Meet the Proclaim Interactive team!
Sam Bowman, Associate Search Marketing Strategist
Joined the team: June 2017
Please describe your role here at Proclaim.
S: I’m an Associate Search Marketing Strategist! I handle the PPC (pay-per-click) side of things, and work primarily with Google Ads and Facebook Business Manager to try and optimize our clients’ accounts and figure out how to help them grow. I’ve also been learning SEO under Chrissy, and I hope to be able to increase my understanding of it even more.
What’s your favorite instrument and favorite song to play on that instrument?
S: If I have to tell the truth, then it would be the keys. I started with guitar, then moved from there to a bunch of different things, but being able to play piano is such a rare thing that people do anymore and I’m so glad I picked it up. This is also kind of ridiculous, but my favorite song to play on it is “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. Obviously its not the same as Slash, but it’s pretty cool.
Tell us the best piece of professional advice you’ve received.
S: Don’t Give Up. Throughout my time at UNCW, I had some hard circumstances to go through, but Larry Larson, the Director of Training at REEDS Jewelers, my last job, was very encouraging to me despite not even knowing what I was going through!
What fictional character would you most like meet and why?
S: Gandalf hands down. Or Aragorn. Or literally anyone from the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Trilogies. I have read almost everything Tolkien has written, and I prefer the books over the movies. But, considering the different hoops that he had to go through, Peter Jackson created a wonderful representation in the movies.
You’re our newest team member and have been with us for almost a month now. What have you found to be the tasks you really love and the tasks that are challenging, so far?
S: I love looking at numbers. A lot of the data we have comes in the form of spreadsheets, and I really like to be able to look at a group of numbers and to be able to figure out what is happening, kind of like a puzzle. The challenging tasks for me have been just adjusting to the job and learning how things were set up before I came so I can match what we are striving for as a company. Working directly under Chrissy has been very helpful in both of these tasks as she is great at explaining literally everything.
You’re a newlywed, congrats! What is one of the most fun things about marriage?
S: Now that we live together, getting to be a bartender and cook with my wife, Molly, on a regular basis has been a lot of fun! We love mojitos.
When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite thing to do?
S: Besides sleep or exercising, which let’s be honest neither happen very much, I prefer to spend my time with my wife, play music, or be outdoors.
Established in 2000, Proclaim Interactive is an award-winning, think-out-of-the-box digital marketing agency located in Wilmington, NC. Proclaim Interactive provides website design, social media management, SEO and general marketing services designed to amplify clients’ messages. For more information call 910.795.4143.