What’s your role at RLA?
Ok, so what do you actually do?
The role involves talking to members from every department at the agency. In Client Services we are responsible for receiving but most importantly listening and understanding our Clients and all the briefs we receive. It is our role to develop briefs into fruition, whether this is through Digital, Creative, Planning or all-encompassing work. We are responsible for assuring any work produced is a true reflection of the creative agency we are.
What industry trend or technology are you most excited about?
Simple. Electric vehicles, the move towards green energy has been one that is constantly evolving in every aspect of the world and everyday life. Bringing this to a world of motor engineering and carbon heavy products is a radical change and one which will turn the industry upside down. It’s exciting to see how this changes the industry and our work within it.
What’s your best memory from RLA so far?
The agency coming together for an annual sports day. There is nothing better than having an afternoon together to chat to people from every single team in the agency including people you never normally touch base with. This year’s included volleyball, tug of war, long jump. Of course, the main highlight of these days is winning.
When you’re not in the barn, what do you get up to?
Anything and everything. I studied Sport Science at University and worked with professional football clubs, I still love to play and follow the sport, particularly the family team AFC Bournemouth. Every morning you will find me in the gym and I’ll also take up a whole range of challenges, last year I took part in a Tough Mudder and I am looking forward to taking on a marathon in the near future.
What are you most proud of (career, personal, go for broke)?
It has to be my self-development. Any job I take on with 100% dedication, learning and improving myself. In line with my degree I worked at professional sports clubs including AFC Bournemouth, Birmingham FC, Bristol City and Shrewsbury Town. After University I decided to change career and I feel as though I have done a great job in achieving this. I feel as though I hit the ground running and was chuffed to gain a promotion to Account Manager just after passing my probation at RLA.
What would you do if you weren’t in the marketing industry?
I’d be chasing my boyhood dream of working in a football club.
Summarise RLA in one word.
Which other RLAer is most awesome and why?
Every member of each team is an expert in their field. If anything is unsure or unclear, we always work through and figure things out together. The company ethos is great, and everyone is always there supporting everyone else.
It’s Friday, its 4 o’clock, the beer fridge is open. What are you grabbing?
Any type of beer, its Friday at 4pm and its time to relax.