01 Jun RONIN Meet The Team – Steve
How long have you worked at RONIN?
Since 2001. Back then it was just me in my back bedroom.
What’s your background? i.e. qualifications, past experience
I’ve always worked in marketing. I started as a trainee back in 1979 (is that really thirty-seven years ago?) and worked for media companies in marketing and commercial roles, eventually becoming a director.
What does your day-to-day job involve?
Apart form running the business itself, my main day to day roles are talking to customers and co-ordinating our design and PR teams to make sure we deliver what customers need.
What’s your favourite part of the job?
It’s really satisfying when we get tangible results for customers; to see the business benefits of our ideas and the hard work the team has put in. I also really like to see the clever young people in our organisation flourish by letting them have as a free a reign as possible. They are wonderfully inventive and have a rich knowledge of modern media
What social media platform could you not live without?
Social media is big for us professionally: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Pinterest are the ones that currently have the most benefit for our clients, depending on their market. Personally, I use Facebook, What’s App and Twitter, but to say I couldn’t live without them? I’m more of a phone and email kind of guy.
What are you interests outside of work?
I enjoy playing hockey – I still run out on a Saturday for a local league side. I say run out; it’s more of a fast jog nowadays. I sometimes get to play mixed games with my 17 year old son and 21 year old daughter, which is a real treat.
Who would play you in a film about your life?
de Niro or Pacino
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Rightly or wrongly, I’m not guilty about any of my pleasures. I have a house in rural France, which I love to visit whenever I can, even if it’s just for a couple of days’ peace and quiet.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Responsible, creative, fair
We’re off to the pub – what’s your order?
Depends on the weather and the mood: Red Bordeaux; Spitfire or San Miguel