Q&A with Mike Stegall, Partner/Senior Sales Executive at Akers Media Group

How would you best describe your magazine (company, etc.)
Our publications live on the cutting edge, utilizing innovative design and revolutionary, award-winning photography. We feel if we remain client-friendly and publish magazines with compelling editorial content and extraordinarily beautiful design, then everything else will fall into place.


What makes it special?
Our company’s No.1 asset is our people.

What steps led to your current position:
I joined the company when it was started in 2008 as a partner and sales executive.

What’s been a career highlight?
Seeing our company grow from six employees starting in 2008 to 23 employees in 2015.

A career lowlight?
I have had no career lowlight.

What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in your industry?
Technology.

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
The iPhone, iPad, and PC.

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without?
None.

What’s the best professional advice you’ve ever received?
“Your raise is effective when you are”

What’s the best professional advice you could offer?
Be passionate about what you do or find another profession.