Q&A with Sarah Brownlee

By Sarah Brownlee

Posted on 3rd April 2019

Reading time: 4 minutes

I’m Sarah Brownlee. Hailing from a small town in the Eastern Cape, I’ve been a resident in the beautiful Mother City for the past five years. A lover of fine wine, engaging conversation and interpretive dance – I love to spend hours soaking up the sun and sea on the exquisite beaches of the Cape. When not beaching, you can spot me running on the promenade, cycling Suikerbossie, exploring the mountains or sipping on a fine Chenin with friends.

What is your position in the YDC team?

Marketing strategist and account manager

How would you describe your role?

Strategic thinker, brand builder and compelling content creator.

When did you start working at YDC?

Monday 1st April #ThreeDaysNew 😊

What part of your job do you enjoy most?

It’s still early days, but strategising enticing ways to initiate audience engagement with a brand excites me a lot.

What part of your role do you find the most challenging?

At the moment, it would be getting acquainted with the different systems and procedures followed in day to day account management.

What do you enjoy most about being part of the YDC team?

Its super exciting to be a part of an energetic, talented and passionate team of creatives. It’s great to see the different dynamic each member brings to the team.

What do you do when you’re stuck for inspiration?

Go for a run to clear my head – I tend to conjure up my best ideas/ campaigns whilst pounding it out on the pavement.   

What is your pre-work routine?

A run on the promenade or spinning class. Starting the day with a fresh sea breeze restores the soul. One of the fore mentioned followed by a cuppa Mastersons (Eastern Cape’s finest) coffee 😉

If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?

I’m not that well acquainted with superheros but if Game of Thrones characters can be considered I’d want to be Khaleesi, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons. Who wouldn’t want to leap onto a wild animals back and fly around saving lives and conquering land.

What’s your favourite way to spend a weekend?

A combo of a long run/ cycle with my husband, walking our pup in the forest followed by fine wine and catching up with good friends. With one evening dedicated to Netflix and chillin’ 😉

What music do you like to listen to while working?

It’s very dependent on what I’m doing… if I need to concentrate I put on some chilled house or instrumental music. If I’m doing a mundane task that requires less focus, I pump up the Tomorrow Land remixes.

Introvert or extrovert?

Extrovert – I love getting to know people, hearing about their journey and finding out their stories (and sharing my own of course 😉)

Cats or dogs?

Definitely dogs. I’m even mother to a fur-baby boxer fondly known as Mumford.

Shoes or barefoot?

Barefoot all the way.

What’s your favourite spot on Kloof Street?

Bombay Bicycle Club. I went there for the first time at the end of last year and it was love at first site/ bite. Swings around a bar and chocolate chilli steak… what more could you want from life?

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