I am very pleased to be the newest member of the Glassup & Stoski team…and in celebration, they have let me loose on the blog – so here it is, my first blog post on life at The Old Station studio!
So where do I start? This is not the start of my proverbial love affair with Matt and Nick’s creative genius. In fact, I started working with the guys many years ago as their client. The Glassup & Stoski team were on hand to assist me with a brand refresh and advertising creative, and their approach and quality of work left a lasting impression (in a good way mostly!). And so we formed the foundation for a long and fruitful working relationship.
Much of my career so far has been dedicated to in-house communications roles, in the technology / energy sector. After graduating from the University of Exeter, where I spent my days revelling in English Literature and curly fries, I aimed to specialise in marketing communications. My first role in a family-owned technology provided a useful base in generalist marketing, and from there I decided to focus on public relations, moving to an account management role for a technology B2B consultancy. I then took this experience back in-house at a global energy group, specialising in corporate communications. These years were more exciting than I just made them sound, honestly!
So now the shoe is on the other foot, and I am excited to become part of the Glassup & Stoski team. Right now I’m getting ready to commence my MBA studies, and these next few months will be a great opportunity for me to work with a really varied selection of clients from different sectors and industries – and hopefully bring some of my experience (read love of cake and punctuation) to the team too.
So far, I have been discovering ‘back of house’, and finding out for real how many hours go into every little creative detail executed by the team. Working in an Account Director role, much of my time so far has been spent understanding our clients, current projects and how I can help take these great working relationships forward. I also have a self-diagnosed obsession with the written word, and am happily assisting the team with copywriting, including website copy and tone of voice strategic planning. My corporate background means I understand what it means to manage suppliers, multiple internal stakeholders, and balance various project and campaigns to a (sometimes unforgiving!) budget. Hopefully this will help me understand the needs of our clients here at Glassup & Stoski, and I look forward to getting to know them all more over the coming weeks.