Tommi Pryor, Co-founder

Tommi Pryor, Co-founder

Co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Visionary of Digital Development Partners, a joint venture that owns and manages True Vine Images along with two new ventures just entering development.

Chandler, Arizona, United States
Member since August 26, 2010
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We are all blessed with unique gifts and talents. If I had to boil mine down it would be my ability to bring to life that which I imagine. Like many true entrepreneurs, I see the end-point and the steps that fall in between. I wear as many hats as it takes, and I stick to a task until it's done. Combine this with a visionary spirit and years of practical marketing experience and you'll get a sense of who I am! Quote_down
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Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City , MA , Communications Studies

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

I thrive on creative ideas and innovation. What frustrates me most is not having enough hours in a day to address everything I would like to.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Under-budgeting and Under-funding

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. To be in it for the long haul.
2. To double or triple timelines and financial needs at the starting gate.
3. To be flexible.

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    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Visionary of Digital Development Partners, a joint venture that currently owns and manages True Vine Images along with two new ventures just entering development, FotosaAndFootage.com and C4Depot.com.
  • Owner-manager of American Information Marketing, LLC, a digital marketing & data enterprise and one of the two joint venture partners in Digital Development Partners.
  • Co-founded and served as President of Infobahn Industries, Inc., owner of the family-friendly web portal FamilyHost.com and affiliated children's search engine, KidsSearch.com.  Served as chief architect of both the business and its web properties which were acquired by an investor in the early stages of development.
  • Served as V.P. Development of public company SourceCorp's direct marketing division.
  • Served as Sr. National Director of global marketing leader, Vertis, Inc. leading the launch of a new vertical.
  • Assisted Chairman of the Board of Hosts Learning, Inc. with the design, implementation and launch of a new division.
  • Founded and served as President of TDI, a full-service marketing agency in the nation's capital serving a distinguished client list including three U.S. presidential campaigns, 65 U.S. Congressional offices, prestigious national charities and trade associations including The Red Cross and U.S. Chamber of Commerce , respected universities and post-secondary schools including George Washington College of Law at American University and Western State College of Law, national ministries including Pat Robertson's Freedom Council and Dr. James Dobson's Family Research Council, political organizations and parties including Oliver North's Freedom Alliance and Jack Kemp's Campaign for Prosperity and a variety of other clients.
  • Founded and served as President of Congressional Press, Ltd. providing design and publishing services to U.S. Congressional offices (sister company to TDI).
  • Earned M.A. degree in communications studies from University of Missouri-Kansas City and B.S. in mass communications from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

    OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Called upon by U.S. Presidential campaign to set strategy and deliver and implement ground-breaking marketing plan that mobilized the Christian grassroots for the first time ever on a national election scale. The ticket won by a landslide and the strategy changed the political landscape for the next two decades and beyond.

  • Author of numerous articles published in Winning Campaigns, the largest direct circulation magazine in the political world; the Higher education Marketing Journal and DMA Nonprofit Federation Journal to name a few. 
                               
  • Has been interviewed by TIME, New York Times, Los Angeles times, Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, New York's WOR Radio, Associated Press, Reuters, Fox 10 News and many other news outlets.

  • Has been a popular invited speaker for the annual meetings of 26 national and regional trade associations.

  • Honored as Outstanding Careerist for both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas by the Business and Professional Women's Clubs, as Outstanding Alumni by U.W.-Oshkosh and was appointed to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the state's highest civilian honor, by the Governor of Kentucky.