Rachel Pickles

Cues and Views

Digital marketing superstar Rachel Pickles, in brief.

December 23, 2022
3 Minutes
Rachel Pickles

Home: London, United Kingdom.  Age: Thirty-odd and thriving.  Profession: Digital marketing. Organization: Rachel Pickles Marketing & Design.  Title: CEO and founder.  Significant other: My husband and biggest cheerleader, Dom.  Alma mater: Warwick University (BSc Hons).

Current project: Helping business leaders reimagine and revitalize their brands.  Recent recognition: Told I was a “business lifesaver” by a former client.  Latest accomplishment: Finishing the first draft of my manuscript.  Watch this space.  Hobbies: Dancing in the kitchen with my kids, creative writing, and (trying to) bake cakes.  Recent travel or adventure: Bali on my honeymoon. Okay, it wasn’t that recent!  Last book read: Work Like a Woman, by Mary Portas. Recently viewed and recommended: Mad Men.  An older series, now a classic.

Personality profile: ENTJ; the Commander.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Real, honest, friendly, mutually beneficial.  What is your greatest joy? My family.  A cliché, perhaps, but true.  What word or phrase do you use far too often? Let’s circle back to that.  What natural talent have you neglected? Analyzing Taylor Swift lyrics for Easter eggs.  What is your go-to workout? Running.  I love pulling on my trainers, hitting the road and getting some headspace.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Sun, a pool and a page-turner.

What three emojis best describe you? ✨💭 💪.

What was your favorite childhood toy or game? LEGO.  Building new worlds has always excited me, even now.  What book have you repeatedly read? The Harry Potter series.  Yes, all of them. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? My cat-themed calendar.  I wouldn’t know where I was without it.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? When someone tells you who they are, believe them.   What is your favorite app? Balance.  What is your go-to source of news and information? The Guardian.  What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? My children.

What change would you like to see in the world? Equality.  What message do you want to send out into the world? We can, and will, do better.  What widely held belief do you reject? That nice guys finish last.  What mega-trend most excites you? Connectedness.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Social isolation and loneliness.

What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Emma Stone.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My grandma.  The greatest woman and a true matriarch.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? An actress.  Or a surgeon; either way.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My passport.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With my family, at our home, cooking and eating the most delicious food. What advice would you give your younger self? Enjoy every second of it.  It goes faster than you think.  

Personal mission: To be remembered for the goodness that I put into the world.  Every last drop. Favorite quote: “It has been a beautiful fight.  Still is” (Charles Bukowski).  Desired epitaph: She lived, and then some.

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