It has been one year since I joined Mediapark as a business development manager and I decided to share with you some of the most appealing moments from this journey in simple words. In this article, you won’t find any deep insights or some fancy terms that would make you scratch your head, instead, I will simply take you through the instants that I enjoyed the most within 1 year of employment.
Before we dive in, let’s jump 4 years back.
- December 2016. I moved to Siem Reap, Cambodia, and co-founded a digital agency called Smart Management Systems.
- November 2017. Co-founded the first online grocery delivery platform in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh – Cambo Market. Launched in June 2018.
- August 2018. Remotely co-founded a digital agency in Moldova, called Genexiz.
How it all started…
I got approached on LinkedIn by a Mediapark representative. The pitch was pretty straightforward “We would like to establish a branch in Moldova”, the idea was to achieve this by merging with Genexiz. The timing was perfect, as I had a flight booked to Europe for just a week later. Long story short, I’m in Moldova, we had a couple of calls and then we agreed to take it a step further, we went to Vilnius, where Mediapark has its main office. Two days of meetings, lots of interesting conversations, and coffee cups. I left impressed and pumped, feeling that this could be the beginning of a new professional journey. Mediapark people on their end had to gather the feedback and get back to us with a partnership offer, which arrived in my inbox just a week later.
The offer, however, was slightly different. We received a green light that they would like to establish a branch in Moldova with us, but the idea was that the operation will be managed only by my partner. On the other hand, I got an offer to join Mediapark Group as a business development manager. After several discussions with my partner, we decided that this is even a better scenario, as it will facilitate a smoother start and integration. Deal, both offers accepted!
It’s mid-August, I am back in Vilnius, 99% out of my comfort zone, but at the same time, ready to jump right in.
My first assignment was to manage the revamping process of the company presentation pitch, a fast way to get to know the company better, as I had to read in detail about various successful cases and senior colleagues. A designer from the Kaliningrad branch helped to bring the ideas to life, it turned out pretty well and we introduced it officially about 8 weeks later. Check it out, mediapark.com/hello.