Insight from my three months as PM intern at Moving Brands

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From May to July 2015 our Programme Management team gained a new member, Leo Murison (above right). As Leo is currently studying Neuroscience at Edinburgh University, he enlightened the MB studio with his wealth of knowledge and unique perspective. Here he comments on his time at MB.

This summer I was fortunate to have an opportunity to work at Moving Brands as a project management intern during my summer break from my degree. Going into the role, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know what I was good at. I didn’t know what I enjoyed doing.

Three months later I am out the other side; more open minded, more intrigued and more ambitious as a result of working with some talented people. MB’s forward thinking and brave culture impressed me. Some of the most interesting discussions took place outside of the immediate project environment, such as Philip’s Tuesday reading club, and the regular Lunch and Learns where guests are invited in to share their learnings. Overall, seeing how strategy and creative development work together to produce innovative solutions to varied challenges was one of my key outcomes.

Working in branding and experience design puts you in a privileged position. It allows you to see under the bonnet of a company and think about the wider challenges and opportunities facing it. In a similar vein, Moving Brands let me in, putting me in front of wonderful clients from businesses I would never have dreamt of working with. My colleagues shared so much expertise, insight and experience, which made me realise how much is possible.

I feel privileged to have worked in such a nurturing company; they made sure that I was able to express my opinions and treated me as a peer. A placement is for you as much as it is for the company – both parties need to feel that they are gaining a benefit.

Keep shaking up the world, Moving Brands

Leo Murison