Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m originally from the Pacific Northwest in a small town just south of Seattle. I lived out there for 18 years before moving to Connecticut for college.
Q: How did you choose this career path?
A: I started going to school for psychology and realized that being a therapist wasn’t for me and that I needed to find another outlet to express my love of understanding people. I was able to find that niche in marketing and well, here we are 5 years later.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love marketing because I get to help other people achieve their dreams and goals. I also love the endless amounts of insights that can be gathered from marketing data.
Q: What is the strangest job you've ever had?
A: I don’t think I’ve worked anywhere strange, but I did work in a liquor store that was in a not-so-great part of town. That was interesting to say the least, but at least I got a good discount.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Sadly, Not yet. Once I finish grad school though, I plan on getting a husky and a pit-bull (probably not at the same time).
Q: Name one thing on your bucket list.
A: I want to climb Mt. Rainier. It’s the big mountain near Seattle that is always seen looming over the skyline. I’ve always dreamed of trekking to the top since I was little.
Q: What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
A: My junior year of college I wrote a script and acted in a commercial for a local CT Insurance company. That was a pretty cool experience to be involved in from start to finish.
Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
A: The cooking and eating of food is definitely a passion for me. I’m also a huge soccer fan.
Q: What's your favorite food? Least favorite food?
A: I’m part of the 10% of the world that doesn’t like chocolate. It’s a part of me, and I’ve accepted it. No further questions.My favorite food would have to be burgers. They are so diverse and are great vehicles for innovative food combinations.
Q: Favorite musician?
A: My music choice is so random that is basically depends on a combination of my mood, the star alignment, and my sleeping position for the night before. However, the short answer is that according to Spotify, my top three artists of 2018 were Kanye West, Neck Deep, and Taking Back Sunday.
Q: You're about to perform in a karaoke bar. What song do you pick?
A: Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore. I’ve had that memorized since I was 15.
Q: If you could hang out with anyone for a day, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
A: Definitely my grandma. She was an incredible woman and I would love to tell her about all the things I’ve accomplished. Over a nice Oriental Salad from Applebee’s on a Tuesday, because that was our standing dinner date.
Hailing from Seattle, WA, Nicholas McDermott is an experienced marketer in both the traditional and digital realms. Since graduating from the University of New Haven, he’s worked with brands from around the country including government, non-profit, and small businesses. With a background in psychology and digital marketing, Nick brings a unique perspective to every campaign using data insights to help drive meaningful customer engagements in all mediums. Outside of work, Nick is a rum enthusiast and an avid soccer fan. He can typically be found at the newest restaurant in town trying out the food or at home watching The Office reruns.