Simon Gray, sales and marketing director at multimedia marketing firm Cross Media, is still working in the industry eight years after taking a temporary job - but while he may have arrived in the world of print by accident, the digital and social media specialist and keen runner says he's now doing his dream job.
Why did you get into printing?
It was a complete accident. I’ve found you’re either born into print or you arrive here by chance
What would be your dream job?
It’s a bit corny but I’m doing it now
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Ross from Friends – I think we’re long-lost twins
What is your favourite TV programme?
What is your favourite album?
In Between Dreams by Jack Johnson
What is your greatest ambition?
To become a chartered marketer. Almost there!
What’s your greatest fear?
Nothing. Face the fear until it’s gone
Who or what makes you laugh?
What piece of kit would you like to see invented?
A phone that automatically connects to the decision maker and ensures they’re always happy and willing to be pitched to
Which superpower would you like to have?
To be invisible. Imagine the things you would see…
What was the best business deal that you’ve pulled off?
Hopefully, the one I’m negotiating now
How would you like to be remembered?
For being happy, positive and for having, as Iggy Pop said, a lust for life
Far too important a thing to ever talk seriously about