About

Paris Vega is a Digital Marketer that focuses on Lead Gen, SEO, & Ecommerce. He’s also the host of the First Customers podcast.

I first started working in digital marketing 20 years ago as a part-time SEO Assistant. Now, I help businesses grow everyday by improving their digital marketing strategy and modernizing their tactics. I’m all about getting trackable results and helping businesses scale using SEO, Lead Generation, and better performing Websites .

Digital Marketing Specialities

Experience

Role: Growth Director / Partner

Company: The Nine

When: Jul 2021 – Present

Location: Remote

Description: Leading the growth team at The Nine. Mergers, acquisitions, and internal projects. We’re buying and building profitable businesses. I also help The Nine grow internally by becoming more effective and efficient at offering its existing services.


Role: Marketing Director / Partner

Company: The Nine

When: Jan 2020 – Jul 2021

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: I started the digital marketing department at The Nine, helped recruit and train the digital marketing team, and designed the initial service offerings. We started out focusing on Lead Generation and Ecommerce Sales. Now we offer SEO, Content Marketing, and Audit services as well.


Role: Advisory Board Member

Company: FlxTran

When: Jul 2022 – Present

Location: Remote

Description: Helping where I can to push forward FlxTran’s mission of reclaiming unused railroads for sustainable transportation.


Role: Co-Founder / Product Manager

Company: Trucking Labs

When: Jul 2021 – Present · 1 yr 4 mos

Location: Remote

Description: Leading the Trucking Labs team to build software, services, and products for the trucking industry. We serve trucking companies, truck drivers, and people that work in all aspects of the trucking industry around the globe. Our main site Trucking Industry Jobs (https://truckingindustryjobs.com/ ) helps trucking companies hire truck drivers, diesel techs, dispatchers, driver trainers, and and any other position they’re hiring for in the trucking industry around the world.


Role: President / Designer, Developer, Writer, Digital Marketer

Company: Paris Vega Media

When: Jun 2006 – Present · 16 yrs 5 mos

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: Paris Vega Media started as my freelance graphic design service in 2006. I served clients around the world over the years and I’m honored for every business that trusted me with their brand. Later, I joined the trucking industry as a web designer, then a web developer, and eventually marketing director. Now PVM serves as a lab for all my side business ideas and explorations. If an idea makes enough progress it spins off into its own business. *All consulting work is now done through The Nine.


Co-Founder: Truck Driving Jobs Canada

When: Aug 2019 – Jul 2021 · 2 yrs

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: [Acquired by Trucking Labs]
We help trucking companies in Canada hire qualified truck drivers that match their hiring requirements and target areas. Post jobs for free: https://www.truckdrivingjobscanada.com/post-jobs


Role: Digital Marketing Director

Company: American Driver Network

When: Jul 2013 – Feb 2019 · 5 yrs 8 mos

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: Lead a small scrappy team of digital marketers at New Vision Interactive Marketing to help make big things happen in the truck driver recruiting industry for Jim Davis and The American Driver Network.
– Digital Marketing: SEO, SEM, Paid Social Media
– Lead Generation: Helped generate truck driver applications every day for over 5 years.
– Product Manager: Managed a great team and helped design & build the front-end for the website and internal systems.
– Business Development: Dabbled in sales and was able to help a few long term clients get on board and start hiring truck drivers.


Role: Co-Founder

Company: Limelight Performance

When: Jun 2013 – Dec 2016 · 3 yrs 7 mos

Location: Pensacola, Florida, United States

Description: Helped launch a hardware/software service that helped medical organizations collect patient feedback. Worked as a Prototype Designer, Front-End Dev, and Sales. https://www.idgroupbranding.com/thinking/how-one-healthcare-system-is-transforming-its-patient-experience


Role: Co-Founder / Design / Frontend Dev / Sales

Company: The Web Craftsmen

When: Sep 2012 – Dec 2014 · 2 yrs 4 mos

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Decription: Website Design, Website Development, & Website Hosting service. The Web Craftsmen focused on designing and building mobile-first/responsive websites as the mobile device boom took over the world.


Role: User Interface Designer

Company: Alden

When: Jul 2012 – Oct 2012 · 4 mos

When: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Description: Worked on UX Design, UI Design. Designed the UI for software that managed joint use assets (utility poles).


Role: User Interface Designer

Company: Teksouth Corporation

When: Jul 2011 – Feb 2012 · 8 mos

Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Description: Designed the UI and branding for CRIS, the financial analysis tool used by the US Air Force and Army.


Role: Web Design & Website Development Director

Company: SM Agency

When: Jun 2010 – Jul 2011 · 1 yr 2 mos

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: Worked on Website Design, Website Development, Website Hosting, User Experience Design, Visual/Graphic Design, Front-End Development (HTML,CSS,JS), WordPress CMS integration (PHP). Basically, I designed & built user-friendly websites.


Role: Digital Media Production Manager

Company: Randall-Reilly Publishing

When: Jan 2010 – Jun 2010 1 yr 8 mos

Description: Managed and maintained the production of over 50 digital magazines each month that focused on truck driver recruiting and trucking industry news.Managed and maintained the production of over 50 digital magazines each month that focused on truck driver recruiting and trucking industry news.


Role: Website Designer and Developer

Company: Randall-Reilly Publishing

When: Nov 2008 – Jan 2010 · 1 yr 3 mos

Description: Designed and Built SEO-friendly websites that helped trucking companies recruit truck drivers.
Focused on Website Design, Website Development (HTML, CSS, PHP)


Role: Web Designer / Developer

Company: eVision Marketing Group

When: Nov 2007 – Nov 2008 · 1 yr 1 mo

Description: Designed and built websites using xHTML, CSS, PHP, and even a little Flash to make ads.
– All websites and ads were focused on promoting truck driver jobs.


Role: Print & Web Designer

Company: eVision Marketing Group

When: Nov 2006 – Nov 2007 · 1 yr 1 mo

Description: Designed websites, banner ads, print materials, logos.


Role: Graphic Design Teacher

Company: Virginia College

When: Jul 2006 – Sep 2006 · 3 mos

Description: I taught Design Theory 101 to design students at Virginia College for the summer quarter. We covered topics such as the C.R.A.P. design principles, The Elements of Design, Color Theory, Semiotics, Typography, and Professionalism.


Role: Assistant Graphic Designer

Company: The University of Alabama

When: Sep 2004 – May 2006 · 1 yr 9 mos

Description: This job at UA was in the College of Continuing studies. My responsibilities were basically layout and editing of brochures and various publications produced by the college of continuing studies. I would occasionally received a design project. Everything I created was carefully scrutinized by a committee before being published.


Role: Musician / Bass Player / Singer

Band: Awaken (a christian worship band)

When: May 2002 – May 2005 · 3 yrs 1 mo

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: I played in a christian worship band called Awaken played at several events and churches around the USA, Central American, and South America. We recorded one album you can find here:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/awaken/75282617


Role: Musician / Bass Player / Singer

Band: A Fond Farewell

When: Jun 2003 – Jun 2004 · 1 yr 1 mo

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: A Fond Farewell was a christian punk/pop/emo/screamo/hard rock band I played bass and sang background vocals in with Jamey Hamm, Sean Lee, Matthew Way, and Delana Wood. We recorded one fun album you can find here:
https://soundcloud.com/hypertribalrecords/sets/a-fond-farewell


Role: Web Designer / SEO

Company: eVision Marketing Group

When: Mar 2002 – Jun 2002 · 4 mos

Description: Web Designer, Search Engine Optimizer, Email Marketing. Built simple gif banner ads. Built simple websites with Adobe GoLive. Built email lists.


Role: Assistant Electrician

Company: Ballard Electric

When: Jun 2000 – Aug 2000 · 3 mos

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: Installed electrical wiring in newly built houses during a hot Alabama summer.


Role: Construction Worker / Laborer

Company: Local Construction Company

When: May 1998 – Aug 1998 · 4 mos

Description: Worked as a general laborer for some guy’s construction company whose name I can’t remember.


Role: Bus Boy

Company: Chik-Fil-A

When: Apr 1998 – Jun 1998 · 3 mos

Description: Clean it. Stock it. Eat it.


Role: Musician / Bass Player

Band: Blind Man’s Caravan

When: Jan 1997 – Jan 1998 · 1 yr 1 mo

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: Blind Man’s Caravan was a hard rock band I played in during high school with Jamey Hamm, Ward Campbell, and Joel Smelley. We played on The Strip at place called The Station near the University of Alabama campus and other churches and local spots. One of our fan favorites was a light hearted song called “Joel’s Garage” about the place we practiced. My personal favorite was our namesake song “Blindman’s Caravan”.


Role: Musician / Bass Player

Band: Church Bus 7

When: Jan 1996 – Jan 1997 · 1 yr 1 mo

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: Church Bus 7 was the first band I played bass guitar in with Jamey Hamm, Ward Campbell, and Jamie Joyner. We played christian rock music at local churches and events.


Role: Ground Crew

Company: Durham’s Tree Service

When: 1995 – 1997 · 2 yrs

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Description: Landscaping and tree work. Helped my brother cut down trees. Serious manual labor. Pulling ropes and moving logs. Good times. Responsibilities:
– Don’t get hit by falling limbs.

Education

  • The University of Alabama: Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
    • Focused on Graphic Design & Digital Media
    • Minored in General Business Administration
  • Shelton State Community College: Associate in Science in Psychology

Publications & Appearances

  • My photo was used as the ancient biblical character Goliath in the book “Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World”, Villard, April 2010. Written by Alan Beard & Alec McNayr.