I’ve just been thanking colleagues and friends for their kind messages on LinkedIn which had reminded them of my anniversary. The key one was 9 years of Makepeace Marketing but it has also been 5 years as associate of McAllister and Co, 9 years working in various roles with Chartered Institute of Marketing and 9 years of p.t. teaching at South Devon College. So I’ve been reflecting on an interesting 9 years during which the opportunities of digital marketing have truly taken hold for all audiences and there has been huge growth in portfolio careers like mine. Working for myself has been rewarding, rejuvenating and thought-provoking; there’s never a dull day. The world of the freelance marketer is inspiring, challenging and great fun. The south west is rich in entrepreneurship and, with a plethora of small and micro business, there is always scope for professional marketers to make a strong contribution to business success.
It’s also been a reminder that it’s time I got some updated profile pictures!