Get to Know: Kate Pellegrini, Account Director at 3Q Digital
Published: April 14, 2016
Author: Hillary Read
Take some time today to get to know Kate Pellegrini, Account Director at 3Q Digital working out of our San Diego office.
What’s the first metric you check when you start the day?
CPA. It can either ruin your day or make your day.
If you had $10M to personally invest, which marketing platform or technology would you invest in, and why?
Paid search – I have seen paid search help turn small companies into household names.
What is your favorite advertising campaign?
Wow, I have a lot of favorites, but Subaru commercials always make me cry. They do a great job pulling on the heart strings!
What one quality do you think is most important in successful digital marketers today?
Lots of people are good at digital marketing, but it’s those who are truly passionate about the industry and the work they do who tend to succeed.
What is your favorite thing to brag about at 3Q?
I am always bragging about our work-from-home policy, our new fitness reimbursement and, of course, the free food, but what I love most is the dog friendliness of 3Q, and the overall culture in general. I love that 3Q only keeps A-team players, and I think that really drives the culture here. I love being surrounded by hard-working, passionate people every day.
What’s the best part of your office? (and specify the office)
The San Diego office is like one big family, and I love how close everyone is outside of work. People here work out together, help each other move, go to each other’s garage sales, pet- and house-sit for one another, and even volunteer together. It is a great little community, and I feel lucky to be a part of it!
Care to share your favorite spot to work from home?
When it’s nice out, I like to take my computer outside and work from my patio table.
What is your motivation to come into work every day?
I truly care about my clients – when their programs are doing well, I am happy, and when they are not doing well, I am sad. So coming to the office every day and working hard for them means I am ultimately working hard to maintain my own happiness (is that selfish? Ha ha).
What has been your favorite perk item/activity?
We do so many cool things like visiting the San Diego Zoo, going sailing, and doing scavenger hunts, but my favorite perk thus far was one of the more simple ones. We turned the office into a movie theater and we ordered in pizzas and watched the movie “Best in Show” after work one day. Just about everyone from the office attended and stayed to watch the entire movie. It was really fun!
What’s your favorite thing on your desk?
My giant dorky calculator. I am also very fond of my framed picture of Kendra Pennington and her ex-boyfriend. She was going to throw out a perfectly good picture frame! I decided to steal it and haven’t gotten around to changing out the picture yet (a year later).
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I like to be outside, play with my dog, go to the beach, cook, travel, and work on my house that I am renovating, which has been a never-ending project.