mmob’s Marketing and Communications Analyst, Phoebe, talks about the mmobster family and hints at some exciting developments coming up.
How did you come to join the mmob?
I studied History at the University of Warwick with a year abroad in Melbourne before graduating in July 2020 – during the peak of the pandemic! I was job hunting for a while, looking for Marketing or Editorial roles before joining mmob as a Marketing and Comms Analyst in February 2021. While moving from a History BA into the fintech industry isn’t the most natural progression, I had completed work experience with a fintech, Finastra, before my final year and have quickly learned a lot about the industry.
What is your favourite thing about working at mmob?
Definitely the mmobsters! Without sounding too cheesy, we’re a happy family that is growing all the time. There are lots of socials, down-time and perks which is perfect for me as a recent graduate who’s been stuck inside for the last year! The team genuinely cares for each other, both personally and professionally, and my opinion is really valued.
What does your job role entail?
I handle pretty much all things Marketing and Comms! This includes scheduling, writing and publishing social media, blog posts, and emails, and collaborating on whitepapers, research, and PR releases. I write a lot of copy for events and awards and communicate with external parties. Being in a start-up, I have also helped with aspects of recruitment, HR and company policy such as writing our Diversity and Inclusion policy.
What are you working towards at the moment?
At the moment I am working on several new PR and whitepaper releases you’ll have access to soon! I am also looking at some exciting new content channels for mmob to branch into, which again I’ll have to keep under wraps for now.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to keep active, so I am part of a cheer club and like to workout with my sister most mornings. I am a big reader (normally fiction) and watch a lot of TV series. I also have a small digital prints business, so I spend time drawings cards and prints for my friends. Other than that, I am enjoying being out and about again, socialising with friends and making the most of London!
What do you think the future of fintech looks like?
Fintech at the moment is shifting to be very consumer-centric and deliver products quickly. I think the future of fintech will democratise finance and bring the best products directly to consumers so everyone can benefit from their smart technology, not just those that are already financially savvy.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
I borrowed this mantra from Sonny in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and they are words to live by:
Everything will be alright in the end. So, if it is not alright, it is not the end.