Created 23rd October 2018
Tea break chat with: Joss
We recently welcomed Marketing Executive Joss to the team, so we’ve taken 5 minutes to get to know who she is, what she gets up to away from the office, and what she’s most passionate about in her role.
Hi Joss – welcome to team Oxygen! Firstly, how did you get into marketing and what are you most passionate about in your job?
I studied Modern, Visual Culture & Art at University, but within this I focused on Art History and Visual Theory modules – it led me into an account executive role for an ad agency and I’ve been working in the industry ever since. During this time I also fitted in gaining a CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing.
Through my marketing work I found a natural talent for copywriting, which is what I tend to focus on now. You could say this is my passion. I enjoy writing in my spare time – sometimes it even gets published!
It sounds like you’re a creative at heart – do you do much art and design in your spare time?
I’ve always loved art and design. My parents were both creative, and growing up my favourite subjects in school were the artsy ones! I got an A* in Art too which really fuelled my interest in it.
Although my spare time is filled with family life now, I still try and make time for some drawing or a spot of poetry writing.
So would you say you’re more into old-style pen and paper, or are you quite the techy?
I would say a bit of both! When I’m drawing I prefer the feel of a pencil on paper, but I’m also quite the social media addict and could spend hours glued to my phone if I could!
I find it really interesting how social media has revolutionised the way brands can reach out to consumers – it sounds dull but from a marketing perspective it’s actually quite a fun area to look at.
A traditional creative but a digital marketer – interesting mix! Is it the design team or the web team that you would choose to swap with?
Because I love design I would probably swap with Creative Director, Neil – purely so that I could spend my time designing. However, I would struggle with the digital aspect of designing – you could say I’m the analogue to his digital!
Sounds like a twisted love story – thanks Joss! In our next tea break chat we’ll get to know Neil a little more, and find out what he gets up to in his spare time.