Meet Rawan Hilal, Manager - Digital Transformation at Hearts & Science UAE
Rawan brings six years of experience within brand and media strategy, having worked on a range of clients across different industries, including Etihad, Marriot, Sheraton, du, KFC, and more.
Since joining Hearts & Science in 2016, Rawan has grown from a planner to a strategic lead and consultant on brands’ holistic perfor- mance, digital transformation, and e-commerce strategies.
Rawan is passionate about pursuing challenging projects that focus on achieving brand KPIs and business objectives.
Why did you join this industry?
To make a difference and break a cluttered environment with an innovative and data- driven mindset.
How did you land your first job?
I leveraged my research skills to follow an unconventional job search route, which entailed visiting the website/social media pages of a list of companies and then emailing them.
Who do you look up to?
Throughout my journey, I try to view each person I interact with as unique due to a certain merit; I look up to this merit in every one of us to keep on improving myself.
What’s the best advice you have received so far?
Always take the challenging route, this is how you grow faster.
What’s the best advice you have given so far?
Always understand what, why, and how; in a world of artificial intelligence, we prevail as thinkers.
How do you feel about the stigma sometimes associated with Millennials and Gen Z?
Disregard the negativity and embrace the positivity surrounding you to keep on growing. Your actions will always speak louder than words, so just power through and focus on results.
What do you think you specifically bring to the organization you work for?
The right attitude with the right strategic skillset.
What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned at work?
Always say yes to difficult opportunities.
What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?
Achieving business objectives.
What’s the most frustrating thing about your job?
At times in the busy media calendar, it would have to be the workload.
If not this, what would you be doing?
Fashion design. In my current job, each piece of clothing is a different brand with a different story and challenge. As an alternative, this job will allow me to use my creativity to conceptualize a unique story to be told.
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