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Ben Carpenter, Account Executive, R/GA

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11:00 AM | 2 September 2016
by Finn O'Neill
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Ben Carpenter, an account executive at R/GA talks to us about his job, how he ended up in advertising and what tips he has for people trying to get into the industry.

Ben Carpenter, an account executive with advertising agency R/GA, tells us about his path into advertising and fills us in on how he's finding his current role.

Describe your career path up to now.

I took a slightly scenic route into Advertising with previous jobs including more bizarre roles such as a voiceover artist, a lollypop salesman, a Bollywood film extra and a Kiwi fruit packer. My ‘real’ work began with a placement in the finance department of Boeing before stumbling into a recruitment lecture for the digital innovation agency AKQA. My advertising career began in that lecture hall leading to a position at AKQA before joining R/GA London upon graduation.

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