Posts Tagged ‘work

12
Jun
09

It’s been manic!!!

From the moment I walked in this morning it’s been hectic! I have been in team meetings, media meetings, pricing issue meetings…. PHEW!

My budget was finally finalised! Thank god! Ive spent the last 3 weeks sorting out invoices and spend from the past year… but that is finally sorted and I can now concentrate on next years budget! YAY 🙂

My permanent position got approved!!! WHOOP WHOOP. I can take a deep sigh of relief now, and I can now finally get my degree (I’m very happy 🙂 ). I really have found my first job to be a challenge, but a good one at that! It has taught me so much and I’ve actually put what I learned into practise which is what I needed. I feel so much part of the team here and I’m grateful that they have opened up their arms to me so that I can be part of the team permanently now. Yes, there are some other parts of marketing I want to explore, but for the here and now, this is perfect!

… But finally the day has calmed and I have some spare time to guzzle some soup, catch up on my blogs and check my calender before I leave.

I try to leave before the 4 o’clock rush. Town on a friday is manic and it really doesn’t allow for a great start to the weekend to be sitting in traffic (in the freakin building  for goodness sake) for an hour or so.

Tonight Bryan and I are going to KongRoast for dinner. We have been dying to go there since Jeanette and L went a few months ago… The place serves mainly asian cuisine, but you choose to either sit on the “kong” side or the “roast” side of the restaurant. Both ends have different decor and different menus, but you can eat whatever you like from both kitchens no matter what side of the restuarant you sit on! Sounds great ‘ey? 🙂

So…my weekend should start off well enough! I couldn’t get off work on Monday, so no long weekend for me 😦

Anyway, have a great weekend inspite of yourself 🙂

xxx

21
May
09

Getting your boss to love Social Media

Because I love the online sphere of marketing so much, I thought i should start sharing some interesting things I have been learning in my new job.

Quirk has just posted a great article on how to sell social media to your boss… I think the topic of Social Media for any brand at the moment is a majorally hot topic! Seems like everyone wants a piece of the pie 🙂 But what I find most interesting and relevent about this article is the fact that it is very difficult to push the concept of social media onto your business if 1. your boss doesn’t believe in it and 2. if your brand is not relevent for that type of social media.

What I am slowly coming to realise is that, YES, we have to think about playing in the social media space, because whether we like it or not there are people talking about your brand online, but, and it’s a big BUT for some, it has to be relevant, and the type of platform you use has to be relevant. There is no point in having a Facebook profile or tweet constantly if your target audience is not noticing…

So my interim solution… make sure you get your boss involved. Having the support to take the plunge into the social media space makes it much easier and gives you the kind of support you need to carry it off, and secondly, ensure that you research where your target audience is and where the people that are talking about you are, so that you can capture their interest that much easier.

Well that was my social splurb the day 🙂 hope it was helpful!