Ogury is continuing to highlight the wonderful women that make the company the success it is today. This installment showcases Cymone Thomas, our Global Content Marketing Manager located in London. Get to know Cymone below. 

Describe your role at Ogury and the types of projects your team focuses on?

My role involves creating engaging and relevant content for both brands and publishers. During my two months at Ogury, I’ve worked on new content for the website, launched our first client newsletter and written a script to promote our video content… a good variety.

What is unique about Ogury compared to other companies you’ve worked for?

Ogury stands out for its agility and ability to constantly stay ahead of the curve. From its inception, Ogury has offered both brands and publishers a different way of gaining the ad results they desire. And as the digital advertising industry continues to shift, Ogury is agile enough to adapt too. That’s one of the things that drew me to the company. It’s also encouraging to see that Ogurians really embrace the company values and try to live them out daily.

Cymone may be the newest member of the marketing team, but we already can’t remember a time without her.

What did you do straight after graduating?

I landed a job at an engineering consultancy, which meant moving 150 miles from London to a town near Sheffield. I had no intentions of leaving London prior to this job offer. One of my favorite memories was living in a small village where a neighbor would ride her horse on the pavement.

We are currently living in unprecedented times – what behaviors did you adopt to get through it  (professionally / personally)?

I set myself ‘stretch’ breaks, as it is too easy to ignore the hourly ‘move’ reminders on my fitness tracker. I have a book called ‘The Supple Body’, which I’m slowly making my way through. I also picked up new indoor-friendly hobbies like growing a herb garden and knitting. Unfortunately, my herbs didn’t make it through winter, but I’ve successfully knitted a baby hat and blanket, fingerless gloves, a headband and half a scarf.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

A former manager once said: “Industry has no gender”. E.g., human resources in the tech industry is the same as human resources in the retail industry. Of course there are nuances, but a lot of these things can be learned along the way with patience and desire.

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