People@Cision – Meet Kunal, senior client services executive
People @Cision is our series of interviews that shines a light on some of the fantastic people who work in our organisation, this is Kunal one of our senior client services executives.
Tell us a bit about your Cision adventure?
I joined Gorkana in April 2014 as a client service executive and after two years got promoted to a senior client service exec. I come from a media events background which is very different to what I’m doing now, but after travelling around the world, I kind of fell into this role as I was looking for something new but still within the media industry.
It has been quite an adventure since I joined Cision (Gorkana at the time), with our recent rebranding and many acquisitions but this role has given me the opportunity to learn a lot and work within a global organisation.
What do you like about working at Cision and your role in the client services team?
My favourite part of my job and working at Cision are the people! There are a lot of great teams, but mine and the customer services department, in general, are especially fantastic. Everyone is always open for a chat and ready to help others in order to work together towards common goals and targets. When the support from your team is there, it makes life and work much easier and is a source of motivation. Us Cisionaries are always happy to help in projects!
Regarding my role as a manager, what I like the most is to coach and develop my team, and be part of their evolution. Seeing people succeeding in their roles is a great source of satisfaction!
Otherwise, my interactions with clients – which allows me to know more about other businesses and our industry is an everyday source of interest for me.
Best memory with your team?
So many that I don’t know where to start! But last June, to celebrate Cision’s 150th birthday, there was a global competition where people had to take a picture that summed up our celebrations of the company’s birthday, and the person or team with the best picture would win a pizza party.
My team decided to take a picture of us wearing a mask of the face of our CEO Kevin Akeroyd, which was a bit risky, but luckily for us he liked it, thought it was a funny way to celebrate and retweeted our picture from his Twitter account.
We won the pizza party and got to celebrate all together, and so I think this is one of my favourite moments since I joined.
A message for someone joining us?
Take the time to get to know people across the business because everyone is very friendly! Working here is a good opportunity to learn from others, Cision is a flexible company and that will help you and push you to develop in your career.
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