Mason Interactive inspires our digital marketing specialists’ team to create digital marketing solutions that are strategic and results-driven. Currently, our team works remotely, so inspiration comes from daily Zoom and Slack camaraderie.
As we balance our remote culture and expanding client needs, Mason Interactive continues to grow. This month, we want to introduce you to our new Account Strategist, Dasia Hood. Dasia shares how working at Mason Interactive inspires her in work and life.
Dasia, where do you live, and how long have you been at Mason?
I live in Dayton, OH. But, in January 2021, I am moving closer to Charlotte, NC, where Mason is opening its second office. I started as an Account Strategist in November, so it’s only been a couple of weeks. As an Account Strategist, I help brands understand how Mason Interactive uses performance marketing to get them results like increased revenue, better engagement, and brand awareness.
What is your favorite thing about Mason?
I love collaborating with strong-minded, intelligent people. Every person at Mason Interactive has a kick-ass personality! We discuss solutions and strategies respectfully and passionately. It’s an excellent dynamic for creative and technical characters. I enjoy everyone’s unique sense of humor they use to help each other through busy or challenging days.
Do you have any hobbies, pets, etc.?
I would love to get a cat! But, no pets at the moment. I start my morning off by running 1-3 miles. I like to jog on my treadmill or outside, depending on the weather. I am a regular reader, and I host a book club, of which I am the only member. I enjoy books on personal development, science fiction, and literary classics. My favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell, and I have read it at least fifty times!
What does a typical workday look like for you?
First, I need coffee! Next, we have our morning all-hands team Zoom. Then, I typically have a client or team meetings to shadow. Since I am in training, I learn the tech stack and concepts for my new role in between appointments. Soon, I’ll be managing leads, new clients, and communicating with our existing clients. Our team connects around 5:15 to recap and give a friendly farewell.
What are your must-have WFH essentials?
I am ambidextrous. I write with my left hand, but I use my right hand for everything else. So, I need ample desk space. I like to work at my kitchen table so I can spread out. Being close to the kitchen keeps me close to coffee, snacks, and water. Hydration is the key to success, am I right?
Do you have a specific WFH “vibe”?
Totally! I like lots of natural lighting and a little background noise. I typically put on some chill R&B or french pop. If it’s warm outside, I open the windows for a nice breeze. I drink half decaf with almond milk until noon; then it’s water with lemon or cucumber for the rest of the day.
What do you think the biggest change has been for you since quarantine?
Working in the hospitality industry during the start of COVID led to some profound life changes for me. I switched to homeschooling my daughter and seeking out the perfect place to pursue a career in a field that has been a hobby and passion since I got my first computer. Getting hired and working at Mason has been a tremendous and much-needed change in my life. I also have a newfound appreciation for quality hand cream from all the handwashing lately. Ya’ll, my hands be dry.
Nice to meet you, Dasia!