Here at Twenty5Eight, we feel strongly that a good idea is nothing without a great team! We’re proud of the people behind the scenes and we think it’s important that you get to know them, nearly as well as we do. So, take some time out and get to know team Twenty5Eight; meet Amy Jennings, Brand Ambassador.
What is your main job within the promo industry?
I have put many different hats on within the promo industry, from handing out leaflets, sampling alcohol, data capture, roadshows and demonstration work. My favourite work is definitively working for up and coming tech brands and getting to demonstrate the products to customers all over the North West. There is nothing better than giving a customer a ‘wow’ moment for a brand they have never heard of.
What is your morning routine before you start work?
I have always been a night owl and when I was at school, my mum would threaten to pour a jug of water on both me and brother, to get us out of bed! Luckily for her and us, we both have alarm clocks now, so we are a lot better and if I have a bowl of porridge and can track down a Starbucks on the way to a job, then I’m set up for the day. If anyone is thinking of treating me, it’s a soya, caramel latte!
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Every day is different, and you get to meet lots of lovely, passionate people. It’s also nice turning up to a job and bumping into someone you haven’t seen for ages.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?
Not every store manager is going to be welcoming of you initially, so sometimes you have 5 minutes to build a rapport with someone you have never met. That can be challenging.
What was your dream job growing up?
I was always into art, or as my mum would describe it, ‘creating a mess’ around the house. I don’t think she ever got used to it and I believe she spent her whole life hoping I would become a famous artist! Becoming a graphic designer was always a ‘dream’ job, but I realised at college, that I didn’t want to turn my hobby into a career so I went and studied marketing in the hope I would become a brand manager… That didn’t happen either!
What was your first job on leaving school?
I went to work at Costa Coffee, I hated coffee back then but, now I’m addicted. It seems like I didn’t get to take too much advantage of the company perks looking back, but I am pretty good at making a cappuccino.
How did your education or past experiences prepare you for your current role?
When I was at a school, I was terrified of speaking out loud or getting up in front of the class. When the teacher wanted a volunteer for the school play, I was nowhere to be seen. But when I went to university, and I had to deliver presentations in front of hundreds of people, it was time to leave that behind and just get on with it. I wasn’t always that confident, and at times I did have to push myself, so it does surprise me, that I do a job like this.
Professionally who do you look up to?
I don’t have any celebrity idols. I just surround myself with positive people who are grounded.
How do you think your colleagues see you?
Bubbly, funny (I hope), a little crazy and approachable. I have a lot of experience and I like to think I can pass on some advice from time to time.
What characteristics do you admire most in others?
Positivity, determination, respectfulness and someone that is humble.
What are your words to live by?
Push yourself to try new things, even if it’s your worst nightmare, because you will always feel a great sense of achievement once you have done it. Try not to have any regrets because life can be short and don’t take yourself too seriously!
What is one thing that you couldn’t live without?
My Spotify account. It’s there for any mood I am in. If I am happy, I’ll put the disco playlist on, and if I am sad I’ll put the disco playlist on!
What do you do in your down time?
I keep fit, listen to music and try and not become a Love Island addict every summer! But, at the moment I am running a business, so that takes up a lot of my time.
What’s your go to karaoke song?
I am the worst singer on this planet, boyfriends and very good friends could vouch for that. It would have to be more of a hum to keep everyone in the room so, if I had to pick I’ll go for a Beyonce classic… Crazy in Love!
What was the last photo you took on your phone? A picture of a meal!
Finally, what has been your best moment with Twenty5Eight so far?
Meeting the ‘House of Marley’ and Twenty5Eight team. Everybody is so passionate, and that shone through on the training day!