Sarah Shi: Life at adMarketplace

January 25, 2021

Sarah Shi is a Lead Pricing Analyst on our Pricing team, responsible for providing the sales team with fact-based data to make informed pricing decisions and recommendations.

We checked in with her about her life at adMarketplace. Here’s what she had to say:

1. How is life at adMarketplace?

I joined the team over a year ago. It's been a rewarding experience. When I joined, I knew nothing about advertising. The first few months were really the learning curve, and the more I got involved the more I liked it. Seeing how we are able to drive significant revenue for the biggest advertisers in the world is fascinating, and I love being able to work on that every day. adMarketplace has helped me create a foundation of knowledge over time, which I am now using to step up into a managerial role and guide my analysts. To say the least, it's been incredible working here.

2. What do you love most about working at adMarketplace?

I really like how everyone here is a problem solver regardless of their job role. If a client is experiencing an issue, the team is 100% dedicated to addressing the need and solving it as quickly as possible. They present not one but multiple potential solutions, giving the client the power to choose. On the publisher side too, we’re always finding ways to improve user experiences and ultimately, drive better results for advertisers. It’s a great mindset and a big reason why this company is growing quickly.

3. What advice would you give to a new employee?

That’s a very good question since I just had two new analysts join my team. Keep asking questions. Be curious about everything, think about ‘why’. ‘Why’ are we doing this? ‘Why’ are particular processes in place? Think beyond what you’re told to do, and adopt the mindset of being a problem solver. Take the initiative to try to create your own process for solving problems and be proactive! The more you explore, the more you understand the business and pick up new learnings faster.

4. What’s your go-to snack from the office kitchen?

Cold brew coffee on tap with oat milk is my favorite!

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