Michael Story

Michael Story

Big Daddy Media

Orange County, California Area
Marketing and Advertising

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Michael Story's Overview

  • Founder - President at Big Daddy Media
  • Art, Music, Life at Get Mike Story

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Michael Story's Summary


Born in Connecticut, grew up in South Carolina, lived in Florida, North Carolina and now California. Also lived in Mexico for about a year and half if you count all of the surf trips down to Puerto Escondido. Got my first real opportunity in Action Sports from Hunter Joslin and Carol Holland working as a travel agent for Surf Express (free surf trips, right?).

Produced surf movies with Kevin Welsh, Sold surfboards for Ricky Carrol and Pat Rawson, owned a car wash business, surf/skate retail shop, and since 1998, have embraced the online world producing digital media, marketing, strategy, design, events, eCommerce, and simply immersed myself in the whole digital agency shin-dig for many outstanding organizations like the Action Sports Group, Quiksilver, Roxy, Vurb Moto, House of Blues, and many others.

My passions are Tennis, Surfing, Music, Marketing and People


Kevin Welsh, Hunter Joslin, Chris Smith, Jeremy Schluntz, Scott Bass, Ricky Carroll, Angelo Bulone, Scott Busbey, Norb Garrett, Tom Adamski, Scott Benston, Chris Story, Ginny Story, Glen Goodsell, Nathan Harris, Alan Gibby, Dan Olsen, Henrik Beijar, Frecia Ammons, Mom, my kids, ..I could update this daily.


To engage with and inspire people everywhere on forward thinking that influences positive lifestyle and success doing what you're passionate about.


Specialties: Common Sense, Online business strategy, eCommerce, SEO/SEM, user centered web-design, online marketing/advertising, social media, project management, digital and event media production, logistics, surfing and tennis.

Michael Story's Experience

Founder - President

Big Daddy Media

February 1999Present (15 years 8 months) Southern California

Art, Music, Life

Get Mike Story

November 2004Present (9 years 11 months) Southern California

Michael Story's Languages

  • Spanish

Michael Story's Publications

  • Surfermag.com

    • Planet Earch
    • January 1, 1966

    SURFER Magazine has been the mirror to the surf lifestyle and culture for more than half a century. Our tradition of employing the best journalists, photographers, and artists the surf world has to offer has enabled us to thoroughly document our culture, from the first surf session at the Banzai Pipeline to the shortboard revolution to “discoveries” like Tavarua and Tahiti to the careers of every surfer from Miki Dora to Dane Reynolds. If it’s relevant in surfing today, then SURFER is bringing it to our readership with intelligence, beauty, perspective, humor, and authority. They don’t call it “The Bible” for nothing.

Michael Story's Projects

  • Vurb Moto

    • January 2010 to Present
    Team Members: Michael Story, Andrew Campo

    The best motocross online media magazine for amateur and pro riders worldwide.

Michael Story's Skills & Expertise

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Marketing Strategy
  3. eCommerce
  4. Social Media
  5. Project Management
  6. E-commerce
  7. Logistics Management
  8. Online Advertising
  9. Digital Marketing
  10. Common Sense
  11. Marketing
  12. Start-ups
  13. SEM
  14. Lead Generation
  15. User Experience
  16. Advertising
  17. Entrepreneurship
  18. Web Design
  19. Leadership
  20. Management
  21. Sales
  22. Social Media Marketing
  23. Computers

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Michael Story's Additional Information


eCommerce, Surfing, Skateboarding, Business Management, Advertising, Marketing, Technology, Tennis, Networking, Philanthropy

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Honors and Awards:

* 2009 International Web Guru
* 2008 Best Integrated Web Strategy
* 2008 Professional Bloggers Award
* 2007 eCommerce Best of Breed Award

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