Fergus Lynch, Senior Account Manager

 

What’s been the most exciting PR campaign you’ve worked on and why?

While every PR campaign has its merits, one of the most exciting I’ve been involved in has been our work with the Brussels Capital Region. Addressing major geopolitical issues, liaising with political editors at national newspapers who I’m more used to hearing on podcasts and hobnobbing with diplomats and business leaders at events at the Belgian Ambassador’s residence (Ferrero Rocher all round!) was quite exciting.

 

What do you enjoy the most about working at Spreckley?

It’s a cliché but the people. You spend more time with your colleagues than your family or friends, so it’s pretty important to get along with them. Fortunately, with this bunch here, the idea of going for a pint with them on a Friday doesn’t seem too unappealing.

 

How did you hear about Spreckley and why did you want to join?

I heard about Spreckley through a recruiter and I chose to join because of the interview vibes with Ed and Robin.

 

If you weren’t in PR, what would you be doing instead?

I’d be a glamorously struggling writer, sitting in a small attic apartment in Paris with a full ashtray and an empty bottle of absinthe, pages of my great, unfinished novel strewn around me in a vivid representation of the chaotic mind of the true artiste.

In reality: telephone-based double-glazing salesman.

 

Tell us one thing about you that surprises people?

I have been featured in a Brazilian documentary on travellers, filmed in Sao Paolo bus station. I’m also a big fan of Glee.

 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation. As a Putney-based commuter, exorcising the District Line from my life would make a significant contribution to my mental health.

 

What do you spend too much money on but you don’t regret?

Lunch. Working in Farringdon I’m faced with a plethora of lunch options which I spend far too much money on every day, but I just can’t quite bring myself to pack a Tupperware and reheat last night’s spag bol in the office microwave, which would cause many a health inspector to break out in a sweat.

 

What do you collect, and why?

I collect vinyl records of late 2000’s indie bands because I’m not quite cool enough to like really alternative stuff, but I like to maintain the aesthetic.

 

Favourite quote

“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Abraham Lincoln