We had the good fortune of connecting with David Cone and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi David, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
If you are willing to look closely, success leaves clues. The most successful individuals I’ve encountered throughout my life, regardless of occupation or industry, all have one thing in common…they dedicate themselves completely to excellence. I started my own business to deliver the highest level of excellence possible, not only in product creation and service supplying, but in every aspect of operation. The decision to launch Cone Films was not without risk, and this lifestyle is not void of stress, but I had a crystal clear vision on what we could accomplish, and, so far, we’ve delivered on that vision, and beyond.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Cone Films is a multimedia video production company specializing in branded content, national ads, and social media marketing. We aim to tell the most visually powerful stories in the world, and help our clients build brands they are proud to promote. After completing a four-year tenure as a quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines, I returned to my home state of Georgia, and began a career in content creation. I quickly began directing and producing national sports ads for The PGA of America, The Coca-Cola Company, Bleacher Report, and The Atlanta Falcons. In addition, I have produced content for The Home Depot, The Smithsonian, Google, Adobe, Powerade, Ford, Popeye’s, and many more. With this foundation, Cone Films was launched. Coming up on year four, what we’re most proud of is the amount of business we get through referrals. Every project we complete leads to another in the future because our clients are not only proud of the work we’ve done with them, but they are eager to share the work with others who can utilize our service. What we want the community to understand about Cone Films is we are not a ‘shortcut’ brand. We don’t cut corners, and we don’t make promises to our clients which we can’t keep. Our goal is operate at the highest level of quality, not only in the work we create, but in the relationships we build.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I always love a good hike up Stone Mountain, and a night out at Smith’s Olde Bar. As for food: BBQ: Roasters Fat Matt’s Rib Shack Fox Bros. BBQ Asian cuisine: Ocean Wave – Virginia Highlands Yen Jing – Buford Highway Pho Dai Loi 2 – Buford Highway Canton Cooks Steakhouse: New York Prime Chops Lobster Bar Little Alley – Roswell Seafood: Atlanta Fish Market Fontaine’s Oyster House Adele’s on Canton South of the border: Bone Garden Cantina Havana Sandwich Shop – Buford Highway El Rey del Taco Tacos la Villa Taqueria Del Sol bartaco Pizza / Italian: Antico Ammazza Ippolito’s Brunch: Rise n Dine – Emory Villaige Bistro Niko Flying Buscuit Cafe Buckhead Diner Uptown Cafe And this is just day one! Just kidding 🙂
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My grandfather, Cornelius T. Cone, passed when I was quite young, but I would still like to take a moment to highlight his story, and the influence that he’s had on my life. My grandfather was a WWII veteran, and, upon returning from the war, he made the decision to take over operations of a local paint store in south Florida, and run it himself. This was the true definition of a ‘Mom & Pop shop’ because my grandmother, Earlene Cone, assisted in managing the store alongside my grandfather. Because of their dedication, a valuable service was provided to a community for over 40 years. Their story has served as an inspiration to me for many years, and I hope I can carry on their entrepreneurial spirit.