Hi, I’m Adam. I was born in Florida and spent most of my childhood bouncing around North Carolina and Virginia. I consider Smith Mountain Lake, VA to be “home.” I studied Marketing and Management at Virginia Tech (after switching my major from Building Construction). Following graduation, I fulfilled a life-long goal of traveling around the world via a solo 100-day trip. Upon returning, I began the grueling job-hunting process that ultimately led me to New York City and inspired this eBook.
My advertising/media journey has taken me from Leo Burnett to Carat (Dentsu Aegis Network) and now to Droga5, where I am currently employed as a Communications Strategist.
In addition to my interests in advertising, I am an avid wakeboarder, snowboarder, and scuba diver. I enjoy a wide variety of music and dabble in guitar, drums, and piano when I get the chance.
You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter (@adamvandyke97). All views are my own and not those of my current or past employers.