This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Kevin Welman - managing director of FleishmanHillard South Africa.
Welman and family
1. Where do you live, work and play?
Welman: Jozi, Jozi and everywhere.
2. What’s your claim to fame?
Welman: I once had lunch with an African president, in a deserted house, eating with our fingers out of a polystyrene box.
3. Describe your career so far.
Welman: A frenzied blur.
I started my career as an intern at FleishmanHillard 20 years ago. At the age of 30, I was made managing director of the Johannesburg office. Over the years, I have encountered many different clients, I have experienced many countries and cultures, and have dealt with numerous issues and crises.
4. Tell us a few of your favourite things.
Welman: Some of my favourite things include… Obviously my family, the ‘off’ button on my laptop and my running shoes.
5. What do you love about your industry?
Welman: The diversity of people, of clients and tasks, as well as the fact that there are no real rules.
6. Describe your average workday, if such a thing exists.
Welman: It starts early, using social to take in as much news as possible. It includes a lot of meetings, planning and clients.
7. What are the tools of your trade?
Welman: Anything with a screen.
8. Who is getting it right in your industry?
Welman: More agencies than people think… and of course, FleishmanHillard!
9. What are you working on right now?
Welman: Right this very moment – not at the time of publishing – I am working on a new business pitch while I travel back from a meeting in Botswana.
10. Tell us some of the buzzwords floating around in your industry at the moment, and some of the catchphrases you utter yourself.
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