“Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.”

William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Maddie was raised in a quaint beach-house in the depths of Cornwall by a politically-charged housefather and a bohemian mother. Her upbringing might seem antiquated to the typical millennial. A lack of TV in her childhood home until her teen years instilled in her a passion for reading, typified by her consumption of Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’ in just three weeks at the age of 10. This voracious appetite for literature led her to study English at Queen Mary’s London, where she fell in love with the capital. Shortly after graduating with First Class honours, she moved to Surrey Quays to seek her fortune. Never one to shirk a challenge, Maddie abandoned her literary past to dive head first into analytical data-driven marketing. After a steep learning curve, she began to demonstrate an incredible numeric dexterity and now drives value across a range of key client accounts in the Paid Social department.

Aside from reading and marketing, Maddie’s passions include art, cinema, and music. When she lived at home, her and her father would collect vinyl and sit in contented silence as they listened on his surround-sound speakers. She loves Miles Davis, the blues and soul – but her favourite of all is that smooth, smooth jazz. When she wasn’t singing in a band, she could be found at the cinema. Her favourite films include The Graduate, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and … Miss Congeniality. Maddie inherited her mother’s passion for fashion: she owns three wardrobes of clothes, 50 pairs of shoes and 60 jumpers (and counting). She enjoys life drawing, has won medals for fencing and is partial to a G&T. We almost lost her too soon when she was attacked by a deadly scorpion while sleeping out in the desert in India, but fortunately she was rescued by an 8-year-old boy. The scorpion’s loss was our gain, as the department’s morale is often raised by Maddie’s expert-level baking and funky shoes. She has been a wonderful addition to the team and her future looks bright.