Spotlight On: Jacqueline Honig
Name: Jacqueline Honig
Title: Product Manager
Joined Mediaocean: January 2000
College: Nassau Community College , SUNY Cortland
Tell us about your journey. Why advertising and technology?
I never had any plans to work in this industry, but I’m glad that I ended up here. I came from a commodities company where I managed the foreign exchange desk funds. DDS was looking for an account person with a numbers background, and I had experience in training, working with vendors and clients, and basic knowledge of accounting foundations. I had no experience in technology, but was always inquisitive about the technology behind all the applications I supported. Over the years, by asking lots of questions and “playing” around in our systems I ended up in the product development department.
In what ways has working at Mediaocean challenged you and enabled you to grow?
By trusting me with projects that were out of my comfort zone, that span globally across various departments. It gave me exposure to different areas of the business that I would not normally have access to. My directors knew it would be a challenge, but they had confidence that I would succeed.
What do you enjoy most about working at Mediaocean?
How everyone is always available to help each other out.
What’s your favorite employee perk at Mediaocean?
Philanthropy Friday’s, specifically the Wheels2Water event many of us participate in each summer in Lido Beach NY.
Coffee or tea?
Iced Coffee, with coffee ice cubes and cream.
Cats or dogs?
Fish, in the aquarium.
Give some tips for someone looking to land a job like yours.
• Strong project management skills will help in whatever job you do.
• Managing time and projects is a must for any jobs.
• Willing to go outside your comfort zone.
• And, be a great baker! Baked goods are always a great thank you to your coworkers for all their hard work and assistance.
What are your favorite websites that you can be found browsing during lunch?
CNN, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – sometimes NY Post Page Six if we need a good laugh at lunch.
If you were stranded out at sea and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
I love to travel to some off-the-grid places. I’m practical and prepared, so I would have to say a Fishing Pole, a good utility knife, and my Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter (I’d be interested in seeing how many people google this!) My dermatologist is going to be upset I didn’t say sunscreen…
What’s your favorite TV show?
That’s hard to answer. My DVR is filled with documentaries, action, and drama – no reality shows! Banshee, Ray Donovan, and Bill Weir Wonderlist series.
If your life were made into a movie, who would play you and why?
I didn’t know how to answer this, so I took a BuzzFeed survey and got Kristin Bell. I’m happy with that. My coworker said Sandra Bullock, because she’s quirky and cute. I’ll take that as a compliment!