5 April 2022
Three months on. With Annie Ho
What were you doing before you joined BWP?
Before becoming a BWP groupie, I was serving them their coffee and their food. I was working in a café in the same building when Rich our CEO offered me some work experience. I was on the cusp of leaving my role to pursue another career so when the opportunity arose there was no way I could turn it down.
What made you want to join BWP and how has it compared to your expectations?
Having done an advertising degree, I’ve always known I wanted to work in the industry,but I never knew exactly in what area. By seeing BWP in action, meeting a lot of the people while not actually working for the company graced me with a real insight to what the people and the company was like before joining. Seeing all this, hearing about all the clients they have been working with for years and exciting (and slightly terrifying) new clients coming on, when I was offered work experience, I jumped at the chance.
What do you like most about being an Account Executive?
Getting properly stuck into everything and anything. Seeing the end results when your campaign, event or whatever it might be, live, makes everything you did in the build up to it worth it. Seeing even just small bit of work that youplayed a part in creating is pretty damn cool.
What have you learnt about yourself that you didn't know before you started?
In all honestly, how hard I could push myself when we’re buried under a mountain of work yet still managing to maintain a somewhat calm disposition to take a breath and realise that there’s a way to sort it. Whether it be changing your perspective, doing something to help the wider team or taking projects on so to ease and spread the workload to make it easier on everyone. I’ve learnt to adapt to be whatever the project may require of me, and I think that’s super key to this role.
What's one piece of advice you'd give to someone considering working in client services at BWP?
BYOB – Bring Your Own Banter – but seriously, get stuck in and give everything ago, you’ll always learn as long as you try.
Lastly, if you were to describe BWP in only three words, what would they be? (Bonus points if they start with B, W & P)
Badass, Witty & Perseverant