#137 – Hospitality Meets Pooja Sharma-Jones – The Chief Marketing Officer

Marketing. Every business needs it, whatever stage you are at so I thought it was about time I got a marketing guru on the show for a chat.

I got some time with the awesome Pooja Sharma-Jones, Chief “Mock”eting Officer at Mocktails (https://mocktails.com/)

And it’s quite a bizarre story how we came across each other, but we talk about that in the chat so I won’t bore you with it twice.

We also get through:-

  • Nicknames
  • Finding the fun
  • Being inspired by parents
  • Studying marketing
  • Starting in retail
  • Selfridges
  • A passion for food
  • Moving to Harrods
  • Soho House
  • Starting up a consultancy
  • Mocktails
  • Lo and No
  • Pub Evolution
  • Psychology
  • Self awareness
  • Early Jobs

And so much more. Pooja turns on the charm from the outset and this was a laugh a minute to record. Beyond that thought, there’s a very serious career in here and I am eternally grateful to Pooja for giving me some time.