Meet Adrian Faur, our Marketing and Public Relations Specialist in Timisoara, Romania. Adrian has many years of experience in marketing, advertising and even spent some time working on the radio! His knowledge and expertise are extremely valuable to our tams not only in Romania but across the globe.
Q: Tell us a little bit about your role and what you do.
A: I am responsible for marketing and communication (internal and external) in Ness Timisoara. I work very closely with the recruitment team for our hiring campaigns, taking care of our communication channels, social media, outdoor, news media, and organize technical events (internal and external) related to the technologies we are using here in Timisoara. Also, together with my colleagues from the HR department, Mihaela and Andreea, we take care of several sections of the EDGE calendar.
Q: How do you take your coffee?
A: Black, no sugar, with biscuits.
Let me clarify. I’m not a big coffee drinker. Actually, I’ve been drinking more coffee than I used to since I came to Ness. We have coffee machines in the kitchen here making it easily accessible because I can get a cup of coffee faster than a cup of tea, I started drinking coffee almost every day.
Q: What’s on your to-do list?
A: On a personal level, long term, I want to be a good example for my kids. Short term, I want to make sure I spend more quality time with them.
Professionally the next major item on my list is the Web Summit. In November together with my colleague Giorgiana from Ness Iasi, we will travel to Lisbon. This event gathers the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers, and heads of state to present the future of technology. It is very informational, and I always feel that we come away having learned so much that we can leverage for Ness. I am truly looking forward to it.
Also, a few other items on my list are our 2021 winter campaign, Urban Heroes which we are also launching together with our colleagues from Iasi. As well as finishing my Google Ads Certification.
Q: What’s the next place on your travel list and why?
A: Petra in Jordan. Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. These amazing structures are half-built, half-carved into the cliffs dating back over 2000 years.
For me, such places are proof that the only limits are the ones we set ourselves.
Q: What’s the best career advice you’ve ever heard?
Do not forget why you do what you do. I heard this phrase from several people I met along the way; people I respected a lot. One of these people was my teacher, she was also part of the Romanian national volleyball team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. A teacher with solid principles and values.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Marketing is full of challenges and is ever-changing. I’ve never become tired of preparing campaigns or looking for new solutions. The creative aspect of marketing keeps my job interesting, there is always something new to try, different trends to incorporate into campaigns, and new ideas, tools, and designs I get to work with every day.
Q: What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
A: In Romania, we have a few dishes that might seem strange to people who are not native to the country. But those I am going to keep secret so we can surprise my colleagues from other Ness centers when they visit.
In my book though, the most unusual thing I have ever tried was a Chinese drink. One day while I was at a Chinese restaurant in Bucharest I received a drink that was presented in a bottle. It contained a dead snake! I still can’t believe I drank it. Surprisingly, it tasted very similar to a traditional Romanian drink called Tuica. I cannot recall the Chinese name of the drink anymore, in fact, I forgot it very quickly at the time I think I had too much adrenaline coursing through me on account of the snake 🙂
Q: What’s one word you would use to describe Ness and why?
A: Diversity! I have the pleasure of working with many people around the globe daily. One of my favorite parts about my week is our global marketing and human resource-related calls. It’s amazing how all the cultural differences seem to bring us closer together. We use these calls to update each other on the different events and campaigns going on in each region, and how we can help each other out or leverage off each other’s experiences for the future. I am always very curious to know, to see, to understand the “why” behind all those, events, campaigns, proposals, etc., and learning more about the different cultures that make up Ness. I’m also very grateful for how much I have learned from all of you guys… Cosmina, Carla, Giovanna, Stano, Vivek, Giorgiana, Ana… and many more that I could not imagine working without.
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