One minute with … Nick Farnhill
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One minute with … Nick FarnhillJanuary 2020
We spent a minute with Publicis Poke CEO Nick Farnhill. Watch to learn about the surprising object he keeps on his desk — and the theme that’s guided his career.
Interviewer: If you hadn’t chosen this career path, what do you think you’d be doing right
Nick Farnhill: A chef.
Interviewer: What do you like to cook?
Nick Farnhill: Anything.
Interviewer: Who are you?
Nick Farnhill: My name is Nick Farnhill.
I’m CEO of Publicis Poke.
Interviewer: Why do you love your line of work?
Nick Farnhill: I like making things.
Interviewer: What has been the theme of your career?
Nick Farnhill: Always being incredibly curious about what’s coming up.
Interviewer: What is your professional mantra?
Nick Farnhill: Always be optimistic.
Interviewer: What would I be surprised to find on your desk?
Nick Farnhill: I have a world record for the world’s longest horse race, and there’s
a trophy that says that.
Interviewer: Did you win?
Nick Farnhill: I was fifth.
Interviewer: Which industry topic doesn’t get talked about enough?
Nick Farnhill: Sustainability.
Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Nick Farnhill: Skateboarding.
Interviewer: And, last question, what is the best professional wisdom anyone’s ever given
Nick Farnhill: To be open to distraction, because you never know where it will take
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