When I was a young teenager back in the early 2000s, I was quite the nerd. At 16, while in high school, I learned to code websites the old-fashioned way using Microsoft Notepad and simple HTML. I even ran a website dedicated to Nintendo 64 and a popular forum for a video game called "Perfect Dark." Surprisingly, I earned around $400 a month from running ads on my pages.
Not long after, I discovered Adobe Photoshop and started creating cool designs to impress my friends. As time went on, I started my own film production company in the mid-2000s. We focused on making short films and commercials. I taught myself how to edit videos using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. I even built websites for our productions and shared our work on platforms like YouTube.
In 2014, I felt a strong calling to move to the amazing city of Los Angeles. I wanted to live a more exciting life and chase my dreams of becoming an actor. Digital marketing skills played a crucial role in this journey since marketing is essential for success in the acting industry in LA. I created my online presence as an actor on websites like IMDb, Actor's Access, and LA Casting. Thanks to my marketing skills, I landed roles on networks like Disney, ABC, Investigation Discovery, ESPN, and The Discovery Channel. I also appeared in commercials for big companies like Intel, Kaiser Permanente, and AT&T.
In 2017, I started my own business taking headshots for fellow actors. Using my digital marketing skills, I gained recognition among agents, managers, and casting professionals. Most of my clients now come through word-of-mouth referrals and digital marketing efforts. Today, I run MRLA Media, a lifestyle blog and online advertising agency in Los Angeles with a talented team spread across the country. We specialize in Los Angeles area web design, SEO, PPC, social media ads, and photography.
With a 20-year journey in digital marketing, it is safe to say I know a thing or two. I'd be more than happy to help you with your Los Angeles local seo, social media, PPC, web design, and digital marketing related needs. Just let me know!