Born in Davenport, Iowa, Bob lived in Atlanta for 28 years (following 18 frozen years in Minneapolis). He’s married to a truly amazing woman who runs Beats the Streets, the non-profit she founded to help homeless people gain self-sustainable lives. His family consists of two adult sons & spouses, two adult daughters with one fiancé & one boyfriend, 8 grandchildren, a nearly human white Labrador retriever and a cat who thinks she’s a dog. Bob is a Drake University graduate, huge sports fan, reader, music and movie lover, golfer and tennis player.
Drum Worldwide LCC is a uniquely modeled creative alternative to a traditional advertising agency. We create brand activists. Not just brand enthusiasts and brand loyalists, but people who fuel movements. We’re creatively led, strategically driven, media neutral and results obsessed. We’re strategic and creative at our core, but rather than staff to try to be all things to all clients, we partner with a wide range of independent experts across all brand categories and marketing disciplines. The bottom line? Clients get the expertise they deserve, not simply the expert on staff. And they pay only for what they need, not the overhead of what they don’t.
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1. What led you to become the Creative Director at Drum Worldwide?
Man, this could be a book. So let’s just say it was lifelong passion and integrity for the advertising business and encouragement from two former clients – coupled with a healthy dose of necessity, insanity and faith.
2. What one piece of advice would you give to someone entering the marketing and advertising world?
Surround yourself with people smarter and more talented than you are. Learn from them and exercise the freedom to fail—whether in your first job or leading your first department or company.
3. What do you love most about your job?
I love and relish the creative problem-solving – the creating of strong brand strategies and creative campaigns that drive success. No doubt about that. But right along with it, I love the people I meet and learn from along the way.
4. How has being a part of the Roam Community impacted you?
Well, definitely the last sentence above – I love the people I meet and learn from, including everyone on the Roam staff in every location. The clients we’ve had here for meetings love it, as well. I also have to admit, being a virtual company by choice, Roam helps keep me from becoming Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.”
5. What is your favorite TV show and why?
Game of Thrones. The creativity, writing and acting are magnificent.