What’s your name and title at PA?
Jack. I’m the Commercial Director here at PA.
Generally speaking, what does your role involve?
I do a bit of everything really. Mainly marketing, product development and all things relating to commercial development.
Where are you based?
I’m originally from near Sheffield, currently living in London
What’s your background?
I studied Marketing and Brand Management at Uni. Then went to work for L’Oreal for a bit, then Paul Smith, then Universal Music, then I was at Smarkets for a while (the betting exchange - popular with matched betting) then finally here at PA. All of those jobs were in a digital marketing/commercial development capacity.
What’s your matched betting experience - have you done it, do you still do it?
I first started matched betting when I was in Uni, just for a bit of extra money. Got into it pretty heavily, but when I got a full time job I slowed down. I don’t really have the time to do it that much nowadays, but I still jump on the juicy offers when they come up. To anyone out there reading this, at the very least you should go through the signup offers - its basically free money!
What’s the best part about your job?
I like the fact that we’re helping people. A lot of people see matched betting as a scam and as a consequence see PA in a bad light. The reality is that we have introduced hundreds of thousands of people (literally - 254,000 when I last checked) to a way that they can supplement their income. Some of the stories are great - people paying off debts or buying houses. It really does make a difference to people's lives.