How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency
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Office location:

AvidXchange Music Factory
How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

Job Title:

Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

Commute (how and how long?)

15 – 20 minutes. Down Randolph Road and a quick hop on I-277

What do you do during your commute?

Depends on the day, but almost always music is going. Classical for the days I need to think through ideas / plans. Rap for days I need to get pumped.

Phone Type:

My old friend: iPhone 5s
How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

Desk photo:

How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

My favorite place to work is on the couch in the corner of our office.

How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

Computer:

MacBook Air

Gadgets you can’t live without:

iPhone, MacBook and Nikon camera

Do you listen to music while you work?

Our Art Director is also a DJ so the custom office playlists are pretty awesome.

What software are you a power user of?

Project Management Software – Trello
Social Media Management Tool – Falcon
Various CRMs and CMS our clients use

Pages + Sheets for planning and strategy

What’s your favorite spot for a business lunch? Your order?

Poplar Street Cafe – an old house made into a cafe. Yes and yes.

Arugula Pear Salad + Tuna

Social media habits:

All day, every day. Mostly to keep an eye on client’s accounts and what’s trending. I personally spend the most time on Instagram.

To-do list manager:

I stick by my notebook and pen. Old school, but I have to write it down. It also feels really good to mark through completed items.

What everyday thing are you really good at?

Problem-solving (but not math, ew)

What’s your one favorite thing about your job?

Seeing the hard work from our team create results for clients. May sound a bit cheesy, but seeing the needle move in the right direction feels good.
How I Work: Tara Lilly, Marketing Services Manager at The South Agency

Best time-saving shortcut or Charlotte life hack:

If you keep 521 tabs open in Google Chrome like I do, try OneTab to keep them organized and save on computer memory.

Sleep routine:

I’m a night owl. I’m usually asleep around 11:30 p.m. during the week.

Where do you go around Charlotte to get away from the office?

Basically anywhere I can bring my dog 🙂

What did you eat for breakfast this morning?

Blueberry Crisp Cliff bar (I stock up when they’re on sale)

If you weren’t doing your current job, what would you be doing?

Running my own business(es). My Wedding + Portrait Photography business turned six this year!

Best job advice you’ve received:

Whatever goal you’re working on, celebrate the little things and be good to yourself. You’re learning, you’re growing, you’ll make mistakes. That’s ok. Enjoy the journey. It’s such an important piece to your destination.

Last book you read (grade it on a A-F scale):

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk  (A)

Last movie you watched (grade it on a A-F scale):

Hello, My Name is Doris with Sally Field (A)

What other Charlottean would you like to answer these question?

Mallory Gutierrez – Product Manager at Studio C
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