By Alex Eve, Campaign Executive
What’s your career background, in brief?
Since graduating from Uni I have worked in marketing and project co-ordination roles. This is my first role in the world of PR, and my position at Whiteoaks involves working on our marketing campaigns, from content creation to updates with clients.
What’s the most challenging job you’ve ever had?
When I was 18 I worked as a retail assistant at HMV, and our stock of the X Factor winner’s CD was late to arrive at the store on the day it came out. With X Factor being insanely popular at the time, we had hundreds of customers coming in to buy it when we opened first thing in the morning, and I had to disappoint them all with the bad news. (Online downloads and streaming really hadn’t kicked off at this point).
What apps, technology items and gadgets can’t you live without?
I listen to a lot of music so I can’t live without Spotify. I also play a lot of FIFA so a functioning Playstation 4 is helpful.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
Always be yourself, unless you can be Spider-Man, then be Spider-Man.
Name one thing about your job that gives you a sense of satisfaction or makes you leave the office smiling…
Writing good quality copy that doesn’t need much correcting is always satisfying!
Do you personalise your workspace?
As I’m new to Whiteoaks I haven’t got around to it yet, but when I do it’ll probably revolve around nerdy things I love such as Star Wars and Marvel.
What’s the first thing you do in the office in the morning?
As we’ve hit the winter months, hanging up my coat is always the first thing I do. Then it’s time for the morning coffee to get my brain into gear for the day.
What are you reading, watching or listening to at the moment?
The last book I read was called Ready Player One, where in a dystopian future the main character plugs himself into a much nicer virtual world to live out his life (Similar concept to The Matrix). I’m currently watching the last series of a comedy on Netflix called The Good Place, and Liam Gallagher’s new album is my go-to music at the moment.