We had the good fortune of connecting with Marc Liu and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marc, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Work life balance has always been very important to me: I have many passions, from martial arts (I’m a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) to cooking to travel, and I have always tried to extract as much from life as possible. I also value my relationships with my family and friends great, and have never wanted to sacrifice those for professional ambitions. Over the years, I have the best approach has been to seek work that connects with my passions and gives me the flexibility to organize my own schedule. It’s not always perfect but I think I have done it pretty well.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I lead a digital marketing agency serving a variety of sectors such as hospitality, travel, spirits and food. We’re always striving to help innovative brands grow through creative marketing campaigns that inspire customers and also drive sales. We’ve been doing this for over 10 years and, in that time, digital marketing has changed so much. This has been a challenge but also an opportunity for us to be at the cutting edge of digital marketing. Through this journey, I have had the opportunity to work with global brands like Budweiser, UFC and The Halal Guys, as well as local business. It’s been amazing to serve brands that are trying to do exciting things in the world and be part of their journey.
The heart of our success is our team of passionate, expert marketers who wake up every day and bring their A game. That’s probably my favorite thing: seeing our team do high quality work, push each other to grow and enjoy themselves in the process.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Dallas definitely has a lot to offer from a culinary and entertainment perspective. They could probably find a lot of the most popular places on their own, so I would take them to some lesser-known destinations. I love dining al fresco so Katy Trail Icehouse Outpost in Plano and Truck Yard in Carrollton would be on the list. Sixty Vines is always great, especially if you’re a wine aficionado. On that note, definitely check out Bacchus at Hotel Vin. KAI in Legacy West is my go-to spot for Asian fusion, cocktails and nightlife. And I love food halls, so Legacy Hall and Harvest Hall would round out my list.
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?
Firstly, I want to thank my wife without whom none of my success would have been possible. She has been my champion, my rock and my inspiration, constantly challenging me to be a better version of myself and picking me up when I fall. I also want to thank my martial arts family: my instructors and my training partners who have taught me so many life lessons that I carry with me everwhere.