Hotseat Profile: Nik Newman, Online Marketing

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Our customers often comment on our friendly and personable approach, and we certainly believe that great people make a great business. Each month we profile people from around our organisation to find out who they are and what makes them tick. In the spotlight this month it’s Nik Newman (that’s me), the first profile from the exciting world of OfficeTeam Marketing department.

Name:
Nik Newman

Job role:
Online Marketing

Tell us about your job. What does your role involve?
Providing a digital strategy, designing and writing web content and blog articles, updating social media, creating email campaigns, SEO, managing the bottomless pit of emails that is info@officeteam.co.uk and posing on the OfficeTeam logo!

How long have you worked for OfficeTeam?
1 year, 2 months and 24 days, equal to approximately 648,000 minutes.

What did you do before joining OfficeTeam?
I spent five years running online marketing, web development and social media for a Japanese company in a B2C market. This gave me the opportunity to develop the skills needed to update OfficeTeam’s online presence with a much needed facelift.

What do you enjoy most about working at OfficeTeam?
The snack van that visits us daily sell a mean breakfast wrap! Other than that there are some great, very talented people working at OfficeTeam who are a pleasure to work with.

How would your colleagues describe you?
“Slow down, I can’t understand what you are saying…”

Tell us something we don’t know about you
I’m fluent in Japanese after completing a degree in the language and living and working in Japan.

What’s your proudest achievement (work or personal)?
I’m very pleased with the officeteam.co.uk website that has seen some positive improvements in traffic and customer engagement. Outside of work, a music project called Helm of Darkness I worked on was a big achievement for me.

What are your ambitions?
I would love to work for myself one day, either running a digital agency or as a digital strategy consultant. Unless of course someone is willing to pay me to play guitar everyday…

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Creating music, building websites, landscape and portrait photography, sleeping and a full training programme for my goal to become ambidextrous.

Favourite quote:
“If Tetris has taught me anything, it’s that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear”
– Someone awesome

If you were CEO for the day… what would you do?
Push forward the shift to providing a full digital solution for sales and order processing (sorry sales guys), embrace open source software solutions and give the Marketing guys a raise (hooray).

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