So Gabby how long have you been at TKF and what is your role?
I’ve been at TKF for 5 years, working up through the digital team. I started as a Digital Planner Buyer and now I am a Digital Account Director.
Tell us about your typical workday as a Digital Account Director
Literally anything could happen in my workday. My role has quite a range and is a mix between internal operations and client work and what each day looks like depends on where I’m needed- the most. I like to manage my time so that I have no more than 2 client projects at a time so that I deliver useful work, whilst still ensuring the smooth running of the team.
What have you been looking forward to the most about being able to go into the office?
Seeing people! Being able to have those small casual interactions with people throughout the day go a long way to helping me focus on my work. Also, it is quite simply easier to help my team when I can see and hear them organically throughout the day.
How would you best describe TKF in 3 words?
Nurturing, considerate and dedicated.
Do you have a hidden talent?
If I lived in an alternate reality, I would be a costume designer/maker. When I was a child, I wanted to be a fashion designer – I was always drawing my own outfits and faffing about with my clothes. However, I had no interest in fashion and as a child! So I couldn’t really see how the natural passion could translate into a career. To this day, people comment on how I have a distinctive wardrobe – it’s difficult to describe it as a cohesive whole but its eclectic should cover it. I re-discovered the love as an adult, making costumes for Comicon. I wouldn’t say I’m terribly good at the making but it’s decent enough to express the inner creativity that’s clearly desperate to escape!
One item you cannot leave your house with and why?
Aside from the normal banal items, I always carry around my umbrella. It’s bright yellow and the handle is shaped like a duck’s head. It cost £26, which is an absolute rip off, but I couldn’t resist it – everything about it is very “me”. However, I am also a serial loser of umbrellas (I think my record was 3 in a winter) so I carry it around with me every where so I don’t lose my very expensive umbrella.