From the moment I walked into the Edelman offices in London for my first interview, I was excited to be here. I knew immediately that Edelman was a company that offered an exciting career opportunity. For anyone eager for challenge, Edelman is certainly the name to search.
How was the transition from a small agency to Edelman?
Having come from a relatively small agency, I expected it might take some time to adjust to Edelman. Joining the industry leader, with its large offices in London and extensive global network, certainly offered a change from working in London’s most westerly borough.
Despite its size, Edelman retains its own distinct ‘family’ culture, where everyone is valued as part of the collective effort, thereby capturing the best of both worlds and explaining why the industry’s leading talents choose to develop their careers here.
Now you’re here, what makes Edelman a great place to work?
The greatest reward by any measure comes from working amongst teams of smart, highly motivated, individuals. In such a driven, creative environment, standards are predictably high. Teams are motivated to produce the next set of award-winning campaigns. To say it’s exciting to be part of this process is something of an under-statement; my learning curve shows no sign of flattening out and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What does your average day look like?
Above all else, working in health offers a wide variety of experiences and no two days are the same. One day I could be raising awareness of a disease by speaking to the media and encouraging them to write on the subject, another day I could be attending a congress dedicated to healthcare innovation and prevention. We work with pharma, government, NGOs, associations, consumer brands and more. Hardly surprising then that the weeks go by so quickly and I seem to have been part of the Edelman team for ages – well actually just six months!