For 30 years, digital consulting company Publicis Sapient has helped the world’s most established brands evolve for a more digital future. Serving a variety of industries, PS uses strategy, experience design, and engineering to ensure companies and the public sector keep up with the pace of technological, societal, and cultural change, as well as the changing demands and expectations of their customers.
To power many of their most innovative offerings, PS partners with organizations like Adobe, the leader in digital experience technology and platforms, with internal teams dedicated to preserving those relationships. Their success on that front has earned PS Adobe’s Partner of the Year award seven times—a feat no other Adobe partner has achieved—and offers PS employees the opportunity to engage in the most game-changing advances in tech.
What’s it like to be in the thick of such cutting-edge thinking? Marie De Luna, a leader on PS’s Adobe team, walks us through her role at PS and why she loves working for the tech-obsessed digital consulting company.
Marie De Luna
Vice President, Technology at Publicis Sapient
What is your day to day at Publicis Sapient like?
I categorize my day-to-day work in four buckets:
Providing clients with thought leadership, strategies, capabilities, and solutions to realize their vision.
Leading PS teams in designing, building, and deploying Adobe solutions.
Helping our teams grow their accounts with pitches and client conversations.
Sharing my experience through role modeling, mentoring, participating in panels, learning programs, etc. I have learned so much and benefited from a lot of learning programs at PS, so being a mentor, coach, or speaker is my way of paying it forward.
From your experience, what makes Publicis Sapient stand out from other competitors when it comes to Adobe specifically?
As with any project, PS looks at our solutions from a three-lens perspective: consumer, business, and capability. Some of our competitors in the Adobe space may be good at the consumer and business strategies but cannot execute or vice versa. We have the skills and capabilities to partner with our clients end to end when we bring our capabilities together.
What about your role is most fulfilling to you?
The great part about my role is the ability to make an impact both internally and externally.
At PS, it's helping grow our Adobe business and helping hire, train, and mentor our engineering resources. For clients, I help maximize their Adobe investments to acquire new customers and deliver personalized customer experiences.
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You’re a VP and have said that mentorship is important to you. How do you model things like healthy work-life balance to your team? Or, in other words, what are you prioritizing off the clock?
I am a wife and mom of four kids and two dogs—first and foremost. I have four kids who I love dearly and that takes up a lot of my time outside of work. I am a scouting mom and have served as a Cub Scout assistant den leader and committee chair for seven years.
I love travel and photography. I've completed my big travel bucket list, inclusive of Egypt, China, Australia, and New Zealand. Now I'm working my way through my smaller bucket list.
I believe in regular self-care, and everyone knows that a family vacation is not necessarily a mom-vacation, so I’ve been known to take me-time from time to time. I'm a huge Disney mom. Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, theme parks, cruise ships—you name it, I love it.
Say a woman is considering a job at Publicis Sapient. Why should she click ‘apply’?
Working at PS is very rewarding for people like me who love challenges, but you also have the tools, time, and freedom to do things your way, in your own time. It's both results-oriented and people-oriented. Having the ability to have a successful career and to be good at what I do, without sacrificing family time and my need to be present with my family is a blessing.