Spotlight On: Tracy Fry
Title: Senior Product Manager
Joined Mediaocean: In 2005
School / University: Kings College London
Tell us about your journey. Why advertising and technology?
When I first joined Mediaocean, then still known as DDS, I started on the client side working in a support role with no previous knowledge of the advertising industry. Having had no previous development experience and only my math’s degree to fall back on I then made the jump into development, where I spent the next two years learning and working with our mainframe system. This earlier role paved the way for me to move into my current role as a Product Manager.
In what ways has working at Mediaocean challenged you and enabled you to grow?
The environment at Mediaocean and the industry we are in is constantly changing, which has meant that I've always had the opportunity to move on to a fresh new challenge, when I've been ready for one.
What do you enjoy most about working at Mediaocean?
I've always been quite lucky to work with amazing colleagues - genuine people who I have had the opportunity to learn from and work alongside with.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years and what role does Mediaocean play in helping you get there?
Wherever I go to next, my main requirement is for the role or project to be challenging. I see myself progressing in my field, to a more senior role over the next few years and I hope to continue working on great products and with great people.
What’s your favorite employee perk at Mediaocean?
The weekly cake club and free breakfasts.
Coffee or tea?
Depends on the time of day, coffee to jolt me awake in the morning and tea with my cakes.
Give 3 tips for someone looking to land a job like yours?
- Have a sincere interest in technology
- Be passionate about the product
- Work on your communication skills; leverage any experience you have of working and interacting with different teams
What are your favorite websites that you can be found browsing during lunch?
Skyscanner and Airbnb - I’m always on the lookout for a good deal for my next holiday.
If you were stranded out at sea and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Wifi connection
- A device to browse the internet with
- A charger
What’s your favorite TV show?
The Great British Sewing Bee – because it inspires me with ideas for my next sewing project.