Vladimir Ninov is a marketing professional and Head of Organic Growth at 365 Data Science with rich experience in PR, growth hacking, and fintech. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has founded several companies, including a consultancy firm, a PR agency, and a digital marketing blockchain startup. Vladimir is also a contributing writer for Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines. He has been a marketing advisor on a wide range of projects, one of which won the CESA award for Best Blockchain Startup in Bulgaria.
Hi, Vladimir! Could you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi, my name is Vladimir and I am a digital marketing ninja and a tech-savvy enthusiast.
Yes, you definitely are 24/7! But since our readers haven’t had the chance to meet you yet – what do you do at the company and what are the projects you have worked on so far?
I am a part of the 365 Data Science marketing team and also Head of Organic Growth. So far, I’ve worked on numerous social media, SEO, and organic growth initiatives.
You always set in motion ambitious and exciting projects. What are you working on right now?
My current task is focused on onboarding publishers to the 365 Data Science Affiliate Program. This is an extremely exciting and challenging project because the affiliate marketing sector is an entirely separate segment in digital marketing and the mindset of the individuals in it contrasts greatly with those from other segments.
We’re already seeing amazing results from the 365 Affiliate Program. But let’s turn back the clock to see how you started on this professional path…
Well, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I also hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Since 2008, I’ve worked in various fields like international trade, recruitment, finance, clinical trials for the pharmaceutical sector, digital marketing, PR, consulting, growth hacking, blockchain, technology, and fintech.
Moreover, for the past 8 years, I have founded numerous companies including a consultancy firm, PR agency, and a digital marketing blockchain startup. In 2018, I received an invitation to join The Oracles and I became a contributing writer for Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines. Since then, I have been a marketing advisor for several fintech and blockchain projects, one of which won the CESA award for Best Blockchain Startup in Bulgaria.
That is quite the record, Vladimir! In your view, what does the future hold for blockchain?
The blockchain space is one of the fastest-growing sectors for the past couple of years. In addition, based on the LinkedIn report “The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020”, blockchain is the top in-demand hard skill valued by companies.
I think that within the next 5 years, this technology will completely transform the banking and financial sectors. In fact, blockchain is analogous to the booming of the internet, mobile application development, and the launch of debit and credit cards during their era.
From blockchain to online data science training – what is your favorite aspect of your job at 365 Data Science?
In all honesty, although I gain satisfaction in all aspects of my job, the part that excites me the most is the enthusiasm of the 365 team. Everyone is consistently open-minded to exploring new ideas to help progress together in this amazing educational platform.
Now, we’ve all been curious… Given your experience, what secrets can you share from the cryptic world of cryptocurrency?
Vladimir, we all know you’re very tech-savvy. Are there any interesting or useful tools you use for work, which you’d like to recommend to our readers?
Great question! On a daily basis, I utilize the Brave browser, which I particularly find useful for work, as it blocks ads and web trackers. This permits me to browse safely without interruptions when doing research that involves repetitive ads from websites. Furthermore, I am a big fan of the Mix extension because it allows me to collect articles and return to them whenever I’d like to.
We heard you are a big fan of…
Well, I absolutely enjoy exotic destinations. Hopefully, after the current global pandemic traveling will be back to normal, as I’d love to finally visit my dream destination – Bora Bora.
Fingers crossed! Now, this next question comes from a certain 365 team member. If you were a transformer, what vehicle would you transform into?
If I were a transformer, I would transform into a Tesla… Just kidding. I am a huge fan of the Ferrari Enzo.
Okay, last question before you transform into one! Any advice for digital marketers who want to enter the data science field?
Yes! They should consider joining the data science field as soon as possible. Back in 2012, Harvard Business Review called Data Scientist to be “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”. Nowadays, the demand for data scientists is growing like never before. This entirely novel field will open a new world of opportunities for any digital marketer who desires to enter the data science field.
Vladimir, thank you so much for this interview! We wish you countless exciting 365 projects ahead and tons of bold ideas you set forward and turn into reality!