Born into the Business
My dad, Mike Miller, has been in the marketing and advertising business since before I was born, so I’ve been around this industry my entire life. He’s also been involved in pool industry marketing for almost that long. When I was growing up, spending my weekends around pools, shooting commercials and photos for magazines, was pretty normal (and quite fun, I might add!).
When I was young, my dad worked directly for POOLCORP, the world’s largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. He was (and is) the man to go to for all your marketing needs if you were a pool dealer/retail store owner. Although he has always been involved with pools since founding Miller Davis Agency, he recently began handling the marketing needs of the German company Elbtal Plastics. Elbtal is a global manufacturer of PVC films and specializes in making a 60 MIL pool liner under the name Elbe Blue Line. Last year, my dad was offered the exclusive U.S. distribution rights for their pool liners. This is where my responsibilities within Miller Davis lie.
Elbtal USA was formed as a result of my dad and a business partner, Berthold Mueller, taking over the U.S. distribution of Elbtal’s 60 MIL pool liner. Once this was in place, I moved from marketing to the pool side of the business. I still handle all digital media marketing for both Elbe and Ultimate Pool Surface (the name under which we install the pool liner), but I also help out with day-to day-operations needs such as quoting the material for projects and staying in contact with our poolFORCE certified installers around the world.
I have only been doing this full-time for a few months but, so far, I have really enjoyed it! I love to travel and learn about new places. Another thing I really love about this job is meeting and working with people from around the globe.
With more than 20 years of experience, my dad knows how to sell and market pools, and Miller Davis has become a go-to agency for the swimming pool industry. So, if you’re ever in the market for a unique, new pool liner that is constructed from virgin raw materials and carries a 15-year warranty, you now know where to get one. And if you’re in the pool industry and in need of marketing services, Miller Davis has you covered!
A Little Bit About… Lauren
Born in Florida but raised in Rowan County, Lauren has been working for her father at Miller Davis since 2013. During her time working in the family business, she has gained experience in various positions and helps out wherever she is needed. This has made her a valuable asset to the Miller Davis team because she’s developed a multifaceted skillset. When Lauren isn’t working, she loves to travel and explore new places as often as she can. Lauren’s travels have assisted her in discovering outlets for change in the constantly evolving marketing industry. Besides traveling, Lauren has an affinity for downtown living, working with local youth sports, and rescuing animals.