The Tecmark 10 – with account manager Gareth Chadwick

Account manager Gareth Chadwick joined Tecmark in 2010. We caught up with him to hear about his pilot dreams,  Mark Knopfler … and the lure of the Northern Lights. Follow Gareth on Twitter.

1. What does your typical day look like?

I spend most of my day in different meetings, whether that’s with potential or existing customers, listening to our clients’ objectives and understanding how we at Tecmark can help them fulfil their ambitions.

2. What’s the most satisfying aspect of your work?

I enjoy working with businesses to transform their digital strategy. Growing a site from receiving hardly any revenue to millions a month is fantastic and a real reflection of the team we have.

3. And the best thing about working at Tecmark?

Each day is different. We deal with a range of customers from varying industries. I’ve learnt so much in my five years at Tecmark about a range of different industries.

4. You’re one of the longest-serving members of staff – how has Tecmark changed while you’ve been here?

When I started there were five people; now there are more than 30 and we’re still growing. We’ve recruited great people that have brought their own opinions and ideas, and that really shows in the original ideas we’re producing.

5. What advice would you give to someone looking to get into digital marketing?

If you love digital in general you will really enjoy your job. But digital marketing isn’t just about traffic to the website; you have to have strong all-round knowledge.

6. How do you relax away from work?

Golf, more golf – and I love to travel.

7. Which countries are you most desperate to visit – and why?

I’d love to go back to the Maldives; there’s no place like it. I’d also love to go and see the Northern Lights, but convincing my wife to go on holiday to somewhere cold – instead of a beach – may prove difficult.

8. We’re putting together your dream day. First up, a round of four-ball golf on any course in the world. Who’s joining you and where are you playing?

Got to say Augusta, and I’d be playing with Mark Knopfler, Tiger Woods and Kirsty Gallagher.

9. Afterwards, you can go for dinner anywhere in the world – and you get to be pilot. Which route are you flying and what plane are you taking?

I’d fly an A380 across the Atlantic direct to Marco Polo in Venice – one of my favourite places in the world.

10. When you get back to your hotel, room service have laid out three bars of chocolate on your pillow. Which three would earn the biggest tip?

That’s easily the hardest question, but I’d have to say Galaxy, mint Lindt and Aero (either variety).

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