BluWave Team Interviews | Brendan Cooper, Content Marketing Manager
November 18, 2021
By: Delaney Walker
Since our founding 5 years ago, BluWave has seen rapid growth in many ways – from revenue to headcount, to even the growth of various internal functions. One of the biggest growths we’ve experienced in the past year is in our marketing function, going from a collective team effort across the company to a dedicated department of 3 individuals. Recently, we sat down with the newest marketing hire, Brendan Cooper, our Content Marketing Manager, to learn more about why he chose to join the BluWave team.
How did you hear about BluWave and what made you want to apply for your position?
I found BluWave through a job search on Indeed, where I was looking for creative marketing roles. When I found BluWave’s posting for a Content Marketing Manager position, I first looked at BluWave’s website and was extremely encouraged by the growth of the company. I was impressed by how young BluWave was yet how much had been accomplished in the past 5 years, especially achieving a top 3% ranking on this year’s Inc. 5000 list. Encouraged and excited by the prospect of being part of a fast-growing company in a marketing role that would be heavily creative, I decided to apply for the job.
Why did you decide to join the BluWave team?
The people. Throughout the interview process, I got the vibe from everyone that they genuinely enjoyed working for BluWave, being in each other’s company, and were excited about what BluWave does. I really got the feel that the BluWave team was one that is fast-paced, yet still enjoys taking time to enjoy each other’s company. Having been here for three weeks now, I can definitely say that is true.
Moving into your role and the marketing function specifically, what’s your favorite and most rewarding part of your job?
Going back to what I said on why I joined the BluWave team, my favorite part of the job is working in an environment where the team has a unique energy about it because everyone is truly excited about doing what they’re doing. Having worked in marketing across various B2B businesses for the last 4.5 years, I can definitely say that is not always the case. It makes the job really motivating and gets me excited to come to work each morning.
But for my role specifically, I find designing something from scratch and then seeing it published to be the most rewarding. There’s something very satisfying about creating something and then seeing it on LinkedIn, a website, or any other channel. It’s a great feeling of, “I did that and I’m helping create and contribute to the BluWave identity that is out there in the world.”
So having recently started, what has been your favorite part about the onboarding experience?
My favorite part of the onboarding process has definitely been the fact that I’ve been able to jump right in. I got to start working on projects and be a contributing team member from day one which has been exciting – there have been no dull days! It’s also been really cool that from the get-go I’ve been trusted enough to jump right into things.
Looking forward, what excites you the most about the future of BluWave?
The fast growth for sure. It’s one of the reasons I applied and is definitely something that continues to excite me as I grow in my position along with the company. I feel like the business has been set up cleverly to where the growth doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon. That creates a really exciting culture to be a part of because it seems like there is unlimited potential as we keep moving forward.
Now for the fun stuff, what’s your favorite restaurant here in Nashville?
Taj Indian Restaurant. Best Indian food hands down.
When you aren’t in the office doing all things design, what can people catch you doing?
I enjoy playing soccer, all things sports, and enjoying a beer at Nashville’s best spots.
And finally, what’s your go-to vacation spot?
The Jersey Shore.
If you’re interested in joining the BluWave team, be sure to check out our open positions.