(Less Than) 20 Questions – With Louis J. Webber
Welcome to a new series in The Locker Room – (Less Than) 20 Questions. In this series we sit down with members of the YMG team and get to know them in (less than) 20 questions. See what we did there?
We’re all about helping your business grow. And naturally, our team has grown too. So we sat down with our newest member of the team, Louis, who joined the team in January 2019.
Hello. Please Introduce Yourself.
Hello. I’m Louis.
I’m the new boy here at YMG, and I’m the company copywriter.
Which is not to be confused with someone who deals with copyright claims…
Anything that needs writing is my job. Which makes this
interview kind of awkward, as I’m going to be the person typing it up.
What Attracted You to Marketing?
For me, it’s the variety.
I do a lot of blog writing for our clients as well as the
general website copy. So, naturally, for me to write a convincing blog, I do a
lot of research. Anything from driver CPC training to cashback schemes, every
day I’m learning something different.
What’s more, the team don’t mind me listening to my strange
music playlists. So, that’s a plus. Although they do make me wear earphones.
What Do You Like About Working at YMG?
The overall atmosphere is brilliant.
We really are a team and every decision we make is discussed
and decided between us all. Equally, everyone pushes each other to achieve the
best. There’s always a new challenge, and the team is always there to help if
you need it.
What Do You Like to Do Outside of Work?
I’m a huge gaming and movie fan.
So, when I’m not at the cinema, you’ll often find me playing
games, or listening to music, or both. I’m also a big football fan, both
playing and watching, and I have a season ticket at West Ham United.
What’s Your Favourite Kind of Music?
I love all types of music. To be honest, I don’t think
there’s any type of music I don’t like.
From Marilyn Manson and Black Sabbath to ELO and Damian
Marley, I really appreciate every style of music. But, if we’re talking my
favourite band of all times, it has to be Gorillaz.
What’s Your Favourite Film?
I don’t think I have one singular favourite.
There are too many films I love. Films like Drive, Birdman,
Dredd, Reservoir Dogs, and so many more. But if we’re talking franchise, it’s
Star Wars. I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan.
If You Could Spend a Week in the Past or a Week in the Future, Which Would You Pick and Why?
Definitely a week in the past.
Don’t get me wrong, it would be cool to see the future. But
let’s say I saw something devastating, I’d be terrified of when it’d happen.
But if I went into the past, I could pretend to be psychic and predict the
future, and that would be funny. I’d probably also hide my name in lots of
places, too. Like convincing Shakespeare’s parents to name their child Louis instead
of William. Imagine that, Louis Shakespeare.
Plus, imagine going into the future and seeing that nothing
had changed! How disappointing would that be? It’s already disappointing to
know that scenes of the future in Back to the Future Part II now take place in
the past, so imagine going into the future and STILL not seeing flying cars are
stuff. That’d be gutting.
If You Could Invite Any 5 People to a Dinner Party, Who Would You Invite?
Hmm. Good question.
I’d probably start with Derren Brown. Because, you know,
it’s Derren Brown! Then I’d have Murdoc Niccals from Gorillaz to stir things
up. But I do wonder if Derren Brown and a fictional rockstar would be a good
Next, I’d invite Tutankhamun. I love Ancient Egyptian
history, and Tutankhamun has always fascinated me. I’d also invite Raymond
Carver to bring out the deep conversations.
Lastly, I’d invite my old English teacher, Mr. Reck. He is
one of the main reasons I got into writing, and I wish I could have a
conversation with him now I have a degree in English Literature.
Do I have to choose something to cook?
Yes. What Would You Cook for That Group?
In that case, it’d be my signature. Red wine spaghetti
Well, by ‘signature’, what I really mean is the only
semi-fancy sounding meal I love to make. I actually made a vegan version of it
for a group of 7 a few months ago, and people went back for seconds. So, I
guess that’s a good sign?
Hamsters or Gerbils?
No! As a Pet. What Would You Rather Have?
I’m not too familiar with the difference, to be honest. It’s
never been wise to have one or the other in my household, as I’m a cat person.
And you know, small, furry little creatures don’t get along very well with cats.
So, I guess my final answer would be cats. I know that’s not
the question, but that’s my answer.
Was Thanos Wrong?
Yes and no.
I’d move on from this question if I were you, otherwise, it
will take up the rest of the interview…
What’s Your Favourite Tim Curry Role?
Nigel Thornberry. Easy. Next?
Not thinking of a good enough answer to this question.
Whilst I’m at the YMG offices and getting paid, it’s a
mixture of blue, white and gold. I like them all equally.
When I’m in my free time, red.
What’s the Strangest Thing You Can Tell Us About Yourself?
Playing football last year I got kicked in the face just above my eye which lead to some complications. After some time I realised my eye wasn’t quite right, so I visited the opticians (this is going somewhere, I promise).
I was dreading the opticians because, since I had been last, I’d spent 10 years sat in front of computer screens. But it turns out that 10 years of intense gaming and typing on computers can give you, in their words, “better than 20/20 vision.”
The moral of that story is that it was all a lie. Sitting in front of TV’s/computers DOESN’T make your eyes go square.
That’s my interesting point about myself. That and I used to be a child actor of sorts.
I did several adverts for a well-known children’s channel, that I’m not sure I’m allowed to name. But yeah, it was a popular kid’s network and I did several different adverts. Both for TV shows, events, and just the channel in general.
Are They Online Anywhere?
These happened in the early days of the internet. So, it
wasn’t like now, where every single advert and moment is online. I have copies
of some of them at home, though. But as far as I’m aware, they don’t exist
Can You Bring them into Work So We Can See Them?
If there’s a pay rise in it, absolutely.