Scott Bain Judge was born and raised in Chicago, USA. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University with honors. He focused on Professional Broadcasting. Unsatisfied with one degree, he also moved on to get his bachelors in English and French.
As Scott Bain worked to obtain experience in the field of Marketing and advertising field, he was willing to go where needed. This openness led him to reside in Cuba and Brazil at different times. These life experiences enhanced his knowledge and skills while allowing him to grow professionally.
Scott Bain Judge discovered marketing over the years and found the broadcasting tools he learned in college fit the job goal well. His expertise allowed him to thrive in the ever-growing digital marketing space. Scott Bain’s first position as a marketer was as a personal assistant to the senior marketing executives of TribalVision, a reputed marketing agency in Boston. This piqued his interest, but the responsibilities tasked to him didn’t meet Scott’s need to challenge himself. He shifted to a fast-paced startup where he honed the talent he was previously introduced to. There he worked with a dynamic sales team led by the former Oakley top salesman, a former Commercial Director of L’Oreal, and the founder of Coca-Cola’s Relentless Energy Drink line. The experience working with this powerhouse motivated Scott Bain Judge to push further forward in his marketing career.
He sharpened his skills in content marketing and focused on putting together successful campaigns for every adventure he dove into. After a decade in the industry, Bain grew comfortable in the space, expanding his expertise in the various approaches to a successful marketing campaign. This led Scott Bain Judge to open his own copywriting and content creation company, Bain Digital. He worked hard to grow and develop the business and strived to provide exceptional service to every customer that he encountered.
Moving forward, Scott Bain developed a passion for technology and emerging horizons. Some of his favorites are Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and blockchain. Today his company is shifting gears to expand into the metaverse for connecting brands with customers. Scott Bain strives to tell an enticing story through the merger of technology and creativity as he aspires to do for each client what he has been doing his whole career.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
After spending decades in the marketing industry and acquiring experience and expertise, it was the logical next step. I have spent years honing my communication skills and developing plans, but I have always wanted to add my personal touch to help brands. Every brand, small or big, constantly needs to push for visibility and connection with its customers. Brand awareness and marketing take a strategic mind with knowledge of how things work. That’s where Bain Digital comes in. I know how to help my clients connect and develop lasting customer relationships through multiple social media channels.
Bain Digital is now expanding into blockchain, AR, and VR. I look forward to seeing things come together for my clients and customers.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
To stay productive, I need to stick to a routine. My day starts at 6:30 every day. After my daily workout routine, I shower and have a light breakfast. Easing into the day, I’m ready to go by 8:00. I start my work day with the highest priority task. Next, I check my email. I make a to-do list daily and clear all the tasks by the end of each day.
My productivity secret lies in the Pomodoro Technique. This method works best for me, it keeps my mind focused on the task at hand so I can complete them successfully and still stay refreshed. I work for 15 minutes – full focused, intense work – and then take a 5-minute break, repeating for three cycles. On the fourth cycle, I take a 25-minute break before plunging back into a new round of deep work and rest.
Applying Pomodoro Technique to my everyday routine, I have discovered more productivity and success in accomplishing my goals. By the end of the workday, I find myself less tired and stressed. I would strongly suggest practicing Pomodoro Technique to improve focus and productivity.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Extensive research is my key to bringing ideas to life. I research my client’s needs and explore how I can make it happen. Once I have established what to do, it’s just a matter of executing the action plan. You can’t only do research and not apply it to bring it to life. Putting your research to good use is how you bring any idea to life.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I feel excited about the things happening today with NFTs on the blockchain. To be ready to embrace the future, we need to really be involved with all that cois ming over the horizon. I am enthusiastic about learning some unique technologies that require our dedication today to see surprising results tomorrow. I would love to share more about NFT and blockchain with my readers, but much of the early information I have acquired is not ready for public consumption. I am waiting for the metaverse to get there to unfold more secrets.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
As I mentioned earlier, I keep to my routine to stay productive. Following a set routine ensures my mind is where it needs to be when I require it there. It also allows me to shift from one project to the next without losing momentum and focus. For me, keeping to my schedule means a lot to me.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Keep learning and exploring, and never doubt the outcome. With hard work and faith in your abilities and hard work, everything will be incredible. I would also add if you believe it will happen, it will! No matter what that thing is, it will become your reality with your commitment and focus
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
It is a really tough question. I truly believe the metaverse is the revolution we have all been hoping for, and undoubtedly blockchain is the future of the internet. We can look forward to many services and products being attached to the blockchain in a way that can’t easily be predicted and apprehended now. NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are the start of an era of revolution that is going to change the online economy in ways we still don’t fully know yet.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Taking care of myself and giving myself time to relax is what I believe is mandatory to my success and survival as an entrepreneur. It’s important to recharge yourself throughout the work day. Taking a few minutes to get up and do something else is refreshing and positive for a stable workflow. This ensures you keep doing what you love to do without burning out.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Strong and lasting customer relationships have been a cornerstone for Bain Digital’s growth. I strive hard to maintain a great relationship with my former customers and those who haven’t been converted yet. This ensures more visibility, connectivity, and repeat customers.
Providing promising and customized services to my clients has helped me to ensure each customer gets what they need out of the campaign. I focus on developing personalized campaigns to achieve my customers’ unique goals. No two clients are the same and neither are the campaigns. As a marketer, it’s my job to put into action tailor-made campaigns for them according to their specific needs. One of the most rewarding experiences is seeing my customer happy with the results of my work. When my customers benefit from my efforts, it leaves a lasting excitement leading right to the next project.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Taxes honestly take a lot for any startup. My greatest disappointment during the early days of Bain Digital was finding a reliable and competent accountant. I was looking for someone who knew exactly how to work with a business having a structure like Bain Digital. I hired two accountants before I finally found the right one I have now. A good accountant will make all the difference if you are a small business.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I would suggest entrepreneurs look into developing a service for NFTs. If you are building the pathway for a niche market to employ the NFT blockchain, you will find many people will line up for what you have to offer.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I donated $100 to a mother in front of me in line at the grocery store last week. She struggled to count a handful of coins to pay at the counter. It was the end of the night and she looked tired. Sometimes a tiny gesture of kindness changes a lot for one person and I am glad I was able to do that for her.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Microsoft Outlook. Emails are the primary communication with my clients. It also helps me to keep everything organized.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
“The 4-Hour Work Week” By Tim Ferris. It is an amazing read, no doubt. It gave me a new perspective on planning, priorities, and accomplishing goals. The results are incredible. I recommend every entrepreneur to give it a read.
What is your favorite quote?
Tim Ferris writes in his book, “The question you should be asking isn’t ‘What do I want?’, or ‘What are my goals?’, but ‘What would excite me?’”
- Blockchain is the future of the internet.
- Keeping a routine leads to more productivity.
- Take care of yourself and give yourself time to relax.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.