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Personal Best: Emily Ormond

Junior Marketing Manager

Best pitch presenter you’ve ever seen:

Matt Campbell, in the several pitches I’ve seen him he is incredibly captivating and articulate.

Best sports marketing campaign (that wasn’t yours):

I don’t think I can pick ever but I did recently love the WHOOP band ‘Know Yourself’ ad. In the
connected world we live, we have insider knowledge on just about everything yet when it comes to ourselves, most of us are still in the dark.

Best agency (that isn’t yours):

Two Circles (I’m an insight geek at heart so love the work they do)

Best young industry talent:

Tom Bennett - Previously at Man United, now Senior Designer at MATTA his illustration for the Hundred were incredible!

Best sporting event on TV:

I’ll never forget the Rugby World Cup in 2003. I was quite young but it was so memorable, I grew up in Twickenham so a HUGE day for a rugby family.

Best brand ambassador:

Shaunagh Brown - she is one to watch. Rugby Player come BBC Sports columnist, doing great things for women and diversity in Rugby. Represented by Umbro.

Best film containing a scene depicting the sports business:

Not a film, but recently loved The Last Dance on Netflix.

Best book recommendation:

REWORK by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Best bar or pub:

Hall & Woodhouse in Bath - many happy memories there.

Best restaurant:

You can never go wrong with a pizza!

Best holiday resort:

Cities by the sea are my favourite. Send me to Sydney, Lisbon or Barcelona any day of the week.

Best box set:

The Crown is very binge-worthy

Best influence on your career:

Nick Cousins, my former Director at Disney.

Best dinner companions:

Michael McIntyre, Johnny Wilkinson, Barack Obama, Freddie Mercury, David Attenborough and Daisy May Cooper

Best job in the sports biz:

Brand lead at Lululemon

Best professional regret:

Not moving in to sports and fitness sooner.

Best skill you most covet:

Emotional intelligence.

Best trait you admire in others:

Being genuine and authentic - I naturally gravitate to this kind of person, without realness it is difficult to form proper relationships. It's good to have a healthy ego!!

Best ambition:

To one day buy a house and rebuild from scratch

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