Laura Carroll: “You are not only the readers but the content creators and the heart of each brand.”

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Our Senior Marketing Executive on her biggest life lesson ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’,  her hidden talent is writing poems and how she knew from an early age she wanted to have a creative and fun role.

What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

I always loved arts and crafts from a young age, never mind the Barbies, getting a new Crayola set was my joy, so I think growing up I knew I wanted to have a creative and fun role of some sort. 

Social media platform of choice? 

It is probably Instagram because I use it the most, I love the humour it brings, but I have to say TikTok is making its way into the top spot. If I need a good laugh TikTok never fails 

Favourite place to visit?

The beach! There is just something about the beach that calms me. I love it on a sunny day or a rainy day and I think there is nothing better than going for a dip to clear the head.

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought (excluding property)?

Probably my car, it’s no Ferrari mind you!

Most overused word or phrase

“I can't cope”- anyone who knows me knows I use this to express my emotions on anything far too cute, too funny, too weird, too exciting and so on...

Hidden talent? 

Oh God I don't really know if I have a hidden talent, I do like to write poems for special occasions and I suppose they don't turn out the worst ha!

What is your guiltiest pleasure? 

Oh hands down American Idol or America’s Got Talent, I am the person who watches the new season on Netflix...bring on the sad story with the sad music to follow but look I can sing so it’s ok!  Hook it to my veins.

Favourite hobby/pastime?

Could you say comedy is a hobby? I mean it’s no gym or guitar but it’s my favourite thing to listen to, watch, follow. I just love to laugh and I love to make people laugh...I feel like laughter honestly fuels the world. 

Biggest life lesson to date? 

Don't sweat the small stuff, a friend said this to me recently after watching something unfold that I have to say really saddened me and made me realise that life is far too short to worry about things that have not happened yet and may never happen. Just appreciate everything you have in your life right now and let life do what it has already planned to do for you. 

Most valued item?

Anything I receive from my nephews I may look like you have drawn me some adult-like features on a card but to me it’s a Picasso. 

If you could go back in time, where would you go? 

I would go back to Laura in her 20s and tell her she is not that old and to start wearing eye cream right now.

What is the worst job you’ve done? 

Oh, banqueting waitress hands down, heavy platters, drunk wedding guests and angry chefs is how I would sum that job up.

What is top of your bucket list? 

New York, I have never been but really want to soon.

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