David Glaza
November 21,2023
3 min. to read

A DIGITAL THANKSGIVING REFLECTION

Thanksgiving, a time when the air is filled with the aromas of hearty feasts, laughter echoes in the company of loved ones, and gratitude becomes the centerpiece of our hearts. It’s my favorite holiday, a day where the pressures of perfection melt away, leaving room for the simple joys of family, friends, football, and food – the four F’s that define the essence of this cherished celebration.

Amidst the warmth of home and the joy of shared moments, Thanksgiving is a poignant opportunity for reflection. It’s about taking a moment to appreciate the abundance in our lives, personally and professionally. As I ponder what I’m thankful for this year, I find my gratitude extending to the heart of my professional journey with DIGITS.

1. DIGITS TEAM – THE CORNERSTONE OF SUCCESS
I am grateful for the incredible team at DIGITS. From our three VPs – Jen, Chris, and Dylan – to every member of our growing family, we’ve attracted not just talent but exceptional individuals. Our business model revolves around being the best in Retail Media Networks (RMN), and with this team, we’re not just setting the bar; we’re raising it.

2. REMOTE WORK – FLEXIBILITY AND FAMILY
Remote work has become more than just a trend; it’s a way of life. I am thankful for the flexibility it offers, allowing me to be there for the moments that matter. The ability to structure my work around putting my kids on the bus, sharing lunch with my work-from-home wife, and even squeezing in some lawn care between calls – it’s a lifestyle that fits me perfectly.

3. LATE-NIGHT SPORTS – PRODUCTIVITY IN PASSION
Late-night emails might surprise some, but it’s during these quiet hours, nestled on my recliner couch, that I find my stride. The backdrop? A bit of football, basketball, or hockey. It’s my time of peak productivity, and the bonus is catching some thrilling sports action. Though, if it’s the Badgers or Packers playing, my laptop takes a backseat for 100% attention!

4. DIGITAL GROCERY GROWTH – A KEY TO OUR SUCCESS
The growth in digital grocery has been a pivotal factor in DIGITS’ journey. Starting when digital grocery accounted for a mere 2% of Target’s business, we’ve ridden the wave of its evolution. Now, being best in class digitally is not just an aspiration; it’s a necessity. Our clients, outpacing digital trends, have elevated their growth past competitors, reinforcing the core importance of digital excellence.

5. CLIENTS – PARTNERS IN SUCCESS AND FRIENDSHIP
Last but certainly not least, our clients. Their unwavering dedication to digital success, insightful questions, and collaborative spirit have been the bedrock of DIGITS. Some have been with us since Day 1, and their loyalty is not just professionally rewarding but personally fulfilling. They’re more than clients; they’re friends who’ve journeyed alongside us, and for that, I am profoundly grateful.

As I sit down to enjoy the Thanksgiving feast, my heart is full of gratitude for the journey we’ve undertaken, the challenges we’ve conquered, and the successes we’ve celebrated. To the DIGITS team, our clients, and everyone who has played a part in our story – Happy Thanksgiving. May your hearts be as full as mine, and your blessings as abundant.

Dave Glaza, CEO and Founder DIGITS