Our Industry Insights Profile takes a weekly look at some of the professionals working across the advertising, ad tech, marketing and media sector in Australia. It aims to shed light on the varying roles and companies across the buzzing industry.
Last week we spoke to The Store CEO Rob Draper. This week we speak to managing partner at Maud Nick Jackson.
Duration in current role/time at the company:
I’ve been with Maud for five years.
In one sentence, how would you describe what the company does?
Cohesive brand design.
In one sentence, what does your role involve?
Running the business.
Within the last six months/year, what stands out as the company’s major milestones?
With the recent Accenture Interactive acquisition of Maud we are redefining how creative and technology come together to best service the needs of modern day brands. Even more recently Maud was responsible for the rebrand of Foxtel helping the business to launch Foxtel Now and tackle increasing competition from other streaming services.
Best thing about the industry you work in:
The people we work with.
Previous industry related companies you have worked at:
Blast Radius, Amsterdam
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Career-wise, where do you see yourself in three years time?
Exactly where I am but in more markets around the world.
What is the elephant in the room? The thing that no one is talking about – but they should be.
Tell us one thing people at work don’t know about you?
I still don’t know what a ligature is….
Top networking tip:
Do good work and be nice to people.
My favourite restaurant for a business lunch is:
Nomad, Project 49 or Chiswick
My favourite advert is:
A good product.
My must-have gadget is:
A Philips head screw-driver is a must.
My favourite media is:
The Maud bill poster outside our office.
My favourite TV show is:
Australian Ninja Warrior
The last book I read:
Pig the Pug.
My mantra / philosophy is:
I got into advertising/ad tech/marketing because:
I wasn’t studious enough to be a doctor, or work in finance, or be a lawyer, or any other higher paying vocations.
If I wasn't doing this for a living, I'd be:
In five years' time I'll be:
Exactly where I am today.
Define your job in one word:
Easier than motherhood (sorry too many words?)
What's your poison:
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