I'm delighted to announce we have a new member of the team. And here he is with his first journal entry...
Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. Existing customers. Potential clients.
Don’t worry, you haven’t stumbled across a wedding speech (although I shall be writing one of those soon) you have actually managed to find my first official journal entry as part of the Manage My Website team.
Time for the formalities.
My name is Mark Sowerby. I’m male, 32 years old and live with my soon-to-be wife in Bath along with our mainly cute but sometimes feisty ginger cat – Garvey. Elbow fans out there will be nodding in appreciation at this point.
Now for the work bit.
I started out in marketing over 10 years ago. My formative years were spent developing, managing and delivering successful public relations programmes for a range of blue-chip clients, including the likes of JCB and Birmingham City FC.
This gave me the chance to hone my communication and project management skills in addition to building an understanding of the importance of planning. I even managed to pick up an award or two along the way, which was extremely satisfying - and useful for annual appraisals.
As my career developed I moved to a full-service marketing agency with specialisms in PR, advertising, design, live events and – as it was then known – new media. Exposure to new areas of marketing coupled with full responsibility for delivering integrated campaigns helped me to understand the true meaning of brand – and how best to make people sit up and take notice.
Fast forward to the present day and the reason I’m writing this entry. I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to work alongside Alex and help her build on the great work she has done at Manage My Website. Over the last two years she has worked extremely hard to build a portfolio of happy clients – a great number of which she can now call friends too.
I’m hoping to bring focused project management ability, marketing insight, proven copywriting skills and digital experience so she can continue to meet the great demand for websites and marketing support that the company is currently experiencing.
Hopefully, we’ll find some new friends along the way too.