Meet Callan, the latest to scoop the prestigious Winning Minds Award (alongside Ibby). Callan’s been a Bostocker for a year and a half now, during which time he’s demonstrated some incredible examples of news hijacking, and landed his clients in the nationals. He’s definitely a Winning Mind!
Why did you pick a career in PR and Communications?
I fell into PR by chance whilst studying Media and Communication at university. After completing several modules learning about the TV industry, I decided I wanted a change and to try something new. After weighing up my options I thought PR sounded interesting and decided to give it a go and the rest is history.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.
Tell us a bit more about your interests – how would you spend an ideal Saturday afternoon?
My ideal Saturday afternoon would most likely consist of getting out of the house, catching up with friends, exploring new places, trying new and exciting food, or taking my dog on a long walk around the countryside – stopping at a pub or two on the way.
And what are your hobbies?
I have quite a few, I’m really into music and love going to gigs and festivals whenever I get the chance. I also really enjoy painting, cooking and going to the pub – if that counts.
What’s one thing that people should know about you?
I’m a pretty good cook.
What’s one thing that would surprise people about you?
I actually used to row when I was at uni – although it has been a while since I’ve actually been in a boat.
What makes you a Winning Mind?
It was a surprise to win to be honest. But I try to show proactivity on my accounts, looking for other opportunities to achieve coverage for my clients.
Any advice for future Winning Minds contenders?
It’s so easy to get lost in your day-to-day work but taking a step back to keep up to date with the news and the world around you, might just open you up to more opportunities to deliver excellent results for your clients.