The Dialogue with Anne Taylor
This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 90th installment visiting with Anne Taylor, Marketing Manager for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, Knoxville, which is the fastest-growing moving company in the country and offers comprehensive home and business relocation and packing services.
How did TWO MEN AND A TRUCK begin? It all started as an after-school business for two high school boys. With a hand-drawn logo, advertisement in a local paper, and advertising fund stashed in a ceramic dish, the endeavor was never expected to be more than a local moving company. Now, more than 30 years later, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has grown both domestically and internationally with more than 354 locations worldwide.
What does TWO MEN AND A TRUCK do? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the fastest-growing moving company in the country and offers comprehensive home and business relocation and packing services. Our goal is to exceed customers expectations by customizing our moving services to specific needs. We move apartments, condominiums, homes, businesses, and everything in between – from very small to very large. Whether moving down the street, across the country, or to a new home or business building, we’re here to help with managing relocation stress.
What is your background? I now use my marketing skill sets to develop, implement and oversee the marketing plans for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise with the objective of promoting all products and services both internally and externally to grow revenue. I have over five years of experience with over thirty professional businesses and brands. Top student in my field with a bachelor's degree in Communications and Media Arts. While studying I chose to specialize in Integrated Marketing and received distinction on my comprehensive exam, graduating Summa Cum Laude in three years from Bethany College in West Virginia in 2015.
Who is your mentor? My biggest supporters have always been my clients for believing in my resourceful and creative abilities to help them grow their business. Because of them I have been able to gain the need experience and skills to help businesses grow their revenue through my marketing strategies.
Describe your customers. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Knoxville moves homes of all shapes and sizes! - Residential Moving - Commercial Moving - Full-Service Packing - Interstate Moving - Senior Moving - College Student Package - Charitable Moving Services. Our customers are so happy, they’re spreading the word with our 96% referral rate - we've had 90+straight months of growth and have 354 locations nationwide.
Name three things you wish you knew when you started.How we can utilize our chamber membership to partner with wonderful business to help collect donations for our charity programs: Movers for Moms, Christmas in July School Supplies Drive and Movers for Mutts. The chamber has been a great resource to network with fellow business who feel passionately about our charity work.
What do you enjoy about working with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK?What I enjoy most about working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is that our core purpose is to move people forward. We move people personally and professionally. In fact, 75% of our managers started in frontline positions and moved into management roles.