Here at Direct Digital, we pride ourselves on being one big family. We don’t see our staff as employees; we see them as the building blocks of our foundation. We socialize together, we celebrate each other’s achievements, but most importantly - when one of our family members needs us, we do everything within our power to support them through hard times. When Barney, our fun-loving Media Manager was sadly diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, we stopped at nothing to make sure he knew Direct Digital were here with him every step of the way. Barney is an incredible human being and has remained positive and upbeat throughout his treatment. Since Barney is a well-known Liverpool fan, Danny, our Sales Director here at Direct Digital, arranged for Barney & his son to meet the stars of the club and have the full VIP experience. To add to the excitement of the day, Danny also reached out to Liverpool icons Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen who both sent video messages of support and well wishes. Our main priority was to help Barney get better so Danny, along with the Direct Digital Team, wanted to ease any concerns he had about his children’s futures by setting up a Just Giving Page ( click HERE for details). To date, Direct Digital has raised over £15,000 with the donations increasing daily. Barney will be eternally grateful for all the support he has received and today wanted to talk about being part of the everlasting #DirectDigitalFamily
How long have you worked for Direct Digital?
I’ve worked with Direct Digital since October 2013 when I was approached by Sales Director Danny with the exciting opportunity to overhaul the North American Sales Team. I was working as a Regional Manager for a global brewery at the time but this opportunity was too good to pass up!
What is the best thing about working for Direct Digital?
The company is so diverse and is built on trust from the top down which means opportunities are endless.
What has been your favorite memory whilst working for Direct Digital?
My favorite memory of working for Direct Digital was sipping a coffee on a Monday afternoon on the sales floor and by Wednesday I was in a board meeting in New Orleans. Business happens quickly at Direct Digital because we can make it happen. It’s that simple.
What does the money raised by Danny and the Direct Digital family mean to you and your family?
Since the shock of my diagnosis, the message has been the same since day one. Everyone here is right by my side and the money raised will sit as a legacy to my two young children after my recent prognosis. Direct Digital is here to stay and they have made that so abundantly clear to me which is so reassuring during such a fraught and turbulent time.
What message would you like to give to your supporters?
I can’t thank everyone enough that has donated, it’s a mind-blowing amount of money that has been raised but the knowledge that this will help towards the security of my children’s future is priceless. I count myself lucky to have Direct Digital in my corner.
If you would like to support Barney & his family then click HERE and donate all you can to such a worthy cause. We all hope this day will never come but being a member of #DirectDigitalFamily means you have over 200 friends cheering you on. We wish Barney all the luck in the world with his ongoing treatment and can’t wait to see him back on the sales floor where he belongs.