Q & A with Zach Stapleton-Jones, Brand Management Intern
Zach hails from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and loves soccer, coffee, video games, and solo travels. Double-majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Zach’s motivated and tech-savvy. His dream job? – A digital nomad, traveling the globe, but until then, he’s creative problem solving and making us smile at Evolve & Co.
What do you love most about working at an ad agency?
I enjoy being able to tackle problems with a creative freedom that can impact a client for the better.
How do you find inspiration to create content?
I look to my surroundings for inspiration and try to pair ideas together in new ways.
What are some of your favorite brands and why?
One of my favorite brands aesthetically is Nike. They advertising has a consistent branding that, no matter the sport, you can tell it’s a Nike ad. Consistency throughout branding is important.
What’s the craziest idea you’ve ever pitched in a meeting?
A Jack-O-Lantern burger with Pepper Jack cheese.
What’s the most challenging part of your position?
Keeping my ideas fresh and inspired.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing my work being interacted with and enjoyed by others.
What is your guilty-pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is the Apple Cinnamon Empanadas from Taco Bell. It’s impossible to eat just one.
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
I have always dreamed of backpacking through eastern Asia.
What’s your office nickname?
The Brit, or as Lisa (the boss) calls me, “Stapleton-Jones”.
Your favorite band and why?
My favorite artist is Flume. I find his music to be one of the few unique acts in a very saturated market. Plus I saw him perform live at Jannus, and he was incredible.
A favorite childhood memory?
Playing soccer with my dad in my family’s backyard until the sun went down.
What’s a current goal?
Continue strengthening my weaknesses to be a more complete professional.
When will you know you’ve made it big?
When I don’t have to check my bank account if I want to go on vacation.
A lesson you’ve learned while working at Evolve & Co?
Staying organized and planning for the future is critical to having successful relationships with clients.
Favorite behind-the-scenes part of working with Evolve & Co?
Always joking around and laughing while at work. It’s a great environment.