Mad Men to SoMe Men (and women)

In the post about social media strategy on Reimagine Rural titled “Social Media: Are you still a doubter“, Michael Gass was quoted, “The next 5 years will hold more change for the advertising industry than the previous 50 did.”

I’m all in for keeping up with the changes, but I’m holding on to the martinis and coat and tie of Mad Men.

Rural communities may have been a long way from Madison Avenue, but entrepreneurs, by developing a social media strategy, can build a relationship with customers who a few years ago would have been unreachable.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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