Barney Mersich is Head of Digital at Guerrilla Marketing.
“I originally moved here to study chemical engineering, but I fell in love with the nightlife.”
What inspires you?
Success inspires me. My success and other peoples’ success. I’m currently reading the Memoirs of Phil Knight (founder of Nike) and I love it, the obstacles he had to overcome is definitely inspiring.
How has living in Manchester helped you achieve your goals?
I originally moved here to study chemical engineering, but I fell in love with the nightlife. I worked multiple times a week at a local nightclub doing promotion, bar work, photography, creating promo videos, I was lighting operator 2 or 3 times a week at one point. I realised I enjoyed this more than University, so I think the city unlocked something in me and helped me find what I wanted to do. to realise my goal, then through working at clubs/bars I met my current boss and here I am.
What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
Chill out! Don’t worry so much about things that are out of your control. Start every task by thinking about what needs to be done and how, instead of rushing in head on.
What are your business goals for 2018?
Progressing up within the company, managing a group of people and taking a crucial role in our expansion into the USA.
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