6. Adam Ornelas, Marketing King: Secret Sauce Behind David Dobrik, Chipotle & Whole Foods
The Julian J. Franco Show
Adam Ornelas is a marketing & advertising expert. Worked on the Whole Foods social and community relations team. Social Media & Influencer strategist for Chipotle, working with celebrities like Addison Rae & David Dobrik & brands like Red Bull & Reebok. He built an app that won him $25,000 from The University Of New Mexico. Also - If you need a partner for Trivia Night, Adam’s your guy! His nickname on the streets is Trivia God! @theatomray@julianjfranco
Ep. 75: Social Media & Influencer Strategist at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Adam Ornelas: How Skateboarding With Tony Hawk and Addison Rae is Just Another Day in the Office
How The F**k Did You Get That Job?
How the f**k did Adam Ornelas go from winning a business competition with an app he helped create to being part of the social team at Chipotle? Adam graduated from the University of New Mexico in his hometown of Albuquerque in 2013. Shortly after graduating, Adam co-founded a company called Culture Engineers. Adam spent a short time in Venice, California at Mark Cuban’s Recess Inc. before moving to Denver to join the marketing team of Whole Foods. Eventually, by 2018, he was leading content partnerships, digital tactics for new store openings, and new product launches as their Senior Marketing Manager of Global Social Media & Influencer Marketing. Adam has been recognized by AdWeek the last three years for his accomplishments thus far, and today, he is the Social Media & Influencer Strategist at Chipotle Mexican Grill leading all influencer activations, influencer content and the Chipotle Celebrity Card Program. So how did Adam get the confidence to up and move to cities all over the U.S.? And what is his Chipotle order?
Adam Ornelas. Marketing Professional and PodcasterAdam Ornelas on how to share your true self in the world of marketing[clear]Adam Ornelas is a marketing professional, community strategist, and podcaster based in Denver, Colorado. A Self proclaimed "reformed bro", Adam found his love of marketing at an early age. He started his own event company while in college in Albuquerque, and dove head first into professional brand marketing since. Adam has worked in ad agencies and startups before finding his current position as Regional Marketing Manager for Whole Foods, where he creates marketing initiatives geared to grow sales, brand recognition, consumer base, and community. He's at his best when mixing and mingling with new and old friends alike. He loves exploring new restaurants and finding new ways to get better as his craft.[clear]Adam is a fellow podcaster. His show, The Direct message, is awesome and on the top of my podcast subscription list. Needless to say, Adam and I had plenty to talk about. We hit it off and had a great conversation, hopefully not the last, enjoy…[hr]SHOW NOTES[clear]CONTACT ADAM ORNELASAdam Ornelas | Linked In ProfileAdam Ornelas | InstagramAdam's Podcast | The Direct Message[clear]About The Direct Message PodcastConnections make the world go ‘round. Direct Message (The DM) borrows its name from reaching out to strangers across the web, whether it be for friendship, advice, a job, or whatever - it’s about making the world a bit smaller for one’s self by striking up a conversation. You never know you might meet and what you might learn. Adam Ornelas brings listeners into his “DMs” with connections he’s made with movers, shakers, and taste makers across food, business, and fun. Candid conversations about where they’ve been, what they’re doing, and where they want to go.[clear]Adams Quotes"If content is king, data is queen""Redtape Samurai”"Real Rocognizes Real"[clear] Adams Favorite PodcastsFrom ScratchPost Grad ProblemsRecode DecodeScott Gallaway[hr]Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast!For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! [hr]