Giraffe Welcome Sam to the Team


Sam Faulkner Giraffe Social Media Manager

The people who make up Giraffe Social Media are by no means just cogs in a big corporate machine. Our team members’ individualities are each essential components to what we do here ­- and this week we welcomed a brand new load of them in the form of our newest social media manager Sam!

Following a really competitive round of recruitment we are incredibly excited to be able to welcome Sam Faulkner as the newest member of the Giraffe family! Sam has extensive experience working in video games marketing and journalism, and joined us as a social media manager on the 20th July. We’re really looking forward to seeing him lend his unique knowledge and natural creativity to achieving our clients’ goals.

We often proudly rant about the individualities of our team being integral to making our service so successful! So we set aside a little time to meet him, learn about his passions and what makes him tick -­ in true Giraffe fashion…

Hello there Sam!

Hey, how’s it going?!

What most drew you to applying to become part of the team?

When I first moved to Portsmouth I started looking for companies that specifically fit my own ideas and attitude towards working, and also that had a personality that I could get on board with. So I went on Giraffe’s website and although it sounds really corny I immediately thought “Yeah, I want to work there!” In hindsight, that was back in January and it’s now June, so I kind of played the long game there!

What are you most looking forward to about working here?

I’m really looking forward to being able to work with a variety of different clients. I’ve been working on one project solidly for the last two years, so I can’t wait to be able to spread my wings a little.

Which celebrity do you like to think people mistake you for?

I don’t like to think, I know that people mistake me for Kayvan Novak, Facejacker. I’d like to pretend that people mistake me for Brad Pitt, but deep down I know that’s really not the case.

What is the theme song to your life?

That would have to be Stone Cold Steve Austin’s entrance music, simply because I’m a real wrestling nerd and Stone Cold was a real father figure when I was growing up. Maybe not the best father figure, but one nonetheless.

If you could have a mythical creature as a pet, what would it be?

Well everyone would say dragon because of Game of Thrones, and that’s dull so I’m not saying that. Probably a Leprechaun simply because they can speak English and keep up a decent conversation. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a hydra or a chimera and not be able to understand a single word they're saying. No, leprechaun it is -­ for the bants. And also for the gold. All the gold.

If you were reincarnated as a zoo animal, what animal would you be?

I’m trying to think what gets the biggest paddock. So long as Jurassic Park doesn’t count as I guess you’re referring to animals that aren’t extinct, I’d have to pick panda. They get a good­ sized paddock and a great social life. I’d be happy to chew bamboo and hang any day of the week.

If you were a superhero, what would your name and power be?

I kind of feel like you as a superhero you should earn your name. It’s a little selfish to just turn up and say “Hi there, I’m Captain Power” or whatever. Unless you’re invisible, in which case your name is made for you. That said, I would have superhuman strength so Captain Power it is. Unless I’m invisible, in which case Captain Invisible.

Elves or Dwarves?

Elvish gear gives you better mobility stats so I’ll go with that. I like to be able to get around quickly.

And finally, if you could know the answer to any question what would it be?

This one.

Thanks Sam, great to have you on board! Interested in finding out how you could become part of the Giraffe team? Check out our list of current vacancies...

Editor - 

Mark is our resident content marketing specialist, what this guy doesn't know isn't worth knowing. His biggest passion is for enacting positive social change through media. In his spare time he is also a keen comedy writer and singer.

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