This week, our Q&A is with Megan Staples. Megan joined us back in December last year as a Marketing Executive, running various SEO campaigns for a whole range of Unity Online clients. “I started off in the world of Ad Ops in London, first working for a tech company and a well-known flight/holiday/restaurant comparison company for 5 years. I then bought a house and relocated to Suffolk, where I fell into an admin role. I quickly realised how much I missed marketing, but COVID hit so I was stuck for a long while. I was then luckily found via LinkedIn and was invited for an interview – best decision I have made!”
What initially attracted you to work for Unity Online?
Probably everything, I looked at the website and it looked like a well-formed Marketing company which actually knew what it was doing (unlike some others I have seen!) Which turned out to be very true! After arriving for my interview the culture seemed to fit exactly what I was looking for everyone was so nice! It was also an amazing interview, so it was a no brainer that this was going to be a good fit.
How would you describe the culture and working environment at Unity Online?
Having worked in London and then working for companies in Suffolk I really missed the vibrant, friendly and team feel you naturally get in London. Unity has all of that, it has been the perfect place to get all of that back, but without the commute! Everyone is so nice here and really wants to do a good job. There is no such thing as a stupid question and the depth of knowledge my colleagues have is inspiring. It’s the perfect recipe to learn and grow into your role.
You’re organising the Christmas party – where do you send us?
What a hard question? I’d probably hire a huge coach to take us all to London and go spend an afternoon/evening in London at Winter Wonderland. Hire a table in the large beer house and then have everyone go on the different attractions there. Something silly and fun!
Are you messy or organised?
Mostly organised with a little mess (I call it organised chaos)
What is on your bucket list?
To own a potter’s wheel and a kiln, simple things! Oh, and to adopt old dogs
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Gardening, nothing better than being outside!
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Aston Martin DB6 or a Rolls-Royce Phantom Convertible or a Nissan GT-R – I would probably just get all three to be honest!
If your house was burning down, what is the one non-living thing you would save?
Probably my first teddy bear!
What three traits define you?
Determined, friendly and blunt (but I have been told that it’s in a good way, apparently!)
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Dog trainer – I just think that would be so rewarding and challenging
What is your greatest fear?
Anything to do with small spaces… or drowning
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
David Attenborough – because, why wouldn’t you choose him!?
What is the one thing you cannot resist?
A Morning Bun from Woosters
What did you want to be growing up?
A high-end fashion model, I did get scouted in Oxford Circus when I was younger too!
Choose your Little Miss, to describe your work personality?
Little Miss Brainy (or so I like to think!) – Your home life personality? Little Miss Scatterbrain
If you had a yacht, what would you name it?
Custard Tart 2.0
Is there something that has made you smile recently?
Ironically, my colleagues! But they are always making me smile.