Following our successful graduate recruitment day, we’ve recently made a new addition the PPC team here at ClickThrough Marketing. We sat down for a quick chat with Anisha Birdi to find out how she’s been settling in, how she would love to walk in Gandalf’s boots for a week, and her love of food.

Who are you?

Anisha Birdi, graduate trainee at ClickThrough Marketing.

 When did you start at ClickThrough? –

Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

What does your role at ClickThrough involve? –

For now, I am working alongside the PPC team. As I’ve only been here a couple of weeks, I have mostly been doing a lot of training!

What’s your background? –

I graduated with a degree in media and communication. It’s not strictly marketing–related, so this is all quite new to me. After graduating, I did a few retail jobs before landing this role.

Why PPC? –

When I graduated, I was really unsure about what I wanted to do. Marketing appealed as it’s a very varied job. I’d hate to be doing one task all the time, and the role here offers plenty of different things to do. I know I’ll never get bored!

You were one of four new staff who were recruited after attending ClickThrough’s first graduate recruitment day. How did you find it?

I thought the graduate recruitment day was great. It was quite relaxed, but at the same time gave me a real taste for the role. We got to sample the kind of every task we’d be doing at ClickThrough, which was useful. And there was a great atmosphere. Something just drew me in that made me think, “Yes, I really want to work here!”

How have you found ClickThrough so far? –

It’s been great so far. Things have been fairly relaxed because I’m in training, but I can feel a bit of pressure creeping in. I don’t think I’m going to get too stressed, though, as the team are all easy to get along with, and we all seem to be on a level playing field, which is great.

What’s your proudest moment (career-wise or otherwise)? –

Hmm, well there is still plenty of time ahead in regards to my career, so for now I’d have to say graduating.

Here’s a complicated one. If you were forced, at gunpoint, to spend the rest of your life on a desert island and the only luxuries your captors only allowed to take along were a book, an album, and three items that you could easily carry on your person, what would they be? –

Right, is electricity available? The album would have to be Viva la Vida by Coldplay, I love them – I’ve seen them three times and never get bored of them.

Book, I would say the last in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Harrows. I’ve only read it once, and it’s a long book, so it would keep me entertained. I’m not sure if I could cope with only reading that one book for the rest of my life though!

Hmm, luxury items. Well I’d take my phone, I’m always on that.

And maybe a knife? That sounds a bit menacing so something like a Swiss Army, or multipurpose knife that I can use for day-to-day survival.

Finally, I love eating so, perhaps a pot of some sort to do cooking in? I can use the knife for stirring and preparing anything. I can’t imagine not being able to eat freshly-prepared food, so I’d make sure I was well prepared!

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional – who would it be? –

Hmm, you’re putting me a bit on the spot with this one. Just off the top of my head I’d say Gandalf, he’s well-travelled –well, he’s travelled across Middle Earth – he’s smart, he’s funny, and he hangs around with some real characters. Also, his “You… shall not… pass” line is awesome. I’m not sure I could quite pull it off though!

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About the author:

Martin Boonham is an online copywriter for ClickThrough Marketing, he has worked there since October 2012. He has a Masters in Print Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, where he also gained his NCTJ qualification at the same time; achieving qualifications in subbing, shorthand and media law.