We had the good fortune of connecting with Abdoulaye “Ab” Ndoye and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Abdoulaye “Ab”, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Observation. Having a background in Tech, it was easy for me to notice the current needs of the market. Digital Marketing is sought after by everyone. From athletes, influencers to brands, everyone living in this new age has a need of working on their digital footprint. However, most do not know how to go at it, or even where to start. That’s where we come in. We do the hard work so our clients don’t while at the same time making sure they get a better understanding of the whole concept.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Athlete / Techpreneur
Ide8te is a full spectrum marketing agency specializing in Branding, Web Design, Social Media Management, Search Engine Optimization and more.
Our expert creative team is made up of competitive marketers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs, from all corners of the industry. We use innovative strategies to service our clients from ideation to launch of their business.
We help our clients reach their goals by handling all of their marketing needs, which allows them to focus on running their business. We strongly believe their success is the best measure of our own performance.
We don’t use a “one size fits all” strategy; instead we will design the matching blueprint for your company based on its identity, needs and future objectives.
As an Athlete, I first saw the need to enter this field when I noticed that most of my peers had basic needs such as websites or just profiles/portfolios which could not be fulfilled. I stepped in to help and it was almost second nature to me. Word started spreading around and I slowly started becoming the go to guy to get their digital footprint started.
At first, the hardest part was was credibility; everyone saw me as a basketball player first, not the person that would actually help them with their tech needs. Most ignored my background and the fact that I went to school for Computer Science & Business. So to prove myself I would make sure my work spoke for itself, and whoever saw it, would not have to question my aptitude.
That process taught me the importance of image, first impressions but most importantly gaining/earning and retaining your clients’ trust. The key words in all this, would definitely be Patience and Perseverance throughout the process.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I like North Dallas a lot, so that would be my starting point. The star in Frisco has a lot of gems that any visitor would like. My favorite spot to eat would be J. Theodore, their brunch is so good.
Another good spot would be Legacy West, a fairly new area with a lot of good restaurants and shopping areas. The food hall their has a variety of restaurants and the shopping experience is also worth the try with all the stores available on the strip.
For fun we would go to the colony, Andrettis is an Arcade with a lot of games both children and adults can enjoy.
As far as nightlife, Rokwood on Fridays, S&S on Saturdays then FIVEAM Theater for both days as an after hour spot. I would say Sunday funday makes more sense. In most cities Fridays & Saturdays are the best days to go out, however in Dallas that may not be the case. It starts from brunch at 10 am to 2am or whenever you decide to call it a night. I usually go to Stirr in deep ellum, Sporting club/Blum, Bottle Blonde then Theory.
Among others, the Dallas zoo is fun, Movies are also fun times. Dallas has a lot of fun things to do if you know your scene. It’s all about When & Where.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
This will definitely going to be for Friends, Family, however none of this would have been possible without faith and God’s Grace.