Beth Galloway is VP, Management Supervisor at SaatchiNY. If you’re interested in learning more about her work, feel free to visit her LinkedIn Page. You can also check out some of her photography work here.
1. What do you do at Saatchi & Saatchi?
I help create and sell IDEAS (MS, Account Management).
2. What was your first job?
It was at a BBQ joint called Remington Grill (as you might guess, it’s down South where I’m from). I loved it. I bet if I walked in today, they’d either throw me an apron or a free “Doc Holliday” sandwich.
3. If you weren’t at Saatchi & Saatchi, what profession would you most like to try?
A chef – not that I’m the best cook, but I like that it’s another profession with endless room to be innovative and create new things for different audiences.
4. What motivates you most?
When it comes to work – doing things that have never been done before, ideas that I want to tell my friends/family about, and that I just want to see in market NOW.
5. What blogs, magazines, books, papers or websites can you not live without?
I’m an inspiration junkie, but I rarely have the time to take it all in. A few favorites:
6. What are your Lovemarks?
7. What’s your best “nothing is impossible” story?
Getting ‘white coat’ doctors on network TV for the first time in the history of TV.
8. What is your favorite place in the world? Why?
Anywhere I can explore with my camera, boyfriend and bike. Or with my family on the NC coast.
9. Who do you most aspire to be like?
My mom, dad and brother are all hard-working, motivated and successful at what they do, but also have their priorities in check. They love life and appreciate the little things – it sounds cliché, but it’s true and it’s important to me.
10. If stranded on a deserted island and you could bring only one thing, what would it be?
A journal – I imagine the days would become a big blur and I’d want to remember it all. I’d tell myself it’d be a book someday, so that’d be my motivation.
11. Tell us something surprising about yourself.
Despite a 56 year age difference, my Nana is one of my best girlfriends. We chat on the phone and love so many of the same things.
12. What’s your DOT?
Riding my bike to work. My bike is the one thing I absolutely couldn’t live without – especially in NYC.
13. What’s your favorite creative pursuit?
14. What led you on the path you’re on today?
My interests and love for NY led me here, but Saatchi and the people here have certainly helped me grow and provided some great life and career experiences.
15. Do you have a motto?
Life is short – all we have is today.
16. What do you do for fun?
Exploring the city and new places, biking, running, yoga, taking pictures, cooking and entertaining
17. What’s your favorite thing to do in NY?
Grab a bottle of wine and some friends and have a picnic in Central Park while some live music is playing or walk until my feet feel like they’re going to fall off — most people don’t know you can walk the entire island of Manhattan staying on Broadway, from 225th Street all the way to Battery Park. It’s an amazing way to see the city and all the neighborhoods.
18. Who is your favorite artist/musician/designer?
I could never pick just one. The Tim Burton exhibit @ MoMa was the last thing I saw that really struck me – I’m fascinated by minds like his that seem to stretch in ways mine never could; the way he sees and interprets everyday things is just mind-boggling and awesome.
Pixar is another creative organization that I admire. Their flawless execution, attention to every detail, and ability to capture more emotion from animated characters than we often see from real actors puts them far beyond others in my mind.
19. When is the last time you gave a standing ovation?
I think it was for my nephew – he’s two and a half and pretty much the most adorable kid in the world. Everything he does deserves a standing O.
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