Blake Hodges
Account Executive

If you ever meet Blake, he will either critique you or debate you. That’s because he’s an avid film critic (in fact, he’s like a character from a movie … a constant stream of dialogue, wisecracks, laughter, witty insights and star-power pluck) and former college debate team champ. We spotted his leadership even upon perusing his resume: a published author in the academic journal of “Marketing Development and Competitiveness,” a nationally ranked debater (as in 3rd in the nation), and the man who spearheaded a Chick-fil-A marketing promotion that led to the local store becoming the number one Chick-fil-A in the nation for mobile ordering adoption. Let’s see what he can do for our clients!

The FMS tradition of AE apprenticeship lives on—Blake joined us to learn the art of serving our clients well. He’s a self-professed, genuinely intentional people person. As an Account Executive, Blake will facilitate the plethora of needs that surround the building of each client’s brand. You’re sure to immediately spot his passion and drive for doing things correctly and making a significant contribution right from the start. His leadership and strength mean he’s in charge and accountable, so put him to a film test. (By the way, his film reviews can be seen on his blog and Instagram listed below.)

Three things you may not know about Blake:

  1. Watching the Bachelor/bachelorette is my guilty pleasure.
  2. I love to climb but am terrified of heights.
  3. I was an extra in the Hannah Montana movie.

What are your top 5 favorite brands?

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In His Own Words

Who is your hero?

George Washington had the courage to tell the most powerful nation in the world to back off, won, and graciously stepped away from power rather than being a dictator. Isn’t he required to be every American’s hero after that?

What would your career be if you weren’t in bank marketing?

A private high school speech and debate teacher.

If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?

A bag of Smartfood white cheddar popcorn as well as a bucket of Carmike’s popcorn with a Mr. Pib. I love popcorn, but I’m allergic to it, so I could get all the tasty popcorn and not be around for the stomachache.

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What is your favorite band of all time?

One Republic has been my favorite band since high school, and their album “Native” is nearly perfect.

What’s on your bucket list?

I’d like to be an extra on a cool movie.

What’s a skill you wish you had?

I wish I could draw. I see people casually free hand and I wish I could do that same wizardry.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in paradise.

Do you have a celebrity crush?

Emma Watson

Who is someone from the past you’d like to have coffee with?

Myself from Sophomore year of high school.

What do you collect and why?

I have all the movie ticket stubs from all my movie times so I have an additional layer to keep record.

Top 5 favorite books?

  1. How to Win Friends and Influence people is the greatest book ever written.
  2. Divergent
  3. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  4. Ready Player One
  5. Percy Jackson: "The Last Olympian"

Top 5 favorite movies?

  1. Fury
  2. Hell or High Water
  3. The Accountant
  4. The Intern
  5. Star Wars the Force Awakens

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