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About Tom Stokes
Tom, originally hailing from New Jersey and nurtured in the vibrant city of New Orleans, currently calls a farm in the Dallas area home alongside his longtime girlfriend, Brittany. His family is a lively mix of four children, spanning from 36 to 14 years old. Victoria, his eldest daughter, holds a degree as an RN BSN from LSU Medical and has advanced to become an NP. Brennan, the youngest son, showcases his skills on the football field as a quarterback, while Parker, the youngest daughter, is fueled by her passion for soccer. In addition, Tom proudly embraces his role as a grandfather to Zoe, who resides in Los Angeles with his oldest son, Matt. Celebrating 33 years of sobriety, Tom actively participates in the Friends of Bill W. community and is deeply engaged in charitable endeavors.
As a devout Roman Catholic, Tom discovers immense joy in various pursuits, including photography, camping, playing guitars, reveling in fast cars, and, most significantly, indulging in the vibrant rhythms of rock 'n' roll music.
In his capacity at MOVINGIRON, Tom takes the helm of sales and marketing, spearheading the expansion of advertising revenue with teams strategically placed in Dallas, Fort Worth, OKC, Chicago, and New Orleans. He also directs the communication team, concentrating on business-to-business strategies and ensuring that client brand experiences are finely tuned for optimal return on investment.
Tom is a fervent supporter of strategic alliances, recognizing their potency in delivering unified messages and empowering clients to maximize their investments across diverse channels, including Sports+PLUS. His distinctive software, developed in collaboration with Ayoka, a software technology company in Dallas TX, plays a pivotal role in this endeavor.
Although not a professional journalist, Tom channels his enthusiasm into writing about subjects close to his heart, encompassing music, football, fast cars, bikes, and whatever captures his thoughts. His writing style is marked by its directness, simplicity, and a willingness to employ vivid language. Tom welcomes feedback and encourages readers to delve into his stories and photographs on his blog.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Tom is deeply committed to philanthropy. One cause that resonates profoundly with him is the Waldo Burton Boys Home in his hometown of New Orleans, LA, where he spent his formative years. Tom actively champions this orphanage and engages in support for various noteworthy charitable causes annually, leaving a positive imprint on the lives of those facing adversity.
TV, Film, and Music Ventures:
Establishing LOUD Media in 2006, Tom seamlessly blends his automotive expertise with the entertainment realm. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, LOUD Entertainment represents a stellar roster of A-listers and emerging talents in movies, television, music, and sports. Tom has collaborated with renowned personalities such as Kid Rock, Gene Simmons of KISS, Jeremy Piven, Chazz Palminteri, Warrant, Eddie Money, Post Malone, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, and more.
Tom's portfolio includes dealership infomercials, and the movie "The Goods" drew inspiration from his life. He co-created and produced "WAR of ROCK TV" with Darren DPaul Wise, Dana Strum, and Mark Slaughter of the rock band SLAUGHTER. Further accomplishments include the creation and production of "The Drew Pearson Show" on FOX Sports and "Sports Plus" in Dallas and Chicago. Tom is actively engaged in producing diverse music-related events and festivals.
Music Industry Impact:
Tom established and managed websites like WARofROCK.com and RockinTheRedCarpet.com. Serving as the executive producer of WeishFest in 2015, Tom also founded LOUD Records, signing artists such as Ashes of Eagles and Atomic Shift. Collaborating with Randy Jackson of Zebra, he contributed to music production with Ashes of Eagles. Additionally, Tom has played a pivotal role in promoting music events like BIG 80's FEST (now America Rocks Fest) and supporting artists such as Vince Neil of Motley Crue during their tours.
In his role as an executive producer, Tom played a crucial part in bringing the A Bronx Tale One Man Show with Chazz Palminteri to the Dallas stage.
Apparel Industry Ventures:
Tom is a co-founder of Legends Sports Wear, engaging in collaborations with several NFL legends in the dynamic world of apparel.
Check out some of Tom's writings and concert photo's
Car Business Accomplishments:
With 26 years of experience in the car industry, Tom has excelled in various roles, starting from used car sales and rising to become a finance director at a prominent Toyota store. As the founder of Movingiron LLC, he has broken sales event records at multiple dealerships, including a million-dollar 4-day sale at Trophy Nissan and selling 175 units in 4 days at Prestige Ford.
Tom has worked with renowned auto groups such as Potamkin, Roundtree, Bohn Brothers, Van Tuyl, Asbury, Sonic, and more. His expertise spans data compiling, marketing, advertising, social media, and TV/Movie production. With an extensive track record of over 1,500 automotive campaigns across 42 states and three countries, Tom and his core team of experts have consistently delivered outstanding sales and service results for over 15 years.
As a versatile professional, Tom has firsthand experience in every dealership position, including sales. He has opened up markets for Hibernia National Bank, contributed to numerous automotive websites and forums, and pioneered innovative technologies like the automatic vehicle inventory posting system, Inventory Blaster.
Tom's accomplishments extend to training top car dealers, speaking at conventions, and developing groundbreaking systems like the Artificial Response Technology System (V.I.C.), which automates client follow-ups. He is also the founder of Radar Beacon, a traffic control and positioning software, and NuVuez.com, a platform for product promotion through Facebook.
With a focus on empowering the automotive industry, Tom has created successful ventures like TrueInvoice.com, Playbook for Success, and ProAutoJobs.com. His dedication to community involvement is evident through partnerships with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In his latest project, NavSmart.com, Tom continues to innovate in the auto industry.
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