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Kathy Blood
Account Manager

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zgm achievements

When you work at ZGM, you can achieve anything -- awards, accolades and even the occasional hangover.

  • ZGM Tenure Award: 3.0
  • ZGM Tenure Award: 1.0
  • ZGM Tenure Award: 5.0
  • Badminton Champ
  • ZGM Tenure Award: beta
  • Best Coffee
  • Best Dressed
  • Best Hair Female
  • Best Hair Male
  • Blog Baron
  • Curling Champ
  • Early Bird
  • Fittest Female
  • Fittest Male
  • Friendliest
  • Greenest
  • Healthiest
  • Horseshoe Champ
  • Icon Crafter
  • Life Saver
  • Loudest
  • Most Caffeinated
  • Most Days Since Injury
  • Most Sick Days
  • Movember Champ
  • Night Owl
  • Social Butterfly
  • Timesheet Tender
  • Twitter King
  • Weekend Warrior
  • 7 Year General
  • Office Activist
  • Speedy Gonzales
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Bakerific
  • Multitasker
  • Multitasker
  • Most Sarcastic
  • Best Mounter
  • Restaurant GPS
  • Sherpa
  • Trooper
  • Fighting Spirit
  • Well Balanced
  • Well Balanced
  • Sunshine & Rainbows
  • Movember Champ 2012
  • Movember Champ 2011
  • Mustache May Champ 2010
  • Mustache May Champ 2009
  • Mustache May Champ 2007
  • Mover and Shaker
  • Weekend Warrior
  • Road Warrior
  • Early Riser
  • Yogi Berra
  • Movember Champ 2013
  • ZGM Tenure Award: 10.0
  • ZGM Tenure Award: 15.0
  • ZGM Tenure Award 20.0
  • Graduation CAAP
  • Artisan Chocolate Bar
  • Biker
  • Runner

I always wanted to be a marine biologist when I grew up – so naturally I ended up in advertising. (Eventually it dawned on me that Calgary isn’t exactly ranked as a must-see Maritime locale in Conde Naste.) And while it’s not ‘diving with dolphins’, twenty five years spent on the sink-or-swim production side of this business has instilled a CSI-like attention to detail that serves me well as an account manager. Helping keep clients on track and on budget – and able to survive the occasional shark attack.

Every day I look for the small things that give me pause – it’s akin to stopping to smell the roses. The creative environment of advertising is filled with these moments. They may not be ‘gracefully-gliding rays in an azure sea’, but they put wind in my sails nonetheless. I feel fortunate to be one of the few born-and-raised Calgarians (I think there are like ‘three’ at last count) but the siren song of the sea remains a powerful call. Hence, Maui is my spiritual happy place.

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