Young Gun: One Green Bean account manager Amy Ma

25 February 2021

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 One Green Bean account manager Amy Ma.

Time in current role/time at the company:
12 months in AM role and five years at One Green Bean!

How long have you been in the industry?
Since I joined One Green Bean.

How did you get here? Was this always the plan?
I was nearing the end of my degree in Journalism and International Studies at UTS, when I realised it wasn’t quite right for me. So, I decided to do a last-minute panic internship in PR to see what it was like and I had a friend who was at One Green Bean at the time. So long story short, I started off as an intern, loved it and I’ve never left!

Who is your right hand person/who guides you day to day?
There isn’t the one person. I work on extraordinary teams who I lean on for support and guidance every day from my superhuman group account directors to our incredibly talented juniors.

What’s the best thing about the industry you work in?
There’s never a slow or dull day. It’s also changing every day so you never stop learning new skills, which is invigorating.

And the biggest challenge?
Often you forget to stop and take a moment to reflect, with everything moving so fast. I think we’ve all been there where it’s hard to remember what happened two weeks ago.

Whose job have you set your sights on in the future?
No one in particular but I’d like to work in anything to do with BBC Earth. I love penguins, wild dogs and anything narrated by David Attenborough.

Where do you turn for inspiration?
Books, people in my life and I’m slightly obsessed with The Economist podcast. They cover so many subjects and perspectives I just wouldn’t normally hear about.

My favourite advert is:

Not just because I worked on the campaign, but it was such a special year for women in sport and to see women supporting women plus our Sam Kerr getting the recognition she deserves, gave me the goosebumps.

Tell us one thing people at work don’t know about you?
A long time ago I wanted to be an actress. I had a short-lived career starring in a murder doco and a Maccas ad.

In five years' time I'll be:
Agent, publicist and PA to my dream dog.

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