Next up in our Day in the Life series is Paula, our list-making, project-planning, gym-loving marketing executive!
Name: Paula Anderson
Job title: Marketing Executive
Sum up your role in three words: Making things happen
How did you get into Marketing?
I studied marketing at university so it was a natural choice for me. I started off at Front Page as a studio support assistant but moved on to the marketing and project handling side of things after a few months.
What’s the best thing about it?
The team here at Front Page, both human and canine never fail to put a smile on my face. It’s rewarding to be able to see a project through from the initial brief to the final all-singing-all-dancing finished article. Not to forget that satisfying moment of crossing something off my list.
And the worst?
Creating schedules for larger projects can be a little bit mind-boggling, and trying to fit all the elements into a tight timeframe can be tricky. I’ve had lots of practice now so I’m a bit of a dab-hand.
What’s your career highlight so far?
Becoming a marketing executive here at Front Page has been a real highlight so far and it’s been great getting my teeth sunk into new challenges.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a Marketing Executive?
I considered going back to university to do a PGDE (Professional Graduate Diploma in Education) after I graduated, so I’d probably be working with children or animals.
What’s your morning routine?
I usually snooze my alarm until the very last minute and then quickly get ready and have my porridge before it’s time to leave. If I’ve left myself enough time I like to walk to work because I think getting some fresh air really sets me up for the day but if I’m in a rush I get the train.
First thing you do when you get to the office?
Put my lunch in the fridge, check my emails and make myself a to-do-list (which has usually changed at least twice before lunch).
What’s a typical day like?
I’m usually working on a range of projects, both our own marketing as well as client projects, which means that no two days are ever the same. My day usually involves lots of planning, lists, and catching up with the rest of the team.
And, most importantly, what’s for lunch?
I try to make extra of whatever I’m eating for my tea to take for my lunch the next day, so usually a homemade curry or a stir-fry of some sort.
Home time! What’s on the agenda?
I like routine so most nights I head straight to the gym, usually with a couple of fellow Front Pagers. After that I head home to cook some dinner, and watch some TV in my turbie towel before I get my things organised for the next day. I usually pack my gym bag and lay out an outfit for the next day so there’s less of a rush in the morning.
And finally, what time are lights out?
I need my beauty sleep so usually sometime between 11.00-11.30.