Marketing Database Specialist
James Eberlin is a Marketing Database Specialist who works within TTA’s Marketing Department to oversee our database hygiene, adding of viable contacts and is also responsible for the logistics of our tradeshows.
James believes it is that making sure we always have quality contacts to call in our database is valuable work. If sales representatives have no one to call, then we would have no sales. James has worked in marketing for over 20 years and even owned his own business for five years – a dry cleaning delivery service.
Get to Know James!
What was your first job?
My first job was bagging groceries, I worked at a military base grocery store (commissary) and would work for tips only. I got to socialize with all of my friends who were baggers and we got paid instantly, so it motivated you to come to work every day. Most of us baggers made $10-$15 an hour, which at that time, minimum wage was under $5 an hour. I always miss that job.
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Best Day of My Life – American Authors, this song is so uplifting and can make anyone get in a great mood.
What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts for a cup of coffee?
I would like to meet Larry Bird, watching him play unselfish team basketball was a joy to watch. He made me love the game. I played for 40 years of my life at least three times a week. Growing up I worked on my passing ability just as much as my shooting (because of him). It made people want to play on my team, someone who actually passes the ball.
What motivates you to work hard?
I take a lot of pride in the work that I do. I always feel great when I do a good job or finish a difficult task. If I fail, I will always admit to it and try to make sure I never make that mistake again.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would love to be a scientist, it fascinates me that these smartest people in the world do not care about money. They only care about acquiring knowledge that describes and predicts the natural world. The new discoveries that scientists make on a daily basis are amazing to me and I would definitely want to be a part of their many findings.