Meet The Team Series - Part 5: Parmvir
For part five of our meet the team series, we sat down with our Senior Account Executive Parmvir, here’s what he had to say…
(Catch up on the rest of the series here)
First holiday memory:
Going to India in 2006. It was great to visit the village that my Dad grew up in. As you would imagine we spent most of the time catching up with family members and friends, but on the odd occasion that we did venture out I had the chance to see some of the most iconic sites in Punjab. Spending a day at the Golden Temple was the highlight of the trip.
Which teacher had the most influence on your education?
Mrs Elliott - my English teacher in high school.
Do you remember the famous Marks & Spencer adverts? The ones that had close up shots of fancy food, followed by a silky voice that said: “This is not just food, this is M&S food”?
Well, during a lesson about creative writing, Mrs Elliott showed us a clip of that advert and asked us to write down how it made us feel and what it made us want to do. This was the first time I had ever acknowledged that writing or creative can influence our choices. Safe to say I was hooked, and from that moment I knew I wanted to pursue a career in marketing/advertising.
What shape do you like your balls? (It's a sports question!)
Round. Although I don’t mind ovals either - I used to play amateur rugby league when I was in high school, and I’ve recently started to watch it again.
Early bird? Night owl?
Without doubt, early bird. Sleeping in feels like a waste of a day.
Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer?
Autumn - especially that sweet spot when it’s too cold to not wear a jacket, but it’s too warm to bring out the big coat.
Grain, hops or grape? Or none?
Mainly grains and hops, but I’m open to grapes too.
Most socially awkward moment?
There’s many to choose from, but this one stands out as being particularly bad.
Picture the scene: My girlfriend and I went backpacking in Australia and South East Asia in 2019. In typical backpacking style, we were trying to do anything we could to cut the costs on the boring stuff (like flights etc) so that we would have more money for the fun stuff.
To save a bit of money, we decided not to book a hotel for our last night in Australia. We were flying to Bali the following afternoon and thought that we could spend the night at the airport. Win, win.
I remember thinking (and probably saying) “There’s no way they’ll close the airport at night, we’ll be fine”. Turns out they do close at night. Oops. We had to spend the night on the benches outside of the front entrance at Cairns Airport. Not my finest moment!
Marking that one down as ‘life experience’.
Job that you've done that's most different to your current role?
Store assistant at Sports Direct. Thankfully, my days of fetching trainers for people are behind me.
Best part-time job:
Working in the ticket office at Man United. Getting first dibs on tickets and going to Old Trafford every shift was awesome!