Passionate about marketing, branding, and technology from a young age, Phil Cobucci knew that he was destined for a career in marketing and communications. After growing up just minutes from New York City, Phil attended Liberty University in Virginia and received a B.S. in Communications. It was there that his journey as a marketing professional began; he simultaneously held the positions of Marketing Director/Assistant Manager of the university radio station and of College Marketing Representative for Warner Music Group.
Phil’s work with both organizations landed him accolades and awards, eventually allowing him to pursue a career in the music business with Warner Bros. Records.After nearly five years of working with such artists as Madonna, Green Day, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé, in various sales and marketing roles, he left the music business behind for a reinvention.
In 2008, Phil moved to Nashville, Tennessee with a passion for creativity and a drive for success. After quickly making both personal and professional contacts in Music City, Phil launched BAM! Solutions, a digital marketing and website development company. Through this, Phil drove social strategy for a variety of organizations, including the Documentary Channel, HearItFirst.com and other small businesses throughout Middle Tennessee.
In 2012, BAM! Solutions rebranded as BAM! Social Business, a digital marketing agency, specializing in social media and digital strategy. The company grew drastically throughout 2012, including working with Fortune 100 companies to develop and implement social media strategies on a national and international level. Following the success of the previous year, BAM! continued to grow in 2013 with the launch of an event marketing division, that works with clients of all sizes to support their digital marketing initiatives throughout each phase of a special event.
Phil has seen many opportunities to share his theories and ideas on marketing communications with unique and memorable audiences and he continually dedicates his efforts to leading strategies for clients that understand the need for engaging social media communications. As an employer, Phil stands behind his team and encourages them to develop theories and strategies for each client, understanding that no business is ever the same. A core tenant of BAM! is to support, engage and arm young college graduates and earnest students with the keys they need to maximize marketing successes in the social media space.
Phil is actively involved in the Nashville community and currently serves on the board of Nashville Pride, most recently as President. He also serves in an executive capacity on the board of Nashville Emerging Leaders. In 2017, he began a three-year tenure as a volunteer of the Davidson County Foster Care Review Board.
Phil has had the absolute privilege of participating in a variety of leadership and educational programs in Nashville including Nashville Emerging Leaders (Class of 2016), The Belmont Mini-MBA program, The Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders / Streetwise MBA program (Class of 2016) and others. He is currently enrolled in the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Connect (2018 Cohort) and as a fellow in the Nashville Chapter of the New Leaders Council.
In February of 2018, Phil was named a 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
I am a news junkie, so you’ll either catch me watching the 5am hour of Morning Joe or Rachel Maddow at the end of a long day.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by so much, it would be hard to nail down to just one thing. But most of all, I am inspired by beauty. It simply must be beautiful, whether it is in form, function, word (written or spoken), music, inside or outside. I find it easy to be inspired by everything.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
A book to tell someone how much I loved them.
What is your favorite 90s jam?
There might be too many to list. This playlist is a pretty good start…
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
Somedays, I listen to music, so I’ll *attempt* to sing along. Other times, I listen to the news and will be thinking about that. But in all reality, most of the time I drive in silence to give my brain a break and think about what’s next on my agenda (or incredibly long to-do list).