Neville Betts

Name// Neville Betts
Position// Business Director at OMD
What’s your current position? How long have you been in this position?
Business Director at OMD, I have been a BD for about 2 years now. I have been at OMD for almost 6 years and prior to that was in Media Sales at the 7 Network.
What would you say most motivates you to do what you do?
Absorbing myself in a client’s business, watching it grow as a result of a strong team effort.
How did you get your first job in Media?
I fell into it really - I left retail and really needed a change. I saw a job in magazine sales advertised, went for it and got it. That was about 20 years ago.
What do you do when you aren't working?
Eat drink and be merry.
How do you describe your job to your friends outside media?
I try not to… most people don’t understand it really. Mostly I say.. You know all those ads that annoy you? Well that’s my fault.
What is your favourite magazine?
Flipboard - that’s the true face of a magazine these days. Content populated by me for me.
What was the last campaign you did with magazines?
Open Universities. A Brand driven campaign focussing on Profiling Australian leaders.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
An actor…. Thank God I am in media. I can’t act for Sh*t.
What makes you laugh?
Smart people who just do really stupid things.
Who would you most like to interview for a magazine?
Johnny Ives