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Humans of 3Q: Meet Brendan Davitt

Published: November 17, 2017

Author: Molly Shotwell

(In the spirit of Movember…this was last year! Stay tuned for this year’s ‘stache.)
Our Humans of 3Q series continues this week with Brendan Davitt, a Search Account Coordinator in our Burlington, Vermont office. Get to know Brendan below:

Explain your role at 3Q in 3 sentences or fewer:

As an AC, I handle all production related tasks. This consists of budget tracking, search query reviews, reviewing bid modifiers, reporting, creating agendas, and much more! I also manage all ad copy and campaign builds. Essentially, I help the team with any ad-hoc related tasks.

What’s one marketing lesson you wished you had learned earlier?

i. Go with Your Gut – Time is often wasted on being indecisive. If you think you are right… you probably are!

ii. Don’t Be Afraid to Fail – You learn best from your mistakes!
iii. “Care Less” (Charlotte Haab) – Stress can impact your decision-making as well as the people around you. Don’t let it get to you!

What sets 3Q apart from other agencies in the industry?

i. Time Investment in Personal Development – Coworkers are willing to take the extra time to make sure you are growing both personally and professionally.

ii. Unlimited PTO – A huge plus to brag about!
iii. The People – Regardless of what office you work in, there are always multiple slack channels to feel connect and relate to the people around you. 🙂

What’s something that makes your office cooler than the other 3Q offices?

i. Maglianero – Our office is located on top of a killer coffee shop. Probably why we are the the most productive out of all of the other 3Q offices.

ii. Small bunch – We always can decide on Thursday lunch. Earliest recorded time was 9:20am.
iii. Eastern Time – Shout out to Stella for thinking of this one…because we are on Eastern Time, we are out earlier on Friday than the other offices!

When coworkers from other offices come to visit, what’s one thing they absolutely have to do in your city?

Hands down visit Ben & Jerry’s, get a pint for yourself, and catch a Burlington waterfront sunset.

(Me paddleboarding at the Waterfront during sunset!)

Tell us about your morale associate (pet: if you have one).

I have two personal morale associates. Their names are Lola (left) and Pablo (right). They have yet to visit the office because of their territorial ways and vicious barks. Pablo is also still learning to behave himself (LOVES to eat furniture).


What’s been the coolest thing you’ve done with your unlimited PTO?

I drove around the Nicoya Peninsula (Costa Rica) with seven friends last April. The rental car GPS told us to continue straight (across a river)…so we did! Hit me up for the GoPro video if you want to see it.

I also scored this Party Wave.

Have you participated in 3Q3%? If so, what’s been your favorite experience?

As an office, we went and planted trees at the Intervale, a nonprofit focused on community food systems and agriculture. This event took place BEFORE work and everyone went into the office after covered in dirt and sunscreen. It was a great bonding experience.

How do you spend your free time?

I love to paddleboard and train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I also love doing weekend road trips and can be found traveling to find the best waves on the East Coast.

What do you think has been the most interesting change in the marketing industry or in your channel this year?

As someone who loves to create and test ad copy, the switch from rotate evenly to optimize for clicks has been particularly interesting. The fact that Google now can determine who sees which ad and when still throws me off.

What’s your favorite TED talk?

I honestly don’t listen to many TED talks anymore… I still associate them with school. However, I binged Stranger Things last week and took away a lot of meaningful insights about the ’80s and Eggos.

What’s your favorite GIF?


Get to know more of our 3Qers in our Humans of 3Q series. Interested in joining the ranks? Check out our Careers page.

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