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We have come such a long way, when I started we didn’t even have the respect of a small time eBay seller – now we have online exclusivity for our key brand (a brand that now delivers 90% of our sales). Why I’m so happy I could do a lil jig.

We have also had some very positive contact with another supplier of a variation of our product (helped mainly by the progress we have made with our main brand).

I’m still feeling frustrated…I know what I want to acheive but I can’t see clearly how to get there yet. Patience isn’t one of my main assets. I feel like I should be achieving more (although my boss is happy with what I’m doing at the minute)….my tension headaches seem to have backed off since I had a day off last week.

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So the Best Awards are meant to acknowledge the ‘best’ ideas that take ‘integrated communications into tomorrow’….but it’s not is it. It’s meant to promote Marketing agencies. As I don’t work for a marketing agency I can’t enter. I’m not saying that I have done anything particularly worthy of said prize (maybe there are others that deserve it more) but why should my work go un-noticed just because I happen to be in-house?

Had the awards included non-agency marketing departments then I would have most certainly put forward my company for development of talent as I feel they have supported my development over and above what many large corporations would have. As I am part of a smaller company my development has been tailored personally to me from when I start work to my breaks, time away from work to study etc. They have also allowed me to really take a hold of my own learning and grow myself (letting me visit fairs etc that I suggested rather then being forced to attend).

I feel rather bitter….can you tell?

23

a Female

a Graduate  (hmmmm am I still a graduate if I have a year’s experience?)

a Smart car driver

a workaholic

and I work for a small online retail company that sells a variety of products solely online through one website (we will release the second in approximately 2 weeks. The third is still just a concept at this point).

My job title is Website Manager but as it’s a small company that doesn’t mean too much – I also help out with the business management, accounts, admin and customer services too! Whatever the business needs basically.

I have decided to start a blog for a number of different reasons:-

1 – I want to track our SEO progress and see how this is influenced by our other projects

2 – I want to look back at the things we have acheived to see how we can use that in the future (help stop things slip through the net).

3 – I love my job and I like writing about it 🙂 There’s something about writing something down that engages the brain and helps me think about it more clearly. Unfortunately that might mean that a lot of this blog is going to seem like garbledygook to anyone but me..