Up close and personal with PR leader, lecturer and radio presenter, Mazzy Snape
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
I’m Mazzy Snape, events and PR specialist and lecturer. I specialise in event management, PR and social media across arts, music, entertainment and SMEs. Clients past and present range from music venues such as the Night Owl, festivals like Swingamajig, city-wise initiatives for-Wards and Birmingham Big Art Project, but also big brands such as Diesel, Vitamin Water and Popchips. I lecture part-time at Birmingham University in event management and related subjects and present the Soul Hole and Chicks Dig Jerks on Brum Radio.
HOW DO YOU GET INTO TOWN?
I base myself at the shared, collaborative workspace, the Impact Hub in Digbeth and get there by hopping on the number 50 bus.
HOW’S THE COMMUTE?
Luckily I work flexible hours because traffic before 9am is atrocious. I wait until about 9.15 to avoid the crush.
IS BRUM A GOOD PLACE TO WORK IN?
A fantastic place to work in! So much is happening right now. New businesses are popping up left, right and centre and there is a very collaborative ethic these days which is great. For me personally, I’ve built up extensive networks and knowledge in and around Birmingham so I’d be crazy to work anywhere else.
The Impact Hub has a fantastic coffee shop in-house with high quality free teas and coffees for members which is handy. If I venture into town I like 6/8 Kafe and Urban Coffee Company. Good coffee taste overrules prices and convenience for me every time. It’s worth the walk.
For a casual lunch I go to the Pop Up in the Custard Factory. With a client I’d probably venture into town to Chung Ying Central on Colmore Row for some yummy Dim Sum or to Hotel du Vin just round the corner for something more formal.
There is a nice green space alongside Millennium Point which is good as an end-destination for a lunch break when the sun is shining.
WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE CITY?
I tend to base myself from Digbeth and it is my favourite place in many ways because of all the creatives that work there, but it’s still a bit rough round the edges.
I like the Old Crown and Mockingbird for a pint or on a Friday I head to Digbeth Dining Club at Spotlight to grab dinner and a drink.
HOW CAN THE CITY BE MADE BETTER?
The walk from the city centre to Digbeth is a bit dilapidated and it needs some encouragement I think! Some greenery, better lighting at night, new shops and businesses encouraged with lower rates and so on…