IQ is made up of a bunch of rockstars that make incredible work for our clients everyday. We want to give you a glimpse of what it’s like to work in IQ, so every other Friday we’re going to interview an IQ-er and let you get to know them better.
For the official record, what is your name and your title at IQ?
My name is Shari Benowich and I’m an Account Supervisor.
What is one thing you can’t leave home without?
I know it’s really cliché, but I’d have to say my cell phone.
What is your role in building the client/agency relationship?
That is really what I do everyday here: nurture relationships with our clients. I get to know their business and having a good idea of what would help them grow, even if it’s not what they initially approached us for. And I also make sure they’re happy with the work we produce for them.
What gets you “in the zone” for your daily work?
I have a long commute to the office, so a combination of a lot of coffee and belting out with some awesome music, whatever playlist I feel fits my mood each morning. And I wind down and listen to audiobooks on my way home.
Tell me about the moment you knew this was the direction you wanted to pursue professionally.
Where I did undergrad they have a co-op program where you get to do three internships, where you don’t take classes, you just work. The first two I did weren’t really a good fit on my end, so I had an idea of what I didn’t want to do, which is always useful. My third one I worked at an advertising agency, and I fell in love with the tangible aspect of advertising and the process from start to finish. And I always wanted to be a creative person, but I don’t really have a lot of creative ability, so here I get to be around creativity and be a part of the process.
What does “Creative Intelligence” mean to you?
I think it’s how everyone works together. We have people who are experts in all different areas that come together and produce really well rounded work for our clients.
Cake or Pie?
Hike or Bike?
I don’t know how to ride a bike, so hiking.
Tea or Coffee?
Dawn or Dusk?
Unicorns or Narwhals?
Now you know a little more about Shari Benowich!
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