“A day in the life of” Claire Craig, Senior Account executive with The Irish Times

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Claire Craig is a Senior Account executive with The Irish Times with responsibility for a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from hospitality, pharma, finance and tech.
Claire’s background is in radio and continues to freelance as a broadcaster and Voice Over Commercial Artist.
She has worked with some of the very best names in Irish Radio from, Newstalk, Radio Nova, Classic Hits 4fm, FM104, GCR digital, Spin 1038, Q102 and iRadio.
Claire is extremely passionate about creating memorable campaigns and delivering the best possible results for clients and uses her experience both on and off-air to make that happen.
To enjoy a sample of Claire’s professional Voice Overs please click the Soundcloud link

A day in the life of Claire Craig

Q 1- How does your normal day begin?

I’m most definitely an early morning person.  In the Summer I’m up at about 530am, Winter 630am.  I make it a priority to try and work out before my workday begins. I find staying physically fit helps me stay mentally sharp. After that, it’s coffee and the papers so I’m up to speed with what’s happening in the world.

Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges?

Like everyone, I’ve adapted to working from home, but definitely miss human contact during the day.

Q3- What do you love most about your job?

I love working with a client on a fresh idea, from conception to execution. It’s wonderful to see clients happy with a good result.  I’m very invested in any projects I work on, and I always want them to be a success.  I’m also grateful to work with an excellent team at The Irish Times.

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Q 4- What do you do to relax?

Funnily enough, I find relaxing difficult and am generally happier occupied. I do enjoy watching TV/Netflix -sport horseracing, golf & GAA. I also enjoy audiobooks David Nicholls Sweet Sorrow is what I’m now listening to for the second time.

Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why?

I really like The Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare Co Limerick. Steeped in history, it’s so warm and welcoming. Beautiful food and facilities plus friendly & helpful staff.

Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide?

I can’t wait to go back to Hawaii.  I was lucky enough to visit a few years ago and thought it was paradise. The Hawaiian culture is fascinating and so connected to nature.

Q 7-Favourite Business motto?

The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.”

Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs:

No matter what you do, it is important to have a strong personal brand. People buy people.