A Day in the life of an Account Director

Blue Latitude Health | 15th May 2015

Account Manager Dolan Blue LatitudeHave you ever wondered what it is like to work at Blue Latitude Health?

We sat down with Dolan to find out more about what a typical day is like for an Account Director at Blue Latitude Health:    

What time do you wake up usually?

6:30am…then hit snooze.

What’s your morning routine? 

6:45am – actually get out of bed – quick shower, then out the door. Check emails on the train to work.

How do you get to work?

A combination of walking, bus and train.

 

What time do you usually arrive in the office?

Normally around 8:30am.

What’s the first thing you usually do when you sit at your desk?

Grab some microwave porridge, check my action list from previous evening and meeting plans for the day – assess if priorities for the day are still correct.

What’s a typical morning for you?

The morning really varies day-to-day, but I will review any materials that need to be sent to clients first. Then I’ll typically have a couple of meetings (briefings with the creative team, status, finance, planning etc). If I can, I’ll try to read a few news articles before the day officially starts.

What music do you listen to whilst working?

Good question. That depends on the work. If it’s something creative – some rock would do the trick. If it’s a detailed document, then it’s more likely some classical or soul.

Do you work through lunch or go out?

I like to take a short walk for a bite to eat.

Do you buy lunch daily or bring something in?

I’ll buy something.

What’s the first thing you do after lunch?

Check priorities for the day are still correct and amend my action list as necessary.

What’s a typical afternoon for you?

Much like the morning, I get stuck into a project I’m currently working on. A highlight of my afternoon is the coffee pot I share with a couple of colleagues around me. We also share some dark chocolate, which is nice.

What are the common challenges you face each day?

This also really varies day-to-day – the most common are unforeseen changes in project scope, and making sure the right people can get on the job and make it happen.

What time do you typically finish work?

Around 7:00pm.

How do you unwind from a day at work?

I like to climb when time permits, otherwise some reading, playing guitar, or going for a swim.

What are your must-read websites that you visit daily?

FirstWord Pharma. BBC News and of course – Facebook.  

 

Dolan Desai - Account Director

Dolan started out in healthcare in 2010, responsible for a portfolio of digital and print Cardiology review journals. He developed partnerships with congresses for distribution and collaborated with industry for development of content. Dolan brings his healthcare industry experience, practical knowledge and operational experience at an international level to Blue Latitude.  

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