By David Watson, Client Services Director

Last week, we welcomed not one, but two fresh faces to Drummond Central – say hello to Lauren and Steph. Both join our dynamic Account Management team from the world of fashion and retail marketing.

We wanted to get to know our new recruits a little better, and while they’re ready  to take on new projects at DC, they weren’t prepared for this kind of in-depth interrogation into their very souls.

First up is Lauren, who joins us from END. and brings her production coordinating and online visual merchandising experience to the team.

What are you most looking forward to about working at DC?

A new challenge within a new industry, Drummond Central feels like a great fit and the best place to start my account management journey.

What are 3 things you enjoy doing outside of work?

  1. Open water swimming – my girlfriends and I set up a swimming group at the beginning of lockdown. It’s a safe space for like-minded women to meet with no kids and no pressure. Also, wetsuits are for wimps.
  2. Hanging out with my little boy – my best mate. He makes me laugh like no one else, and teaches me how to be super-resilient and see the world in a really special way. 
  3. Going out for lush food – I love trying new places to eat. There are lots of new independents popping up along the coast where I live.

Name one thing you could not live without?

My phone – it’s my lifeline to family and friends. I speak to my sister every day, even if it’s just to say, “I have nothing to say.” 

Favourite film?

Boogie Nights – if you haven’t seen it, you should. Anything with Julianne Moore, Heather Graham and Philip Seymour Hoffman is a winner for me.

And over to Steph, who joins the  team from MATCHESFASHION where she worked as an online production manager and coordinated the delivery of up to 1600 products per week.

What are you most looking forward to about working at Drummond Central?

Being on the other side of the client/agency relationship.

Tell us a strange or wonderful fact about yourself

I’m hyper flexible – super bendy joints, ew!

What’s your favourite book?

Not necessarily my most favourite but a good read – Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton, and for the coffee table – Rei Kawakubo by Terry Jones.

Name three people who inspire you

  1. My dad – the most selfless person. 
  2. Yayoi Kusama – an incredible artist (‘the princess of polka dots’) who has always been open about her mental health. 
  3. Missy Elliott – for pushing against a male-dominated industry and her strong sense of self.