FiveFifty Employee Profile: Dan Bombard

By August 18, 2015Uncategorized

3U2A2185Up next in our series of employee profiles, we’ve got Dan Bombard. Dan is FiveFifty’s Account Manager who specializes in social advertising. He’s also something of a rock star, but we’ll let him tell you that in his own words.

What did you do before starting with FiveFifty?

I worked as an Account Manager for paid social media campaigns at AdTaxi Networks. They operate out of the Denver Post building downtown. Previous to that, I worked at a design, branding, and merchandising agency in Boulder, CO called Anthem Branding.

What has surprised you most about working with FiveFifty?

I was surprised by how little I knew about the online advertising ecosystem before working at FiveFifty. I have learned a lot about programmatic display advertising since starting here.

What might someone be surprised to know about you?

Someone might be surprised to know that I sing and play guitar in a rock and roll band. We aren’t popular or anything like that – we play maybe once a month at a small bar or venue for fun. My band-mates are fellas I went to high school with in Boulder. We weren’t extremely close at that time, but we ran into each other outside of a venue last year and decided to try playing music together. We’ve been playing consistently since then. Our music has mostly classic rock influences.

How do you spend your free time?

I really enjoy reading graphic novels. My favorite graphic novel series right now is a series called Essex County by Jeff Lemire. I also enjoy tinkering with my electric guitars. My favorite electric guitar to play right now is a Gibson SG that I bought from a friend a few months ago. I also enjoy playing ice hockey on the weekends. My ice hockey team plays on Sunday nights and we were the champions of our division this season. I was on vacation in Thailand for most of the playoffs, but I made it home in time to play the championship game.

What do you wish other people knew about FiveFifty?

For people who are in the industry – I wish they could learn a bit about the way we approach programmatic advertising in-house. In general, I think people still have a great deal to learn about programmatic advertising and the value it creates for agencies and brands. For people who are not in the industry, I wish they could know what programmatic advertising means for the future of advertising and their experience as a person who uses the internet.

How would your friends describe you?

My friends would maybe describe me as a busy person who is active in the local community, an outgoing person who maintains a lot of friendships, or perhaps someone who makes valuable personal connections.

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