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Meet Paul Weedon, one of our Junior Account Managers. Paul has been with Six since 2013.
1. What has been your career journey so far?
I finished studying at University College Falmouth in 2011 and went straight in to an internship at film magazine Little White Lies where I worked as a staff writer, interviewing actors, filmmakers and other creative talent. This kick-started my career in journalism, which I still pursue in a freelance capacity to this day. I later ventured in to a career in film, working as an Archive Researcher in London.
I made the move to Bristol in January 2013 when I was invited to help with the development of a new start-up agency. My role was mainly that of a PR Assistant, leading campaigns for initiatives within the charity arts sector. I later made the move to the design world and joined Six later that year. I started out as an Account Executive and have worked my way up from there.
2. What piece of advice would you give to an aspiring (Junior) Account Manager?
Stay inquisitive and say yes to new challenges, even if you end up in situations that push you well out of you comfort zone. Some of the best experience I gained as an Account Executive came from being thrown in at the deep end. Collaborating with others to work out a solution together can be a great learning curve.
3. What advice would you give to your 18-year old self?
Keep doing what you love, but don’t be afraid to diversify a little along the way. I went to university with plans to direct films and ended up pursuing film and music journalism instead, which I still do in my spare time. My pursuits outside of work inform a lot of what I do day-to-day, particularly when it comes to being inquisitive and asking lots of questions about process. So it’s good to have a wealth of interests elsewhere. Having transferable skills is a bonus too.
4. What three tracks would you add to the Sonos queue?
Picking just three is an almost impossible task…
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
And, because I have no shame whatsoever…
Natasha Beddingfield – Unwritten
Side note: This is the best rendition of Unwritten that you will ever see…
5. Favourite website?
Cache Monet, because it’s legitimately a work of art.
6. Top three heroes?
Prince because he’s the greatest musician who has ever lived, bar none.
David Bowie because he’s David Bowie and David Bowie just is.
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