld.
What is your favorite thing about Chicago?
The energy of the city is hard to beat. It is motivating to see people at all hours of the day working and being active outside.
What do you love about your role as the New Business Account Manager at 435 Digital?
Working with a diverse team of talented individuals makes my job easy. I get to help businesses understand how digital marketing can grow their business, and then explore how the team at 435 Digital can make it happen. The collaboration and resources provided by the Tribune are unmatched in producing successful results.