We caught up with our new starter, Lee Houselander on how he’s found settling in the agency, his skills, aspirations for the future and interesting hobbies!
How have your first few weeks at WSA been?
Absolutely incredible, WSA has the best company culture! Everyone is beyond friendly, creative, knowledgeable in their fields, and above all passionate about what they do here. If I needed any further information there is a specialist to talk me through everything I need to know. We also have some fantastic coffee makers here!
What is your area of expertise and what makes you successful in this market?
I have worked within Creative & Marketing Agencies for 10 years now, going through many job roles from Graphic Designer to Website Developer, Business Development Executive to now a Digital Account Manager. Giving me an allrounder knowledge base of the entire client journey, prospecting, managing complex strategies and delivering results that we all desire.
What attracted you to join WSA?
I was open-minded to different opportunities as my goal of purchasing a property with my partner is a key motivation and driving force for me currently. However, within my first interview, I felt this desirable vibe and bubbly energy towards being creative and solving client problems. I ended up having two further interviews with members in management, which continued this family feeling and hilarious banter that just made me feel as if I had to work here!
What projects have you been involved in since you started?
I have had the pleasure of working on a few client briefs now, setting out proposal ideas and finding out what our specialists would recommend on ultimately delivering the best outcome for our clients that also fit within their budget. I also looked into our internal systems and documents to develop the process we take for various projects in the future.
What goals would you like to achieve in the next 12 months?
I would like to develop my skillset in the areas that I am not so familiar with, spending time with the specialists here at WSA would be a great way to feed off their knowledge base. Help settle existing and new clients into this ever-changing digital world whilst also creating valuable partnerships along the way.
What makes you laugh out loud?
Plenty of TV shows such as Rick and Morty, Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother to name a few. I love a classic drunken story. Oh, and of course, memes and Tiktok.
Finally, tell us an interesting yet little-known fact about you!
I make my own alcohol at home, various wines and vodkas. I am also a gaming influencer on Instagram, collaborating with some incredible brands like Grenade, Canon and LG.