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.
As do the people at Virgin Media.
Oh and BT too – they suck also.
Things not to do when drunk:
Fall asleep on a night bus with a chocolate milkshake in your coat pocket.
When you wake up things will be very messy.
Morning all – I am shattered.
Didn’t get much sleep last night and this morning I managed to oversleep.
Then I get to the tube station only to discover that the travelcard on my Oyster has run out.
Not only that but I also don’t get paid until tomorrow.
So I queue up to try and get it topped-up, half an hour later, my debit card fails.
Why? See previous point.
What am I to do?
Well – at this point I had a good mind to turn around, go home, back to bed and sod the rest of the day off.
But no – I persevered – I managed to get through the barriers (just). Sneaky I know but I called my friend Alex to have a good moan and she insisted that I had no choice but to get myself to work (cheers Bongo, if you’re reading this).
So fifteen more mins later (when the tube finally turned up) I climb aboard a sardine tin-esque tube carriage…
..and off to work I went.
[EDIT: Just noticed the gormless looking dude over my right shoulder, on the bottom-left of the pic – brilliant – hahaha]
Note – my tube is NEVER that busy in the mornings.
What an absolute pain in the arse. GRRR!
Anywhoo – I’m at work now.
Ranting coming to an end.
Dunno what I’m gonna do about getting home yet – should be interesting.
Maybe I’ll work really late and sleep under my desk – that’s not a bad idea….
Oh – and on top of that – I’m moving house this weekend apparently.
Must start packing soon!