A chat with Mike Barbeau, SVP of Sales at SocialVibe in Los Angeles.
To start, we explore a prospective future in environmental design and new wave architecture. Creating green buildings and the like. But that involved chemistry classes.
Hello, business school!
One general advertising class combined creativity, media and metrics in just the right way, and Mike was on his way.
In his first job, Mike learned how to send status reports incorrectly and get coffee for meetings. But he happened to start sitting next to the right people in meetings – rubbing elbows, massaging egos and taking chances on himself.
He’s followed a girl, his advertising passion and a variety of leads throughout a career – and a life – spent learning not to not wash, rinse and repeat.
Earth-shattering things you need to know? Check.
Bells and whistles? Yep.
Pitfalls along the way? Those, too.
Listen. Laugh. And learn.