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Without further ado, meet Jordan Kelly!
Meet our Director of Media Intelligence Solutions, Jordan Kelly.
How long have you been at Agility?
I’ve been here for almost a year.
What is your role and what team are you a part of at Agility?
I’m the Director of Media Intelligence Solutions. Media Intelligence Solutions is a great, newly created team and we get the opportunity to talk with prospects, and craft custom solutions, which is by far my favorite part of being in this industry. The core function of this team is sales enablement. I support our sales staff through the sales cycle. I work on training, particularly for junior sellers, but also product training as new features are released. I work on competitive intelligence and research. I act as an internal product expert because I use the tools regularly and get feedback from prospects and internal stakeholders.
What is your favorite thing about working at Agility?
In my past work experiences, the people tend to be the thing that drives me. I’ve had the opportunity to meet with a lot of the salespeople and their managers and honestly, there are a lot of great people working at this organization.
What does a typical day in the life at Agility look like for you?
We spend a decent amount of time on Slack with sales, and with the management group. A lot of my time is spent on prospect calls. I offer demo support for potential prospects, and I review the variety of services that we offer.
I’ve been in the communications world for 15 years. Lending out my expertise in this space while having consultative conversations with prospects who are serious about building their media measurement and analysis programs is something that I can’t stress enough how much I enjoy.
My favorite part is determining what a good solution would look like for a client from an analysis and media monitoring standpoint, then watching the fruits of that labor when I get feedback from clients about how great the operations and customer success team are.
Do you have any advice for new employees starting at Agility?
It’s weird being in a remote universe. Lean back on the fact that we’ve got an amazing group working here. Get quick one-on-one time with people in different departments and ask questions. This is a very collaborative environment, so new employees, make use of the people around you. They’re more than happy to jump in and help!
What are some skills you’ve gained working at Agility?
Remote learning. I’ve become more self-reliant and independent in my learning process. I process information better when I can explore something myself rather than listening to someone explain it to me. I’ve learned a lot of technical skills during my time here—doing my own homework and research has helped with my knowledge retention.
What is your favorite digital tool that you use at work?
I love Slack! It is great for connecting with peers, sending GIFs, and making group chats. From a search standpoint, it is easy to access an archive of terms, questions, or topics that have been mentioned before.
Do you have a favorite work snack or beverage?
Costco sells dill pickle flavored peanuts and almonds that are the best! They’re the best snack on the market and it’s a little frightening how quickly my wife, Tori, and I can get through a bag.
How do you stay connected with your coworkers while remote?
Everything’s integrated on my phone. I mostly connect on Slack, email, and sometimes WhatsApp.
Jordan and his wife, hiking on a vacation.
What is your favorite after work or weekend activity?
I have two boys under three. A lot of my time is spent with family, going to the park or grandparents on weekends. Outside of that, I do a lot of DIY stuff. I’m currently renovating a detached garage and turning it into a gym area. I also play hockey, volleyball, and basically anything else I can get my hands on that my body will allow me to play at my current age.
What is the best part of your day?
My morning routine with our three-year-old it the best way to start every day. Getting him from his room while he’s sleepily flopping around in bed, it’s the sweetest thing. I miss our routine a lot if I have to travel. Living in this remote work bubble benefits me by allowing me to share special moments with my kids and wife.