While I know Sonny is still looking (and getting closer) for a new gig, I’m happy to report that Scott has some fantastic news to share with you all–the folks that played such a crucial role in this powerful story. Before I blurt it out myself, I’ll let Scott take the stage…
“Jerry Maguire, my agent. You’re my ambassador of Quan.”
Arik Hanson is MY ambassador of Quan.
Just one month ago, Arik called on you, his readers, to join him in Tweeting me into a new gig. And you responded. In overwhelming, breath-taking, faith-affirming fashion, you responded. Hundreds of retweets. Dozens of leads. Countless inquiries. And momentum.
It seems only fitting that I would circle back to Arik’s blog to announce that my free agency. This week I joined Ritz Marketing in Charlotte to lead their social media and emerging media team.
I’m excited to join one of Charlotte’s top five agencies. Ritz Marketing clients include the Detroit Area Honda Dealers Association, Penske Automotive Group’s Central Zone Division, McAlister’s Deli’s largest franchisee, and dozens of others.
My role at Ritz Marketing will be part teacher, part navigator, part point guard and part devil’s advocate. Many of the questions we’ve debated on the Media Emerging blog are questions Ritz Marketing clients are asking. My advice to them will be to adhere to the wisdom of Dicky Fox: “The key to this business is personal relationships.”
Which brings me to you.
You, the generous members of Arik’s community who had my back when I was looking for my feet.
You, the PR, marketing and social media groundbreakers who teach me something new every day.
You, the forward-thinkers who are coaxing, prodding and leading your companies toward the future of communication.
Thank you for your support, guidance, leads, offers, and generosity. Though we may yet be strangers, you treated me as a brother, and for that, my door is always open to you.
If you’re headed to BlogPotomac, find me. Let’s connect. You’ll find me with my agent, Arik Hanson.