Digital maturity is a marathon not a sprint. As a competitive runner, I appreciate the need to push oneself to finish as quickly as possible. However, running too fast risks early fatigue, injury, not finishing at all (the worst!) or missing a turn and heading down the wrong path. Parallels exist in the work we do here: We are regularly under pressure to reach high performance marks under aggressive deadlines, and the fastest path to the end rarely returns the winning result. The good news for our clients is that Hero Digital’s team has run enough races to know exactly how to pace ourselves and get you to the finish line.
One of my favorite quotes is “dream out loud!” To me, the most exciting thing about living in the times we do is watching predictions become reality. I grew up in Silicon Valley at the end of the analog era. My ham radio equipment was solid state, I learned how to fly a plane using VOR navigation before GPS became pervasive, and I remember when a 33MHz CPU clock speed was enviable. Digital technology then arrived as the great catalyst, and though people are still talking over the radio waves, flying, and using computers, they are doing so in a multitude of new ways. We are finally on the cusp of advancements in artificial intelligence that will make our daily routines seem as dated as the standards mentioned above. It’s all on the table now as it never has been before, and it’s the dreamers who will reap the big reward.
Hero Digital is a magical moment. With nearly 20 years in agency business experience, when I heard a team of the best and brightest agency folks I had competed with over the years were joining forces for the first time, I knew I had to be a part of it. World-class designers, engineers who innovate, and a relentless focus on delivering beyond clients’ expectations. The unique value proposition of such a team, constructed to create better customer experiences, was magnetic to me and I knew I had to be a part of it.