WELCOME JACK, TO THE FLIGHT DIGITAL TEAM!
JACK WHELAN – ACCOUNT MANAGER
Jack recently joined the Flight Digital team as an Account Manager to help manage and grow the current client base. He brings experience from his previous company PR & Marketing Agency. Jack worked along some well-known clients including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Xbox, Ingham and Singapore Airlines where he maintained the stakeholder relationships and managed projects from the concept phase all the way through to implementation.
Jack previously interned at Sony and Bauer Media learning about marketing and growing his video production skills, which is another one of his passions! Jack completed a three year Bachelor of Communications degree from AUT, majoring in Digital Media which gave him insights across various areas of the digital industry.
Jack looks forward to growing in his role at Flight, including the challenges and experiences that will bring on the journey as a “digitally-led” marketer.
Q & A
WHAT ATTRIBUTES DO YOU LIKE TO THINK DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON?
I like to think of myself as a genuine and down to earth guy. Always willing to help others as much as I can, whether thats a friend, family or colleague. I also enjoy making people laugh, even if its comes as my own expense sometimes!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBY TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Both of my favourite hobbies are quite different. I love to stay active and play basketball outside of work in the North Harbour Mens grade which helps to keep me fit! I also really enjoy building computers and gaming. Technology has come so far these days and the quality/graphics are so immersive!
WHAT IS THE STRANGEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER EATEN?
When I travelled to South America a few years back, I wanted to immerse myself in an authentic cultural experience so I decided to challenge my usual taste palette. While in Peru I tried guinea pig and alpaca as they’re considered cultural delicacies… They tasted quite different to anything I had before but lets just say I wont be rushing back to try them again anytime soon…
RECOMMEND A BOOK YOU RECENTLY READ?
I recently finished Acid for the Children from Flea in the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. After previously reading Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue I thought this would be a great follow up read. Hearing about his childhood and how he grew up really gave me a good perspective of the band and his mental state when they were up and coming in LA. A really interesting read for anyone that is a fan of the Chilli Peppers!
WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE OR SEEN BEFORE?
It would have to be a combination of things… Biking the Death Road trail in La Paz, Bolivia was an experience I will never forget. Just how close you need to ride to the edge makes you feel nauseous. Also bungy jumping from the Queenstown bridge was breathtaking!
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO WORK WITH US?
Given the strong uplift in Digital Marketing this year, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to learn more about what goes into a successful campaign. Also being apart of a young and aspiring company like Flight Digital is exciting to me as they continue to grow, I want to grow along with them.
We’re a team of storytellers, engineers, dreamers and doers who are all united by a passion for creating experiences that make a difference. We’re a fast-growing agency building a name for ourselves by being good people doing consistently great work and we’re always on the hunt for the best talent. We have a down-to-earth culture, a funky office space and a hugely ambitious vision for the future. If you think you have what it takes to help us get there, we want to hear from you.
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