Meet Alison, who transformed from an esteemed educator to our Marketing Manager extraordinaire! Join us on a journey through her remarkable transition, sprinkled with courage, passion, and a knack for all things marketing….
From Classrooms to Campaigns: The Courageous Shift
Alison, having dedicated her professional life to the classroom since the age of 20, stood at a crossroads. The attraction of marketing, a world she had always found intriguing, beckoned. Despite her habitual aversion to change, Alison began a courageous shift, saying goodbye to the familiar grounds of education to explore the world of digital marketing.
Qualifications and Courses: Equipping for Excellence
Recognising the vast landscape of marketing, Alison didn't merely jump into the role blindly. Before transitioning full time, she began a journey of knowledge acquisition.
Courses and qualifications became her stepping stones, ensuring a firm foundation and a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of marketing. This approach showcased her commitment and set the stage for the impactful role she was about to embrace.
Steep Learning Curves and Proud Achievements
Joining Digital Edge full time in July 2023 as our Marketing Manager, Alison faced a steep learning curve. Impostor syndrome and exhaustion loomed, especially considering she bypassed a well-deserved six-week summer holiday to dive headfirst into her new role!
However, Alison's worries were unfounded. In her very first month, she secured the Staff Member of the Month title, setting the stage for an impressive tenure. Within three months, she tripled the marketing income, a testament to her strategic expertise.
The Secret Sauce: Planning, Organisation, and an Analytics Obsession!
Alison attributes her success to a mix of planning, organisation, and an analytics obsession! Her background in teaching line graphs along with the constant need to analyse test scores turned out to be a golden ticket! Beyond merely posting content, Alison's role involves meticulous planning, strategic boosting, and in-depth analysis of post results. Her notebooks (yes “notebooks!!!”) brim with hooks, ideas, and content for diverse businesses, reflecting her dedication.
Crafting Content that Captivates
Clients often marvel at the creativity flowing from Alison's fingertips. "Where do you get your ideas?" they inquire. The truth lies in her role as a perpetual planner and organiser. Beyond social content, Alison creates blogs that captivate and drive traffic to our clients' websites. By truly understanding each business, its people, and its goals, she ensures a diverse and engaging social media presence, reflecting the essence of effective digital marketing.
So What Advice Would Alison Give Other Marketers?
Here are Alison's top 5 tips for successful digital marketing:
· Understand Your Audience: Tailor your content to resonate with your target audience. Understand their needs, preferences, and pain points to create content that truly speaks to them.
· Consistency is Key: Establish a consistent posting schedule. Regular and reliable content builds trust with your audience and keeps your brand in their minds.
· Analytics: Dive deep into analytics. Understand what works and what doesn't. Use data-driven insights to refine your strategies and amplify your success.
· Embrace Variety: Keep your content diverse. Introduce new formats, topics, and perspectives to keep your audience engaged and interested.
· Listen to Your Clients: Take the time to listen to your clients. Understand their unique stories, challenges, and achievements. Incorporate these insights into your content strategy for a more authentic and impactful approach.
Alison's journey from classrooms to campaigns is a testament to the transformative power of embracing change, following passion, and mastering the art of digital marketing.
As we step into the future, her insights continue to guide our sails towards new horizons of success!