Ben Cook Joins Team Evolve

We are pleased to tell you about the newest addition to our growing team. Ben Cook is our new Director of Organic Channels, and his role here will involve working heavily in the Strategy and Growth stages for clients.

Tell us a little about your background.

I started in Internet Marketing almost a decade ago (wow that makes me feel old). I quickly realized that this career path offered me a lot more opportunities than the history degree I was pursuing and ended up dropping out. I started out in-house with smaller companies, moved over to Network Solutions where I was the SEO manager and then formed my own boutique agency Direct Match Media. After 3 years of running that, Derek talked me into joining the team.

What’s your favorite web site?

Twitter is pretty great but that seems like a cop-out answer. My favorite single site would probably have to be ThingsMyGirlfriendAndIHaveArguedAbout.com although itas no longer updated and is now simply mil-millington.com. XKCD.com is pretty great too.

On a given weekend, you’ll probably be:

Watching the Cardinals or Blues, BBQing, and generally spending time with my wife.

What draws you to this industry?

Marketing as a whole is kind of like mind-control which seems cool. Internet marketing, specifically SEO, is an ever changing puzzle which really appeals to me. I also like that the web gives anyone and everyone a platform.

Mac or PC?

Definitely Mac.

What’s the last book you read?

For fun: The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell
For work: Brainfluence by Roger Dooley

If you could have a beverage with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Past: My Grandpa Cook
Present: The President

Let’s say we assign you Office DJ duty (and that day will come). What 3 artists would you be sure to play?

- The Postal Service
– Really been a big fan of Imagine Dragons lately
– And then I’d probably go with something a bit older like Jethro Tull
– Oh, totally forgot They Might Be Giants! Iad probably play them too (that’s 4 but rules are made to be broken).

Is there anything you want us to know about you?

Nothing that I can think of off the top of my head. I’m a pretty wide open book and tell it like it is (or at least how I see it).

With the addition of Ben to the team, we are excited to continue refining the way we strategize and deliver success for our clients. Ben’s extraordinary knowledge and experience in organic growth will positively impact our clients and personal brand. Find Ben on LinkedIn and Twitter.

He will be speaking about Content Distribution next week at PubCon New Orleans, so make sure to tune into the #PubCon hashtag on Tuesday afternoon to follow the presentation.