7 Minute Mentors: Adrian Mills, McCann

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7 Minute Mentors: Adrian Mills, McCann

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Adrian MillsAhead of our AMG '7 Minute Mentor' speed learning session in Melbourne on May 17, McCann Melbourne managing director Adrian Mills divulges his love of Powerpoint and that time he fell off a roof.


TCC: Why advertising as a career?

AM: It allows me to indulge my passion for Powerpoint.

TCC: If you hadn’t pursued this as a career, what else would you have done?

AM: I have no other apparent skills, so I’d probably have starved to death by now.

TCC: Name three skills or qualities you think you need to stay at the top of your game ?

AM: Really. Good. Help.

TCC: What’s the best part of your job?

AM: Nights like this obviously.

TCC: What’s the worst part of your job?

AM: Not getting invited to nights like this.

TCC: What’s your most embarrassing career moment?

AM: I once fell off a roof onto my group account director.

TCC: What’s your career high?

AM: The moment before I fell off that roof.

TCC: What do you look for in a team member?

AM: Their willingness to pay the bill.

TCC:  If you could step back in time and offer yourself just one piece of advice as you started your career, what would it be?

AM: Check if it’s a permanent marker first. A whiteboard marker can get permanent marker off a whiteboard. A whiteboard marker cannot get permanent marker off your shirt.

Adrian Mills is one of our '7 Minute Mentors' at our AMG speed mentoring event in Melbourne on May 17. Book your place here.

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