29th May 2019

Our Content Team Welcomes Kate

Kate Coathup

Kate Coathup Digital Marketing Assistant

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What is your role here at A&P?
My job role is Digital Marketing Assistant which involves planning and organising digital marketing campaigns and creating content for use on various online platforms.

What is your background?
I am originally from Lytham St Annes and I moved over to Preston to live with my husband and to study marketing at the University of Central Lancashire. My degree was over 4 years, which included a year in industry, where I worked in both food retail marketing and education marketing. I graduated in 2018 with 1st Class Honours and a huge baby bump! I also completed the UCLan LaunchPad Leadership Programme and gained CMI and IDM certifications. Since leaving university, I have had my baby and enjoyed my maternity leave, but I am happy to now be part of the team at A&P.

How has your first month at A&P been?
My first month at A&P has been fab! Everyone here is so welcoming and friendly, so I felt at home right from the start. I am looking forward to getting stuck into lots of new projects and being part of the creative processes involved in these.

List 3 positives of your time here so far…

  1. Meeting Emily who has taken me under her wing and shown me how everything is done has been great because it’s helped me to settle nicely into my new role.
     
  2. I’ve also found the induction sessions with the various departments to be really useful. I’ve been able to meet lots of new people and find out what they do to make A&P amazing.
     
  3. The job role itself is a big positive for me as I have worked in marketing previously but now, I am able to learn more about digital marketing which I find very interesting.
     

What do you love about what you do?
I absolutely love writing, so creating blog posts and content is something I really enjoy doing in my role. I also enjoy how creative marketing is and how each day brings something new depending on a client’s needs.

What is your favourite brand to follow on social media?
I love following fashion brands and influencers on Instagram to see the latest (sometimes ridiculous) trends. My favourite brand to follow is probably Nike because I love their trainers, sportswear and the motivational ‘can-do’ attitude behind their content.

What do you like to do outside of work/Do you have any hobbies?
I love spending time with my family and friends, going on walks and playing hockey. I started playing hockey when I was 6 years old and I’ve never looked back. It’s such a fun way to exercise, it’s fast-paced and helps me to de-stress. The only downside is that it’s quite a dangerous sport and there are always injuries happening, but I’ve only ever had a fractured eye socket, so I think I’ve done quite well!

If you could have any superpower what would it be?
If I could have a superpower, I think it would be the ability to eat whatever I want and not put any weight on. I love going out for meals with friends, but we always eat way too much, so this superpower would be great for keeping the carbs at bay.

Do you have a favourite phrase/mantra you live by?
When I’m getting stressed out and feeling like I’ve got too much to sort out, I think about a phrase that my dad always says to me: “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans”. This always helps me realise not to take things so seriously and to try and enjoy every moment.

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