Hi Oli, can you say a few words about you?
My name is Oli (obviously), I am nearly 30 which is scary! I went to Uni in NYC for 4 years and studied History and History of Art. My first job out of Uni was as a graduate media planner at OMD UK. I spent 2.5 years there and then decided I wanted to try something a little different and that is how I found myself at Sublime.
Why would you encourage someone to become an Account Manager, what are the perks of the job?
I like that I am always doing something different. Some days I am in the office responding to briefs and having a laugh with everyone. Other days I am out and about all over London meeting clients etc. There is no point beating around the bush… The social aspect of the job is great. Not just taking clients out but also spending time with the UK team outside of the office. It sounds corny but I do think we are a big dysfunctional family and it’s great! That alone makes me want to come into work every day.
What has been your best accomplishment this year?
Not losing my mind during all of the lockdowns! I came very very close at points (Rob can vouch for that)!
And your biggest challenge?
Not being in the office with everyone as well as not being able to go out and see clients.
Your best memory at Sublime?
Honestly, there are too many to count. I suppose the funniest was mine and Georgie’s induction weekend in Paris. It was eventful to say the least.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
Eddie Boyle! [Commercial Director UK at Sublime] He never lets anything stop him from achieving to his absolute max. Not even spelling.
And who is your role model?
Sounds lame but probably my Old Man (Big Russ).
Why did you decide to join Sublime?
I knew quite a lot of the team before I started, and I knew the solution well. I really liked the idea of a small close office where everyone gets along and helps each other out.
A passion outside of work?
I try and play cricket, but I am a bit past it now. I like to cook quite a bit. But my main passions in life are rhythmic gymnastics and magnets.
The book/TV show you can advise us? (Definitely needed as we’re still on curfew in France and Singapore)
- The Jeeves Omnibus by P.G Wodhouse
- Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
- Blitzed by Norman Ohler
- Le Grandes Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier
- You can never go wrong with the Sopranos
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- Solar Opposites