Meet the Team: Charlie Parkin, Marketing Content Manager

Charlie is in charge of all the marketing content you see from Virti - he pushes to make valuable content that will help companies grow their Learning and Development efforts and get through the challenges that make training difficult for all organisations.

Meet the Team: Charlie Parkin, Marketing Content Manager
Charlie in Bristol, UK - the birthplace of Virti!


In this week's Meet The Team, we talk to Charlie Parkin - Marketing Content Manager!


Charlie is in charge of all the marketing content you see from Virti - he pushes to make valuable content that will help companies grow their Learning and Development efforts and get through the challenges that make training difficult for all organisations. With a background in film and video, Charlie is first and foremost a storyteller and he brings this to everything he does for the company!

So, tell us a little bit about your background...


My background is centred around freelance video and sound editing, as well as visual effects and composing. I’ve worked on a whole range of projects - from short films all the way through to podcasts - and I’ve been lucky enough to win awards for some of these projects along the way.

When did you first become interested in virtual and augmented reality technology?


I’m keen-eyed when it comes to tech, so I’d had my eye on VR since the early days of its more modern resurgence. Think the original HTC Vive and Stream VR. But I only really took the plunge following the release of the first Oculus - now Meta - Quest. Since then it’s become my go-to gaming, fitness and professional tool!

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When (and why) did you join the Virti team?


I joined Virti at an exceptionally exciting time at the start of 2021 as the team was just beginning to scale up big time. I was inspired by their mission and saw an opportunity to bring my passion and expertise for digital video and content to the company and create some noise around this innovative brand.

Can you describe your role at Virti? What does a ‘typical’ day look like?


A typical day at Virti always begins by scouring everyone’s morning messages for great tunes… Why? Every morning, the team shares their mood in the form of a GIF and song recommendation! If people like the song choice, they can vote to add it to the Virti Jams Spotify Playlist.

After my coffee and jam session is over, it’s time for the real work to begin! I’m responsible for co-ordinating all the public-facing video and digital content you see across our site and beyond. As a video-based product, it’s crucial to us at Virti that everything we do has video at its core. So, collaborating closely with the rest of the marketing team, I drive video campaigns and help with content creation to get the Virti brand out there.

What skills did you bring to the team, and what skills have you developed since joining?

I pride myself on making everything I produce polished and exciting. I try to bring this skill to everything I do at Virti. Corporate training often gets a bad rap for being ‘boring’. So, just as we’re always striving to do with the Virti Product, I love the challenge of making this topic more engaging and exciting for viewers across all our digital content.

What excites you about being part of Virti?

I can honestly say that the team here at Virti are some of the best people I’ve ever met (special shout out to Heather and Otis 🙌 ). Our company culture is built to encourage each and every employee to be themselves and enjoy their work. There’s a conscious effort from the whole team to make sure everyone is doing what they love and producing the best they can. We’re all aligned with the company mission and it’s an absolute pleasure to be a part of working towards it.

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What’s your proudest achievement (so far) as part of the Virti team?

It’s impossible to pick just one! It’s so rewarding when we get to drop feature release campaigns and really shout about all the great stuff our dev team have been working super hard on. One of my favourite pieces was when we got to share the latest updates to our Interactive Video platform. The updates have taken the product to a whole new level of awesome - and showing that off brings me so much joy!

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Looking ahead, what do you think the rest of the year holds for Virti? What are you particularly looking forward to?

There’s so much in store for Virti and a lot of it is right around the corner! I’m excited to see the release of a whole host of new features for customers. Plus, our wider online presence is set to get even bigger and better. The year ahead holds tons of valuable insights, live events (👀) and podcasts. And, as always, best-in-class updates for our best-in-class products.

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What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Hobbies, talents, projects etc…

Outside of work, I’m all about music and film. I’m keeping up the composing hustle by producing tracks and scoring some films in my free time. I’m also working on an audio drama which I’ll be directing and producing. It’s been in the works now for 5+ years and it keeps me super busy and motivated throughout the weekends!


Thanks for chatting to us, Charlie! We look forward to all the awesome content coming our way over the next year and beyond.

Keep in touch with Charlie over LinkedIn, or via his website.

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