In this months’ Face to Face, we catch up with Senior Sales Executive, Clarissa Chun in the Sydney office. She chats through her career to date, her inspirations and where’s next on her travel bucket list.
Q1. Tell us about your career journey so far?
I started my media career at Seven, a little over five years ago, in the Broadcast team as a Sales Coordinator. When we brought our digital offerings back in house, that’s when I moved over to the Digital Sales team where I learnt everything I could about video and online advertising and I’m now working across both broadcast and digital.
Q2. You recently moved from Digital to Broadcast, tell us about the transition and why you made the move?
The transition from Digital to Broadcast was quite smooth since I previously used work in the Broadcast team. I was already familiar with the language, software and system they used. The main reason why I decided to move is because it was an opportunity to work in the Convergent team in Central Sales and being able to use everything I’ve learnt at Seven in my new role. It has been great being able to have both Broadcast and Digital conversations with our clients/agencies and providing holistic solutions for their campaigns and businesses.
Q3. What are your most looking forward to from Seven’s upcoming content slate for 2022?
Big Brother! I’m a big lover of reality TV and Big Brother is one of my all-time favourites. I can’t wait to see the new housemates and what’s in store for the upcoming season.
Q4. Who inspires you?
Queen B (aka Beyonce)! She’s one of the most emblematic female figures in today’s world and how she empowers women is something I think is particularly inspirational. She puts her super stardom to good use, standing up for social issues like advocating for gender equality, as well as creating radical, well-written music.
Q5. When you aren’t working on exciting tentpoles, what are you getting up to?
Mostly eating, drinking and catching up with friends and family. I’ve also been reading quite a bit ever since I discovered BookTok/BookTube during lockdown (if anyone ever needs any book recommendations, go on TikTok or Youtube! I have no doubt you’ll find something there), and I’ve set myself a challenge this year to read 50 books this year – I’m currently finishing book #11.
Q6. Finally, now that international travel is back again. Where’s first on your list?
Cuba and Cartagena, Colombia! My husband and I were meant to go there for our honeymoon back in 2020, so hopefully we can get over there soon!