If you spent any time in the advertising scene in the ‘90s, then little of what follows will surprise. But when Amber Collins tells stories of her work life back then in adland to people who weren’t there, they look in disbelief. What she thought was normal then was completely wrong now. Here’s her ‘journey of enlightenment’.
I’ve worked in media and marketing for more than 15 years, most recently as Chief Digital Officer at Hearts & Science. I recently took a big plunge and launched my own business – a start-up in the food industry. As I embark on the next chapter in my career, it’s also been a chance for reflection. It is clear to me what a tremendous springboard the media industry has been, so I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along the way.