The last few weeks have been purely humbling. Last week I was thrilled to participate in an interview on NBC here in DFW. This week, the July 4th edition of Fortune magazine features an interview providing a brief glimpse into my transition from IT sales and marketing to social media and online marketing. I’ve been truly blessed to participate in a cover story with four other dynamic professionals about reinvention.
Who knew getting laid off was the best thing that could have happened to me. I’m thankful this process made me realize how rich I truly was. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to help relaunch the Social Media Club in Dallas. I’m thankful for every speaking gig I’ve been able to deliver in and get paid for. Lastly, I’m thankful to apply what I’ve learned over the last few years and my 15 years experience to my role daily at ReachLocal.
Mike D. Merrill (@mikedmerrill)
Mike Merrill is Director of Marketing at ReachLocal and Chief Bacon Maker and Marketing Strategist of Bacon Marketing. He is also Chairman of the Social Media Club of Dallas and co-organizer of Ignite Dallas.