‘Planner, tea drinker….. accidental mediabod’
I’ve worked for big global ad agencies for the best part of two decades. I started as a dogsbody in the planning department at Leo Burnett, but I moved into media at a time when they got better lunches.
Since then I’ve worked for two other big agency networks (Carat and Starcom MediaVest Group). I’ve been a Planner/Buyer, Comms Planning Director, Board Director and part-time Head of Recruitment.
I’ve worked on lots of different clients and sectors from financial to FMCG, from cars to governments; Abbey, Amex, Mercedes, Tetley Tea, Haagen-Dazs, Debenhams, Department for Transport to name but a few… and I’ve won a few awards – which is nice.
After 15 years of living in the big London smoke my partner Doug and I moved to Suffolk to try a different lifestyle and so he could pursuit a new career as a stage Mindreader.
Whilst I have been commuting to London 3 days a week for the last few years, I’ve been looking for a role which will be very different to the work I’ve done before and which will mean I have less of a relationship with Greater Anglia Trains.
Happily MMK provides the answer to both those desires! So I’ve swapped a view of the Telecom Tower for Norwich Guildhall … so far its pretty good.