We had the good fortune of connecting with Annie Perez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Annie, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to help change the negative perspective of El Paso, TX. I saw a need and created something to fill it. A one stop page to find all things local to support on FB and IG. My page not just tells or suggests things to do but shows you what you get when you go to help encourage others to go and support those local businesses, artists, events, etc.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m the Sales Manager at Leo Marketing. We are a local full service marketing agency. We can help our clients with everything from negotiating deals for TV, radio, billboards, print and OTT to social media, video production, graphic design, photography, SEO, Google, branding and more. We also have the best video equipment and studio in the southwest. We are very heavy in video production and also offer video production equipment rentals with top of the line equipment.
Annie’s Adventures and Leo Marketing work hand and hand even though they are completely seperate. I am always out meeting business owners for work and for Annie’s Adventures. I can offer my clients services from Leo Marketing and or with social media influencer postings on Annie’s Adventures. I can truly help with a complete marketing strategy for my clients and they know I have a genuine interest in helping them grow bc that’s what Annie’s Adventures is all about.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
People message me on the regular for ideas to do with their family or out of towners. Here are some of my top suggestions and once they are done w that list I always offer to send more ideas if they want
Tacos- The Taco Shop, Tacoholics, Elemi and Tacos Don Cuco
Mexican Food- Kiki’s, L&J Cafe
Other great food- Chickncone, Pelican’s, Reenos, Bite Of Belgium, The Chocolate Lady, Johnny Pit BBQ, Cereal Killers, Weirdoughs Bakery, Crazy Crab
Activities- art museums (all free), Galeria Lincoln, Casa Ortiz, iFly, El Paso Skydive, Chihuahuas game, Locomotives, Rhinos Hocky, Rent-a-UTV, so much beautiful hiking around us, downtown Artist and Farmers Market, Upper Valley Market, Wet-n-Wild, Old Mesilla, Mission Trail, Juarez
Just to name a few
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I couldn’t continue to do this if it weren’t for everyone who follows my FB and IG. This is just a service I offer to help the community. I always said if people don’t show interest or if they stop sending me messages I would consider hanging up my hat but in nearly 9 years that day hasn’t come and I’m incredibly grateful.
I have ran a few very successful city-wide Chuco Scavenger Hunts this past year and I would like to give credit to local artists Diego Robot and Zyme One who were doing their own scavenger hunts for their art. They inspired me to do a FREE to the public all local citywide scavenger hunt which I call Chuco Scavenger Hunt. All the gifts were generously donated by local buisnesses and I hid them around the city at different local parks, businesses, museums, etc that I wanted to the community to know about so they could start supporting all these local businesses. It was and is a family friendly, covid safe, free citywide event.
Phone / Email: 915-920-4388 & Annie@leomarketing.com
Other: Currently building website. Also working on starting and uploading to my YouTube page where I upload my weekly podcast videos. I interview anywhere between 2 to 4 local buisnesses, artists, non-profits, etc. and do a deep dive into the services they offer. Every Wednesday’s at 4pm
Viva La Mocha for the design of my logo (Local artists)