In the latest instalment of our Core People blog series, Digital Marketing Manager Talha Fazlani tells us what it’s like to manage the Core website and makes us laugh with his favourite joke!
What is your role at Core
I am the Digital Marketing Manager at Core. I overlook the digital marketing aspects of the company, the website and all design-related work. I even get to edit videos of our wonderful sales staff.
How long have you worked at Core?
I have only worked at Core for four months. My time here has been very productive thus far.
What do you enjoy most about working at Core?
The reason I decided to work at Core was the ownership the role gave me over all digital assets of the company. I like the fact that I have the freedom to put my creative into the work.
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
There is always a different challenge in each role. At Core, the biggest challenge it that we are starting our digital marketing campaign from scratch in a lot of channels, which while being an opportunity also makes it more difficult to achieve the results we have set.
What has been your career highlight while working at Core?
I updated the website to give it a refreshed look. That has been the highlight so far and it has positively affected other things such as our Google rankings.
What would you be doing if you didn’t work at Core or in IT?
Probably working in another company. If only I had the ability to look into an alternative timeline of my life, I would be able to make some amazing life decisions.
Describe working at Core in one sentence…
It’s like biting into a fresh pecan pie topped with hazelnut ice cream. Not a 100%, but a few notches down from it.
OK, time for some quick-fire questions!
How many books have your read in the last 12 months and which ones?
This year I revisited books that I have read previously but forgotten about. I have read two so far, ‘The Sweet Clarinet’, which is an absolutely wonderful story about finding hope in the worst of times. The other book is ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’, which looks at the common themes and structures found in all myths and stories around the world. I am still reading the latter.
What is your favourite season and why?
Spring because it’s not too hot, nor too cold.
Tell us your favourite joke!
My grandfather warned people that the Titanic would sink. No one listened, but he kept on warning them nonetheless, until they got sick of him and kicked him out the movie theatre.