None of the great work we do at Maxwell Rogers would be possible without our fantastic employees. This month we caught up with Mark Cox, our ABM Account Director. To find out more about Mark, read his interview, below:
What does a typical day at work look like?
My typical day consists of managing multiple client projects. Planning and activating business strategies, supporting my clients with their day to day needs, and helping them plan for future success.
How did you get into your role? What made you want to become an ABM Account Director?
I’ve always enjoyed working in fast-paced environments – the challenge brings out the best in me. Marketing agencies generally move quite quickly and offer the opportunity to work across multiple clients on wide variety of projects. I have a very strategic background which naturally led me into the AD role and helping clients to plan for their business. And with the growth of ABM over the years I’ve been able to specialise to help my clients grow.
What would you say is the best thing about your job?
The people. Both the clients I work with day to day, and all of those people behind the scenes at Maxwell Rogers that help deliver the amazing work we do.
Any advice for someone wanting to become an ABM Account Director?
ABM or Business to Business is becoming more prevalent in the day to day life of our customers. Investing time to truly understand how you can market for your clients, end-to-end, from planning to activation and beyond is key for success and a happy client. You also need to be a people person and be able to challenge and correctly interpret a brief.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I like to cook and bake. I’m a very tidy person but after creating something it does like my cupboard exploded and I will generally have smeared cat prints spreading the mess throughout the house.
Tell us something about you that we wouldn’t know from reading your CV?
I’ve written three books.
When you’re in charge of the office music, what is your go-to playlist?
The short answer is I’m never in charge of the music otherwise we wouldn’t hear Chris Evans again and Paddy would be sad.
What is your favourite font and why?
Dancing Script – it looks very traditional and like it was written in fountain pen, which of course I have on my desk?.
If you could spend the day with any cartoon character, who would it be?
Surely its got to be Jessica Rabbit.
What is your favourite Pantone colour?