Mike McAnally - Co-Founder and Partner
Mike is the in-house technology guru at NordicClick. He has expertise in many facets of digital marketing and manages the digital strategy for a variety of clients. With more than 16 years of online marketing experience at Digital River, ShopNBC (FanBuzz) and Lifetouch, Mike’s expertise covers all elements of the digital marketing industry, from SEM and affiliate marketing to social media, Web strategy and e-commerce.
It’s not all work and no play though. Mike loves spending time with his family and friends on Lake Minnetonka, golfing and attending local events. Mike is also dedicated to promoting youth sports in the Minnetonka area as the Youth Wrestling Board President and volunteer coach for wrestling and baseball.
1. What is your first memory of the Internet?
In 1996, I logged on via our new 26k modem and visited my first Web site. A picture took over 5 minutes to load and at that point I thought no one would ever use this World Wide Web thing.
2. Favorite lakes memory? What does being on the water mean you?
My dad was a professional bass fisherman when I was a kid and I remember the weekend drives to the lakes where I would help run the tournaments. My favorite lake to visit was Lake Minnetonka. When I was 12 years old, I was standing on the dock looking across the lake and I made a promise to myself that someday I would live on this lake. My dream recently came true.
3. How many cups of coffee do you drink per day?
0 - I'm a Diet Mountain Dew guy
4. Most used app on your phone?
Fox 9 Weather - I'm a wannabe Meteorologist
5. Favorite cartoon character?
6. Favorite travel location?
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
7. Favorite potluck dish?
Toss-up between Ham Pickle Roll ups and Deviled Eggs
8. Childhood dream job?
Growing up watching AWA Wrestling, I always wanted to be a Professional wrestler