It’s been a week since we welcomed our newest recruit Naomi! She’s started before she even graduates this summer, so a quick turn around for her after finishing her final assessments, but she’s settled in great.
Naomi has joined us as a Junior Planner, working on essential research and insights for new and existing clients.
And as is now tradition we asked her a few questions to get to know her a bit better…
What were you doing before you joined Ready?
I was finishing uni, doing Media Communications at Bath Spa. But I was also working at what was then Response One, and now Edit, for one day a week. I was doing similar work to my role now, mainly looking at post-campaign stuff and research.
What lead you to that course and role?
It’s actually a funny story. I was originally studying Film and TV Production at Bath Spa, but as it was a new course it wasn’t everything I thought it would be and it wasn’t particularly well run. So after my first year I looked into what else I could do and saw that Media Communications shared some of the same modules so it was a good swap.
I was worried about the change, but it turned out really well! The Media Communications course was so much better, and everyone was really nice.
What have you learnt since starting your role?
I’ve definitely got a better sense of how Ready works. At my previous agency I was in a specific section of a much larger company, but here it’s more personal and I have good sense of everyone’s individual role.
I’m also getting to grips with a new software and using the search terms available in it. It’s different from what I used before but after this week I’m getting the hang of it.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Woking in Surrey. It’s a town really close to London which is nice, so we can easily make the trip in when I’m back home. It’s quite small itself though so it’s nice to have the option to travel out.
Any interesting facts from when you were a child?
We had 3 gerbils and one of them was called Nelson Mandela.
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Me and my brother each named one and my mum took ages to pick a name so one day we made her choose and she just blurted out Nelson Mandela. That was it, so we shortened it to Nelson.
What kind of things do you do outside of work?
I really like hanging out with my friends. I’m really close with my two housemates so I love being able to chill out with them after a day of work.
We all like going out for food too. Swoon is one of our favourite places, the ice-cream is so good, even in winter. It’s great all year round.
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But if I’m going for something savoury, the camembert pizza at Juno is my favourite.
Any favourite TV shows or films that you’re watching at the moment?
I love Sense8. It’s odd in that it doesn’t really fit with lots of stuff on Netflix, but I love it. I’ve even watched both seasons three times already! Unfortunately, there’s only a few episodes left and then it’s cancelled, but at least I can watch it all again afterwards.
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I also love Inception. I always mention it when I’m deciding on what to watch with friends, so I end up watching it a lot, but it’s good so I don’t really mind! Dreams are so interesting, but confusing so there’s always something to get out of it.
If I had to pick a favourite childhood film though it would be Anastasia. It’s not as popular as a lot of Disney classics but it’s such a great story.
And finally, if you had £1000 to spend in one day what would you do?
A new car. I’d love to replace my 19-year old yellow Nissan Micra.
Even the window broke the other day!