Zero Gravity Marketing has risen above the competition to become a top digital marketing firm in Connecticut, and we credit it to our unique, diverse team. We appreciate every player, and we know that without him or her, we wouldn’t be the successful marketing firm we are today.
With this in mind, we have launched an Employee Spotlight initiative. Our hope is that, as you learn more about each of the talented individuals at our marketing firm, you will gain further insight into why we are so great together.
Today, we are thrilled to introduce Mike Shirley, Account Executive & Strategist. We have asked him a few questions to provide an insider’s look as to what makes Mike tick. Enjoy!
Mike Shirley, Account Director & Strategist
Where are you from?
Madison CT, born and raised.
How did you choose this career path?
I got involved with a brand and really enjoyed the critical thinking and problem-solving side of Digital Marketing and advertising.
What do you like most about your job?
I enjoy helping others solve their problems and reach their goals. Also working with such an awesome team of people is very rewarding.
What is your favorite part of being a member of the ZGM team?
The people I work with. Not only are they incredibly talented, but they are incredibly good, enjoyable people.
What is the strangest job you’ve ever had?
I’ve been paid to sample beers before.
What is your favorite quote?
“Do or do not, there is no try.”
Do you have any pets?
My dog, Bodhi.
Name one thing on your bucket list.
Attend an Arsenal home match at Emirates Stadium.
What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
Being a role model for my younger brothers growing up.
Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
Soccer, reading, hiking.
What’s your favorite food?
Big fan of seared tuna steaks. If it is on a menu, I will probably order it. I also really enjoy mangos. I do not have a least favorite food.
Pick three words to describe yourself.
Competitive, inquisitive, caring.
I have been listening to a lot of Juice WRLD lately.
If you were a Crayola Crayon, what would you be?
Sea Blue. I think that color speaks to the type of person I am and the vibes I give.
You’re about to perform in a karaoke bar. What song do you pick?
Too many to pick from, something from Oasis, The Beatles, Third Eye Blind, or Train.
If you could live in a TV show, book, or movie, which one would you pick?
A book, and the book would be “Alexander the Great” by Phillip Freeman.
If you could hang out with anyone for a day, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Alexander Hamilton. In my opinion, he is one of the brightest and most cunning men in American history.