PPD picks the brains of some of the promo industry’s most colourful characters.
Meet the managing director of Westhill Marketing, Eddie Douglas.
When are you at your most productive?
Probably in the morning. I sometimes wake up with a few good ideas so it’s good to put those into practise as quickly as possible before I forget about them.
If you could have coffee with anyone from history, who would it be?
Bob Dylan. I’m a big fan and he doesn’t talk about himself much. It would be nice to be able to eke out some gems about his life.
What’s your favourite aspect of the promotional industry?
The creative side, really – just being able to develop something new and useful for clients and end users alike. It can provide some exciting new ideas for people to promote themselves.
Have you ever met anyone famous?
I once had tea with the Queen at the garden party at Holyrood but didn’t get a chance to speak with her.