Meet the Team: A Q&A with Field Marketing Manager, Charles Briens

Feb 28, 2020

Alexandra Matthews

Meet Charles, Field Marketing Manager based in London. Charles comes from Normandy, France and received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management in Caen, his hometown. During this time, Charles was a reservist in the French Marines. It was at that time that he realized he wanted to continue his studies and learn more about business and entrepreneurship.

Read on to learn more about Charles’s journey to and at Ogury.

What lead you to become a Field Marketing Manager at Ogury?

I decided to take a Business School exam, which allowed me to do an MBA and study part-time in Tennessee (US). While studying I came to realize that I had a passion for Marketing. From there, I decided to look for Marketing roles, especially in London, as I wanted to continue evolving my skills in an English-speaking country and to enjoy a cosmopolitan city.

I started as a Marketing Intern at Ogury in 2016, and from day one I was given lots of responsibility. As it was just the VP of Marketing and myself supporting the whole Marketing function for a 100 person business at the time, I was able to grow quickly, increase responsibility and eventually become the Field Marketing Manager for International markets.

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

Ogury is my first real business experience so it doesn’t really compare. But I love the atmosphere and being part of the evolution of the business over the years. I’ve seen Ogury move from start-up, to scale-up… and who knows what is next? I’m proud to be a part of the success of Ogury so far.

What excites you the most about working in tech?

What I love about tech is that it’s a fast-evolving industry. There is so much space for innovation. I’ve seen Ogury’s messaging and products adapt and evolve at lightspeed, in order to make us different from other players in the market. I’m pretty sure it’s not like that in other industries. I love seeing the change, you never get in a routine and you get to experience new stuff every day.

Brooklyn, New York.
One of the many cities on Charles’ travel resume

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

As Field Marketing Manager for the International markets, (largely Northern Europe), I am responsible for supporting the Brands & Publisher teams through the organization of events, creation of proactive strategies and by answering their ad hoc requests. The success of these activities is measured by the Digital Marketing team to make sure they have the right impact on the business. I project manage a number of international marketing projects and make sure our efforts are coordinated cross-functionally. I also strive to continually improve our processes to be more efficient and accurate in what we do.

Ogury employees embody GRIT. How do you apply this core value to your work?

Really simple, I don’t give up on challenges and never stop working until I find a solution. Otherwise, I don’t get that feeling of “accomplishment”.

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