Founder & CEO Jason Hennessey’s forward-thinking vision of an all-remote company back in 2015 was driven by his belief that the best results can only be achieved by assembling the best team, regardless of where they live.
Our virtual work environment currently spans 13 countries, including Bulgaria, Ethiopia, India, Kosovo, Ukraine, Romania, Argentina, Macedonia, the Philippines, Egypt, Mexico, Scotland, and the United States. This representation empowers us to connect with top talent around the world, and more authentically with diverse audiences by bringing fresh perspectives to our search engine optimization (SEO) and digital marketing strategies.
Because we know diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich our agency, we foster an inclusive culture that fuels innovation, creativity, and inclusion.
“We recruit top talent, ensure our culture is inclusive, and that everyone feels a sense of belonging. Retention is a natural result, and our clients benefit from a talented and experienced team. In fact, our turnover this year is a record low,” Jill Wenk, Vice President of People Success.”
Retention is a natural result, and our clients benefit from a talented and experienced team.
In this post, we will explore the impact that diversity plays in digital marketing and hear from team members at Hennessey Digital about what it means to them in their careers, and how it fuels innovation, expands horizons, and drives our collective success.
The Power of Diversity in SEO and Digital Marketing
Expanding: Our Global Reach & The Evolving SEO Landscape
Digital marketing is constantly changing how companies and consumers connect and exchange information – and at a rapid pace. What worked a few years ago might not be applicable today. Diversity among our team members at Hennessey Digital allows us to approach SEO challenges from multiple angles, which enables us to stay ahead of competitors for our clients and on top of the latest changes in SEO.
To stay relevant, businesses must adapt strategies and consider the latest trends or changes, such as algorithm updates and the rise of AI & ChatGPT. Incorporating unique perspectives, fresh ideas, and innovative approaches is a necessity to effectively tackle the complexities of algorithm updates. Drawing from diverse knowledge and experiences globally, this approach results in improved rankings and increased organic traffic for our clients. Embracing diversity in digital marketing ensures that our strategies remain relevant to targeted audience segments, ultimately maximizing our impact and generating superior results for our clients.
“Diversity helps in the work we deliver because it brings people with different perspectives together on how to solve a problem. This type of collaboration has shown to produce some really creative solutions.” – Stanislov, Senior Data Scientist (Bulgaria)
“Digital Marketing became my career choice because there was less pre-defined work with more experiences and things to explore that this field has to offer.” – Abhishek, Senior Local SEO Specialist (India)
“Diversity has a crucial role in digital marketing since people from different parts of the world and different cultures think differently in terms of marketing in general. For example, creating a campaign for advertising coffee in Italy and in Turkey can be very different – the types of coffee that people drink in the two countries are different (espresso in general in Italy, Turkish coffee in Turkey), how and when they might consume coffee, and also the age limit for coffee drinkers. The way to look at the market and target audiences will not be the same. So in cases like this, having culturally diverse team members can be very helpful in developing successful marketing campaigns.” – Aleksandar, Software Engineer II (Macedonia)
“Since digital marketing requires engagement from potential customers, the background of this audience is a factor in the results. It is best to be considerate of the diversity in the world for maximum results.” – Ermiyas, Software Engineer I (Ethiopia)
Hiring the Best & Brightest: Expanding the Talent Pool
We pride ourselves on shattering geographic boundaries to find the best talent no matter their location. In order to remain at the forefront of digital marketing, our agency needs to have experts who have the skills, knowledge, and passion to drive results for our clients. This global mindset is threaded throughout the company in a very natural way which allows us to learn from each other and collectively elevate our own expertise to push the boundaries of what is possible in the digital marketing space.
Breaking Geographical Barriers
Personally, it is an incredible experience to hop on a Zoom meeting and chat with team members in Bulgaria or Kosovo, or even across the country at Hennessey Studios in Los Angeles. Removing geographical constraints allows Hennessey Digital to attract experts who bring a diverse range of skills, knowledge, and experiences to the digital marketing table.
“When recruiters only look in one city, there is a limited pool of applicants. Often managers must pick the best candidates of what is available. When recruiting globally, the size of the candidate pool is unlimited, allowing us to select the best and brightest candidates from around the world. This definitely achieves a better-qualified candidate, often with more precise experience,” Wenk notes.
When recruiting globally, the size of the candidate pool is unlimited, allowing us to select the best and brightest candidates from around the world.
“For me, marketing is connected to everything: creativity, technology, and culture. I believe diversity has a key role, particularly today, where everything is connected and people from all parts of the world are getting more together than ever.” – Salvador, Content Writer (Mexico)
Connecting Through Knowledge Sharing and Fostering Innovation
Being a smaller agency means our talented team members touch multiple projects. and many are cross-trained allowing us to provide better service to our clients. This collaborative approach means we’re continuously working with and learning across departments, experiences, and backgrounds to share best practices, insights, and emerging trends. This diversity of thought allows our creative juices to flow and sparks innovative ideas that enable each department to overcome challenges with fresh strategies and solutions that achieve success for our clients.
This collaboration has resulted in innovation and new products such as HD Translate. Ideated and developed in-house, our proprietary cutting-edge website translation tool helps reach multinational audiences while boosting SEO. Leveraging AI and ChatGPT technology, HD Translate optimizes your web pages for indexing by Google in multiple languages. This boosts your visibility in search results and ensures native-level, natural-sounding content across different languages.
“I am drawn to the competitive digital marketing industry because it offers dynamic and creative jobs, a high learning curve scope, and the opportunity to work on different projects. Moreover, digital marketing has become an integral part of every company today, and I want to be a part of it.” – Mohammed, Software Engineer I (Egypt)
“I love the creative side of digital marketing, how brands choose to represent themselves, and where I personally can explore and bring new ideas to life. The diversity of digital marketing means it’s always evolving which provides the possibility to always learn something new.” – Teodora, Content Strategist (Romania)
By embracing our global workforce in all its forms, everyone’s unique perspective is valued and celebrated, ultimately leading to inclusive digital marketing strategies that have an impact. It allows us to better understand and cater to the unique needs and preferences of our clients, drives innovation, enhances SEO strategies, fuels creative campaigns, fosters our work environment, and propels our clients’ businesses to success.
Diversity is part of who we are at Hennessey Digital, and embracing global diversity is one of our strategic advantages. Are you looking to work with the best and brightest? Harness the full potential of Hennessey Digital, a global, diverse digital marketing agency where we deliver exceptional results to our clients through digital marketing excellence.