5 Minutes with... Alex Protopapa

Alex recently joined Freedman International as a Senior Project Manager, working across multiple accounts. He talks about the importance of a positive attitude, treating others how you’d like to be treated and his New Year’s resolutions.


  1. What’s your role at Freedman?
    Senior Project Manager across the Oracle, Checkout.com, EA Games, FitBit and FB accounts.


  1. Tell us a bit more about what you were doing before joining Freedman? 
    I’ve worked in many agencies before this, across many types of accounts including PMI, SC Johnson, Huawei. I’m also well versed in the Travel, FMCG, Pharma and LGBTQI+ sectors. I was more on the account and advertorial side previously and take great pleasure in nurturing client relationships, running projects to a high standard. I like Freedman because my new role is a hybrid of account and project management, which gives me a more well-rounded day to day experience in the workplace across some amazing clients, offering top notch experience and opportunities for growth.


  1. What superpower are you bringing to Freedman?
    My main superpower is my bubbly personality and positive mental attitude. This will serve me well both internally and externally with our great clients. To add to this, as my secondary powers, I’m also highly organised and great at managing my time / workload, communicating with all relevant parties involved to deliver a fantastic quality of work.


  1. What’s your secret to success? 
    My secret to success is treating everyone how I’d like to be treated. I know it’s cliché, but there’s a lot to be said about being kind, inclusive and empathetic towards your fellow co-workers and clients. When you truly understand the needs of others and understand that you catch flies with honey rather than with vinegar, it will get you very far in the advertising industry, allowing you to excel in your role and wider team to be noticed for the right reasons.


  1. When you’re not working at Freedman you are…
    Until now, I’ve relied too much on trashy reality TV and being a couch potato. 2022 is going to be the start of my journey into fitness, travel and organised group activities. There will still be time for The Real Housewives, but I plan to join a regular spin class, tick 3 countries off my bucket list (Italy to start!) and also join an LGBTQI Dance class to expand my social circle.


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