We had the good fortune of connecting with Julie Neumark and Holly Bowyer of Media & Marketing Minds (M3) and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Julie & Holly, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
Julie: At M3, we have sort of an affirmation hashtag: #lessonslearned. This started at some point during our first year in business together as a way to reframe our shoulda-woulda-coulda moments of reflection while debriefing client projects. Instead of beating ourselves up for things we wished we would have done differently, we turned it into a catchy little reminder for each other.
Holly: Whew … #lessonslearned! When you own your own business, there are so many times when you look back and say “I wish we would have done THAT differently”. Most of these lessons smack you right in the face as you are in the midst of a project and you so wish you would have taken a different path that now seems so clear.
Julie: Ya, right? And in our second year in business, we came to realize that #lessonslearned are only as good as they are applied. That’s a #lessonlearned in and of itself! We have since learned to take all of our #lessonslearned to heart and apply them moving forward. There have been so many—which I guess is a good thing—lots of opportunity for growth! Holly, what would say is one of our top #lessonslearned?
Holly: Probably the most prominent lesson learned is to know your value and present yourself with confidence and conviction because you are bringing capabilities and expertise to the table. And another important #lessonlearned is always show your fun side and take some time to laugh and enjoy what you are doing.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are a collaborative marketing team charged with a mission of understand our clients’ unique challenges and transforming them into a customized solution. Our promise: we deliver. Bottom line – there is no halfway or failure. We treat our clients as a partner and never “a project.” From concept to completion , we help businesses of all sizes TELL their story, PLAN a marketing strategy to support it and then SELL it through targeted outreach across the right online and offline channels.
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.
Living in Los Angeles, we sometimes forget what a destination city it is! From the iconic old Hollywood tourist attractions to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, picturesque mountains or desert oasis, there is something for everyone.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are too many to name individually so we would like to thank our friends, families, mentors and clients!
Photos by: Emma Bertrand