“Our ambition should be to rule ourselves; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.”

Oscar Wilde

Stefani was born in picturesque North Albania, where her family is from. Soon after that they moved to Croydon, South London, where she’s lived since then. Croydon seems to be the place to raise creative children – producing Grime superstar Stormzy, among others – and she was no exception. Little Stefani Shakespeare would devour a whole book in one day and started writing poetry at the age of 12. One of her dreams is to publish a poetry book, so keep an eye on bookstore windows.

In her favourite book The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde says ‘Life is a moment. So make it burn always with the hardest flame.’ Indeed, she never passes up an opportunity to challenge herself; she’s gone zip-lining in Romania (600m!) and she’s currently self-learning Spanish. Her latest challenge is to make the most delicious sandwich you can dream of – and she’s doing quite well!

Stefani discovered her passion for marketing while studying Management at the CASS Business School. She managed to bring a unique twist to her dissertation and wrote about the effect of nostalgic marketing on generational cohorts. We spotted her brilliancy while she was still at university and she became part of the very first team of PPC summer interns at Merkle | Periscopix. It was only a natural transition for her to fully join the team as soon as she finished university, and today she continues to excel in campaign management.

So, if you’re looking for real success in your campaigns, Stefani’s talent with words and fantastic analytical skills are what you need!