Branding Story: Go Daddy goes from Garage to Celebrating 50 million Domains

Our local entrepreneur hero, Bob Parsons, founded Go Daddy in 1997…and according to the Phoenix Business Journal Go Daddy Group Inc. is now #10 on the fast-growth list and #8 on the largest private companies list.  Wikipedia states that Go Daddy is four times the size of its closest competitor.  Not too bad for a guy who started out of his garage.  How do I know this?  Because one of my clients was his neighbor, and knew him way back when…when he started small, and thought BIG.

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Matthew O'Brien

With over 20 years of experience in the digital media world, Matthew has worked for and with Fortune 500 businesses and has built companies from the start-up stage to exit strategy. He recently helped develop a data insight engine to bridge the gap between search, social, and mobile marketing to maximize the visibility, relevancy, and predictive success of online businesses.

Matthew is the founder of MINT Social, an award-winning digital marketing company that accelerates online marketing results to help businesses get found and thrive online. 

Matthew has developed an educational curriculum for Universities on social media for businesses, is a founding board member of the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA), a board member of HeroZona Foundation and on the advisory board (Vinnies) for St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix.  Matthew is a mentor with ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, a speaker on social media and digital marketing, and is a subject matter expert with many online portals.

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