Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in Boston, and I grew up in Canton, MA, which is about 30 minutes south of Boston. I have lived in CT since the mid-2000s (we live in Colchester, CT).
Q: How did you choose this career path?
A: Some time ago, a college friend of mine needed a website. I built it on Google Sites ?. After that was done, I realized that we needed the website to rank highly on Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search (ha!) for terms related to what they offered to drive traffic. I started reading, and reading, and reading and eventually grasped the basic concepts of SEO (which were quite different at the time). I did a lot of ‘trial and error’ testing, which lead to results. I was ecstatic and really enjoyed the whole process of SEO. As someone in marketing, this was a unique skill set that many others didn’t have or even know of. This lead me to a job at an accounting firm in the Hartford area and, eventually, here at ZGM.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Pouring in a lot of hard work that generates results is super rewarding, especially for those accounts that failed elsewhere. This, along with working with an amazing team, are what I like most about my job.
Q: What is your favorite part of being a member of the ZGM team?
A: ZGM is unlike any other agency that I know of, and unlike many of the other companies I have worked at. For one, the people are incredibly creative, driven, and kind. You won’t find any big egos. Secondly, there is a real comradery and ‘team vibe’ amongst the staffers. Working with a team with these great attributes is my favorite part.
Q: What is the strangest job you’ve ever had?
A: I worked at Fenway Park during a summer in college, selling "ICE COLD SODAHHHH!".
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: "If you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." – Conan O’Brien
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Do kids count? If not, no pets. If so, we have two very active pets – both are housebroken (for the most part).
Q: Name one thing on your bucket list.
A: Travel a lot more where I do a lot less near a beach, with a fishing rod.
Q: What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
A: It’s a work in progress one year at a time but becoming a Dad to my two kids has been, by far, my greatest accomplishment.
Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
A: Fishing, good TV/movies, family trips with the kids, geeking out on SEO, following the Sox, various home improvement projects (finishing some, not finishing others) and lawn care (not a joke).
Q: What’s your favorite food? Least favorite food?
A: Favorite: Town Spa Pizza in Stoughton, MA. Least Favorite: Olives
Q: Pick three words to describe yourself.
A: Perseverant, Honest, Resourceful.
Q: Favorite musician?
A: Led Zeppelin but more recently, The Black Keys.
Q: If you were a Crayola crayon, what color would you be?
Q: You’re about to perform in a karaoke bar. What song do you pick?
A: Don't Stop Believin'.
Q: If you could live in a TV show, book, or movie, which one would you pick?
A: Wicked Tuna
Q: If you could hang out with anyone for a day, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
A: My little brother, who passed away in 2016. I’d love to get a chance to spend more time with him.
Vice President Natural Search
Tim Dugan is the Vice President of Natural Search at Zero Gravity Marketing. Through calculated planning, it is his objective to drive quality traffic to your website, ultimately generating leads by way of effective SEO/SEM tactics.
Prior to joining Zero Gravity Marketing, Tim managed the Digital Marketing division for a firm in Manchester, CT where he executed numerous Web Design, SEO, PPC, Social Media and E-Mail Marketing campaigns for their growing client base. In addition to his extensive SEO knowledge Tim is well versed in WordPress Development.
Tim is motivated by his ability to generate a presence via the web for our clients ultimately helping them succeed. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University.