My name is Joseph Mourani and I am a half Scottish, half Lebanese graduate who is now an Account Executive and Media Planner and Buyer at Ubiquity Group, one of the longest standing Marketing and Communications agencies in Cardiff.
I moved to Cardiff in 2014 where I attended Cardiff Metropolitan University after attending an open day and falling in love with the university and the staff. I then graduated with a First-Class Honours in Marketing Management in 2017 and was awarded the Princes Gate Marketing Management Prize Award for the best overall performance on my course.
Taking my first steps into the working world was not easy, but definitely a lot of fun. I spent many weeks looking for the right job for me and was fortunate to stumble across an opportunity to work for a company such as Ubiquity.
Following a coffee trip with the CEO Chad James, the deal was sealed and I was offered my first job! Having put his trust in my abilities, he, along with the rest of the team, welcomed me with open arms and made me feel right at home.
I am now responsible for communicating with the agency’s clients – ensuring they are happy with the service provided to them as well as identifying, planning and selecting the most appropriate and economically advantageous media type for their requirements. Ironically one of my clients is in fact Cardiff Metropolitan University, which has been an amazing experience due to my attachment to them!
I am also responsible for negotiating with media outlets to get the best prices at the opportune moment for the platforms our clients require, ensuring both the agency and the clients themselves benefit economically.
None of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for my three years at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The staff gave me and my fellow students an opportunity to work together in a safe environment and express ourselves on our assignments enabling us to thrive off our own unique and creative thoughts
This provided me with great communication skills as well as confidence in myself and my decision-making abilities – all the skills I needed to be a great Account Executive and Media Planner/Buyer.
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