Meet Charlee -

Social Media Content Brand Manager

From a part time Saturday job to becoming our Social Media Content Brand Manager. Find out more about Charlee's story.
We spent some time this week with Charlee from our UK & I Social Media team exploring her time at Costa and how a part time role getting her through her studies turned into a Career.

How long have you been with Costa Coffee?

I've been with Costa for 11 years. I started off as a Saturday Barista and moved with Costa whilst at Uni in Bath, and then in London whilst doing my Masters in Printmaking.  

During in the first year of my Masters, I joined the Social team as a Social Media Advisor part time, then in 2018 I joined the social team full time as Social Media Executive.

I was just recently promoted to Social Media Content Brand Manager.

Charlee Barista

What's your favourite coffee/hot drink?

My favourite hot coffee is a Flat White with vanilla syrup and sometimes with the Character Roast.

What do you love about Costa?

I love the culture of Costa. From the very beginning, you become a family working together and I’ve gained lifelong friends from the various stores I’ve worked in.

What big projects/activations have you been involved with that we might know of (if we don’t know, that’s fine too)

I'm part of the social team that runs the day to day of social content but within my role, I work closely with the FMCG team.

In the last year I've been involved in our photoshoot for our At Home and Ready to Drink products and am now running the photoshoots end to end, from writing the briefs to prop styling the shots. Absolutely love it! 

What do you think are the secrets behind getting to where you’ve got to?

I don’t think it’s a secret but networking as much as you can. You never know who you’re going to meet and what conversations will arise. I’ve always believed in ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’

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