Careers: A Day in the Life

Stuart Ogden - Advertising Manager

Why do you like working for Archant?

I think the fact that I have worked for Archant for seven years demonstrates how much I enjoy working here! I love the variety that comes with my job and the fact that our products and services are always evolving and constantly creating innovative new media solutions. The people at Archant also make the role very enjoyable. It is great working so closely with a variety of people that are passionate about what they do.

What is the most interesting part about your job?

My main role is looking after the travel and lifestyle side of the France Business which enables me to speak with a range of clients offering different products and services. I am always learning more and more about this industry each day and I find the variety of these clients and the different trends in their businesses very interesting. The exhibition division of the France business, in particular, the France Show, gives me the opportunity to meet my clients and see the results of lots of hard work throughout the year.

What are the challenges?

As I work with an overseas market, my role is affected by exchange rates, different working cultures and other factors out of my control. I also see seasonal trends with travel operators and tourist boards. As a result I face new objections and challenges on a daily basis for which I need to find solutions.

What is it about the media industry that made you want to be in this role?

The Media industry has always interested me due to the rate at which it changes. Although the media industry is always developing and keeping up to date with new technologies I also like how core media platforms remain a stable part of the industry such as magazines and exhibitions. I believe that these will always play a huge role in helping businesses reach the right audience.

Give us an interesting fact about yourself.

I am a qualified ski instructor and trained in Canada for a season when I was 19.

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