Here at Glacier Media, our internal agency ecosystem is made up of 150+ folks.

It’s time for another edition of Team GMD Q&A. It’s kind of like Vogue’s 73 Questions. Instead, it’s in blog form and there are less than 10 questions – because you’re busy and we respect your time.

This week on Team GMD we are featuring Bilal Lashari, one of our Digital Coordinators. Bilal comes from an advertising and media background with special expertise in logic and problem solving. Read on to learn about his secret hidden talent, and why it’s imperative to always laugh at his jokes…

In a short paragraph, tell us a little bit about your role at GMD. What do you do on a daily basis:

I work closely with sales and account management team to help them with crafting strategies and media plans for their clients, to achieve their marketing and advertising objectives.

Personal kryptonite:

Anyone who doesn’t find the stories I tell amusing. If you don’t have an ear for my stories, I lose interest. I can talk non-stop, try me. Hear me out with all your excitement, or I will go quiet. And trust me, you don’t want that. So laugh at my jokes and go “ooh and aah” when I tell you something.

Hidden talent:

I’m a good photographer. I have an eye for great views, angles and lighting.

When are you most inspired:

I would say it is definitely when I get to know someone new. I love learning about the paths people have taken to get to where they are. Ah, that’s the stuff that keeps me goin’.


Sports. Especially cricket. I can explain what it is, I can go on and on, but I’d rather do that when we talk.

Two truths and a lie:

1. I hate waking up early
2. I love food but eat very little
3. I tell bad jokes (Spoiler: others may see this as true, but it’s a lie for me)

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be and why?

Graphic Design. I’m not creative at all, but it would be an added skill to up my game, right?

Last thing you binge-watched?

Squid Game.

What’s your favourite place you’ve ever visited and why?

Istanbul, Turkey. It’s the most beautiful city I’ve seen with so much history, culture, and beautiful architecture. #Funfact: this city is split in 2 continents – Asia and Europe.

How do you keep your work organized?

I’m old fashioned. I prefer writing things down, besides internal softwares. I make a list of ‘to dos’ and ‘done’.

What are you typically doing on a Saturday afternoon?

I’m usually out with family, either shopping, meeting friends, or exploring new places if the weather allows.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

“Run Forrest Run” – Forrest Gump
Not an advice directly, but it does inspire me.

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