Happy Friday! This week’s Featured Employee joined Gorkana in February 2014. Victoria is Gorkana’s Senior Event Manager, based out of the London, U.K. office. When asked what her greatest accomplishment at Gorkana is, Victoria says, “that’s a really tough one as I’m really proud of the breadth and depth of the events we deliver. I think my personal favorite this year was a panel event entitled ‘Collision Course: advertising, digital and PR new world order ’. The event was a panel discussion with some key industry figures and clients.”
Outside of work, Victoria enjoys exploring all that London has to offer. She explains, “It’s important in my role to keep ahead of new venue/restaurant openings so I’ll often be out and about sampling soft launches and visiting weird and wonderful pop-up experiences.”
Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
A: I love London and exploring all it has to offer. It’s important in my role to keep ahead of new venue/restaurant openings so I’ll often be out and about sampling soft launches and visiting weird and wonderful pop-up experiences. I’m also an avid fan of contemporary dance – Matthew Bourne being my absolute favourite choreographer.
Q: If you could pick anyone in the world to have lunch with, who would it be and why?
A: Ru Paul. Not only am I obsessed with her show Drag Race but I’m in awe of her skill in commerciality. The ability to successfully integrate products for consumer engagement is genius and totally evolving the way marketers use product placement.
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: I’m a city girl at heart so I think it would either be New York or Hong Kong. I love the vibe there – they’re both the kind of place you can just wander around, get lost and discover hidden gems. I love to explore.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: Netflix. I love nothing more than a box set marathon.
Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?
Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Gorkana?
A: Build a network. There’s a wealth of experience amongst the teams and you will need their advice and insights. Make efforts to foster those relationships and be generous with your knowledge too.