Courtney Brown has been a MACLYN employee for almost four years. She shares her favorite things about the job, the hardest things about her position, advice for young people in the industry and much more.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about being an employee here?
Courtney Brown: My favorite part about working at MACLYN is both the people and the clients. We have a very diverse group of employees that have a variety of talents and backgrounds. Likewise, we have an eclectic mix of clients that challenge us as marketers on very different levels. Being able to become ingrained in so many different industries really opens your eyes to so much.
Q: What’s the most rewarding accomplishment you’ve experienced at MACLYN?
Brown: Working on a strategic marketing or media plan, and watching it come to life. While it’s always nice to hear that your work was successful for the client, driving down the road and spotting a bus that has a MACLYN designed ad on the back is cool to see.
Q: What’s the most difficult thing about being an account executive?
Brown: Time management. Whether its trying to attend multiple client events or meetings, or just carving out enough time in the day to do “desk” work, it’s always a challenge to make sure you stay on time and on schedule.
Q: If you could have any career outside of advertising, what would it have been?
Brown: Growing up I always wanted to be an investigative journalist (I really liked Harriett the Spy). And I still love to write, so probably something in the writing field.
Q: What’s the first thing you do when you get in the office?
Brown: Pour a nice hot cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
Q: What advice can you give to young people in the advertising industry?
Brown: Learn to do what others can’t or don’t want to do, and go with the flow! There is always going to be something that others don’t want to do and your boss will take notice of that, and appreciate it if you step up to the plate to do it. Second, go with the flow. I think I’ve had every job remotely related to account work in the last 3.5 years and I’m better for it.
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Brown: Outside of spending time with friends and family, I love to cook and garden. I also enjoy golfing and drinking wine.
Q: Are you more likely to give someone a high five or a fist bump, and why?
Brown: High-five. I’m totally old school.
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island with one object, what would it be and why?
Brown: An iPad with an endless battery so I can read books and listen to music.
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