This month, take a moment to learn about Lauren Traudt. Lauren is a part of the marketing team in our SafeTV (DRTV) division.
Q1. What is your position and what does it entail?
A. I am the Domestic Marketing Manager in our Direct Response division. Essentially I am responsible for managing the products selected for testing in the United States from implementation through deployment.
Q2. What do you enjoy most about working at Edison Nation?
A. What don’t I enjoy about working here? The culture is amazing and we have such a great, close-knit team here. I love what I do because it is the best of both worlds—analytical marketing meets ultimate creative control. We bring product ideas to life and aren’t constrained by big brand names or preconceived ideas of what a product should be.
Q3. If you could be doing anything else right this moment, what would it be?
A. Sander and paint brush in hand, fixing up a piece of furniture I found for a steal.
Q4. What’s your hidden talent?
A. I am a fabulous thumb wrestler. I am also apparently a fabulous DRTV actress… But don’t tell anyone I said that.
Q5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I wanted to be a National Geographic Photographer. Copywriter. Masseuse. At one point I wanted to be the person who wrote the descriptions on the back of the Vitamin Water bottles.
Q6. If you could experience someone else’s life for just one day, who would it be?
A. Bear Grylls. The man gets to run around New Zealand, eats anything that crawls, and has a kick-ass accent.
Q7. Who are you often told is your doppelganger?
A. I guess I don’t have one!
Q8. You’re only allowed to eat one food for the rest of your life. What would you choose?
A. Sushi of course. Specifically a spicy tuna roll, but I’m not picky.
Q9. What’s a goal you’re most proud of accomplishing?
A. After graduating from Michigan I had my whole future planned. I have a passion for finding and fixing up old furniture and I wanted to own my own home interiors store. I had my business plan written and got as far as picking out a retail location. But at some point it sort of clicked for me that I enjoyed the furniture part too much more than the business part. So instead of sulking around and feeling sorry for myself that it didn’t work out, I picked a city, moved here, networked, and found this job that I absolutely love. I’m pretty proud that I had the resilience, foresight, and confidence in myself to know I could overcome something so challenging at a pivotal time in life.
Q10. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
A. Am I allowed to say Pinterest?
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