Behind the Scenes: Meet Duncan, Account Manager at GameInfluencer

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Meet Duncan, our Account Manager, who is doing amazing communication with the new clients who wish to expand the reach of their game or product through influencers. Duncan joined our team 2 years ago as a trainee and since then successfully worked and grew to a campaign manager and in July this year, moved once more into the new role of Account Manager.

We’ve prepared an inspiring interview with Duncan and are excited to share his story with you!

Can you share a little about your background and your career path?

I grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland (the best city in the world) and then moved to Dundee to start University once I had finished school. However, I have just recently moved back to Edinburgh! I had a few odd jobs working in supermarkets and clothing stores but nothing too serious! 

I got the role at GameInfluencer as a Trainee in October 2021 to assist with various parts of the company but mainly working with the team to assist Facebook to grow their creator program. From this, I went into our Campaign Team helping run our great Influencer campaigns! In July 2023, I moved once more into the role I have now – Account Manager.

What are your responsibilities at GameInfluencer?

As an Account Manager at GameInfluencer I am tasked with finding and handling clients that wish to expand the reach of their game or product through influencers. I help them understand what the best strategy for them would be, and how exactly we would execute that for them so that their game or product can grow!

What is the most exciting/interesting part of your work?

Definitely the most interesting and exciting part of my job is meeting the people behind some really awesome games. As a lifelong gamer myself, I love talking to our clients, getting to know them better, and seeing their passion is always great to see.

What is the most challenging part and how do you handle it?

The most challenging part of the role is keeping up with all the clients! As we are always at different stages, from preliminary discussions, to wrapping up a campaign, it can be challenging to stay on top of everything. But this also keeps the job fresh – there is rarely any downtime and always a client to check in, or jump on a call with!

What was your most favourite project you worked on at GameInfluencer?

My favourite project would definitely be when we were working alongside Facebook we helped them run a Call of Duty Warzone tournament with their creators. As a huge fan of the Call of Duty series, this was so much fun to run and to watch some great creators compete for the prize money! 

Top 3 your most favourite video games.

Ah this is too hard to choose just 3 but I can try. 

Destiny 2 – This has to be on the list as it is for sure the game I have put the most hours into. Playing the Raids and Dungeons on Day 1 is, to me, the most fun gaming experience and something I have been doing since the first game came out in 2014!

Call of Duty – Another favourite of mine, I have played every game and even though they are not as great as they used to be, I still come back to them every year and have been watching the competitive side of things for over a decade.

Valorant/League of Legends – I can’t choose one over the other so I had to list them both. I love a good ranked game and watching the eSports matches on these games is so fun as well.

Top 3 gaming influencers you follow yourself.

Caedrel – Easily my most watched streamer these days, can’t get enough of his streams especially when he is playing variety content.

Tarik – The biggest and my favourite Valorant streamer, especially when there is a VCT event on I love to watch him co-streaming them.

Scump – Been watching him for over 12 years as a CoD professional and now he is retired and a full-time content creator his streams have been so entertaining!

Read more about our other team members and stay tuned for the upcoming series:

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Meet Marlene, Trainee at GameInfluencer

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