In this weeks’ Face to Face, we chat to Tom Alver in the Sydney Sales team. We find out about his journey into the media industry and what content he’s most excited about coming to Seven’s screens in 2022.

Q1. Tell us about your career and where you were before Seven:

Prior to Seven, I started my media career at Southern Cross Austereo in 2018. It started from a chance work experience where I was taking listener calls on the breakfast shows and finding content from every day Aussies. Then, I landed my first gig in the promotions team in Radio for 2dayFM and TripleM. Shortly after, I moved into the TV side of the business working in Sales across Regional TV and learnt about all the places and brands I didn’t even know existed. Before dipping my toes into the media world, I had a long retail career in managing multiple fashion brands but I finally made the big change.

My three-and-a-half-year media career has been a big positive whirlwind so far with a great deal of exposure into the diverse world with only more to uncover and discover. Moving to Seven and representing TV advertising in Metro has been challenging but ultimately an invaluable experience.

Q2. What does a typical day look like in your role?

Day to day, I’m liaising with a variety of agencies and clients in helping brands maximise their potential through great audience stories and outcomes for all involved. I respond on exciting briefs and help launch new products into the market. I work closely with the strategy and digital team and watch them work their magic at bringing integrations to life. It’s been great to start learning how much work and creative thinking goes into these campaigns.

Q3. What’s been the biggest challenge for you and your favourite project that you’ve worked on this year?

Working on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been my highlight so far. It was great to be a part of such an iconic and historic sporting moment. With another year of Covid and lockdowns, there were many times I thought Tokyo 2020 wouldn’t happen. In the end I think it came at a great time, helping to bring inspiring stories to the forefront and bring the uplifting content we all needed.

My biggest challenge has been working from home. On one hand it’s been great to have the extra time but I do like having the separation between work and home life.

Q4. Seven’s content slate for 2022 is the biggest line-up yet, what are you most excited for?

I’m most excited for the new season of SAS. It’s the one show that I get absolutely hooked on! Which is pretty much me saying “I could never” on repeat. Of course, The Winter Olympics I’m even more keen for. What other time in your life do you all of the sudden have an interest in ice skating routines?

Q5. Finally, what do you get up to in your spare time?

In my spare time I try to play as much tennis as possible. I’m always finding my Zen at pretty places across Sydney and I’m frequently mastering cocktails at home. I am now the king of Margarita’s and Lychee Martini’s however the list goes on!

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