Shivani Maharaj

Name// Shivani Maharaj
Position// Director, Implementation Planning & Investment at MediaCom
What’s your current position? How long have you been in this position?
I’m currently the Implementation Planning & Investment Director on PharmaCare and I have been in this position for 2 and half years. I transitioned the PharmaCare account into MediaCom about 18 months ago after spending 5 years working on Audi Australia and 4 years working on Canon Australia. I have been at MediaCom for 8 years
What was your first job in media?
Advertising Coordinator at ACP Magazines (now Bauer Media Group) on Shop Til You Drop magazine
What's the next skill or knowledge set you want to add to your repertoire?
I actually want to do an Interior Design course as a side hobby. From a work perspective it’s all around using data better.
What’s the best/worst thing to happen since you started working?
A career highlight for me was wining an MFA award in 2013 for my work on Canon PIXMA. Another highlight was 2 days ago presenting at the Woolies pitch, the biggest pitch in Australia
What is your favourite magazine?
I love magazines so I have a few favourites - Marie Claire, Vogue, delicious. and Australian House & Garden
What do you do when you aren't working?
Decorating my home, shopping – My 2 passions are fashion and interior design
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
New York City
What was the last campaign you did with magazines?
Bioglan SuperFoods campaign with News Magazines – Magazine, Super Food Ideas, Donna Hay and delicious.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
An Interior Designer, although when I was younger I just wanted to work for NASA
What makes you laugh?
Black comedy (Sorry I know that’s politically incorrect)
If you were on the cover of a magazine, which one?
Marie Claire