It’s no secret that DCMN has grown very quickly over the past couple of years. We were 80 employees in 2016, and today, we are more than 200, spread out in offices stretching from our hometown of Berlin to our newest hub in Amsterdam. We are a diverse and international team of people from nearly 40 different cultures. Our company culture is hardworking but fun, innovative but a little offbeat. These people and this uniquely DCMN culture are the driving force behind our growth.
To give you a deeper look into the lives of the people who make up DCMN, we’ve launched an Employee Highlight series. Every few weeks we’ll bring you a Q&A with a different person from our team.
Our next Employee Highlight features an interview with Sarah Noel, Head of Offline Marketing in Berlin. She joined the company in October 2013 and has helped and has helped DCMN grow throughout Europe. Find out more about Sarah below.
What is your role at DCMN?
Throughout the past five years, I have gathered a lot of knowledge about the offline channels in many European countries, the way we plan and buy media and how we analyse performance campaigns. Today, my role is to share all these insights with my colleagues to help them grow within the company and give them the keys to become the next experts of offline marketing at DCMN. I also continue to work on some client campaigns, analysing their results, negotiating conditions and finding new partners. This is what I love to do and the only way for me to learn further.
What was your proudest moment at DCMN?
When I started at DCMN, we were a startup with only 10 people in a small office. Five years later we are over 200 employees with offices all over the world. I’m very proud that I could contribute to this success. To be part of this fantastic experience since the beginning has been a great opportunity.
What’s the best vacation you’ve had?
I love travelling and I have a lot of memories of all the cities and countries I’ve already visited. But one place was really special for me: when I went to Australia in March 2017 to visit my best friend. We took a short trip to New Caledonia together and especially enjoyed a small French Island named Isles of Pine. When we arrived, I had the feeling I was in paradise. With only 2,000 inhabitants, it was the perfect place to disconnect, enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the silence.
What three words best describe you?
If you ask my friends to describe me in three words, they will tell you that I am first optimistic, with always a smile. Then, I am open minded. As I said, I love travelling, discovering new cultures, meeting new people, enjoying new kinds of food (even though I cannot eat spicy food). Finally, I am ambitious. I like challenges, either at work or in my private life. For instance, I am excited to do an exchange program with DCMN in New York, which will be for sure a perfect driver for my personal growth and development. On the other hand, competing in tennis tournaments is my motivation to always reach a higher level, personally. Yes it’s hard work, but the satisfaction when you accomplish your goals has no price.
Do I have a hidden talent?
I played saxophone when I was a child. Then I started to play tennis and I had to make a choice between music and a sport. I chose tennis because I am an active person with a lot of energy. Nevertheless, I can still read a musical score.
You’re happiest when…
I’m happiest when I am with my family and friends enjoying a delicious French dish, talking for hours about our lives and planning our next holiday together.
What’s your personal motto?
I never lose. I either win or learn. – Nelson Mandela