iMedia set out to find examples of marketers who embody the traits of success – inside and out — in the digital age. We determined that intelligence, creativity, open mindedness, and perseverance are the qualities that make for a truly “hot” marketer. Not surprisingly, in our quest for the hottest digital marketers, we found a lot of folks who boast all of the aforementioned characteristics. It was a tough decision, but we’ve put together a list of 10 individuals based on their professional accomplishments as well as their individual sense of style and confidence.
Reid Carr, President and CEO, Red Door Interactive
Reid Carr’s eye-catching work as the president and CEO of Red Door Interactive has landed him many awards: He was honored with two separate 40 Under 40 awards from both the San Diego Metropolitan and the New Leaders Council, he was named Most Admired CEO three times by the San Diego Business Journal, and in 2009, he was a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year program.
Under Carr’s direction, Red Door Interactive has won numerous Webbys, Addys, and (as Carr puts it) other awards that end in “y.” The company was named one of the best places to work in media and marketing by Advertising Age magazine, one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal, and a top small company workplace by Inc. magazine.
Indeed, Red Door Interactive seems like the place to work, having received both the Crystal and Marble Awards of Excellence by the San Diego Society for HR Management. Perhaps this is due, in part, to the fact that Carr is no stranger to the industry; prior to founding Red Door Interactive in 2002, Carr worked for the McQuerter Group, PBJ Digital, and TBWA/Chiat/Day.
Read full article & learn about the other winners here.