James Manaley is Head of Partnerships at Manchester-based social media marketing company KOMI group, which has recently rebranded from It’s Gone Viral.
Here he gives us an inisght into his working-from-home arrangements…
1. Where in the house do you work?
Usually it’s the spare bedroom, with the occasional garden appearance when the sun is out. However, with a four-year-old full of energy and partner that’s 24 weeks pregnant, my office is anywhere it needs to be.
2. Paint a picture for us of the view from your window
I could say something really profound like: I can only see opportunity and greatness. But, being honest, if I turn my head right and look out of my window then I look over to a wild forest area and if I look down I can see my cars and front garden usually with toys on it, and if I look left there’s a building site.
3. If you have one, can you talk us through your home-working daily routine?
I’ve tried to stick to a routine as much as possible. We’ve recently rebranded to KOMI group, and also restructured the business to become a three divisional agency model consisting of dedicated social media and marketing teams as well as a licensing arm called Ark Media. The process of making that all happen has been a big focus for the team over the past couple of months, so our daily routines have been dominated by regular updates and planning sessions as well as making sure we’re creating new, engaging content and campaigns for the brands we work with.
4. Which tools and technology do you rely on when working from home?
Macbook, lamp, microwave… everything. But the one thing I couldn’t live without is my mobile; it’s my everything, my world, without it I’d be lost. Not because of social media or all the apps, but there nothing better than being during these times than hearings someone’s voice whilst being at home, and when it gets really exciting, pacing around the house for no apparent reason.