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Shanice Mears, Chief Talent Scout at The Elephant Room

1 Nov 2018

Posted by Rachel Johnson

Talent Champions Finalist

Confidence, I can honestly say that this is something that is a constant battle but BIMA 100 boosted that. Shanice

1. Describe how it felt to be named as one of the BIMA 100?

It was such a pleasure, a real amazing feeling because I never thought i'd be named top 100 so early in my career. :)

2. What’s the single biggest impact being part of the BIMA 100 has had on you?

Confidence, I can honestly say that this is something that is a constant battle but BIMA 100 boosted that.

3. How have you benefitted from interacting with other BIMA 100 members?

I think just the simple understanding of what others do and how others are also making waves within the industry. It's just super inspiring.

4. Complete the sentence: I would recommend nominating someone you know for the BIMA 100 because 

... you never know what impact that might have on them, and it's a real genuine nomination.

5. Complete the sentence: Being a part of the BIMA 100 has been an invaluable experience because 

... you can't feel what you don't know or haven't yet experienced. I didn't know that I would feel more confident or inspired, but I did :) 

Rachel Johnson
Posted by Rachel Johnson

Rachel has recently joined BIMA having worked for more than 20 years in the world of Marketing. Rachel has many impressive client, charity and agency-side results to her credit and stories to tell. As both a team player and independent advisor, Rachel loves to see the bigger picture and is a strong strategic thinker. She has led ambitious projects for start-ups, worked alongside growing businesses and has been fortunate to work with some of the UK’s most respected and renowned agencies. A self-motivated original thinker, Rachel is also an extremely able marketer. She brings out the best in people at all levels. Her wealth of transferable skills includes project management – often with direct budgetary control - results-driven commercial awareness, proven networking strengths, digital marketing expertise and broad IT literacy. However, her achievements do not end there! In her spare time, she makes full-use of her Cumbrian home-town environment, walking, biking and running, and spending time as an enthusiastic side-line rugby and football mum for her two boys – Louie and Harley.

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