Greetings from Detroit

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by sashasuave, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. sashasuave

    sashasuave Newbie

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    Hello all,
    I'm a lurker turned poster. Been mostly lurking here, done some reading at WF as well.

    Started a reseller agency site, trying to expand it now. Have picked up a few gigs off networking/craigslist, and recently bought my first local niche domain name, to try to monetize.

    I work in automotive advertising in my day job, in digital strategy. I do large scale media negotiations with agencies, but the bulk of what I am considered to be good at is PPC (google/yahoo/bing) haven't tried any others yet :)

    I'm a car junkie turned marketing guy. Hate the cold weather, love the outdoors. Looking forward to engaging with you all.

    -Alex
     
  2. Y M C M B

    Y M C M B Power Member

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    Namaste from India :)
    Question - is detroit really as it is shown in the movie 8 mile ? just curious
     
  3. sashasuave

    sashasuave Newbie

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    Good question YMCMB, Yes and No.

    there are extremely poor areas. The movie 8 mile was filmed in detroit. The majority of those places were in actuality without sets. Some were old clubs reopened for the movie.

    I bought my first house when I was in college, in a suburb of detroit, for 20k cash. that was around 2012 so the failed market helped as well. You can buy houses in the poorest areas for $500, and the crime is pretty serious in those areas as well. However, there are some beautiful areas in whats called "metro detroit", which is the tri-county DMA and also home of some of the wealthiest people in North America :)