Megan Scott is Senior Partnerships Manager at Wavemaker. Megan has worked in the industry for 13 years in varying production, sales, and agency roles. Megan has worked at Wavemaker for five years, focusing her experience and skills on developing award-winning partnerships.
How did you get in to media?
After graduating with a degree in TV & Radio production, my focus was on finding a role in programming. However, after an introduction to a contact at GMG Radio, I secured a role in their Sponsorship and Promotions team and realised my passion for idea creation and skills in project management. The role gave me the opportunity to work across a vast client set, working alongside programming teams to develop innovative campaigns. Since then, I haven’t looked back and have continued to pursue creative roles, working both sales and agency side.
What is a typical day like for you?
In partnerships, no two days are ever really the same. One day we could be spending hours in media owner briefing sessions, the next we can be off site at events and production shoots.
The days I most look forward to are when we can be super creative with idea generator sessions. We take a brief, all cram round a table and bounce our ideas around. These sessions give people from all areas of our business the opportunity to get creative and share their thoughts and ideas to help shape some incredible campaigns. Most importantly, idea generators are fuelled by tea and biscuits…biscuits are important.
What piece of advice would you give to someone just starting out in the industry?
Identify who YOU find to be the most inspiring person in your business. Get to know them. Talk to them about anything.. and everything! Inspiration looks different to everyone – surround yourself with the people who help to bring out your best self.
Who would be your dream client?
Neom – I love the story of how they started, their brand belief of how wellbeing starts with little moments and their association with Action for Happiness. I’m a big fan of their products too!
What is your proudest career moment to date?
My proudest career moments are always when we’re pitching. The time between brief and pitch can vary from weeks to days, and it is intense, but you’re always guaranteed to have learnt something new and discovered a new skill along the way. As much as I dread the presenting part, I am always incredibly proud of myself and those involved once we get to pitch day.
Describe yourself in three words
Imaginative, compassionate and sincere.
What do you like most about working at Wavemaker?
I think if you asked any of us this question, we would all give the same answer. The people. The people make Wavemaker a brilliant place to work. From being super friendly and supportive through to their knowledge and talent, we really do have a great bunch here.
Rapid Fire Questions
Tell us something new you’ve learnt in the past week.
My Mum’s secret lasagne recipe. It’s amazing!
If you could be in any movie, which would it be?
80’s classic, The Princess Bride.
What day in your life would you love to relive?
The day back in 2002 when our little rescue dog, Bailey, became a member of the family.
What book has made a lasting impression on you?
The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
You’ve been gifted an hour of teleportation, where do you go?
Gili Meno in Indonesia for an hour of swimming with the turtles.
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