Celebrating my 1st Year at DG
What’s so special about this cliche blog of experiences that we’ve seen a hundred times? Here is where you’ll find an agency that offers a magical thing that NOBODY out there will ever give you as an agency/relative (sometimes)/stranger, Trust. As you read through this blog, let me share with you in detail why Delta Growth is the perfect place to work for me.
How it all started
A short intro, my name is David D’souza and I work with a super awesome team at DG as a Paid Social Media Specialist. I moved out of my hometown, Mumbai – India, a year ago and the reason I started blogging again is that I am celebrating a year at Delta Growth where the aim is to purely to empower its employees and clients equally.
I had sent out at least 200 applications by the time I had received a response on LinkedIn from Brendan Philp (co-founder/HR). After a couple of rounds of interviews and a short test, I had the offer that I yearned for a whole month and I am glad it was Delta Growth.
With that said, it was all business from Day 1 – Delta Growth has all onboarding material in a template and workflow for new employees. Troy introduced me to all processes on the first day which has helped me get the swing of things. We have daily meetings at the start of the workday where everyone shares what work was completed, and what work we are planning to do. Our project management tool and internal processes are set up by our Sr Project Manager, Shawn Dannemann. It let’s me and my clients know and understand how to attack a particular task, what are the internal expectations of a task, and what the client needs.
How I found my happy place at Delta Growth.
I had too many changes to deal with when I had first started working here with my “net new” life because it had only been a month since I moved to Toronto. New places, new experiences, nothing felt familiar. Delta Growth was set up to work remotely three days of the week, with 6-hour workdays. This was something I could only dream of because I previously had only worked in organizations where we would spend more than 12 hours in our offices.
I admit, I was lost and overwhelmed multiple times but my team members had my back. They helped me slowly build my pace towards a new style of working and the confidence of attacking work started to grow. Here I am a year later writing blogs. Blogging isn’t new to me but I have always wanted to use the power of blogs effectively when it comes to winning things for my agency. I am happy to contribute in any form and so do other uber-cool members of our team!
Did COVID 19 phase make it any easier?
We are a 100% digital firm and our transition to working from home was super easy. Apart from having lunch together with the team or the anniversary party, I don’t think we have had any hindrance figuring out how to work from home compared to other businesses who have been tested during these times.
We were happy and content, we were growing at a good pace. Some of our big client lists include Honda, Simply Green, Entripy.com, and Maple.
When quarantine and complete WFH hit us, things started to slowly take a turn, just like all businesses did. We were still doing what we could for every partner we were associated with and we made sure we stand true to those expectations.
We paid the rent of the unused office space which we still get to keep. We proactively asked some of our clients to stop running ads since they were awesome outdoor activities.
We got a huge push during these testing times, thanks to the Simply Green team and we have learned a lot in the process too. While that relationship didn’t last forever, we would love to have them back with us in the future.
We have decided we want to GROW. My team members and I are at it and I am doing my part because everyone here loves challenges.
We don’t have a tagline but it could be – ‘We aim to grow’. Sue me, if this is copyrighted, I am sure our Top Management will take care of it (right Brendan?).
Special shout to all our clients who have stuck with us through these tough times and how we will make this the wisest decision you have ever made this year.
Saying Goodbye to a mentor
Finally, the biggest push for me to write this and revitalize my dead blog writing skill is my ex-boss, Ken Fobert who is joining a new company. We wish you all the very best for your future endeavours. It has been fun working with you, you have encouraged me to always ‘dig deeper’ and think more critically than what meets the eye in a brief. The machine you built has helped us grow as a media team which is always challenging when working remotely and I am sure we will make you more proud of your team and our paths will cross again one day.
I would like to thank DG for this amazing first year in a new country. Such a level of understanding from an organization is truly unheard of and I am sure every team member will chime in on this. A separate blog on that will come soon, I’m sure of it!