Amanda Meyrick is CEO of Clarion Communications, one of the UK’s most creative full service PR agencies and part of WPP. She has been at Clarion for twenty years, having joined from Ogilvy PR as an Account Manager. Her first job was Marketing Assistant at the Royal Albert Hall and a love of performance and creativity has stayed with her. Amanda enjoys people, colleagues and clients, and says that her inherently curious nature has kept her busy and fulfilled at Clarion. She still gets immense satisfaction from a strategic challenge and loves seeing clients get excited about a creative approach. Currently she works with clients including Aldi, Diageo, Unilever, Valspar, Wickes, Dollar Shave Club and Addo Foods.
What do you love most about Your City?
I love walking through London – did you know that the walk through the city from Farringdon to London Bridge is called the Prayer Mile as so many historical churches have been saved for the nation (fact of the day!)
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Marmite on Ryvita at my desk, but for client meetings any one of the café’s on Leather Lane are buzzing early in the morning.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Feeding the dogs before catching the train to London
10:00 AM – Client meetings, team updates, brainstorms …
12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?
Rather predictably a salad from Pret, often at my desk.
7:00 PM - Finishing off work before my train pulls in and then getting home to see my husband and sons.
11:00 PM – Hopefully fast asleep if I’m not catching up on Bodyguard/Vanity Fair or some other addictive mini series
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Earl grey tea, diet coke, white wine – the quantities of each depend on the day I’ve had!
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
What should everyone try at least once?
Sky diving – I did it last year, it made me feel sick for days but was a huge adrenalin rush and achievement.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
I’m a bit of a control freak so I don’t enjoy getting lost! I do however love exploring the coastline and beaches of North Cornwall where I feel most relaxed.