Oh yeah, well my mom was on a billboard!

As I walked into my daughter’s classroom yesterday, all of the children immediately stopped what they were doing and watched every step that I took to see whose mom I was. Followed up with the “That’s your mom?!?” comment. Since I am the youngest mom in the classroom, I always tend to get asked, “Whose mom are you?” and “How old are you?”

Then the comparisons seem to start:

“My mom took me to the Please Touch Museum this weekend.”

“Well, my mom took us to Chuck E Cheese.”

“My mom is a nurse and she helps sick people.”

“Oh yeah, well my mom was on a billboard!”

And with that comment, all eyes are on me. And I begin to explain, yes, I was on a billboard for the digital advertising agency that I work for. After a few smiles and nods things return to normal… and I turn a nice shade of crimson.

Working as the search engine optimization specialist at DDA has offered me many opportunities to do things beyond sitting behind my desk and optimizing websites. I have been a part of the DDA Medical website, which is a website with integrated flash video segments. I am a part of the Target Your Keywords animated game that is on the DDA Corporate website. I have been in a few brochures and catalogs as well as the previously mentioned billboard advertisements.

Working for a digital advertising agency that also specializes in website design with flash integration, animated games, brochure and catalog design and billboard design can certainly have its perks.