In 2010 a small boutique digital marketing agency called Black Box Social Media was created by Curt Maly and Nicholas Bridges to cater to a select group of high profile individuals and companies including: International Motivational Speakers, Real Estate Investing Gurus, Reality TV Stars, Professional Sports teams, and a few Best Selling Authors around the globe. Soon the roster filled up and requests for assistance surpassed the bandwidth of the burgeoning agency.
In order to service the new client requests, the guys at Black Box began documenting the processes and results of the campaigns that they were running for their high-end clientele. These results were then turned into digital products that serve to assist small businesses with achieving the same results.
In 2013, Black Box Digital Products was formed to house the growing suite of digital products that are produced by Black Box Social Media.
Meet The Team
Curt Maly – CBDO ~ Curt has always had a knack for sales. His first job at age 15 was as a Telemarketer selling subscriptions renewals from a call center located in Yutan, Nebraska. During Curt’s days in Corporate America, he has worked in a consulting capacity with the likes of Apple, Microsoft, the United States Postal Service, and the National Rifle Association, as well as a handful of other large and small clients you may or may not know. Regardless of the client, the outcomes of his efforts were always the same: creating a process utilizing the latest technologies in order to increase sales to surpass client’s expectations.
As a real estate investor on Austin, Texas, Curt found that he could utilize nontraditional means of advertising and stand out from his competition in order to buy and sell more houses. Eventually, Curt fell more in love with the marketing aspects of utilizing web 2.0 strategies to perform real estate transactions than real estate itself. Thus, he and fellow real estate investor Nick Bridges both created a company, Black Box Social Media that would be dedicated to assisting other business owners in the creation and implementation of a marketing plan that would utilize the latest technologies in order to generate more profits. As a student of the web 2.0 platform, Curt has developed multiple social media marketing strategies that are designed to generate more leads and close more sales in today’s tough economic climate.
Curt has been featured in a national real estate infomercial as well as a contributing author in Mark Victor Hansen’s book, Writings From the Heart, which also featured contributions from the likes of Jim Rohn and Jeffery Combs.
Nick Bridges – CTO ~ Nick has been involved in sales and marketing ever since entering the workforce in 2001.
He has worked in various outside sales and direct sales positions throughout his career, but in 2007, his entrepreneurial spirit got the better of him and he became owner of a successful Real Estate Investing company. For the next three years, Nick and Curt were ‘competitors’ in the real estate online marketing space in Austin, Texas. Finally, in 2010, they joined forces to create Black Box Social Media, LLC.
Nick is the voice of Social Media in 7 Minutes training videos. Nick graduated in 2001 from Texas A&M with a degree in International Business and Marketing.