NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

Featured NativeAdVantage:

Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


Featured NativeAdVice:

Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Misty Starks: CEO, Misty Blue Media & 3B Resources Group Public Relations

Misty Starks is CEO of Misty Blue Media and of 3B Resources Group Public Relations, which is named one of the top PR firms in Houston. Misty has served a communications consultant for Fortune Global 500 energy companies and industry leaders in education and human resources. Prior to her work in corporate America, Misty was a producer for the internationally syndicated television program, Judge Alex. She was also a Web producer for Black Entertainment Television (BET), where she created digital content for the network’s flagship shows.  Misty has served as a television news writer and producer at KRIV-TV in Houston and at New York 1 News in New York City. Her written work has appeared in various publications in print and online including Ebony magazine, The Huffington Post, Essence magazine, and others, as well as in national commercials for television and radio.Misty is the recipient of various awards for communications excellence, and she has been featured and quoted by various media outlets on a range of topics.  A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Misty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Liberal Arts degree in communications from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.

What do you love most about Your City?

Houston is a secret weapon kind of town. Although it’s the fourth largest city in the country, it has a great small town feel. There are so many incredible opportunities in Houston, whether you want to start a business, advance your career, make great investments or raise a family. We have a thriving entrepreneurial community, some of the best restaurants in the U.S., great sports, culture, entertainment and a world-renown medical center. What’s not to love?

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

If I’m being good, my favorite breakfast is Greek yogurt with strawberries and green tea. If I’m being bad, it’s hashbrowns, bacon, homemade biscuits and a side of grits (hey, I’m a southern girl).

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I’m praying, then dragging myself out of bed to meet with my trainer. On the mornings I’m not working out, I’m checking news headlines to see what’s happened in the world overnight and how that applies to my clients and my business.

10:00 AM – I’m usually either in a strategy session, meeting with clients, talking with journalists or writing something – always writing something.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Most days, I eat lunch at my desk while on a conference call of some sort or in my car while driving from one meeting or event to another. My last actual lunch date was at Kulture, a swanky spot downtown.

7:00 PM -  Around this time, I’m settling down with a glass of wine, looking at my schedule for the next day and catching up with friends. One of my favorite wine bars is Ogun Art and Wine. It has a sophisticated ambiance, incredible art, great food, and an exquisite wine selection. The vibe is so chill, you can go with a group of friends or go alone and make new friends.

11:00 PM – My body starts shutting down at 9:00 no matter what, so if I’m still awake at this time, call a doctor.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I like to start the day with a cup of earl grey tea. I mostly drink water throughout the day. When I’m celebrating, I like to have my favorite cocktail, Cloud Nine (dry gin, peach cordial, maraschino, violette, lemon).

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I used to keep all my appointments in my head and relied on my stellar memory. I don’t have to tell you how flawed that system was. The calendar app that came with my phone has since become my best friend. It has completely changed my life.  I’m loving Will Smith’s Instagram account. Watching him enjoy life so much is refreshing.

What should everyone try at least once?

International travel. It’ll definitely change your perspective on life.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I love exploring my hometown of New Orleans. It’s changed so much since Hurricane Katrina. Every time I visit, I enjoy going back and remembering what it was like to grow up in such a magical place.

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