Twitter Facebook Vimeo

Hanisha Kotecha, Account Director, The Good Agency

3 min, 27 sec read
15:00 PM | 25 September 2011
by Adam Oldfield
   •       •   
Be interviewed

I was born and raised in London as the middle-child in a relatively modern Indian household. I jumped through the regular hoops of school, completing GCSEs, A-levels but randomly side-stepped into fashion marketing for 6 months.

I was born and raised in London as the middle-child in a relatively modern Indian household. I jumped through the regular hoops of school, completing GCSEs, A-levels but randomly side-stepped into fashion marketing for 6 months – studying in New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and then somehow found my way to Manchester University (UMIST) to complete a degree in Mathematics and Management. And all of that led me to a career in advertising. 

I've worked in 'Integrated' agencies throughout my career being responsible for handling all sorts of big budget brand accounts in the automotive, financial and telecoms sectors. After a 7-month backpacking round the world, I was reluctant to come home and continue to help make rich companies richer. I'm a cliché I know! Then, just like magic, a friend recommended me for a great position at the only integrated charity marketing agency out there, The (aptly named) Good Agency, working on the UK's leading charity, Cancer Research UK. I jumped at the chance to try my hand at being a do-gooder and have never looked back. 

More interviews

  1. Susanna, Business Administration Student, Milan

    We spoke to Susanna Pappacena, a second-year Business Administration student at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan, about her experience interning in London this autumn at FutureRising.

  2. Ashley Pollak, Creative Director & Founder, Etio

    We spoke to Ashley Pollak, Creative Director and Founder at production company Etio. He tells us about making the leap from freelancing to setting up his own production company.

  3. Suze, Blogger, Luxury Columnist

    Suze is an award-winning blogger with over two hundred thousand followers and 11 years working in marketing and events in France.

  4. Brooke Brunson, Freelance Writer and Blogger, Philadelphia

    Brooke is a Freelance Writer, Blogger, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur from Philadelphia. After dropping out of college Brooke began her career as a writer and has written for magazines all over the world.

  5. Katherine Wellings, Account Manager, Frukt

    We caught up with Account Manager, Katherine Wellings from marketing agency Frukt. Kat shares her journey from discovering a career in account management and working her way up the ranks. Plenty of useful tips for anyone on a similar path.

  6. Adwoa Okyere, Creative Director, Boamah

    From Ghana, Adwoa Okyere went from working in film, to launching her own clothing line. She speaks about her journey to achieving her dream.

×