Meet the Bon Accord Marketing Executives

Meet the Bon Accord Marketing Executives


Hey, hi, hello! 


You might have seen that Bon Accord has been a bit more active on socials recently, and that’s because me (Isy) and Toni have joined the team as marketing executives! Get to know us through a quick interview-style set of questions. 


Image of Bon Accord's Marketing Executive's, Isy and Toni in a park. Isy wears a white tee, blue dungarees, and carries a tray with grapefruits and our grapefruit soda used to make a Paloma cocktail. Toni wears a green cropped bandeau top and cream linen trousers..


What’s does a day in the life of a  Bon Accord marketing executive entail?


Toni: My average day includes hosting tastings at some of our stockists’ locations across Scotland, and creating content for TikTok & Socials.


Isy: I’m responsible for writing content for our blog and newsletters and attending events with Toni to promote the brand. Check out our monthly newsletter to see what events we’ll be at throughout the next month, and follow us on Insta to see where we are each day


What’s your go-to Bon Accord soft drink?


Isy: Rhubarb soda for suuuuure! It makes me nostalgic for the rhubarb & custard that my mum would make for me and my sister when we were children. Rhubarb was hard to come by where we lived, so it made it all the more special.
Toni: Definitely the Cloudy Lemonade! I love the sharpness of it and how it really tastes like lemons... Yes, I used to be THAT child who would fish the lemon out of their soft drink only to munch on it and embarrass my parents.  
Illustrated Image of Bon Accord Soft Drink's Cloudy Lemonade and Rhubarb Soda


POV: you’ve just finished work during a massive heatwave in the UK, and you’re going out to catch up with pals. What are you drinking? (apart from water, of course #stayhydrated)


Isy: I'm very partial to a margarita or a lager year-round. I’ve been obsessed with tequila since working in Wahaca, Edinburgh as a student. You might have seen our post for National Tequila day over on our Insta inspired by yours truly!

Toni: Pimms 100x over and, surprise surprise, it goes perfectly with Bon Accord cloudy lemonade! Catch me rain or shine with a Pimms in my hand.



Where can we usually find you hanging out? 

Isy: I spend most of my days off eating & drinking in my favourite Glasgow venues with my pals. I’m a massive fan of Five March (who stock a few of our sodas) and their sister restaurant Guid Egg. I spend lots of time walking around the city, pouring over books in my local library and the nearest Waterstones. 

Toni:  Catch me at the bouldering gym or doing a pub quiz. If all else fails, I'll be in bed with my book!


What are you listening to right now?

Isy: I'm a huge fan of podcasts. My all-time favourite is the Longform Podcast, a weekly interview with non-fiction writers from all over the world. The contents of my summer Spotify playlist are too chaotic to share online, let's just say it ranges all the way from The Gorillaz to Ronan Keating. And of course, my queen Florence + The Machine's new album, Dance Fever

Toni: The Heartstopper soundtrack. On repeat. 


If we logged onto your Goodreads account, what books would be in your recently read list?

Isy:  I've just finished Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney. I was a massive fan of her first two novels, and as an Irish woman myself, I’m proud to see contemporary Irish authors like Sally Rooney and Naoise Dolan gaining international recognition. I've just finished reading Elif Shafak's 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, which is fantastic! She's an award-winning British-Turkish novelist whose current novel, The Island of Missing Trees is Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022. I borrowed this one from Glasgow libraries, which have a massive collection of fiction. Highly recommend checking out your local library for great books that don’t break the bank!

Toni: Two books stand out. I just finished a non-fiction book called Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell. It uncovers how ‘insidery’ language is used by cults, multi-level marketing schemes, and everything in between to generate a following. My second book is called The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. It’s been described as a ‘feminist retelling of Saint George and the dragon’ that depicts a sapphic slow-burn romance, an adventure across contents, and, of course, lots of dragons.


Favourite meal deal combo?

Isy: I tend to go for the Tesco Finest Pastrami & Emmental. Sadly, it isn’t included in the meal deal and costs a whopping £3. On days when I’ve busted my budget on Tesco sandwiches, I end up getting a Greggs sausage roll and a tea to wake me up from my post-lunch slump.

Toni: BLT, Iced coffee and a mango fruit pot #basic

 Toni and Isy wear white tee shirts and are smiling whilst standing behind the Bon Accord Tasting Bar at the 2022 Turing Festival, Edinburgh

We just want to say a massive thank you to the Graduate Career Advantage Scotland for connecting us to Bon Accord, which has given us a huge opportunity to broaden our career horizons. 

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