Yiannis Triantafyllidis

 What was the main reason why you decided to apply for this particular program?

Coming from a Marketing theoretical background and recognizing the amazing growth of Digital Marketing worldwide and in Greece in particular, my main professional goal was and is to become an Online Marketing Practitioner. This program would give me the opportunity to apply my knowledge, my skills and my creativity as valuable assets of one of the greatest companies in the Greek online world.

 

Greece’s unemployment rate in Q3 of 2012 reached an all-time high 24.8%. What kept you motivated while on the hunt for a job?

The answer is simple! The unemployment rate also indicates that 75,2% of Greeks are working! Why not me? When you really want something, it is said that the whole universe conspires in helping you achieve it. Be optimistic, conduct a plan, set your objectives and success is on the go!

 

You regard yourself a Digital Thinker because…

I spend too many hours in front of the computer screen and the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages always remain opened! Honestly, I dedicate many hours looking for Internet Marketing best practices and reading articles and blogs about Social Media Marketing. Besides, I am a holder of a SEO Professional Certification. I have also completed successfully two seminars (30 hours each one) concerning Social Media and Joomla/Wordpress. As it clear from my abovementioned actions, my passion for Digital Marketing is more than visible and I am looking forward to learning new things from the ThinkDigital experts!

 

What was the last inspiring book you read?

It was “1984-Big Brother” by George Orwell. Very inspiring, because it reflects many aspects of our current society.

 

What’s your motto in life?

“Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today”.

 

Academic background

*Bachelor in Business Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

*MA in Advertising and Marketing, Leeds University Business School

 

Hobbies

Listening to music, going to cinema, travelling, scuba-diving, swimming