Meet Audrey King, an Account Executive within Celtic’s Client Services team. When Audrey isn’t working with clients to build their brands, she’s enjoying time with her friends, exploring Chicago and watching The Great British Baking Show. Read on to learn more about Audrey and her role at Celtic Chicago.
What attracted you to marketing and advertising?
I grew up with a huge love for storytelling. Having that ability to help a company craft their brand story and create clear messaging that resonates with their market is something really special.
What do you like most about working at Celtic?
Definitely the people. Not only are the people so much fun, but they’re also incredibly knowledgeable and accomplished individuals who teach me so much about the industry and marketing. Having the ability to work alongside everybody here has given me valuable experience.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned since joining Celtic?
Every day I walk away with something I’ve learned. There hasn’t been one specific “eureka” moment. Every day I’m realizing how much this role actually suits me and how much the creative and client-facing facets of it play to my strengths. I’m a consumer every day. I’m reading marketing efforts constantly. But it’s interesting seeing the inner workings of it.
What are your primary responsibilities as an account executive?
I’m client-facing so I get to develop those relationships with everyone on those accounts. When the client has requests, like a refresh of their website for example, I write a brief, scope out the estimate, build out the schedule and relay that to the corresponding department at Celtic that can get the work done. Then, they funnel it through me to present to the client. I get to dip my toes into every department which is the part I really like of being an account executive.
If you could spend one week anywhere in the world, where would you go? And why?
A place that I really want to go to is Cape Town, South Africa to do a safari. I think it would be so cool.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
About two months ago, I thought I lost my baby blanket. A week prior I had lost my phone and my wallet, and I could not have cared less. They’re replaceable. But when I lost my baby blanket, I called my mom sobbing. Honestly, I don’t think I could live without it. It has such sentiment to it. And the small glimpse of when I thought I would have to live without it was horrible.
What’s your favorite show right now?
Currently, I am watching The Great British Baking Show. It is such a happy-go-lucky, consistently uplifting show. It’s always emotional and touching. These people put their heart and soul into baking. It makes me want a hobby like that. They can find fulfillment in these kinds of things. I think it’s so sweet.
What is your favorite weekend activity?
Being with my friends and having some respite from work. It’s fun living in a new city because there’s a crazy abundance of options. For me, it’s fun because every weekend could look completely different from the last. There are so many different places to try, see and experience. It’s a lot of being with my friends and also adventuring around the city and getting acclimated to my new home, Chicago.