Communications Professional

Advertising by Nicolai Berntsen

Name: Amy

Job Title: Senior Communications Officer

What exactly is that?

Developing communication material and advertising campaigns

How did you get there?

After I finished school I completed a Diploma of Business (Marketing) and then went to University to complete a Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

Describe a typical day in your life

I wake up, get ready for work and then drive ten minutes to the office to arrive by 8:30 am. I always eat breakfast at my desk as its a good chance to go through emails and work out my daily priorities.

Because I work with lots of international companies and colleagues, I always have new tasks waiting for me in my inbox when I arrive at work.

Throughout the day I work on different aspects of my advertising campaign such as writing and developing content, approving new creative and seeking approvals.

I make sure I go for a walk outside at lunchtime as sitting at a desk all day can get a bit tiring.

At about 4:30 – 5:00 pm I jump in my car and drive home. I take my dog for a walk and then fit in some extra exercise like weights or cardio. When my husband gets home we prep and cook dinner together and then relax for the night.

What’s the best thing about what you do?

The range of work I am exposed to, getting to work on creative projects and having a chance to test new ways of advertising.

What would you change if you could?

Have less reliance on external companies because they don’t always understand our needs.

What did you want to do for a living when you were at school?

I wanted to be a fashion stylist.

Tell us about something you were insecure about when you were at school

I had very little confidence. At work I make sure I always push myself to try new things and learn as much as I can.

What advice would you give yourself at 18 if you could

Go for it.

What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Read, exercise and walk my dog, do crossword puzzles and go clothes shopping!

What’s the title of the last book you read?

I’m reading a book about post-pregnancy called ‘the first six weeks‘.

Please share with us one beauty tip

Moisturise all over your body every day – you will always have super soft skin.

Please give us one money tip you have learned

Enjoy your money but always have savings.

Share with us one life lesson you have learned

Don’t care what other people think.

Tell us about your favourite recent purchase for £25 or under

A new yoga mat which is really grippy on my feet. It just makes yoga so much easier.


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