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Meet the newest additions to the hub family

Meet the newest additions to the hub family

Craig

Posted by Craig,
09 December 2016

2016 has been a busy year for hub. With several new accounts under our belt, we’ve grown, with quite a few notable additions to the company. As everyone at hub has their own unique skill set (not to mention a lot of personality!), we thought we’d catch up and find out what makes them tick.

 

scott-ocallaghanScott O’Callaghan
Marketing Analyst

What inspired you to become a Marketing Analyst.
At uni it became apparent that I had a keen eye for detail, enjoyed research and investigation, and got a sense of satisfaction from getting to the right result, which is Analytics in a nutshell. Marketing appealed as it is full of professional, outgoing, creative and fun people, and it seemed like my kind of crowd!

What are the best and worst things about being a Marketing Analyst?
The best is being able to tell people that the results show their campaigns have worked, and that all their hard work has been worth it. The worst is when you have one of those days when the numbers simply will not add up, no matter what your try!

What would you say is the biggest misconception about your job?
That all Analysts are boring, reserved, awkward types!

What three words would people use to describe you?
Happy, confident, accommodating.

Any pets, kids or significant others?
“The Mrs”, Rebekah. She’s alright. She also has a dog, Maya, whom I’ve unofficially adopted and she is now my best friend.

Where did you work before you came to hub?
I had an ill-fated four-month spell as a Marketing Analyst at an IP Law firm, where it turned out there wasn’t actually any marketing to analyse. Prior to that, I spent two and a half years working for an experiential marketing agency called CPM, working as a Reporting Analyst on the Asda Sampling account.

What is your favourite band and why?
Coldplay, their songs all sound like soundtracks to epic films, and so when I listen to them I feel like I am the hero of such a film and have overcome huge adversity. Even if really, I’m only doing the washing up.

What is your favourite ad/campaign of all time and why?
I loved the Guinness ad from the 90s, “Surfer”, with the wild horses mixed in with the crashing of the waves on a beach, and the Leftfield soundtrack – “tick followed tock followed tick followed tock”. Really it was gibberish and made little sense, but was brilliant at the same time!

What is your least favourite ad/campaign of all time and why?
I have a real disdain for any ads which have been filmed in America and then just dubbed with a British accent – how lazy?!  Also, in the 90s/00s there was one for a milkshake drink called Crusher, with some gravel-voiced cats singing. Absolutely awful.

Finally, if you were stuck on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
A solar-powered, waterproof satellite phone. A good pillow. Suncream.

 

Richard Parr
Senior Packaging Creative Designer

What inspired you to become a Senior Creative?
Always liked art from an early age, used my first Apple Mac Classic at college and was hooked.

What are the best and worst things about being a Senior Creative?
Most days are not the same. Can be a pressure to come up with ideas.

What would you say is the biggest misconception about your job?
That it’s easy, good design is a mix of very hard work….. and a lot of luck 🙂

What three words would people use to describe you?
Inspiring, Awesome, Legend.

Any pets, kids or significant others?
One daughter and a dog, both as crazy as each other 🙂

Where did you work before you came to hub?
I worked for myself and freelance.

What is your favourite brand and why?
Apple. They continually set the bar as high as possible and their products have a long life.

What is your favourite ad/campaign of all time and why?
The Coca-Cola adds in the 80’s. Really gave you that feel good factor.

What is your least favourite ad/campaign of all time and why?
Go Compare and Money Supermarket. Sooooooo irritating!!

Finally, if you were stuck on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
Picture of my daughter, volleyball and a torch. If Tom Hanks can survive, so can I 🙂 WIIIIIILSON!!!!

 

sam-johnsonSamuel Johnson
Online Marketing Executive

What inspired you to become an Online/Digital Exec?
I always had an interest in marketing from university and through friends and family business. It’s a good training ground/insight to maybe setting my own business up one day.

What are the best and worst things about being an Online/Digital Exec?
Probably Excel!! As good as Excel is as a tool, it can also be a bit of a pain sometimes when it doesn’t do what you want it to.

What would you say is the biggest misconception about your job?
Probably people think it’s all analytical and no creative/”out of the box” thinking but there is scope within Adwords to use it in a fairly creative way and stand out from the competitors.

What three words would people use to describe you?
Determined, loyal and fun.

Any pets, kids or significant others?
Girlfriend called Debbie.

Where did you work before you came to hub?
Wren Kitchens.

What is your favourite brand and why?
Nike. From a sporting perspective, they always back “clean cut” winners and the slogan, “just do it”, sums most things nicely.

What is your favourite ad/campaign of all time and why?
Dollar shave club adverts- absolute genius.

What is your least favourite ad/campaign of all time and why?
Probably one of the supermarket ones (Tesco) or something repetitive that is designed to get in your head.

Finally, if you were stuck on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
Ghetto blaster, bottle of JD and a shotgun! Sod the water!