After 3.5 years, I am wrapping up my time at Third Door Media. Wow, writing and saying it aloud still feels quite surreal and bittersweet. It has been an incredible ride and I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented, creative, and driven team. This definitely isn’t goodbye; it’s see you around, my TDM family.
To my colleagues who brought me on board, believed in me and my ideas, gave me a platform to showcase and evolve my skills, the mentors who took me under their wing, the wonderful clients and campaigns I had the pleasure of working with, and to the oh so many amazing people I met and befriended while working on the Search Marketing Expo side of the business, I thank you. Thank you for the memorable experiences and providing an invaluable opportunity to become a part of the digital marketing industry that I hold near and dear.
Full time freelancing, here I come! I’m beyond ready, excited, optimistic, determined, and not going to lie, nervous as all hell to take this leap, but it’s time to step out of my comfort zone and do what has been calling me for quite some time. I’ve been yearning for a challenge of this caliber for way too long and my curiosity yearns to be fed. I welcome it with open arms and look forward to continue growing as a marketer, businesswoman, and human being. Above all, I am thrilled to work with a variety of clients by helping them reach and exceed their goals through paid search, paid social, and managing their online communities through organic social media marketing efforts. I want to get back to what I’m passionate about and in which I am able to drive positive results with.
Recently, I reached out to my good friend and industry peer, Pamela Lund asking if I may shadow her for a day as she works on Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaigns for her clients since I haven’t been in the trenches for about a year. Oh, how I’ve missed doing PPC. Platforms change, new ones arise, ad units evolve, targeting options improve, and I wanted to get back up to speed. I also realized that I’m known as “the Facebook girl” to many and way too frequently, people are surprised to learn that I’m also an advertising platform aficionado. Although I’m passionate about social media marketing and it excites me unlike any other form of marketing, my digital marketing roots stem from paid search, my long lost love. I want to work on and be known for both again. Pam not only enthusiastically offered to help polish up my skills, she offered me work. I was beside myself. Was I ready? Was it time? Absolutely and yes, indeed. I’ve dabbled with freelancing in the past and it became a recurring thought over the last year to give it another shot some day and go full time. The time is now.
A tremendous size thank you goes out to Pam for this opportunity, mentor-ship, and for helping me jump-start my freelance ventures. I’m looking forward to every bit of this journey. If you or someone you know is looking for help with search and social advertising campaigns or you need guidance with your social media marketing strategy, let’s get in touch. “That Pam Chick” and “This Facebook Girl” have you covered!
…family, friends, Zane, and peers for your continued support and encouragement in everything I have done thus far, currently do, and want to do. I don’t think words can properly express just how thrilled I am to create a work life that intertwines seamlessly with my aspirations, lifestyle, and to work with people, organizations, and projects that I genuinely believe in.