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Matt Seltzer

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Company & Job Title

S2 Research – Market Research & Strategy Consultant for Agencies

LVIMA Member Since

2019

Where is your favorite place? Why?

The Big Island of Hawaii. My family used to visit a lot, usually around Thanksgiving, and I have many incredible memories snorkeling around the beaches there.

What is your guilty pleasure?

I have an obsession with board games. It might not sound like a guilty pleasure, but there’s a shelf outside my home office with everything from Catan to Carcassone to Dominion and everything in between. Add on a never-ending supply of new board games coming to the market every year, and Amazon’s friendly reminders about daily board game deals, and suddenly a hobby can become an addiction quite quick. That said, if anyone’s looking for a game of Catan, let me know!

What is your favorite quote?

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” It’s wrongly attributed to Ghandi, but the message is still loud and clear. It’s about acting ‘as if,’ as if you lived in the world you wish the world really was, and acting the way you believe good citizens of that world should act.

We can’t all change the world, but can all make our corner of the world the incredible place we hope it will be, by starting with the right actions as we see them.

iPhone or Android?

iPhone

If you could pass on words of wisdom to someone in the beginning stages of their career, what would you share with them?

Never stop learning. There’s many people who come out of college and into the working world ready to go with the skills they have. But the skills you have in the beginning of your career will only get you so far, whereas an innate sense of curiosity and a thirst to learn more will literally make your career limitless. Reach!

How do you balance your personal life and work life?

I have a beautiful wife and two amazing children, and thanks to Covid we’re all home together quite often. I also work from home. To balance everything, I try to set clear boundaries, stating which hours are for worktime and which are for family. 

The kids respect that during the day, because they know I won’t answer emails at night (unless I absolutely have to) and will focus on whatever family board game we’re playing instead. It’s about making commitments, honoring them, and realistically looking at what you have to accomplish before you set that schedule. 

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Clever, curious, creative.

What is your favorite thing about LVIMA?

The community. I interact with a lot of marketers across the country, and there’s something inherently special about the Las Vegas marketing community compared to everywhere else. As we all grow in our careers, it’s important to have an amazing network of local likeminded individuals, so we can bounce ideas, share experiences and really remind ourselves that we’re in this together.

The ability to bring marketers here in Las Vegas together is what’s amazing about LVIMA!