My name’s Gabriel Burrow and this is a blog I created to run my mouth. I’m a 21 year old working at Media Zoo, a creative comms agency based in Imperial Wharf, London. MZ are leading purveyors of ideas and images, showcased in everything from film, to learning, to media training. So where do I fit in? Well luckily PR and Digital are my bread and jam. Delicious jam. I’ve learnt the importance of shaping campaigns with a strategic and conceptual focus across various channels, and that recording and analysing the results of projects is as valuable as doing them in the first place.
During my time studying history at the University of Nottingham I honed my skills in a variety of part-time roles: I was a social media marketing manager for an estate agent, a researcher and developer for a walking website, headed up the University’s official music magazine, and served as a brand ambassador for the Students’ Union. I was also lucky enough to be taught by a number of incredible academics about the world’s many ideas, structures, and trends. I specialised in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but branched out for my dissertation, which was a multidisciplinary study of the UK’s first financial crash – the South Sea Bubble. This eclectic mix made for a informative couple of years that helped shape the professional I am today.
I’m also keen on books, film, and music production, so don’t be surprised when they crop up in posts. If you fancy exploring the mixed bag that is my Soundcloud click here – there are a whole lot of covers, original tracks, and reposted songs from bands I’ve played in. Have a listen to Sweet Malaise’s ‘Tunnels’ or my reimagining of Allan Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’ if you fancy a flavour.
I’m also currently helping to promote a wonderful book penned by my great aunt Ursula Jones. I wish I could find more time to do so and if you fancy reading a colonial-fantasy-adventure look no further than ‘The Lost King’. It’s a blast.