I’m proud to be an account handler by trade. It’s not the glamorous side of the ad world (I’m not a creative), but I love the industry and the buzz of creating work that always delights clients and occasionally wins awards. I’m one of five ninja account folk at F3: as an account director I’m one of the more experienced, but each of us possesses unique skills and we work in a way that enables every client to get the best from us collectively, irrespective of who is the main point of contact. If I hadn’t found Factor 3, I would have set up an agency just like it.
I think I’m pretty good at looking after clients: their best interests, their budgets, their timing dependencies and their sanities. I’m a brand enthusiast, too; crafting a new one is stretching and exciting, and people’s voluntary and involuntary responses to them are fascinating and powerful. I’m also renowned for being pernickety, but I see that as a talent. Show me a needle-sized error in a haystack and I’ll find it (I’ve really set myself up for a fall there). And I guess seeing pernicketyness (if that’s not a word, then it should be) as a talent means I’m fairly positive and optimistic, too.
I have an unhealthy obsession with the English language, but I don’t read anywhere near enough. And I have a healthy obsession with real ale, but I don’t drink anywhere near enough. Last but not least, I have an amazing family made up of a son, a dog, a wife and a daughter in equal measure (and any order, depending on the moment). They drive me (or maybe it’s ‘drag me’) to get up in the morning and do what I do. They’re a time-consuming bunch, and the blame for me not being able to read or drink enough lies entirely at their door, but I’m still in awe of them every day.
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