Getting to know Evan Maguire – Maguire Marketing Agency
by Shawna Tickle
This past summer, I had the opportunity to sit down with Evan Maguire, Principal Owner of Maguire Marketing Agency, a multi-line agency representing six lines: Origudio, Callaway Apparel, Innovation Line (a new Top 40 Supplier), Illini Line, Storm Creek Apparel and HTT (HeadtoToe) Custom Apparel.
Let’s get to know Evan a little bit better!
Evan has been with his wife Sara for over five years and together they keep busy with his “little army” of four kiddos: eight-year-old Kane, seven-year old Brayden, two-year old Will and seven-month old Maya. Evan graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2009 with a degree in Marketing Management. As Evan explains it, he chose a different path straight out of college, but, since 2009 wasn’t a great year to get a marketing position, he was drawn into the promotional products industry. His choice to join our ranks is not super surprising. Evan’s parents have been distributors for over 25 years. Safe to say promotional products are in Evan’s blood and he’s loved is choice ever since.
The RMR Board came up with some questions which I posed to Evan. Below is what Evan had to say!
Q: I know you were part of another rep group prior to opening your own agency. What went into your decision to go out on your own?
A: I felt like it was time to push/challenge myself both professionally and personally, so I decided to make the jump. There aren’t a lot of mulit-line reps out here, so I thought it was a good opportunity to jump in with some great lines and really just do my own thing and implement mine own ideas. I can tailor my marketing effort based on where I think the industry is moving.
Q: What words best describe you?
A: Understanding and good multi-tasker.
Q: What do you like the most and least about your job?A: Most: I love the flexibility and the unknown aspect each day