30 years ago the marketing landscape looked much different than it does today. The internet wasn’t around, there were limited media options and data took a while to compile, analyze and act upon. Today, marketing moves at the speed of light. There are thousands of ways to reach your audience. Data is readily available, decisions happen instantly, changes to campaigns can be made immediately. That’s the beauty of marketing, it is always changing.
While change at times can be hard, having the ability to change leads to results and growth. For over 30 years, our guest Andy Maier has worked in marketing for a variety of agencies and currently on the client-side for the past 9+ years. He and our host Susan Jones will discuss his marketing journey and why two days in marketing are never the same.
About Andy Maier
As a kid, Andy Maier enjoyed watching television commercials and reading magazine ads. He wondered what the advertiser was trying to accomplish and who they were trying to reach. That interest led to a marketing career. For over 30+ years, he has been responsible for developing strategies and goals and identifying target audiences for the clients he served and now for the company he works for, Gordon Food Service.
For 24 years, Andy worked for agencies of various sizes in Detroit, Denver, southwest Michigan and now Grand Rapids, Michigan helping B2B and B2C clients achieve their goals. His roles at the agencies varied in account services from Account Executive to VP Account Director. For the past 9 years, he has worked for Gordon Food Service, North America's largest family-managed, privately held, foodservice distributor. Andy’s first role with the company was as Marketing Manager where he played a key role in leading the efforts to re-brand the 120 year old company. He currently is responsible for marketing the company’s digital tools in the U.S. and Canada.
WVU Marketing Communications Today is hosted by Susan Jones from West Virginia University which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.