Jen Layton Jen_Layton United Kingdom Advertising Account Manager

Jen Layton


Jen Layton
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United Kingdom Location
Feb 2009 Member Since

Britsh based multitasker who can't decide if she wants to live in the country or settle in London. I currently work in mobile marketing, looking after the wap site and associated stuff for a large UK based supermarket mobile phone network.
Ultimately my dream is to work for myself of a free lance basis, across a multitude of areas, design, writing, trend hunting, marketing and advertising and strategic planning.

Currently learning about social media planning and search engine marketing, and plotting how to raise the money to do my Masters degree - all and any donations accepted!

Outside of work I illustrate and draw, love cooking and hanging out with my bunnies; Bramble and Thistle.

What is unique that's not in your bio?
I can write backwards, due to being left-handed. All left handed people can do this as their brain processes everything backwards to right handed people, they just don't realise it. A great party trick that has freaked out a few drunks in my time, as it's letter perfect and can write essays like this.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
I don't have any particular accomplishment, more the fact that I have been able to do as much on my life so far, and have developed into the person that I am. In the last couple of years, I have realised that there really isn't anything that I can't do given time and determination.
How do you define cool?
I can't, it's too broad a definition. I suppose checking out my trends gives you a better idea, but just because I report on something doesn't mean that I think it's cool.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Read a lot, absorb everything you experience, never lose your curiosity.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
The chance to write and explore the cutting edge, plus exercise my creativity and writing skills and bounce ideas off like minded individuals.
What is your favorite trend?
So far, the Japanese Festival of Rope Bondage, the photography is so cool!!!!!
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
See question 4
How do you reset to be creative?
Drawing, and incorporating illistrating into my work. My note books at work are covered in doodles and random pictures, and I have various drawing and painting projecxts on the go at any one time.
What inspires or excites you?
Nature, music, art, the new, my thesaurus, the internet, my boyfriend, too much to mention here...
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Nintendo will have it's own mobile phone and broadband network, like O2 and Vodafone do today.