A New Adventure

The summer is over and – at long last – so are my travels. My work with Lucozade is at an end and this time last week, I finished up my stint with Oxfam as well.

As the title suggests, it is indeed, time for a new adventure.

Today I’m doing just that by joining 1000heads as Engagement Strategy Director.

I’ve been aware of and worked alongside many different people from 1000heads (aka ‘the word of mouth people’) over the past four years, and they’ve always impressed me with their ideas, professionalism and more than anything else, their ethics. We’ve often shared stories about our respective projects & conversation ideals and very recently I had the opportunity to talk to them much more openly about my long term plans and ambitions.

It was the synergy that came from these meetings that made me realise that working with 1000heads was clearly the next logical step in my career. When it transpired that they felt the same way, everything just fell into place…

Even if you don’t know of 1000heads, you might not be surprised to hear that they are word of mouth (WOM) specialists. The company works with a range of clients from various industries to understand and engage with their consumers, from Nokia and 3Mobile to Canon, STA Travel, Sky and the BBC.

I am absolutely over the moon about joining the ‘heads and can’t wait to sink my teeth into the work ahead. I’ve already been into the office to meet some of the team and I’m going to spend this coming week getting up to speed with the accounts, campaigns and overall strategies I’ll be working on in the coming months.

After an eventful summer (where I really feel like I’ve been getting my hands dirty again), this move makes complete sense to me and well, I look forward to telling you all about the new adventures, as they happen.

Said in the only way I know how:

Bring it on.

Koh Samui – Day 7: Woo!

Good evening everybody!

So yeah – its official – TOMORROW I CAN EAT AGAIN!

I’ve been fasting now for seven days. I’m stoked. I’ve got one more colema to do at 7am in the morning and then I’ve gotta have this drink thing then two hours later I can eat.. man – I haven’t looked forward to eating salad so much in my entire life!

Me and ZenJen are both finishing today so it’ll be cool to have a breakfast buddy..

So yeah – today I was one knackered bunny. Steve, Sheli, ZenJen and I went down to Tescos. Did a bit of shopping… that was alright apart from the fact we were SURROUNDED by food! I got my bits and bobs.. and then got hit by this MASSIVE wave of tiredness.. so we headed back, I tried to have some veggie broth but was having none of it and I hit the sack about half two. Aside from getting up every 90mins for my regimented pills and drinks and stuff… I feel much better now.

So here I am – didn’t achieve much today.. but that’s cool.

However, I realised I took another step without knowing it yesterday. I’ll write it up tomorrow or something.. but I’m really making progress now.. its cool. I feel like a completely different person.. its so odd and yet amazing too.