In the next of Adderstone Group’s 10 Minute Profiles, we are intrigued to find out more about Naomi Walker, Marketing Executive here at Adderstone Group.
We discover what a typical day looks like in the Marketing team, what Naomi's favourite building is and how she would spend the ultimate dinner party.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Growing up I always wanted to be an interior designer, I loved the idea of design for space and how to fill traditional buildings with contemporary decor and art. However although this didn’t end up being the career path I followed, working in the marketing and property industry at times does have its similarities as we get to work around building planning and function and my passion for architecture and interior design has remained.
What is top of your bucket list?
Top of my bucket list would be a trip to South East Asia, in particular Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam to experience their culture, colours, textiles and food. That would be an amazing experience. However, given the chance, I would also love to visit Kenya for similar reasons, but especially to experience a safari - wildlife in its natural habitat and doing an overnight camp would really top it off.
What is a typical day like working at Adderstone Group?
I really enjoy how no day is the same working here at Adderstone Group! My role is fast paced with a variety of priorities. Generally my duties can vary from creating content for website and social media updates, to designing reports and marketing materials, site artwork and even branding for new property acquisitions. Some days may involve site visits, communicating with photographers, or attending meetings around SEO and PPC to learn more about tracking our campaign successes, whilst learning about ways to continuously improve our campaigns. I’m sure there is much more but that certainly is what comes to the fore first!
What’s your favourite thing about working at Adderstone Group?
I love the working environment here at Adderstone Group, the team in my office (and all the other offices!) are all fab - such a great bunch of people. I also love the fast paced environment and juggling jobs in order of priorities and urgencies, often with last minute opportunities dropping that need to be dealt with. It keeps me on my toes.
Outside of the office, how do you spend your free time?
Outside the office I spend a lot of time around the coast with my family. I particularly enjoy having tapas and cocktails in Tynemouth, or venturing to the country for walks or tree top adventures! Being spontaneous, going abroad and spending time with loved ones, as well as meeting new people on new adventures, that is what I live for.
What are your favourite buildings and why?
I couldn’t chose a single building in particular to be my favourite, but I love the Cycladic architecture of Santorini, the unique white painted villages sitting beautifully on the coloured cliffs. Just wow! Rome and Venice are also stunning with their Ancient Greek and Gothic / Moorish architectural styles which I would love to visit and admire in person after studying them whilst at university.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in property?
I’ve not worked in property too long myself, but be ambitious, have drive and have passion for what you want to succeed in. Architecture can be beautiful, but sometimes you have to see the beauty behind the beast before you get there. Not every step of the way will be easy, but it is all more than worth it!
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
My dream dinner party would have to be set in the winter because the first guest would be Michael Bublé (as he will be defrosted by then!). He can sing all his Christmas songs and it would be AMAZING. Secondly I would invite (and bring back to life) Michelangelo, I would love to hear his story, especially the inspiration behind his paintings and architecture. Finally I’d invite my late Grandad, along with the whole family- one last dinner all together with company they would love as much as myself, I’d not want the night to end.