PRIDE MONTH EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Members of the LGBTQ+ Community at Bidtellect

PRIDE MONTH EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Members of the LGBTQ+ Community at Bidtellect

In honor of Pride Month, we have highlighted members of the LGBTQ+ community at Bidtellect to hear about their experiences and advice on how to best support and celebrate Pride at work.

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Pride is more than just a rainbow flag.

What has your experience been like in the workforce being a part of the LGBTQ+ community?

Being “out” in the workforce is different for every person. After struggling with coming out in college, I was nervous to be my authentic self in the workforce. I quickly learned, however, that our industry is full of allies and people who treat everyone the same way. It has been so peaceful and stress-free to be who I was created to be and not have to hide it for fear of termination or mistreatment.

 

How can team members in the (virtual) office be allies to the LGBTQ+ community?

Ask questions and understand situations that people that are LGBTQ+ have gone through. Be visible and proud of being an ally. Let those people in the LGBTQ+ community know that you support the community.

In what ways do you believe companies should be celebrating pride month? Do you believe there are ways companies should not be celebrating pride month?

Don’t only teach the history of Pride Month (i.e. the 1969 Stonewall riots that jump started the gay liberation movement in the U.S. and ultimately led to yearly celebrations of Pride), but also teach where things currently stand in terms of equal rights to all employees. Pride is more than just a rainbow flag. If organizations are going to celebrate Pride month, tell stories about the history of Pride and showcase people that have paved the way for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as ones who continue to do so in our current times.

What does it mean to embrace LGBTQ+ pride?

Be willing to learn, confront your own bias or privilege, encourage family and friends to be allies, learn from your possible past mistakes where you may not have been supportive, intervene when needed, get involved, and get educated. Treat people of the community with respect and the same way you would want to be treated.

How are you planning to celebrate this year? 

Pride Events in Dallas with friends, plus a Bidtellect Dallas Office Pride Lunch!

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I believe that truly embracing pride is to be fully accepting of yourself and others. It means knowing that all people deserve the same respect as anyone else. This means being comfortable with yourself and allowing and promoting others to feel the same way about themselves.

What has your experience been like in the workforce being a part of the LGBTQ+ community?

I’m very proud of who I am as a person.  In the past, anytime I encountered any sort of issue in the workplace regarding an aspect of my character, I relied on that confidence in myself to push through it. I also have a very open sense of humor, so if “gay jokes” were thrown around the workplace, I might have laughed along – but you’d better believe I cracked a joke that got right back at them. 😛

How can team members in the (virtual) office be allies to the LGBTQ+ community?

Vote to support people who care about human rights. You can be as nice as you want to your LGBTQ+ coworkers, but if you’re voting in support of a legislature that infringes on their rights, then your kind words are meaningless.

In what ways do you believe companies should be celebrating pride month? Do you believe there are ways companies should not be celebrating pride month?

Rainbows everywhere. (Only partially kidding.) The celebration of pride is very commonly focused on this one month, which, in my opinion, isn’t the best approach. This leads to a sense that the organization is only responsible for this support in one given month. In order to support our LGBTQ+ community, we need to make it clear that we support the LGBTQ+ community year round. This could be as simple as making it clear in our organization that discrimination is not allowed.

What does it mean to embrace LGBTQ+ pride?

Once again, rainbows. (Also only partially kidding.) I believe that truly embracing pride is to be fully accepting of yourself and others. It means knowing that all people deserve the same respect as anyone else. This means being comfortable with yourself and allowing and promoting others to feel the same way about themselves.

How are you planning to celebrate this year? 

I’m going to keep doing what I always do. I will keep on living my life authentically and I won’t be ashamed of who I am. I’m going to live my life proudly.

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Father’s Day Onesheet: Get Campaign-Ready With Bidtellect

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Father’s Day is fast approaching: mark your calendars for June 19, 2022! A day to celebrate father and parental figures of all kinds, this year expect a rise in unique gifts, outdoor activities, and thoughtful messaging.  Advertisers can reach interested shoppers and gift-givers using thoughtful creative messaging to offer inspiration and context-driven targeting and optimization to reach those on the hunt for gifts – especially those in the highest-spending demographics. Get your advertising campaigns ready.

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Sneak Peak:

Special Gifts & Memories Matter:

  • 45% Want to find a gift that’s unique or different
  • 35% want to find a gift that creates a special memory

(NRF, 2021)

What You Can Do

  • Work with [b]+studio to create custom creative assets and messaging to inspire consumers with special gift and outing ideas.
  • Leverage sequential retargeting, an advanced targeting strategy that ushers users down the funnel with a second, complementary brand message and stronger CTA.
  •  Bidtellect’s context-driven optimization will optimize down to the placement level of the page to place ads next to relevant information – meaning you can reading about Father’s Day.
  • Plus, dynamic creative optimization (DCO) means your creatives will adjust dynamically and automatically to the best-performing combination.

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Celebrations for Mother’s Day have changed over time since first established as a holiday. In the Middle Ages, the holiday was known as “Mothering,” developed to allow for those who had moved away from home to return to their mothers on this day. Over time, the holiday sculpted into a celebration and honoring of motherhood. It evolved from a day of honor to a day of gift giving and sending cards. Though celebrated across the world, it is not observed on the same day everywhere. This year, we celebrate Mother’s Day in the US and Canada on Sunday May 8th.

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Bidtellect Named Finalist for Three Dick Reed Awards 2022

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Leading integrated marketing agency and longtime Bidtellect partner Just Global has announced the finalists for their third annual Dick Reed Awards.  Named in honor of longtime Just Global CEO Dick Reed, the purpose of the awards is to celebrate the people in the media industry who may be overlooked: vendors, publishers and platforms. Bidtellect is honored to be named a finalist in three different awards this year – two of which honor individual team members. Check it out: 

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Finalist: Strategic Agency Partner of the Year

Jonno Burden is the Senior Director of Sales, West Coast. Jonno was nominated for the Strategic Agency Partner of the Year in the best Biddable Media category. From outstanding customer service to solution-oriented product and service offerings, these individuals have helped Just Global deliver powerful results for Just Global’s clients. Go Jonno!

The Dick Reed Awards are a testament to the world-class collaboration that Just Global delivers not only to its clients but alongside its partners. It’s an honor to be recognized for Bidtellect’s innovation and service, and excited to continue with the great work we are doing. – Jonno Burden

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Finalist: Unsung Hero of the Year

Nicholas Gomez is a Product Manager at Bidtellect. Nicholas was named a finalist for the Unsung Hero of the Year. Nominees for this award are known as behind-the-scenes maestros that orchestrate the best possible customer experience through outstanding support services. That’s Nick!

While recognition is hardly front of mind in our work, it means so much that Just Global takes it upon themselves to create an environment that celebrates all of the relationships and accomplishments put forth by their partners. 

Just Global was one of the first partners added onto my portfolio 5 years ago and I am so fortunate and honored to have been able to grow and achieve alongside some amazing people. – Nick Gomez

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Finalist: Most Inventive Solutions

Bidtellect was named as a finalist for the Most Inventive Solutions Award. The award identifies companies that, as marketing technology continually evolves, have invented new product offerings within their disciplines that have proven successful for Just Global’s clients. Bidtellect is recognized for its specific products, services and/or features invented within the past year.

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SPOTLIGHT: WOMEN AT BIDTELLECT

In honor of Women’s History Month, we turned to the inspiring women here at Bidtellect for advice and inspiration. In this five-part series, we highlight women at Bidtellect nominated by their peers for their leadership and success in the industry. We asked them everything from career advice to juggling teams and personal goals to the strengths of being a woman.

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Terah Bocchi

Terah Bocchi is the Senior Vice President of Sales. Her clear communication style, strategic thinking, and ability to lead a large team spread across the country with strength, kindness, and support makes her an irreplaceable member of the Bidtellect family. In this interview, Terah talks the fallacy of work-life balance, embracing your unique communication style, finding mentors, and handling the challenges of the pandemic.

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I used to think my personality was a weakness. That I somehow needed to conform to my previous male bosses’ personality types to be successful: be louder, be tougher. It took me a while to understand that wasn’t the case. The qualities I found in good management had nothing to do with how loud they were or how tough they came off.  

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Lysa Vincent

Described as “approachable, intelligent, decisive, analytical, eloquent, and hilarious” Director of Account Management Lysa Vincent simultaneously strategizes for her clients, fine tunes operational processes, and leads a team of Account Managers on the West Coast. In this interview, Lysa Vincent discusses leading with empathy, empowering others, and finding your voice when it comes to family and professional success, proving that the right job and the right people will propel you forward in your career.

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Obstacles will always exist. Don’t fail because of them, succeed despite them.

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Yulia Khudzik

Yulia Khudzik is the Senior Quality Lead at Bidtellect, combining thorough, meticulous work with fearless persistence to ensure the platform is operating at highest quality standards at all time. In this interview, Yulia talks the value of teamwork, work-life balance, and uplifting other women.

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Give compliments. Listen when someone needs to talk. Offer support when needed. Give praise for good work.

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Carolina Escobar

Carolina Escobar is the Director of UI/UX at Bidtellect. She brings the same style and brightness of her day-to-day demeanor to her precise, thoughtful work designing and endlessly improving every feature of Bidtellect’s demand-side platform and user-interface. In this interview, Carolina offers =advice to women starting their careers, the unique strengths of leading as a woman, and whom she looks up to.

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I remind myself of all the past challenges women faced long before me so that I have the opportunity to be in this position. For that I do feel empowered and grateful. We can get through this. Women are resilient, strong, smart and determined. History shows us that.

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Missy Steiner

Missy Steiner is Bidtellect’s Vice President of Marketing. Not only does she oversee the company’s creative vision and go-to-market strategy, she also leads Bidtellect’s unique in-house creative services arm, [b]+studio. Missy’s team loves her bubbly personality and endless support and understanding. In this interview, Missy talks productivity hacks, the importance of listening, and finding your joy and personal sparkle. 

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The most important thing: don’t dull your shine! If there are factors in your life that are inhibiting you from the joys of sparkling and shining – get rid of them.

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