Young Gun: Clemenger BBDO Sydney senior account manager Isabella Timar

12 December 2019

Our Young Gun profile takes a look at some of the young talent across the advertising, adtech, marketing and media sector in Australia. It aims to shed light on the varying roles, people and companies across the buzzing industry.

Today we speak to Clemenger BBDO Sydney senior account manager Isabella Timar.

Time in current role/time at the company:
Five months in current role, two and a half years at Clems.

How long have you been in the industry?
Two and a half years.

How did you get here? Was this always the plan?
Not quite – I thought I’d work at DFAT or somewhere else in government after uni. After working out that maybe wasn’t for me, I applied to a few grad programs that I thought sounded interesting and exciting, even though they weren’t what I’d studied, one of which was Clems’.

Who guides you day to day?
Mel Spence, my senior account director on most of the work I do, is the best day to day guide a person could ask for.

What’s the best thing about the industry you work in?
Constant learning, weird and wonderful things from left field that always keep your days interesting, and the best ever people.

And the biggest challenge?
Trying to avoid eating my body weight in honey soy chicken chips every day. Too delicious.

Whose job have you set your sights on in the future?
I’d love to be part of a team running an agency one day.

Where do you turn for inspiration?
Any great book that comes my way.

My favourite advert is:
I’m genuinely terrible at choosing a favourite anything, but Honda Cog, Libresse’s Blood Normal and the first iPod spot are a top few.

Tell us one thing people at work don’t know about you?
I was fairly proficient at kung-fu from age 10 to about 15.

In five years' time I'll be:
Making great work with great people, and probably still telling myself that this is the year I’ll train for a half marathon. One day…

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