Did you watch the latest Grateful Shed video? If so, you saw former NFL tight end Mark Thomas teach the boys how to snap a proper football. Curious who Mark Thomas is? Check out some information about him below!
Mark Thomas, CEO of Mark Thomas Media, played tight end at NC State University, where he was All-ACC. He then went on to play professional football in the National Football League for 4 years for several different teams, including the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before playing in the NFL he graduated from NC State University in Raleigh, NC with a Marketing and Communication bachelor’s degree.
After his time in the NFL, Mark worked in the radio business, at a sports radio station for over 8 years. During this time he was very involved with various North Carolina businesses who advertised on his sports radio show, and helped them to improve their marketing efforts with the station.
Mark also worked with several large automotive dealer marketing departments of large car dealers in the area. He saw how their marketing departments worked, where they succeeded and where they could grow and improve. He became interested in helping other companies improve their marketing efforts and make them more cost efficient and increase their return on investment.
In 2014 Mark started working with a production company also in Raleigh, NC. He brought in new business and developed multi-channel marketing plans for the clients he brought in, centered on efficient spending and growing ROI.
After 2 years there he left that company and founded Mark Thomas Media with his partner, Travis Marshall. The mission of Mark Thomas Media is to create and execute multi-channel marketing strategies for its clients centered around tracking the performance of each campaign, and improving ROI on marketing dollars.
In addition to Mark Thomas Media, Mark is very active in the sports programs at his alma mater NC State University, where Mark hosts the NC State Coaches Show every week.