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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Day in the Life & Blogoversary Contest

Picture by Sara Hamil 
Jeremy Cammy

Job Title: Executive Producer, Events & Music Indigo
Education/Work Experience: Graduated university but went back to school (college) and received a Certificate in Corporate Communications. Worked in PR for  both agency & corporate and was lucky enough to  approach Indigo and work as a Marketing Manager for one store (only 4 Indigo stores existed at the time).  From that one store it progressed to a series of stores as a Regional Marketing Manager, followed by the entire country as National Marketing Manager, Director Event Marketing finally Executive Producer.

Whats a Typical day like for you?
Typical isnt in my vocabulary. No two days are alike. Working with both internal and external stakeholders my day includes meetings with publishers, conference calls, on-site event walkthroughs, developing new thematic for cross country events, programming the in-store music play-list, tweeting, and of course lots of laughing. Laughing is key.

Have you ever geeked out over a celebrity/author
I dont have time to geek out. Im concerned mostly for the customers and our employees ensuring they have a great experience. Though it was surreal standing in the Green Room with President Clinton, Leonard Cohen, and Andre Agassi (but not at the same time)

What was your favourite author/celebrity even that you have hosted so far?
So many. Each event is unique but having Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) give me a kiss thats just dreamy.

What Author/Celebrity would you like to book for an event?
I get asked time and time again. I defer to all the customers to answer that question and most have said J.K. Rowling

What One book would you bring if you were stuck on a desert Island?
If I can bring a Kobo it can store 1,000 books

What have you learned never to do again, when hosting an event?
Never assume. Dont be too sure of yourself. Every event is a learning opportunity.

If you could be one Joss Whedon character, which one would you be and why? 
Meaning  Buffy? Probably a vampire. Would be fun to get stabbed by Sarah Michelle Gellar. But only if I lived.

IF you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Easy. Fly.  Two words: Toronto traffic

Cats or Dogs  - Why?
Dogs. Cats are smarter than me.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
I think the real question is who would I like to see play my love interest. I think too many celebrities would line up for that role. A bidding war.

Thank you so much for being my first ---- Day in the Life victim Captain Awesome.  In celebration of this new series and to celebrate my 2 year Anniversary of being a book blogger, I have decided to loosen the purse strings (I'm cheap!)  and host a contest to thank you all for coming by to visit and to make comments.  Since I had the extreme good fortune to attend a Indigo Tweet Up a couple of weeks ago of Hugo I have decided to offer up a special Hugo related prize pack. There will also be a secondary Hunger Games prize pack since I am seriously excited to see the movie (please don't suck like the Twilight series did) and as well since I LOVE the Lorax their will also be a 3rd prize of a copy of The Lorax by Dr Seuss.  

Blogoversary Contest

Prize Pack #1: DVD & Book


Prize Pack #2: The Hunger Games: Movie Tie in Edition & Mockingjay Pin

Prize Pack #3: The Lorax by Dr Seuss

Ends March 23, 2012
US/Canada Only
Fill out Form
10 Bonus Entries if you are an old or new follower (Don't want to insist you follow, but want to encourage new followers & reward long time sufferers of my blog)


  1. Amazing contest Jen! And great behind-the-scenes details with Captain Awesome! Ive always wondered what he was like in real life!

  2. Thanks Lisa! He is very charming and funny & quite the smart ass which is something I always appreciate in a person

  3. Great interview!! I LOVED learning more about Cammy!!

  4. Youve only been doing this for 2 years?! Seems like I;ve been reading your blog longer. I love the new feature and look forward to reading about interesting people and their cool jobs. Id like to stand in a room with Bill Clinton!

    1. It was definitely surreal being so up and close to him - Thanks for the nice comments too : )

  5. Love the interview. Love the "Bonus entries" comment too..."long time sufferers" made me laugh. :D

    1. Thanks - like to make people laugh : )

  6. Great interview! LOL! I love that hes still promoting Indigo products (Kobo..) hehe.. love it :D

    Great pic too! :)


    1. Fun and professional - Indigo needs to give that boy a huge raise!