Abdullah Fakier

Abdullah Fakier

Tell us a little bit about yourself

In a nutshell – Born in Cape Town. Lived in Botswana for 5 years. Netherlands for 9 months. Middle child. I studied multimedia technology at CPUT and I am currently specialising in multimedia research. I really have a love for UX and UI as well as brand design (one of my core subjects at university). My spare time is mostly spent playing football/watching football, skateboarding, playing FIFA, and if I have a few days off, a good camp or weekend outdoors will probably be on the agenda.

What previous experience do you have in the digital industry?

In 2015 I did an internship at a PPC agency called Conversion Science where I underwent training as well as advanced work in Google AdWords. I then went on to work at a startup called SweepSouth which was an amazing experience with amazing people, but I then realised that I need to get into more of a digital space – that’s when I found MediaVision.

Why do you enjoy working in digital?

I’m keen on all things digital, hence the post-grad studies in digital. Digital is the foundation of this century and the centuries to come. To be able to have a hand in its advancement is a huge advantage and as they say “digital is the future” so why not be a part of the future? Also, I love researching the sustainability of digital aspects and influences.

What is your role at MediaVision?

Started as a Junior SEO Executive. Now I’m somewhere in-between SEO and PPC. Much like the bridge between the 2 teams.

  • Most likely to be found: Having 100 excel docs open at once.
  • Bucket list items include: Ironically – living an island lifestyle in Indonesia or somewhere I can surf on the daily. Preferably warm waters.
  • Party trick: Tearing 2 ligaments while taking a free-kick.
  • Most embarrassing moment: Refer to above.
  • Favourite band/song: Flume. Thomas Jack. Throw some acoustics in there as well, I don’t mind.
  • One interesting fact: I missed out on grade 7, 8 and 9 and went to complete the memorisation of The Holy Qur’an.
  • Favourite movie/TV show: Blindspot. Narcos. Transformers. I can’t ever decide.
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