As part of an ongoing series where we ask industry professionals what they use to get the job done, we speak to Hannah, freelance marketing consultant at Consume Comms.
Hi I'm Hannah O'Sullivan, I'm a freelance marketing consultant and I spend my days as Consume Comms fitting in as a marketing resource bringing a bit of clarity and structure to local businesses advising on brand management, digital marketing, and event management.
I also organise and host Glug Leeds, a local chapter of global creative events series Glug - working to champion creative communities around the world. We've developed a pretty awesome community in Leeds with 4 meet ups a year attracting around 200 people a time.
I'm an Apple subscriber so I constantly have my iPhone in my hand and use a Macbook Air cause its small and mobile for working anywhere . A lot of my work is creating content so I need to be able to get the ideas down straight away and have them synced and available on my Mac to continue working on later.
I like things that leverage the most benefit out of the least amount of work so I tend to use Buffer for myself and clients to schedule and distribute social content to a few social profiles via a central platform. I also use Slack as Glug is a global organisation its good to have a centralised channel that all the hosts can access and contribute to the conversation or create break away groups for specific things. Occasionally when I have to a bit of design work I use Adobe Creative Cloud for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. I use Asana for project management and keeping all my task in once place and visible.
I'm big on multi-tasking cause I'm usually working on several projects at once as ideas pop up so I like to have a lot of applications open at once, my dream set up would be acquiring a third monitor so I could dedicate a screen to incoming communications via email and slack, one for social feeds and web browsers and a final one for documents I'm working on.
I could not live without my afore mentioned iPhone as I spend so much of my day scrolling news and finding potential new projects and collaborators.