Teleport to his next big travel adventure: Meet Michael!
Follow the yellow brick road to meet the wizards behind the curtain at Accelity! We might not practice magic, but we can make content appear in the blink of an eye. In this blog series, we will feature one of our talented team members so you can see what we are all about. This month’s star is Michael Ray!
What drew you to Accelity?
The one facet of marketing I have always been drawn to the most is developing strategy, so the potential for a role where my sole focus was immediately attractive to me. What sold me on Accelity, though, was that throughout the interview process, I was impressed by every single person I spoke to – their personality, their expertise, and their openness to answering every question I had while also asking questions to ensure the role would be a good fit for both parties. Long story short, I felt listened to, which closed the deal for me.
What is something you are proud of with your work?
I am most proud of when a strategy I created achieves or surpasses the goals set for it. A good strategy is dependent on gaining an understanding of the client’s needs and challenges, leveraging data and best practices, and also a gut instinct based on logic of what will work for a particular client. Putting all of those elements together isn’t easy and to see it pay off for them is the absolute best.
Who would you switch places with for one day?
Honestly, I’m pretty happy with my life and where I’ve come so far. If I have to switch with someone, though, I’d likely pick a random curator of the Disney archive just to be able to see all of the amazing memorabilia and history of a company I love.
If you could have one special power, what would it be?
Teleportation. I love to travel, and the idea of being able to go anywhere in the blink of an eye would be incredible.
What is your favorite movie quote?
“I guess it all comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.”- The Shawshank Redemption
If a friend/colleague were to bump into you in public, where would you most likely be?
Either out to eat or singing karaoke.
What is something you’d want a newcomer to Milwaukee to know?
Living here my whole life, I’ve gotten to experience so much of what Milwaukee has to offer – great museums, beautiful art and artists, music festivals, amazing food, the friendliest people, and so much more – and nearly everything is a 20-minute drive or less away. Milwaukee has all the benefits of a larger city without the chaos.