From producing podcasts and plays to artfully addressing our clients’ every marketing needs, Drew Navolio is our jack of all trades. Yes, Drew did dabble in the arts – He once did improv comedy on the main stage at Second City, he had his own podcast and he tried producing a play.
Try, we ask you, Drew?? That’s another story for another day.
Some of Drew’s favorite past times are playing with his dog Moe at the dog park, binge-watching Netflix with his wife Meg and spending as much time in the sun as possible. Throw in a little golf and Xbox One for good measure. Sounds like a nice Sunday to us!
But while Drew knows how to enjoy himself outside the office, he kills it just as much on the job. When asked what his favorite thing about his job was, he explained, “The challenges. There really is something new every day. And when you mix that with a team of people you like working with, it makes for a happy work life.”
Q: So where does Drew get that excitement and passion for the job? Well, his mom of course!
A: My professional role model is my mom. She ran an advertising agency by day and a home by night. Doing all that and affording us the life we had is remarkable.
And now, for a few Drew Navolio Quick Facts:
Q: What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
A: Control what you can control.
Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: Door County, Wisconsin. Boom.
Q: Cubs or Sox?
Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: Da Bulls
Q: Who was your first celebrity crush?
A: Thora Birch, or Dani from the cult classic Hocus Pocus
Q: If you could eat one thing the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Spaghetti and meat sauce.
Q: What is your favorite place to go in Chicago?
A: Love me some Logan Square farmers’ markets. Logan Square movie theater is pretty solid as well.
Q: What is your opinion on how social media is taking over the world?
A: I don’t know about taking over the world, but its influence and power of persuasion are far greater than many marketers were predicting back in 2005. I think it will continue to be a budget line and strategic growth area for marketers for quite some time.
Q: If you could sum up David James Group in one word, what would it be?