At Giraffe Social Media, we take vast amounts of pride in the diverse talents and individualities of our team. The world of social media is incredibly fast moving, and so evolution is one of our key values - so we often collaborate and draw upon each other’s unique skills and experiences.
We’d love for you to meet some of us - up today; social media manager, Rachel Williams…
Hello Rachel! Tell us about yourself and what you do here at Giraffe?
Hello there! I am a social media manager with Giraffe. My role involves creating interesting and engaging posts for a diverse range of clients, from interior designers to cosmetic surgery clinics, in order to meet their individual goals.
Have you worked here long?
I’ve worked here about seven months now, but I feel like I’ve been here ages!
What do you love most about working as part of the Giraffe team?
It’s a really interesting team of people to work with! My job allows me to be creative on a day to day basis, which is something which I absolutely love. And there always seems to be cake, although I tend to be the one baking it…
If you could give one tip to someone looking to boost their digital presence, what would it be?
The whole point of social media is to be social- it’s in the name! So ensure that you speak with your audience and make them feel appreciated and listened to.
Now on to the important questions; if you were a superhero, what would your name and power be?
Ahh! Okay, I know what my power would be - I would have the ablility to see someone do something and immediately be able to do it myself. So I could watch The Avengers once and then nail all the fight sequences! My name though… possibly Super Rae? Or Raegun. Yeah, we’ll go with Raegun.
Do you have any secret aspirations that you wish to make un-secret?
It would be brilliant to write a bestselling novel. Like a modern Jane Eyre with punk bands and less women detained in attics.
What’s your favourite piece of fiction?
Just one!? I don’t know if I can do one - you can have my top five...The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (the same person who wrote 101 Dalmatians), and The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa. I like big books and I cannot lie.
Werewolves or Vampires?
Vampires every time. Better outfits. And, if I’m honest, I never really left my teen goth phase.
What’s your favourite word to pronounce and why?
That would be tenebrous, which is a very fancy way of saying gloomy - going back to that teen goth thing! I like it because it flows. I also like oxymoron - because I think it’s funnier than the actual meaning of the word.
What’s your favourite favourite?
Wow, that’s hard! I think maybe exploring new places? Or maybe the search for the perfect burger - which is ongoing.
And finally, how do you like your eggs in the morning?
Poached with advocado on toast, or boiled with soldiers; you’re never too old for soldiers.