John Robinson Jr. wasn’t looking for a new job when he noticed Balcom Agency’s “tweet” about a job opening for a developer for its fast-expanding interactive division.
Nevertheless, the webmaster at the Amon Carter Museum shot a quick direct message back to “d Balcomagency” to ask about the job, and by the time Balcom’s social media specialist, Kayla Bond, responded he’d already gotten a tweet from Balcom’s interactive account director, Chip Hanna.
As webmaster for the Amon Carter Museum for five and a half years, Robinson handled its Twitter account and the Balcom Agency was on the “friend” list. “We followed Balcom, and Balcom followed us – it’s as simple as that,” Robinson said.
“We’re excited to have John’s insight and talent to help us create engaging, robust websites and applications,” said Brian Blankenship, the agency’s interactive creative director. “It wasn’t easy finding the right person in this market with the perfect balance of geek and cool. And no question Twitter played a big part in spreading the word.”
Robinson is a 2003 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a major in communication technology and a minor in advertising. In his free time he skateboards and plays the electric guitar. (He claims he can do a 360° flip on a skateboard, but this has not been verified.)
About the Balcom Agency
Founded in 1993, the Balcom Agency has provided its clients with comprehensive creative, interactive, and public relations solutions to various business challenges. The agency’s roster includes such local, regional and national clients as Justin Boots, Justin Original Workboots, Tony Lama, Weather Decision Technologies, Texas Health Resources, Alcon Laboratories, the Neeley School of Business at TCU, Norman Regional Health System, Southwest Bank, Samsill, REAL School Gardens and the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council. Visit www.balcomagency.com to learn more.