Working remotely, like we do at JDM, doesn’t mean being disconnected from colleagues. As part of our culture-building initiative, and to introduce the digital marketing world to our awesome team members, we regularly peel back the curtain on the lives of JDMers. This week, we’ll get to know Account Manager Tony Schubert - who recently celebrated his 2nd workiversary!
Name: Tony Schubert
Position: SEO Account Manager
Location: San Diego, CA
When did you begin working at JDM?
How did you know JDM was the right fit for you?
I felt right at home during the interview process. Everyone seemed very nice and friendly.
What’s your favorite part of the workday?
The favorite part of my workday are the breaks I take in between assignments to play or cuddle with my dog. It makes my day overall more enjoyable and stress-free.
What’s the most gratifying part of working with your clients?
The most gratifying part of working with clients is seeing the results and watching their business grow.
In a remote company, how do you stay connected with your team?
I try to stay active in our team chats and participate in our random off-topic conversations.
What three words would you use to describe the JDM culture?
What's something you love about JDM?
I love the weekly All Hands meetings; they’re part business and part fun. [CEO Tyler Jordan] does a good job of making it interesting and providing funny commentary.
Can you recall a time when JDM challenged you, and how we supported you through that time?
When I first started in digital marketing, I was at a very cookie-cutter agency. JDM pushed me to think more creatively, and that was a struggle at the beginning. But with help and patience from my team, I was able to work on my creativity within my campaigns and keep delivering to my clients.
What’s the best thing you’ve done with your unlimited PTO?
I travel a lot on the weekends. Unlimited PTO has made that significantly easier. Being remote allows me to work from wherever, but sometimes I want to have time to explore the city I'm visiting, and taking a Friday or Monday off really allows me to do that.
What's something you love about the marketing industry?
I love how it’s ever-changing and challenging. I also love how marketing is so instrumental in building a business; it’s fun seeing how our work helps businesses grow.
What digital marketing platform, technology, or skill do you see gaining the most traction in the next 1-2 years, and why?
I think content writing is a skill that is going to be more and more important over the next couple of years because of Google’s consistent updates and statements putting more importance on quality content within the SEO space.
What are the names and ages of your kids (or furbabies)?
Bowser (he is 2 years old).
What's something you've implemented or tested, and what was the outcome?
I’ve tested lots of CTAs for a client using Google Optimize. It was very interesting seeing the results and how certain CTAs performed better for specific products.