Here at ON Advertising, we have such a diverse range of people with different talents and interests. One of our Senior Account Executives, Darren Higgs, sits down and shares with us a little more about himself. Originally from Bowen Island, Canada, Darren has come to the states to pursue his career in marketing and advertising.
ON: What do you do to recharge?
DH: I love spending time with my wife and my 22-month-old son. It’s great being a dad and seeing the development process of a toddler; watching him grow and learn new things every day. On Sunday nights, I play goalie for my ice hockey league in Chandler. Naturally, being from Canada, I am a huge fan of hockey and enjoy being out on the ice whenever I can be.
ON: What was your first job?
DH: My first job ever was a dishwasher when I was 15 during one of my summers in high school. It was a humbling experience and I built a lot of character from it. However, my first job in the states was working as a marketing assistant at an interior plaster company. This experience is what really got me interested in the marketing/advertising world.
ON: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
DH: The most rewarding part of my job is the satisfaction of a client. It brings me joy when we can help and grow their business and watch it evolve. In addition to that, working together as a team to make clients happy is very rewarding in itself because we have such an amazing team here at ON.
ON: What is the most challenging part of your job?
DH: One is balancing all of our clients’ needs. Having a timeline that works with our schedule and the clients’ needs can be challenging because there is not enough time in the day. Additionally, balancing various departments. I have backgrounds in project management and creative work, sometimes I have a conflict with both sides of my brain to do one thing over another.
ON: What inspires you to succeed every day?
DH: The marketing industry is constantly changing with new technologies and evolving trends. The desire I have to improve and learn new techniques really inspires me to grow and flourish.
We love having Darren here on the ON team because of his friendly personality and his plethora of talents. Darren does it all, from project management to creative work, he is really a shining star in the advertising world!