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Spotlight On: Eric Goldfisher

August 21, 2015

Name: Eric Goldfisher

Title: Training Specialist

Joined Mediaocean: Started at DDS in 2007, and came back in 2013.

College: Syracuse University

Tell us about your journey. Why advertising and technology?

Back in college, I wanted to be a sportscaster, but after having internships and seeing how the market looked, I thought the business side would be better – especially since I wanted to be in New York.  I started in radio, at a rep firm.  We used DDS software, and I picked it up quickly and would help other reps use it.  They were used to doing things by hand, so it was pretty new to them.  And then I saw the opportunity to come here.   I always liked it here, and knew a lot of the people, so I was happy to come back in 2013. 

In what ways has working at Mediaocean challenged you and enabled you to grow?

Learning the tech jargon and the product side of things is really interesting. I’m learning new things every day.

What do you enjoy most about working at Mediaocean?

The people and the culture here. The environment is all about the employees -- making them know they’re appreciated for all their hard work, and keeping them happy.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years and what role does Mediaocean play in helping you get there?

I see myself in a leadership role, staying within the media landscape. Tech companies are always evolving and on the forefront for innovation, so I’d like to stay in this area.

Give some tips for someone looking to land a job like yours. 

• Be honest about what you know and what you don’t know.

• Show that you’re willing to try different things and step out of your comfort zone.

What are your favorite websites that you can be found browsing during lunch? 

Yahoo newsboxingscene.com (I do amateur boxing on the side), gloveandboots.com (I went to high school with the guys who created these puppet videos.  They’re hilarious.)

If you were stranded out at sea and could only have 3 things, what would they be? 

• I’d say my dog. It’s selfish, maybe, but I need her and at least she’ll have a lot of room to run around.

• A grill- I’ll find something to cook there. 

• And my phone, I guess. So I could look up different recipes and ways to kill fish.

What’s your favorite TV show?

“Mad Men.”

If your life were made into a movie, who would play you and why?  

Ben Affleck or Tom Hardy. I think we have similar backgrounds and mannerisms.

“Spotlight On” is a series of employee profiles that will give our community insight into who Mediaocean is, right down to the people that make us our best! For more information on Mediaocean and our employees, contact careers@mediaocean.com.