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Where are you based?
Orange County, California, USA

What job do you do?
Digital Marketing

How did you get into marketing/communications?
I got into marketing by learning it all myself. I self-evaluated myself and told myself what will happen to me in the future? I needed to find a passion for something that I’ll like and can do for the rest of my life. Since my dad is already in this field, I had some interest. So I took online courses and learned everything online.

What are you most proud of in your career as a marketing/communications professional?
I’m proud that I’m running my own business and obtaining clients without any marketing degree and much work experience. I learned and grew by myself. Had some help with my dad of course.

How has marketing/communications helped the organizations you’ve worked for?
It helped them grow their business by gaining more traffic and brand recognition. We helped companies grow and get good reviews.

What challenges have you overcome on your professional journey to where you are today?
Getting out of my shell. I’m normally a shy, introverted guy. Sometimes you speak with people who are just “out there”. Building a stronger backbone to negotiating is the most important skill/experience that I learned.

Do you have any words of wisdom for someone starting out in the marketing/communications industry?
Take some online courses. Create some projects for yourself to develop a portfolio. Start your own business with someone and try to get some sales.

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