Gary Peace

Name// Gary Peace
Position// Head of Planning at ZenithOptimedia
What’s your current position?
How long have you been in this position?
Head of Planning at ZenithOptimedia.
Three years.
What do you find most challenging about your role?
Balancing doing with learning.
How did you get your first job in Media?
I wrote a letter to the head of every agency in London and asked for one.
If you could do any job what would it be?
When I was younger I wanted to be a photographer but now that I have children I would be a teacher.
If you could change one thing about your role what would it be?
I’d love to see a more open and collaborative approach across agencies.
What is your favourite magazine?
National Geographic.
Do you have a work/life balance?
Yes. I have learned that the important thing about life balance is the time frame over which you measure it.
What was the last campaign you did with magazines?
I presented one yesterday: it was really good !
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I don’t own a TV.
Best compliment you’ve ever received?
“Dad, I love you”
Best magazine cover you’ve seen?
Mick Fanning at Teahupoo (by Jon Frank) in Surfer magazine.