Megan (Hanley) Kay : Industry Person of Interest

Name// Megan (Hanley) Kay
Position// Client Service Director at Havas Media
What’s your current position? How long have you been in this position?
Joined Havas Media in July 2012 as a Client Service Director
How did you get your first job in Media?
20 years ago, I negotiated two weeks of work experience at the Ad Agency, Nowland Robinson Perrett. One day they realised that I had never left. From there I was discovered by Paul Leeds and Anne-Maree Frost, becoming their first employee of Leeds Media.
What has surprised you most about working in Media?
It never ends - you can always find another way to re-evaluate during the planning process to challenge your original recommendation.
What was the last campaign you did with magazines?
Leggo’s ‘Vine Ripe’ Pasta Sauce
What do you find most challenging about your role?
Great ideas being limited by budgets
What's the next skill or knowledge set you want to add to your repertoire?
Mind reading
What is your favourite Magazine?
In Australia, marie claire
Worldwide, The O Magazine (have been a subscriber for years)
If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?
Melbourne – I love to travel, but always enjoy coming home to the best city in the world.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A private investigator – how things change!
Who would you most like to interview for a magazine?
Oprah Winfrey – I’m a huge fan and would love to just hang out with her and Gayle for a day.