We had the good fortune of connecting with Joe Bunn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joe, what do you attribute your success to?
Marketing. I truly believe that marketing has elevated our brand and been a key part of the success of Bunn DJ Company.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I started DJing 37 years ago at little teen parties around my hometown. I think I was 13 and in middle school. I would have to play songs multiple times because I didn’t have enough music back then! I kept doing it through high school and into college at UNC Chapel Hill. After I graduated, I thought, “OK that was fun, now what?”. I didn’t think it could be a career. I tried several other things, but none of them made me happy or were as successful as the DJ business. I went back to it, and never looked back. It’s been quite a ride. Bunn DJ Company now has six offices across the U.S.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Raleigh, NC is a cool city. It’s not as large as say Charlotte, but has a great vibe. Tons of great food, especially BBQ. Eastern NC BBQ is famous! I would take them to The Pit, probably to a steak spot, and then my favorite Mexican food joint Gonza’s. Then I would say let’s head to the beach (east about 2 hours) and blow off the rest of the week there on the boat. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Probably my parents. I’m sure they never thought their child would become a full time professional DJ when I started doing teen parties at the age of 13. But here I am at age 50, still going strong and more successful than ever.
Instagram: @bunndjco or @joebunn
Other: I have personal and business socials all over the place. Some of my other IG accounts are:
@bunngear (we build DJ booths)
@thedjsvault (my membership community)
Photo: Linus Johnson