With employees spanning 10+ global offices and clients around the world, the SpotX Media Planning team is dedicated to executing digital video campaigns that reach the right audience at the right time, efficiently and effectively. Senior Director of Media Planning, Lindsey Mahoney, has been with SpotX since 2010 and has had the pleasure of seeing SpotX transition over the last 7 years. In this blog series, we will take a dive into the world of SpotX and learn why some of our most senior staff members love it here.
What do you love about your job?
What I love most about working at SpotX is that I am constantly challenged. The industry is so fast-paced, once you think you start to become comfortable with your tasks, a new product or measurement or shift in the industry will happen that allows me to put my problem-solving skills into action.
What does SpotX do to make your job more enjoyable?
It sounds simple, but SpotX is just a fun place to work. I love that I get to wake up every day and see my friends in the office, work hard together to create something great, but also be silly and celebrate the wonderful things that this company has done together.
What about your job gives you the greatest satisfaction?
I find the most satisfaction when collaborating with my teammates. SpotX fosters a true teamwork environment at all levels within the company. I see it every day in smaller group settings, witnessing the small gesture of someone checking on their neighbor to ask if they can help with anything, to the collaboration within departments where team leads frequently come together to discuss big and small challenges and come up with solutions.
Let’s talk about work/life balance. It seems to be a pretty important factor in job satisfaction. Do you feel you’ve achieved a good work/life balance? How does SpotX help with that?
As a working mother, it is extremely important to have work/life balance. SpotX has provided the flexibility and support to allow me the comfort of knowing I can always make that doctor’s appointment or an important milestone event for my children. I know if I get a visit from my children, the whole office will welcome them with open arms and make them feel special. On one particular visit, I took my then three-year-old son to say hello to Steve (our CFO), who was working in his office. He greeted him with enthusiasm and then proceeded to call a special phone number for him which rang through to a bunch of monkey sounds, as a joke. He also taught him a silly handshake that he still uses to this day.
Do your teammates play a crucial role in why you love your job? How would you describe them?
My teammates definitely play a crucial role in why I love my job. If the team encounters a big obstacle, everyone works together to get over that hurdle and they also know just the right time to throw in humor to lighten the mood or make you smile when you are having a rough day.
What does SpotX offer that many companies don’t?
I love that SpotX encourages lateral growth across departments. This opportunity allows great talents to stay at SpotX because they are able to voice their professional growth goals and have the opportunity to take their knowledge to other departments and continue their learning trajectory.
How does SpotX help you scratch the travel itch?
SpotX has offered amazing opportunities for myself and so many others when it comes to traveling to other offices or meeting with clients across the globe. Our global footprint is increasing rapidly, and it has been a great perk to be able to provide department training in Singapore and around Europe.
SpotX also provides unlimited vacation. I believe that this offering improves team collaboration because everyone recognizes how great this benefit is and are careful not to abuse it. We work hard together when someone is out of the office because we know they are doing the same for you.
Does leadership play a role in making SpotX a great place to work?
I have been so grateful for the leadership within the company and have grown so much as a manager myself with the leadership that I have had within SpotX.
To sum up, if I asked you to fill in the sentence: “I love my job because…” what would you say?
I love my job because I get to go to work every day and work through challenges and celebrate wins with my friends.
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