Lucie has worked at Camelot for two years. Starting off in the Contact Centre, her career has taken a giant leap and she is now working as an Assistant Brand Manager for our AMAZING game Lotto. Here Lucie shares the inside details of her first month here and what it’s like to work in the Commercial department of one of the UK’s most recognised brands.
How did you end up as an Assistant Brand Manager at Camelot?
My Camelot journey started off in the Contact Centre as a Contact Centre Agent. I was taking inbound calls from our online players. I was there for around four months which really helped me get a great understanding of what Camelot stands for and how our players work.
When the Team Coordinator role in the Commercial department came up, I jumped at the chance. I supported 5 teams and that really helped me understand the commercial world which I've always wanted to get into. It also gave me an AMAZING opportunity to shadow a few teams and to make it known to stakeholders that I was very interested to start a career in Marketing.
My passion and interests became noticed which resulted in being spotted by one of the Marketing Managers for Lotto at the time who told me to apply for the Assistant Brand Manager role, and here I am!
Tell us a little bit about your role and what you do..
I work in the Lotto team of Draw Based Games as an Assistant Brand Manager and this has given me exposure to so many things. From helping and supporting the Brand Manager with things like analysing Lotto’s weekly performance and delivering trading figures, to supporting creative marketing campaigns for Lotto. It's a super creative and fast paced role, which is what I love about it!
The scope of this role is so varied. There’s the Commercial side of the role in which I work closely with numbers including the collecting and interpreting of data (a great way to know the game). But there’s also the visionary and exciting part of the role where I get to be involved in all things creative. This includes going on shoots to teaming up with partnerships like Spotify or Capital FM for events!
Describe your first 30 days as an Assistant Brand Manager..
I’ve had a great first 30 days and have learnt a lot so far. The Lotto team and I hosted a summer celebration for Camelot staff. This was an opportunity for employees to come together to celebrate the joint achievements of our Lotto game with some free ice cream! As well as celebrating our combined success, we had two fantastic good causes come in - The Girls Network and Watford Mencap to talk about how The National Lottery has helped their cause.
I went on my first ever TV shoot for our next Lotto event that’s happening in August. This consisted of travelling to 3 different locations. We somehow managed to get it all filmed in one day! A long, but very enjoyable experience.
I also got the chance to travel up to Liverpool to visit our Knowsley building and meet the team. While we visited we had the chance to also have a meeting with Reach (Ex Mirror Newspapers) and meet the guys from Anfield Sports and Community Centre who have benefited from National Lottery funding.
What’s been the most surprising thing about your new role?
It would have to be how fast paced the campaign development process is. Things move really quickly in the creative world.
What do you do outside of work?
I like to keep fit and healthy as I think it’s important!
I really enjoy baking when I get the chance to, however I wouldn't say I’m the next Great British Baker but the passion is there! I also love seeing my family and friends and try to visit art galleries and exhibitions.
What’s your favourite place in the world?
I don’t really have a favourite, but I really want to explore the world more. I’m fascinated by South East Asia and its different cultures. This year starting with Thailand, next year Malaysia.
What do you do on your commute to work?
If I’m commuting to Watford I commute by car. I do love to put on a ‘Feel Good Friday’ playlist to get me in the mood (a great way to start any day of the week). However if I’m commuting to London, it's always gotta be a bit of Netflix on the train before getting into the office!