Young Gun: Val Morgan Cinema account manager Dane Robertson

19 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 Val Morgan Cinema account manager Dane Robertson.

Time at company:
Three years.

How long have you been in the industry?
Three years.

How did you get here? Was this always the plan?
I originally interviewed at an agency who suggested I would be better suited supplier side and sent me to Val Morgan…I’m still unsure if it was intended as a compliment or an insult.

Who who guides you day to day?
John Daou and Peter Siorovingas. They’ve been role models for me ever since I started at VM, helping, supporting and guiding me at every turn.

What’s the best thing about the industry you work in?
Getting to attend and participate in extraordinary events and functions that I would never ordinarily get to experience. As an industry, we’re incredibly blessed in this regard.

And the biggest challenge?
The constant rejection. Saturday nights are enough.

Whose job have you set your sights on in the future?
I have my sights set on an executive role at a movie distribution company. Or to put it another way I want to move from filling the pre-show to filling cinema seats.

Where do you turn for inspiration?
Movies, music and books.

My favourite advert is:
Every Nike ad because without fail they always make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

Tell us one thing people at work don’t know about you?
I produce a podcast called, Just Another Movie Podcast.

In five years' time I'll be:
Writing screenplays.

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