So, welcome Andrew! How did you find your first day?
Hello! Well I’ve known Kelly and the rest for a while now through my university’s mentoring scheme, so that helped me adjust. My first day was great, I got to sink my teeth into some work straightaway. The cherry on the cake was being treated to the apparently traditional pub lunch!
Tell us a bit about your background…
So straight out of A Level I was running a small online journalism business, which gave me my passion for writing and entrepreneurship and it’s something I might go back to in the future.
Then I took a few years between A Level and University to work in various admin and customer service roles, and now I’ve just completed my first year of university doing marketing and I’m loving it. Coming to Uni was probably the best decision I’ve ever made!
What do you know about KVA Digital so far?
KVA is a digital comms agency. From the projects I’ve seen so far it’s got just the right balance between strategic and creative ideas put into proposals. I think the vast majority of that stems from Kelly, the owner, who just exudes drive and enthusiasm. It’s infectious!
What is your role at KVA Digital?
I’m a Marketing Account Executive, I’m only here for the summer before shipping off back to university. In essence, I’m just a helping hand at the moment, pitching in with all sorts wherever I’m needed. I’ve done a lot of copy writing and social media research and work so far and it’s been really enjoyable.
What are you most looking forward to achieving?
I just want to do everything. Marketing is my absolute passion and at the moment I just want to learn as much as possible and try and be an asset to KVA.
Are there any areas in particular you are hoping to get involved with?
I’d love to get involved with a messaging workshop at some point. I’m really analytical at heart so to take a load of information from a client and then translate it into creative ideas on the basis of the data really intrigues me.
But again, I’m just happy to learn all aspects of the business.
Who would be your ideal client to work for?
I’ve always loved the idea of running West Ham United’s media team. Or a political campaign, that would be incredible to be a part of.
Now for the important questions… Describe yourself in three words
What is your favourite meal?
Nothing in this world can’t be solved with Pizza
Are you an Apple or an Android fan?
It has to be Apple. I’ve got a brand new iMac to use at work and I’m already falling in love with it. I’m working out how to sneak it home.
What is your favourite song at the moment?
Probably something by Honne. Warm on a Cold Night is always on at the moment. Anything chilled out does me to be honest
What is the first thing you do when you wake up/start your day?
I normally just spend ten minutes checking my phone and check in with the world
What are your pet hates?
Bullshitting, I’d rather people be honest with me. Otherwise it makes everyones lives more difficult than it needs to be.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
If you can change something, then don’t worry you’ll sort it. If you can’t change it, don’t worry it’ll sort itself.
What is the worst advice you have ever been given?
My family roped me into supporting West Ham from an early age, and I’ve been disappointed ever since.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
You know it’s bad when you struggle to answer this question! I’ve booked flights and gone the next day a few times before, maybe that.
Your life would be meaningless without…
A purpose. I definitely want to make some form of difference in the world. The hard part is figuring out what that will be
What's your life motto?
Just get on with it. No drama, no frills, just get on with it.
If a genie gave you a wish what would you wish for?
A lie in.
Could you live without your mobile phone?
No chance, it’s now become an extension of my hand.