Spotlight On: Jillian Benna
Name: Jillian Benna
Title: Associate Account Manager
Joined Mediaocean: November 2013
College: Towson University
Tell us about your journey. Why advertising and technology?
I have always wanted to be in this industry since college since it was my major. I liked all my communications major classes and I realized everything about communications aligned with my personality. I always liked how advertising gets your message out to a broad range of people. I had a lot of good adjunct professors who were all in the advertising space, so I got a real feel of what I would be doing. I started working at an agency, and then a publisher, and now I’m at a technology/software company, so I’ve come full circle in the past 4 years.
In what ways has working at Mediaocean challenged you and enabled you to grow?
Mediaocean challenges me because I’m constantly being looped into new projects and being given more responsibility. They always say, if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you ;)
What do you enjoy most about working at Mediaocean?
The people. Everyone is friends and wishes well for one another. I’ve never worked in an office with people who have such long and tight-knit friendships. It makes the culture so enjoyable!
What’s your favorite employee perk at Mediaocean?
Manicube (manicures in the office!) and Yoga for sure are my two favorites.
Cats or dogs?
Dogs! (Little white ones especially!) I don’t like cats because they can be really sneaky.
Give 3 tips for someone looking to land a job like yours.
• Sometimes taking a different position at a company can lead to other opportunities, so always be open to positions that may seem out of your comfort zone.
• Prepare for an interview with a presentation about yourself
• Be confident!
What are your favorite websites that you can be found browsing during lunch?
Facebook, Stella & Dot, & YouTube- I love to watch beauty and lifestyle vlogs, I have a channel of my own - you can check out here!
If your life were made into a movie, who would play you and why?
Reese Witherspoon- from Legally Blonde. I love her upbeat personality and perseverance in that movie. I strive for that everyday.