Neo@Ogilvy’s Curtis Sinclair on mentors and diversity|Future stars of digital

In the second episode of the future stars of digital series, account director Curtis Sinclair tells The Drum about his luck in joining Neo@Ogilvy and how having great mentors has shaped his learning at the global digital marketing agency.

“I was lucky to have some very good mentors when I first came into the business,” he recalled. “I’ve now got a team of my own and am passing that knowledge on. The best learning you can get is working with someone who is really passionate about their job."

He also talks about how “working with people from all over the world” has really impacted his understanding of how a brand operates, not just in the UK but on a global level too.

Since joining Neo@Ogilvy three and a half years ago, Sinclair has worked across 15 different accounts. Good people and a passionate team are what have kept him going over the years and the “small agency culture” which makes it easy to “walk across the room and talk to anyone”.

His interview can be viewed in full above. Find out what he said when asked about his proudest achievement and why Neo@Ogilvy’s global CEO, Nasreen Madhany, might need to worry about her job…

Neo@Ogilvy’s future stars of digital, in association with Neo@Ogilvy, offers a behind-the-scenes insight into life at the agency as a young employee. Filmed at Neo@Ogilvy’s Sea Containers building on the South Bank, the series examines their personal views on diversity, their greatest achievements, and their future career ambitions.

Catch up on episode one to learn why automation could be a massive opportunity for the marketing industry. Future episodes of the series will be released over the summer.