Hillary Dow, MBA
Where are you from originally? Kingfield, Maine, USA
Do you have siblings? Yes, I am the middle child of three.
Are you a twin? No
Do you have children? Yes, we have two children who are 4 and 6. We are very busy!
Do you have pets? No, two young children are more than enough for now.
Why did you choose a career in marketing? I love the collision of business and visual arts, and that every business opportunity has marketing and communications woven throughout.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? I love that my work helps connect people with services that lead to remarkable results, often life changing!
What question do clients ask you most often? How do I find more clients? My response is always rooted in two things: strategy and targeting.
Do you specialize in any particular area? As marketing has evolved I have leaned into digital marketing out of interest as well as necessity. In marketing you need to be where your stakeholders and prospects are.
What is your favorite restaurant in Portland, Maine? I have a lot of favorite spots, one of them is the Portland Lobster Company.
Do you have a favorite place in Maine? My hometown is nestled in the western mountain foothills of the Appalachian mountains, with a river running through it. I absolutely love it there.
What are your hobbies and leisure time activities? I love to paint, draw, canoe and kayak, swim, walk, spend time with my family, I also love reading, watching movies, traveling, cooking, and going out for date nights with my hubby.
Do you play a musical instrument, or sing? No instruments, but I can sing a mean Let it Go.
Have you ever played a sport, adult league or back in school? Skiing and Softball
Do you listen to a favorite podcast? I listen to every episode of the Mind Your Business podcast, hosted by James Wedmore.
What type of music is playing on your car radio? Modern country or singer songwriter.
Coffee or tea?
Lake, pool or ocean?
Snuggled up with a book or watching a movie? Movie
Night in or night out on the town? At this stage of our lives, nights in as a family are where it’s at.
Flower garden, vegetable garden or neither? Is local farm CSA an option? That.
If you could have any super power what would it be? Teleportation
If you could have dinner with 3 people (living or deceased) who would they be? I would have dinner with Michelle Obama, Tom Brady, and my husband Adam. I’d never live it down if I had dinner with the Goat and Adam wasn’t on the guest list!
What is your favorite vacation destination? I really love trying new places. The more adventures I have in my life, the better.
Do you like to cook? If you do, what is your favorite thing to cook? I enjoy cooking a lot, even on hectic weeknights. It really helps me unwind at the end of a busy day. I love baking with the kids and making homemade pizza from scratch, the puffier the crust the better, #stoneware
Have you ever run a 5K, ½ or full marathon? Or, totally not your jam. Walked a 5k, yes, Run a 5k, no. Marathon –
If you could do any job in the world for one day what would you do? I would have a voice that rivals Adele’s and I would sing to a sold-out show of 66,000 fans at Gillette Stadium. Imagine the energy one must feel on a stage like that! #Rockstar
What is your favorite movie? I have two actually, When Harry Met Sally and the Goonies.
What is your favorite book? My favorites change as I get older. Right now I have been absorbing books on Audible like nobody’s business. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero is, well, pretty badass! I love books that make me think about things in new ways, affirm when I am making wise decisions, and inspire me to push myself to new heights
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