We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandria Black-Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexandria, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started my career in tech in Silicon Valley and was surrounded by so many entrepreneurs who were innovating an array of different products and services. Being in such an idea rich environment so early on in career it made starting my own business seem so much more attainable.
As a black female being apart of the tech community I often didn’t get to interact with anyone similar to me in my professional life and I wanted to change that. Seeing so many young tech entrepreneurs investing in themselves and being relentless in the pursuit of success became something I fell in love with.
After being apart of a mass lay off at a popular app in 2015, I decided to start Black Davis Management and the journey to building my own legacy in the digital advertising world.
What should our readers know about your business?
Black Davis Management is a digital marketing agency. The key differentiator is transparency. They are so many digital adverting agencies out there that focus solely on “signing the client” vs assessing their ability to actually hit the client’s goals whether that be sales or reduction of costs. I am also a product photographer so I am able to offer an end to end content creation and paid media experience.
For every partnership I focus on auditing the clients current business to accurately communicate my ability to establish longevity for my clients vs short term gains. I also seek to educate my clients on the digital marketing landscape so they can better understand performance results.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
LA area places that are must see: – Malibu beaches
– The Getty museum
– EP LP rooftop bar
– The laugh factory comedy club
– Fryman canyon hike
– The local peasant restaurant
– Salsa and Beer restaurant
– Manhattan Beach
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout a book that changed my perspective on how to manage my career and build the lifestyle i want. The “4 Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss, changed the way I saw work life balance and what it takes to not only succeed but build a lifestyle that supports both financial freedom and the ability to avoid burnout.