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Get to know Oliver Eldredge, Director of Internal Learning and Development at 3Q Digital (editor’s note: Oliver was promoted to VP of Training after this post was published).
What’s one marketing lesson you wished you had learned earlier?
Work slower to work faster. Fixing mistakes is a huge time suck.
What one quality do you think is most important in successful digital marketers today?
Time management. You have to decide what to invest in, and when to call it a day. If you try to do everything perfectly you’ll never finish anything. You need to be able to recognize when investing more of your time into something isn’t going to yield a meaningful improvement and then finish it and move on.
What is your favorite thing to brag about at 3Q?
We’re a fast-growing company in an exciting market.
Who is the unsung hero of your team?
Jen Stanisa does a ton of work to keep things going.
What’s the best part of your office?
Oakland. The commute is shorter and it’s quieter.
Care to share your favorite spot to work from home?
I don’t have pics, but I have to move around the house to keep the sun out of my eyes.
What does 3Q’s culture mean to you?
We’re results-oriented, and everyone here has each other’s backs.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to work at 3Q?
Which of 3Q’s core values is most important to you, and why?
In training everyone is your client, so it’s hard to not say treat everyone like a client.
Which 3Q value do you most embody, and how do you embody it?
Helping people learn new things and sharpen up skills is very rewarding. I try very hard to treat everyone like a client.
If you had to switch offices, which office would you pick and why?
I would keep bouncing back and forth between SF and Oakland because I love Nor Cal.
What is your motivation to come into work every day?
Being able to connect with people in training sessions is really rewarding, and it’s very exciting to see the training team grow here.
What has been your favorite perk item/activity?
Just the level of support in general. If you identify a problem, and present a solution, then you’re gonna get a green light to do something about it.
What trips have you gone on/do you plan to go on with your unlimited PTO?
I fulfilled a goal that I’d had for a while of getting up to the Whistler Bike Park last year. I’m hoping to get to Moab sometime in the next two years.
Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses, or one horse sized duck?
I don’t think you could win against a horse-sized duck, so 100 duck-sized horses.
Hot dogs or hamburgers?
What is on your bucket list?
Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska.
What’s your favorite thing on your desk?
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Ride mountain bikes, head up to the Sierras.