10 minutes with… Hema Gurjer

Hema Gurjer

Hema is a Programmatic Specialist within the Ad Operations team here in RTÉ Media Sales. Hema first joined RTÉ as Ad Operations Coordinator before moving into programmatic. Hema also has a Masters in Management and Marketing from University College Cork.


The best piece of advice I was ever given…

Slow and steady is fast…

The one electronic device I couldn’t live without is…

My phone, don’t think I can function without it!

The best part of my job is…

The chance to work with different technologies, there are always new software’s being onboarded and existing ones becoming obsolete, never gets boring

The most rewarding part of my job is…

Seeing the ads in action

Digital detox - yay or nay?

Big yay, hard to do it though, given digital has become such a big part of our lives these days

What was your first job?

A part-time Dental Assistant when I was in college

What was the last book you read?

I’m not really a novel reader but I do read some self-help books and I don’t mind repeating them so I can really imbibe it. A recent one was Life's Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life

Tell us something interesting that people may not know about you?

I’m a Dentist per my undergrad, even practiced for a year back in India before I moved over

What's the most overused word in your industry?

Real time bidding…it’s basically some algorithms

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Not really, I wish…

What's your favourite app?


What is your favourite brand and why? 

I’m not a big brand person, I like value for money. In fact, I don’t like paying premiums just for the brand name.

Which two organizations outside your own do you know the most people at and why?

Core just because we do a lot of work with them and my previous company i-believe

How do you define success?

Progress is success for me…each day every day and sustaining that progress is the key