Kate Newman 27 London
Categories: Journalist, Music, Producer

Posted: 29th April 2014

We've seen this woman drink a tumbler of absinthe, light a cigarette from a Tesco Caterpillar Cake and cheers a room full of people at 7 am in the morning. Surprisingly, she’s also with out a doubt the most organized person we've ever met, is in full possession of a Filofax, and virtually raised one half of Baby Face.

Kate began her career as at Blow Pr, before gaining a position at Vice magazine as a Marketing Executive and subsequently climbed that slippery ladder to be made their Digital Projects Manager, before gaining the position of Producer at BBh London. Kate's now a Digital Producer for Nike at R/GA- so stick that in your e-Cigarette and smoke it. Who said there weren't enough women in advertising, eh? Well, Kate kind of thinks there aren’t either, which is why she has plans in the long run to open an all female agency. We bow down.

Kate is also a very talented writer and has contributed to Sunday Times Style Magazine and Company Magazine. She’s also a computer genius with like codes n’ stuff- not a floppy disk in sight! Kate was part of a small group that just engineered The Guardian’s first interactive guide that archives more than 10 years of Oscars red-carpet looks, with commentary on all the key outfits, as well as Guardian fashion's selection of the best frocks and suits from the 2014 awards.

If you want to chat to Kate and ask her about her opinions on the last series of Girls, you can catch her occasionally serving up mac’n’cheese at your local Smokey Tail’s van (Ok, that was only one time), demolishing bibimbaps, or you’ll find her bretoned-striped self whipping round Dalston on her trusty bike.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO:I’m a Producer at BBH in London but I also manage a blog network on the side, working with brands to help connect them to their audiences in a more authentic and interesting way. I’m into food, catholic iconography, Eliiott Smith and that sundress Liv Tyler wears in Stealing Beauty.HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU IN A SENTENCE?I am known as ‘internet mum’ and ‘ideal wife’, basically I will feed you, ply you with wine and can help you stalk your latest conquest online. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOU…A song in the shower to start the day and then straight to work. The day is usually jam packed with meetings, briefings, the usual but I keep a second screen on my desk which I live stream kittens from which livens things up no end. Then either a drink, dinner, party, after work shop that evening or if it’s been a mega day – bed. WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?I know it’s a total cliché but I admire Jessa’s character in GIRLS and Frances Ha for their DGAF attitude. Yes they’re generally messes, but I would love to not care as much / at all and just say yes to everything - wear a kimono to dinner and fly to Paris for a weekend. WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?When fork is poised above a delicious meal.FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT/SHOP/HANG OUT?Eat is a tough one as there are so many. Restaurant Story was the best meal I’ve ever had in my life, the food is incredible! I also love the Pig and Butcher for laid back Sunday lunches and Andrew Edmunds for special occasions. I shop the internet mostly. Hang out – I have a tradition of cycling to the National Gallery and National Portrait gallery on sunny Saturday mornings. I love wandering through with music on and getting lost in my own thoughts. I also don’t think you can beat a rooftop on a warm day or your best friends houses. WHAT’S YOUR BEST ADVICE?Don’t be afraid to ask for things or be upfront with what you want. If no one knows, how can they give it to you? Best party you've ever been to? BEST PARTY YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO?On a mountain top in San Pellegrino in alpe with nothing but a shack, fire, insane sound system and enough booze to knock out an army. SONG TO BE PLAYING AS YOU ENTER THE CLUB?Entrance song! ODB “Got ya money”, always. WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD BE ON YOUR RIDER?Mariah Carey already did the kitten thing so I can’t say that. Dom Perignon ’82, a white all silk lounge outfit complete with fluffy mules and fresh peaches. BIGGEST LIE YOU WERE TOLD/THAT YOU TOLD AS A KID?I’m still keeping all my secrets. Lies I was told? Apart from Santa, the tooth fairy and Disney I was told a green man called Sam lived in the trees near Kingston Bridge by my dad for years. Not for any purpose, I think he was just into the idea. WHAT'S NEXT?Digital world domination, a year in another country and eventually the start of my own all-girls agency. AND FINALLY...WHO IS YOUR NEXT BABYFACE GIRL SUGGESTION?Who: Jemima Bowers
Why: Because she’s amazing and going to be the youngest film producer BBH has ever seen.
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