Jen’s been a valuable team member of Collaborative Marketing for two years now. Jen completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology / Creative Industries Majoring in Interactive and Visual Design at QUT before joining the Collaborative Marketing team in 2016!
For those who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Jen, we decided to sit her down and ask the hard questions. We also wanted to know what Jen’s industry predictions are for the new financial year and the remainder of 2018.
1. What’s your role at Collaborative Marketing?
My official title is ‘Account Executive’ but I’m often referred to as the ‘Jack of all Trades’. I liase with clients to get campaigns off the ground and am also Collaborative Marketing’s IT department, in-house graphic designer, social media guru, among many other things.
2. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I really enjoy being active on my weekends, getting outdoors or trying new activities. You’ll generally find me with sand between my toes and sun on my face, or at home trying to pick up a new skill.
3. What’s your most used emoji?
✨ is my most frequently used emoji – I’m all about spreading sparkles and happiness.
4. What was the last song you listened to?
4th Dimension (feat. Louis Prima) – Kids see Ghosts. Can’t decide if I like this, or the Ye album better 🤔
5. Which work colleague do you think has the best dance moves?
Oh, definitely Alana – if she’s feeling sore in the morning it’s generally because she’s been busting out big dance moves 🕺🏻
6. Which work colleague is always first to suggest getting a drink?
I’d say me. I’m all about the celebrations. Friday afternoon? Drink. Birthday? Drink. Made it to 12 pm Monday? Drink.
7. Do you have any bad habits?
Forgetting to make lunch and buying food 3/5 days of the week – oops!
8. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
I would be my Dad to keep my gratitude in check. I’d love to try and see how I’d manage running two businesses, spend time with family, and still have the energy to catch 2 am soccer matches.
9. What’s something we don’t know about you?
I love creepy crawlies - I used to have a pet tarantula named Selena. To get work experience in high school I volunteered in the physiology department at UQ looking after cockroaches for a research paper.
10. What do you love about working at Collaborative Marketing?
My favourite thing about Collaborative Marketing, apart from the culture, is my freedom to use as many of my diverse skills as possible. I think I would go crazy if I did the same task all day every day so having the ability to work on different projects every day is such a treat.
11. What are your industry predictions for 2018?
I think that there will be some serious shake-ups in how social media is used as we become more aware of how it affects our lives. Kudos to Facebook for taking the first step in reducing the meaningless-clutter of the newsfeed, but I think more people are going to make the decision to go offline in the second half of the year. We need to start thinking about how to make content as meaningful and engaging more than ever.