The Clearbox team has welcomed our newest member as Marleta Bailie joins the agency.
A Communications, Advertising and Marketing graduate from Ulster University, Marleta joins us after completing an internship at Clearbox and becomes a full-time member of staff.
Marleta said: “I've had my eye on Clearbox since the guys helped me with my studies a few years ago and I've been dying to join the team for a while. The agency seems to give young people a chance and that really excites me. I'm buzzing to be here and looking forward to working with the team and clients at Clearbox.”
Clearbox Managing Director, Anna Morris, added: “Marleta initially came on board for a summer placement but she was fast to carve out a role for herself in the agency and we offered her a permanent job within weeks. She's enthusiastic, creative and talented and we're really excited to welcome her to the agency.”
Before Marleta gets busy with some great campaigns, we asked her to answer a few quick questions. Over to you, MB.
What brought you to Clearbox?
I have followed Clearbox on Facebook and Instagram for as long as I can remember. I just loved how cool, fun and friendly they seemed online. I have always had a passion for events, drama, creativity and PR. Clearbox has a great team and brilliant clients and I am really looking forward to working with them all.
What are your responsibilities at Clearbox? Is there something in particular you are really excited to work on?
My responsibilities include a bit of everything (that's the exciting part of working in PR!). My first project is with Universal Pictures Ireland, which includes a lot of photo shoots. I have had the fun job of sourcing and buying the props, assisting at the shoots and sourcing and managing suppliers. I have also been involved in generating ideas for new clients and I've been selling in regional stories across the UK for Amazon. I am really excited for some of our upcoming Morelli's projects as ice cream is one of my most favourite things to eat.
Best thing about Holywood?
There are a lot of things I love about Holywood, especially working on High Street! There is so much around you from great shops, places to eat and the beautiful seaside if you just need to go for a half hour walk.
What's the last book you read?
I've been reading loads of books in the last few months as I've just finished my exams, but the last non-textbook I read was Gone Girl. Loved it.
Have you got a hidden talent?
I'm not so sure about this one! I suppose I could say that dancing would be a hidden talent of mine as I haven't danced since I left school. I can also do a hand stand and walk while in the hand stand position. That's pretty cool, right?
You're always saying…
Sorry! It's a force of habit that I actually do mean. This normally happens when I ask a question, do something wrong or make a loud noise.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself…
Hmmm this one is difficult! Well as I did Performing Arts as an A Level (I have always been a Drama Queen…) I took part in many plays including The Sound of Music and I've also participated in many dance competitions and won many trophies in my time.
What's your future goal?
To be successful with Clearbox.
Clearbox is a consumer PR, digital and experiential agency based in Holywood, Northern Ireland. The agency's current client list includes Amazon, Universal Pictures, Morelli's, Digital DNA, Down Royal and Cast and Crew. Clearbox is the PRCA Best New Consultancy in the UK.