2019 welcomes fresh faces and new talent! We are back with our first team spotlight of the year where we sat down with our latest addition to the team to get the inside scoop!
Name: Caitlin Blackett
Position: Marketing and Education Executive
What do you do at PayKeeper?
Having just graduated from university in the summer, I will be coming on board to focus on the Marketing and Education for the PayKeeper brand. My role varies from day to day, which I love as no day is the same! I cover all aspects of marketing and content creation, with the main goal of driving digital inbound leads across all platforms. From educating current and potential customers to website management, social media, and business development, my role is to control and develop marketing outcomes so that we can grow the PayKeeper brand
What relevant experience did you have before taking up this role?
Coming from a music industry background, I have worked at a couple of independent record labels based in Manchester, and have been involved in the curation of marketing and management strategies for numerous artists across the UK, Europe and international. Graduating with a 1st class honors in Public Relations & Marketing, combined with my A-Level in Business Studies, I have grown to love all aspects of marketing and communications and can’t wait to explore this further in my role at PayKeeper. From here, I have moved back home to Newcastle to embark on the next chapter.
What is your favorite Movie or TV show?
Very tough question, I would say my favorite TV show is anything to do with David Attenborough as he is simply my favorite human. Although I do love a good dystopian film or anything that challenges social norms.
If you were a superhero, what superpower would you have?
Omnilingualism, which is the power to speak in any language. It would definitely come in handy when traveling. I’ve discussed this question a lot previously, can you tell?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love anything music related if it has a sound I will be super curious. The tracks can be from any genre, from funk and soul to spoken word, old-school hip-hop to disco. I’m also very nerdy about TV adverts and enjoy picking them apart frame by frame, concept by concept.
You have been asked to choose a country to spend six months in. Where would it be?
It would have to be Australia. Aus holds a special place in my Geordie heart as it is a place that will never budge from my radar. Being able to wake up and see out of your window, giant and beautiful whales swimming in their pods is something that I would like to wake up to forever.
Do you have any funny jokes or quotes you can share with us?
I am the worst at jokes so I’ll go down the inspirational route with a quote that I always seem to turn back to:
“The number one reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they’ve gotten.” – Mac Miller
What book would you recommend for having a positive impact on your life?
Definitely the Chimp Paradox, it is a must read for all! The book takes you on a journey and allows you to understand varying perspectives and outlooks on life, whilst teaching you the importance of mindfulness in today’s society.
What musician would you most like to meet and why?
This is probably one of the hardest questions to ask me as I have a whole book full of musicians who I’d invite around for tea. Let’s go with Skip Mahoney & The Causals, they’ve written and performed some of my all-time favorite tracks to date.
What is your closest brush with fame?
I’ve had the pleasure and sometimes pain of working with the ‘famous folk’, but my greatest honor was working with the guys from Kings of Leon.
As we welcome 2019 with open arms, we also extend this welcome to two new members of staff who’s spotlight will be shared with you in the upcoming weeks. So stay tuned to meet our latest influx of talent!