Col Skinner, Consultant and Founder of Profoundry
Col Skinner, digital consultant and strategist, gives loads of advice for young people including tips on freelance and why you should work in Manchester.
Col Skinner has worked across a spectrum of digital disciplines in agency and in-house
roles over seven years. Then in early 2014 he decided to offer this experience to his own
clients and formed Profoundry, a proactive digital consultancy based in Manchester
What made you want to go into marketing?
Kind of a long story but the short version is that I kind of fell into marketing.
The medium version goes a something like this:
I originally had no intention of going to university but my school made it compulsory
to go through the application process. I randomly picked Automotive Design due to
my love of cars at the time. Then about 3 months before receiving my exam results
I had a long discussion with my Mum and came out of it inspired to go to university.
Now I had the chance to choose a course I actually wanted to do. After flicking
through the prospectus' of the 3 choice universities I found Huddersfield University
did a Marketing degree that included a placement year. Amongst the past placement
providers was BMW and Jaguar. I was sold. I started in September 2005, did a
placement year in 2008 (not with a car company) and graduated in 2009 where my
career properly began.
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