As part of a new regular feature, we’ll be finding out more about the people behind FunFair Technologies and what makes them tick. First up is Sam Wright, who recently joined the company as Marketing & PR Manager.
Hi Sam, what does your day look like today?
Today, I’ll be focusing on three main areas: events, awards and branding. I’m assisting the senior management team in putting together some media opportunities at an upcoming show in Macau, while also gathering and negotiating costings for a show presence later in the year in Amsterdam. This is intertwined with back-and-forth with an agency on copy for a blockchain awards we will be entering, along with streamlining our imagery for future branding pieces. There’s no standard day as such, with internal requests, meetings and various problems to solve with the wider team continuously altering my priorities.
Why did you join FunFair?
Joining FunFair was a great opportunity to work with an exciting and rapidly growing team where I could help shape the future of the gaming industry, which is undoubtedly going to be heavily impacted by the proliferation of blockchain technology. Being part of a marketing team that’s trying to sell a hugely progressive concept to both the established casino sector, as well as the passionate crypto-community, is both a challenge and a huge opportunity to put my own individual mark on the company’s success in the coming months and years.
What is your favourite thing about working at FunFair?
Start-ups tend to attract those who are both true experts on, and passionate about, the industry they are in. Working alongside these people day-to-day in various capacities is engaging and provides the inspiration to convey their ideas and thoughts to the wider market.
What makes you happy outside of work?
I enjoy getting away from the city whenever I can, whether that’s a hike in the Lake District, going to watch a small town rugby game or just a weekend away to a country pub. Any of these, in good company of course, and I’ll be pretty happy.
Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?
Would a horse-sized duck still be able to fly, or even support itself on its spindly duck legs? I’m hoping not and so I’ll try my best to outmanoeuvre it.
What is your life motto?
Chances are, everything’s going to be alright.
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