Introducing Tim Donovan!

This week we welcomed a new guy to the perpetually-expanding Evolve team. Tim Donovan hails from Maxus, a GroupM/WPP agency headquartered in London & New York, with Search managed right here in St. Louis.  Prior to Maxus, Tim worked for GroupM agencies Mindshare & Outrider, totaling 5+ years of Paid Search experience.


Before delving into PPC, Tim acquired a diverse set of Sales/Marketing experiences, including residential mortgage & advertising sales, marketing research, music/entertainment promotion, and retail management. He’s a graduate of UMSL with a Bachelor’s in Business/Marketing. Tim’s true passion for marketing & advertising is the creative component, so he enjoys lending ideas when possible to help companies strengthen their brand’s perception. (Excellent!) At Evolve, Tim will initially assume the role of Paid Search Manager for key healthcare clients to help ensure their presence in a highly competitive space. We always ask new employees the same interview questions to showcase a snapshot of their personality. Here is Tim’s interview:

What’s your favorite web site? : Just click on the work link and if your brain is wired like mine you’ll be inspired by what they’ve done for major clients.

On a given Friday night, you’ll probably be:

At Llewelyn’s drinking a delicious barrel-aged stout.

What draws you to this industry?

I’m drawn to marketing and advertising by the opportunities that are available for creative people to help promote companies that offer good products/services but that just don’t quite know how. What a shame to see a great product go undiscovered.

Mac or PC?

PC, only because I have yet to learn the Mac environment.

What’s the last book you read?

7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Enticed to read more?

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

Ed Norton.  Much respect, super talented.

Let’s say we assign you Office DJ duty (and that day will come). Which 3 artists would you play first?

Lumineers, Wu Tang, and Above and Beyond… to keep it interesting.

Is there anything you want us (and the world) to know about you?

I recently made the transition to vegetarianism, striving for veganism.  I did it for the animals, and they appreciate it.

We are ecstatic to have Tim on board; he’s a really smart dude with an impressive portfolio of professional experience. Check out his LinkedIn profile.