Digital
Transformation
Festival


16 March - 24 April 2020

Our online festival is underway with a packed programme of interviews and panels. Featuring talks from the industry’s biggest brands and most innovative individuals, this event explores what digital transformation really means for marketing.

Coming Up
8 Apr 10:00 BST / 05:00 EST

Virtual Reality View: A conversation with VMLY&R's Gracie Page

FEATURING
Stephen Lepitak
Editor at The Drum
Gracie Page
Emerging Technology Director at VMLY&R London

This week's People on the Move - week ending 26/02/10

Find out who has moved where this week with The Drum's People on the Move.

Name, Position, Company?

What attracted you to the position?

What company did you last work for?

What was your first industry job?

How did you find your new position?

What is your favourite film quote?

What would you have for your last meal?

Which historical event would you most like to have been present at?

NICKI SPRINZ, DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER, WHITESPACE

I’d been a client of Whitespace, and really enjoyed working with them, so I knew that working here would be great. Plus, they do fantastic work.NHS Health Scotland.Junior writer at Drapers.Through a fortuitous conversation."Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... Aren't you?"Boeuf bourguignon and potatoes dauphinoise, followed by Eton mess.The victory at Blenheim in 1704, which resulted in the design and construction of Britain's greatest testimony to Baroque architecture: Vanbrugh's Blenheim Palace.

DARYL IRVINE, DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THE WALKER AGENCY

Truly integrated thinking and a seaside location – what more could an antipodean creative ask for!Chameleon Net in central London. Teaching web design courses in East London.I was headhunted so to be honest very little effort was required on my part."We came. We saw. We kicked its *ss!" – Ghostbusters.Fresh Seafood.As a musician I’d have to say Stevie Ray Vaughan’s last show on 26 August 1990.

LUCY SMITH, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, HOT TIN ROOF

I came across Hot Tin Roof when I was job hunting and liked everything about the agency. It’s a fun and vibrant place to work and I like getting stuck into working with technology companies. I enjoy taking complicated information and putting it into words that really mean something to people.I graduated in June from Glasgow University.This is my first industry job, although I did placements at Marie Claire and The Herald while I was studying. While I was at university I was editor of the Glasgow University Guardian, the award winning student newspaper.I won a summer internship with Hot Tin Roof just after I graduated. I was kept on as an assistant to learn the ropes until I was promoted to my current role.From Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb – “The whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you keep it a secret! Why didn't you tell the world?!”It probably wouldn’t be a meal so much as just gorging myself on twelve Dutch Stroopwafels.It would be the fall of the Berlin Wall, without a doubt. The news footage from that week in 1989 is so moving and exhilarating and I love Berlin anyway.

MARION JONES, SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, WEBER SHANDWICK.

I knew the Inverness office was growing, with some great wins recently, so I was confident that the position would offer career development.A marketing agency in London called Ambition Communications.A production assistant for a creative advertising agency in Sydney.I have always had my eye on positions at Weber Shandwick. When I decided to move home to Inverness, I kept in touch with the Weber Shandwick office for a few months and luckily they had a position available when it was time for me to move home.“I came here tonight because when you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible”. (When Harry Met Sally)Doyles Fish and Chips, Watsons Bay in Sydney.Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech.

NEIL ROBERTSON, CONSULTANT, WEBER SHANDWICK.

Since day one of my commencement in the PR business I aspired to build a company with the credentials of Weber Shandwick. Twenty years on, I relished the opportunity to join them and find out how it should really be done.AVC PR Partnership.PR Officer for a motor sports event.Word of mouth followed by on-line research.Italian Job: “Put your foot down, put your foot down, we’ll lose them easy”.Anything, as long as it is with the right person...First landing on the moon.

VICKY FLORENCE, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, WEBER SHANDWICK

I was really excited by the prospect of working for an international agency.I worked as an account executive at Tricker PR.Communications assistant at Aberdeenshire Council.I heard about the job through the Grampian PR Group, sent in my CV and was lucky enough to get it.“Hand me my purse, will you, darling? A girl can't read that sort of thing without her lipstick.” Breakfast at Tiffany’s.Macaroni Cheese.I would have loved to have seen the first ever broadcast on TV.

JESSICA WICKS, BUSINESS MANAGER AT TURN KEY

It is a fantastic opportunity to develop my Accounting, HR and office management skills. I appreciate working for an SME full of friendly young professionals.Capita Financial.My first accounts position was with Stopgap – a marketing recruitment agency in London.Through a local recruitment agency.“Show me the money” – Jerry Maguire.Duck with roast potatoes, carrots and parsnips with gravy and an M&S Millionaires shortbread for desert! Yum!Live Aid – I’d love to have seen Queen!

NINA ATHEY, SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT TURN KEY

I wanted to work for a smaller agency where I would be exposed to every side of the business. Plus, an agency that kicks out stunning design alongside a strategic approach to marketing.Anthem.I used to be runner on the Richard & Judy show. This involved everything from making the couples’ morning brews to running round London on the hunt for pogo sticks or ferrets. Once I had to flying to Malaga to film an interview in order to get it back into the edit suite in 7hrs! Phew!Through a Newcastle based recruitment agency."You sho is ugly." – The Colour Purple.A falafel kebab, dauphenoise potatoes and raspberry cheesecake.Bob Marley's 'One Love' peace concert in 1978.

TESS EATON, JUNIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT TURN KEY

The chance to learn the skills of the industry with a young, professional and creative team who are dedicated to producing top results for all of their exciting projects.The Reliance.This one really! Although I have worked as the Editor for a couple of student magazines since graduating.Through the Graduates Yorkshire Internship Scheme.“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” - Forest Gump.It would have to be from La Grillade in Leeds – Mushrooms on Brioche toast, Cote de Boeuf to share, a cheeseboard, chocolate mousse and a bottle of red wine!The first ever Glastonbury! It was only a pound - and you got free milk!

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