Market Dojo are pleased to announce the arrival of our newest member of Team Dojo. Working as part of the marketing team Craig adds his buzzing personality to the mix.
We asked Craig a few questions to help you get to know him better.
What made you apply to work at Market Dojo?
I wanted to work for a company that had a real passion for what they did and after meeting the directors knew that it was a place I wanted to be.
What are you looking forward to in your new role?
I’m very keen to work with the team, developing the brand of Market Dojo as well as learning more about the procurement industry. I am also looking forward to working on some of the interesting marketing campaigns that we have planned!
What is different about Market Dojo?
The passion of the team. When you speak to any of the guys at Market Dojo, you know that they want to do their very best to help their clients. Whether it's assisting their clients with eAuctions using ‘Market Dojo’ or helping them to use the on-boarding tool ‘SIM Dojo’. They have a real desire to help.
If you didn't go into marketing, what other profession would you have considered?
I think I would have been looking at a professional career as a male model, I heard that Southern Comfort were looking for younger, rounder model for their latest beach body advert and I think I might of been the right man for the job (see the video here).
What is the most unusual job you have ever had?
During a six month period where I was working in America, I also helped coach for a youth football team in North Carolina. I call it unusual because I was pretty much teaching them the rules of football.
What is your favourite book/movie?
I will shamefully admit that my favourite film is ‘What Women Want’, a rom-com with Helen Hunt and Mel Gibson. When I was young, I liked the idea of influencing what people are thinking.
What is the most embarrassing song you have on your phone?
I once ‘had’ a one direction song on my phone, It’s not something I talk about anymore.
What is one thing about yourself that you think others would be surprised to know?
I broke my back when I was 16 and had to wear a back brace for last few years of my teenage life.
What’s your biggest claim to fame?
“I once met the entire chelsea football team. Had a chat with John Terry, got snubbed by Jose Mourinho and was kissed on the cheek by the lovely Eva Carneiro (controversial ex-physio at Chelsea Football Club)”.
Where have you travelled abroad? What was your favourite country?
I have been to a few places around the world. I once went on safari in South Africa when I was young and I still remember most of it to this day.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I’m a big football fan and like most sports but I also have a bit of a geeky side. You can often find me enjoying a good fiction novel or playing video games.
If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be?
A domestic dog, they get to live a pampered life and don't have to worry about being someone else's dinner. They also spend their lives making others happy which I think is a good motto to live one's life by.
What actor would you cast to play yourself in a movie?
Probably Simon Pegg, as someone who doesn't take himself too seriously he would probably be a good fit. My life also seems to have a few Mr Bean elements to it, such as chasing miniature ponies around a field (yes this really happens on a frequent basis and these are the culprits).
What are you hoping to bring to Market Dojo?
I hope to bring an extra bit of creativity and perception to the team. Hopefully influencing future marketing campaigns with my personality and my own brand of humour.
Connect with Craig on LinkedIn.