Q. Introduce yourself in one sentence
Loves reading books, writing stories, and listening to the same song on repeat for days on end!
Q. How long have you been at Ceres? What’s your role?
I’ve been working at Ceres for a year and a quarter. I’m a Junior Account Executive, working on community management for client social accounts including Milk & More.
Q. What made you want to work within a PR and Digital agency? What did you do before joining Ceres?
Before I worked at Ceres, I studied English Literature with Creative Writing at university. I first read about PR on a career’s day in secondary school, I thought it sounded really interesting and it stuck with me throughout university. PR just seemed a natural environment for me given my love of English and creative writing.
Q. What’s your favourite part of the job?
Engaging with customers and community management of social pages is one of my favourite parts of the job – this job allows me to help people in real time and it’s obvious when I have been able to help someone… even if it’s just directing them to a recipe they might like the look of!
Also, it may sound strange, but I really like proofreading! It’s a skill that I use a lot both in and out of work – and is a key still for anyone working in PR.
Q. What’s something you’ve learnt while being with Ceres, that you didn’t expect to learn before starting?
One thing I didn’t expect to learn is how to write about food. Sounds silly, but I never really thought about how creative you have to be when describing food, to really paint a picture in the readers mind. It can be emotive, technical and even sometimes political!
In addition, I have really developed my confidence and ability in speaking with customers online, as well as my research skills and ability to prioritise tasks.
Q. What’s been your best Ceres moment?
Definitely planning the entertainment for the Eva’s Friends Supper Club back in March (when we could still all get together). It was a lot of fun and we raised some money for charity. I especially liked taking on the role of quizmaster for the evening!
Q. If you could work with any brand in the world, who would it be and why?
A publisher would be interesting – I love talking about books. My favourites are The Invisible Library series and pretty much anything written by Maggie Stiefvater.
Food-wise, probably Cadbury’s. You can never have too much chocolate!
Q. What’s your favourite dish?
I taught myself how to make homemade ramen back in January and it’s the ultimate comfort food. The broth contains soy sauce and garlic – two of my favourite flavours – and it’s one of those dishes where I’ll just throw any vegetable I have in on the top. Also, a big fan of Sweet and Sour Chicken from the local takeaway.
Q. If you were stranded on a desert island, what would be the one item you’d take?
Is it cheating to take a book on how to make smoke signals? It would also be really helpful if it had a section on survival skills.