LET'S BREAK THE ICE
My name is Devi Schmidt and I am passionate about the wonderful world of marketing. With a tech savvy and creative mind I am dedicated to make a digital difference.
My online journey began in January 2012. I started as a sales intern at Fitplein.nl BV, an e-commerce platform in health products located in IJsselstein, Utrecht. Main task: ice cold calling to sell online advertisement placements. Damn, I really sucked at that. After 4 weeks I hadn't sold a freaking advertisement spot to anyone. Luckily for me my cold calling struggles didn’t go unnoticed by my manager and now friend Tobias. Even better, he saw my keen eye for online growth, analytics and design. He said "Devi, I think your ass is in the wrong place. You're going to help me with all online marketing activities and I am going to teach you everything I know." I still thank Tobias big time for that. It was a Master Yoda - young padawan kind of thing. After my first experience with the limitless possibilities of the online landscape, I immediately knew for certain: I want to know everything about this field of expertise.
Nowadays, more than 6 years of experience and life-lessons later, I have a great job as digital marketer at NBC, a state-of-the-art congress and event venue. A dynamic and family owned organization that breathes creativity and knowledge. At 25, I'm close to say I made my passion my paycheck. Great things can come in life.
"If you're not doing what you love, you're wasting your time." - Billy Joel