Bonjour, Hallo, Ciao, Hola. As we hit the midpoint in the Black Friday week, we wanted to check in and see if everything's okay with you.
Oh, us?! We're great, too, thank you for asking.
We're here with a brand-new face to introduce you to! Say hello to Lauren, our new Senior Digital Marketing Executive.
We sat down and got to know the Italian food fan and dancing lover about all things digital marketing and her (many) favourite Manchester bars.
Check out her full employee spotlight below.
The Work Stuff 📈
Tell us about your background. What led you to DMT?
I studied Communication, Advertising and Marketing at university, and after graduating in 2021, I was really keen to kick-start my career in Digital Marketing. Since then, I have worked with two leading marketing agencies in Belfast across a range of industries and clients.
I made the move to Manchester in September of this year with the goal of working with another marketing agency but with a focus on the eCommerce side of things with more exciting clients in industries such as Fashion, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle. I was actually headhunted on LinkedIn for this role, which you could say is fate, as I thought it was such a perfect opportunity and exactly what I was looking for.
What is something unique that you think you bring to the role?
I think my unique contribution to the role comes from my previous experience in digital marketing across various platforms, making my role working across paid social and PPC perfect. I love working as part of a team and being surrounded by talented people! 🤗
What’s something you want your colleagues to know about you?
I’m really approachable, and I love a good chat about anything really! 🙌
The Personal Stuff 👨💻
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
I asked my friends this question, here are a few:
Determined & driven.
Fun & slightly crazy.
What’s your favourite cultural moment from the past year and why?
The Kardashian family fall out - iconic. 🙉
What’s your hobby or passion project outside of work?
Going to the gym and keeping active. Fun fact: I actually did Irish Dancing for 15 years, too! I also love socialising and dancing on nights out with my friends! 🕺
What’s your guilty pleasure?
80s music - most specifically, I Will Survive and It’s Raining Men, lol. Also, Italian food! 🍝
What causes are you supportive of, and why?
Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Fun Stuff 🥂
Give us your best Manchester bar recommendation.
I have a few favourites:
Albert Schloss (you’ll find me dancing on the benches here!), Revolution De Cuba, Menagerie, Firehouse, Impossible, Dirty Martini, and any bar in the Gay Village.
If you were a social media platform, which one would you be and why?
Instagram or TikTok, I just love the more visual, video-orientated platforms.
Who would be your five dream dinner party guests, dead or alive?
Steven Bartlett, Molly Mae (typical fan girl 💁), Margot Robbie, Beyonce, and Olivia Attwood (again, typical fan girl 💁).
Quickfire Qs 🎯
What are you watching?
I’m currently watching Manifest and Ozark. For reality TV, Married at First Sight, and Celebs Go Dating (I love the drama).
What are you reading?
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think. Highly recommend!
What are you listening to?
I love podcasts - currently listening to ‘The Girls Bathroom’.
Who are you ignoring?
My friends who send me the same TikTok or meme I have already sent them.
Who are you following?
Most fashion/lifestyle influencers.
Thanks for sharing, Lauren! We can't wait to join you on your next night out, wherever it may be.