This week we caught up with McCord Chapman.
“The best way to grow is to be given room to do so, and I and others have benefitted from this.”
Q: What do you do at Public Label?
A: I manage the Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (formerly Nestlé) & Fuji accounts on the integrated side of our business. I started here managing omni training events for all of Nestlé.
Q: What do you like the most about Public Label?
A: Trust in talent. In my time here I have recognized that managers trust their teams to do what they need, and the teams earn that trust. I also think it’s why our transition to working from home was relatively seamless. We all knew our teams were still doing the work.
Q: Tips for anyone looking to get into your line of work?
A: Unsurprisingly, I think everyone needs to be ready to wear a lot of hats, especially early on. Even in your dream job you should try and explore new verticals and different types of work. You need to be searching for a new learning experience at all times. It’s so important to personally understand how all the pieces work in order to fit them together.
Q: If you could be anyone for a week, who would it be?
A: Very tough question, but right now Taika Waititi comes to mind. He gets to write, direct, produce, and bring his vision to life in all his projects, with a ton of freedom now that he has seen success. I figure I’d either be on a set where fun & improv is encouraged or writing & prepping a new project. Of course, this sounds more like I’m just hanging out with him, not being him. That’s fine.
Q: What is one fun fact about yourself?
A: I went to sailing, skateboarding, & banjo camps as a kid. I like to think I’m the only person who can say I did all three.