The Face Behind The Fur: Adam

Account management is a lot like having a caddy in golf. They help guide you along, recommending the best approach based on experience and enabling you to perform better than the competition.

To help our clients find their swing with marketing, we trust our fun-loving Account Executive Adam. Whether it’s chipping in a few new insights, ensuring that every project is up to par, or making sure every new campaign lands on the green, Adam is your man. He loves uncovering the next hole-in-one for clients and he’s never without his signature sense of humor and enthusiasm.

So enough golf puns. Here’s more from Adam!

Favorite NJ shopping area(s)?
Mostly do shopping online – amazon, bespoke post, and lately I’ve been loving ebay.

What is your go-to fine dining restaurant?
Atlantic Bar and Grill in Seaside Park for special occasions. Can’t go wrong.

Where is your favorite casual bar?
Spring through summer any place outside, but I prefer Water Street or The Patio Bar. In late fall to winter I pretty much hibernate. I hate the cold.

Would you rather lounge at the beach or hike in a mountain?
I enjoy the outdoors all around but lately I have been more partial to lounge at the beach.

What kind of music do you prefer to listen to in the car?
When riding solo I actually listen to commercials on the radio to hear client’s spots to and from work. When I have passengers, I have a wide range, but do not prefer anything that was made after 2010. I mean “Here’s my number so call me maybe” is a chart topper?

The best thing about Netwave is…
The 3 high five minimum in place for all employees. Just kidding, but it really is that moment of gratification when you complete a project the client loves or the relationships that I have formed over the years.

Favorite TV show(s)?
Just one – Seinfeld, non-stop amusement.

Favorite book(s)?
Killing series by Bill O’Reilly/Martin Dugard

What are you currently reading?
101 things you did not know about Abraham Lincoln.

Where did you grow up?
Toms River

Ideal breakfast joint on the weekend?
I am a home baser. I have a skillet that works magic.

Thoughts on Deflategate?
I am a Dolphins fan, so I was hoping for the absolutely largest penalty for Patriots.

What is the toughest surgery you had to overcome?
Only surgery I had was wisdom teeth out. All 4 at once. BOOM.

What do you like about movies?
Twists at the end. Or pegging a twist before it happens. I always look out for the trustworthy role that turns out to be conniving traitor. I guess I am just paranoid like that. I thought Nemo was up to no good.

What is the most exciting activity you did?
Jumping into a cenote in Mexico was pretty neat. Big hole in the ground filled with water.

Favorite cheese?
What kind of cheese is not yours? NACHO CHEESE. Sorry couldn’t resist, I love that joke. Favorite cheese is cheddar, love it.

Alcohol drink of choice?
Just one!? Scotch, red wine, vodka/club, or beer, depends on occasion/surroundings.

Favorite pizza?
Any and all.

Favorite dessert?
Anything chocolate, it’s no secret.

Where are your tattoos?
I am tattoo free, when people ask if I am going to get one I always say I am waiting for my arms to get bigger so I can get my money’s worth.

If you could meet anyone who has passed, who would it be?
I’d like to pick John Adams brain.

If you could meet anyone living, who would it be?
I’d like to play a round of golf with Michael Jordan.

Thoughts on Mobilegheddon?
You have an hour? In short, Google flexing their market share muscle but understand their reasoning. 50% of searches on Google being used on smartphones, it makes sense to reward companies that have a smartphone friendly website.

What would you sing at karaoke night?
Journey gets my toe-a-tappin’.

What motivates you to work hard?
Love being surrounded by the Netwave team. These individuals are all passionate about what they do. When you have a team that is constantly pushing for larger, more challenging projects to showcase their talents, it is tough not to be inspired to work hard everyday.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
My nickname is Mac. Yea I know original but I swear I didn’t come up with it. I actually give nicknames to almost everyone I meet to help remember each person.

What is the worst gift you have received?
Ongoing family joke when my brother gave me a wolf whistle horn for Christmas when I was in high school. As he was trying to install the horn, he punctured my power steering line. It wasn’t one of his best gifts.

List two pet peeves.
1 – Bravo channel, anything and everything on that channel gets me fired up.
2 – Strutting around in a brand new pair of shoes and scuffing them. It’s the worst combination of being angry and disappointed.

What is your favorite beach on the Jersey Shore?
Seaside Park or Lavalette.

What workout makes you feel the best?
The one that actually takes place beyond thinking about it.

What is your favorite meal?
Homemade Mac and Cheese. Final answer. The good stuff, not that box nonsense.

Coffee is…
Not for me. Never touch the stuff.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
This changed weekly. However, when I told my mom I aspired to be a pizza maker she got a little nervous. That being said, when I actually had a job making pizzas senior year of high school, she got real nervous. But I got over that pretty quickly.

Favorite childhood memory?
I really had a great childhood all around, was very fortunate of friends I had/have, location, having a younger brother.

If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be, where would you eat?
Abraham Lincoln in the White House.

Biggest fear?
Letting people down.

Place you’d most like to visit?
Yosemite National Park… with a guide.

Furthest place you’ve ever visited.
Croatia, loved it, awesome, MUST GO!

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?
I am pretty mellow, so I am going to go with a goat.

What is your favorite font?
Phone a friend? Calling Netwave creative department…

What is your favorite city in the US and why?
Love New York. Sometimes miss working there, love going for a day trip.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
DMB in Camden with a group of my closest friends back in college. Great memories.

Thoughts on life?
All thoughts on life can be shortened up in mottos:

  • Lead by example
  • Suns out, guns out
  • Get busy living, or get busy dying
  • Mess with the bull, you get the horns
  • You only live once

Your Strategy is Always in Full Swing

As one of our trusted Account Executives, Adam works both as client advocate and marketing educator to those seeking to get more from their tried and true tactics.  He keeps a finger on the pulse of the industry—so you don’t have to!

Speak with him or one of our Account Managers today about the opportunities waiting for your brand this summer!

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