Name: Amiet Gill
Nickname: Mr. Amiet, Amiety, Charley Montaine, The Ninja, The Rain Maker
When did you start at Digital Brew?
Almost 2 years ago Full Time, but was a referral partner for two years before I came on board full time.
What the heck do you do here?
I’ve been asking myself that same question lately. I kid, I kid.
Basically, I express the virtues of video to business, and how those virtues have a dramatic effect on the bottom line for businesses doing any kind of sales or marketing for their company. Don’t get me started -- I could talk all day about the power of video in anything you do.
My title is Business Development Manager - AKA “The Talking Head of Digital Brew.”
What are you listening to lately?
- Rage Against the Machine “Greatest Hits” (Morning Rock Music)
- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Greatest Hits
- Geronimo by Sheppard Radio Station
- The Animals Radio Station
- Roy Orbison “Anything you want.”
- Bob Marley Greatest Hits
- The Gipsy Kings Greatest Hits
What is your favorite movie of all time? Why?
Uhhh that’s always the hardest one for movie buffs. It should be based on category because there are too many that I love.
Comedy: “A day at the races” Marks Brothers
Fantasy: “Hook” Robin Williams the Greatest of All Time
Action: “Terminator Series Or Matrix Series”
SciFi - “Star Wars + Star Trek All day long”
Drama History - Schindler's List + Lawrence of Arabia
What do you like most about relationship building?
I love building relationships across the board. It’s not about the sale or being a salesperson. It’s about solving the “problem.” If don’t most of my time concerned with the client and their interests, then I have failed in being a true business advisor and business developer.
Do you remember the first sale you EVER made?
Yes! I was probably 5 or 6, and I had convinced my Grandma to keep renting the same movie (Robocop) from the video store every time I visited.
Grandmas favorite story about me was when I was just 5 playing on the toboggan hill. She laughs and still is amazed by this. I was making friends racing and sharing sleds. At the end of the evening, when everyone had to go home, I went up to one of the kids with my grandma and said, “Hey so what’s your phone number? I’ll call you so we can hang out again.” The mom of the kid didn’t know how to react and just walked off in shock that I asked for his phone number. Grandma always thought that was a sign that I was destined to be a people person.
Probably the first real sales I was doing at 12. I had my own babysitting service, and was provincially certified by the government. I had a regular gig across the street for some neighbors with three kids, and then I was getting referrals from all the moms on the block for their kids as well. I always had money as a kid, let’s just say easy come easy go. My buddy and I also made flyers for computer and software repair services on macs and PC’s. Our only problem was we didn’t have a car so we would ride our bikes around the neighborhood putting flyers in people's mailboxes. By the time I was 17 I had my own underground taxi service, worked part time as an events counselor for a montessori school, sold cuban cigars out of my locker, and had a buddy that could get any song you wanted in MP3 format. Pretty much was already crafting my organic approach from a young age.
Favorite thing about working at Digital Brew?
Digital Brew is a dynamic team of creatives and artists. My favorite thing about Digital Brew would have to be the Team #1, and, not trying to suck up here, but my boss Michael Cardwell who I work with side by side. He put his faith in me to produce results, and so far I’ve delivered. So my favorite part of Digital Brew is that I’ve proven what I’ve set out to do for the company. That, to me, is the greatest reward of all -- and that we are continuing to produce consistent results with incremental growth across the board. Woo Hoo!
Best thing about living in Orlando?
New, progressive. Young, and vibrantly changing for the best!