2018 will be a big year for our marketing department as we expand and extend what we do. New starter Jade Hazell will be a key member of the team: we asked what she does, what she likes, and what she's looking forward to.
Welcome to Ideal! What's your new job title?
My new job title is senior marketing executive.
What will you be doing day to day?
I’ll be working on the marketing team. I’m only in my second week but a few things I’ve already started working on are; a couple of exciting marketing campaigns, content creation (my first piece being this blog), managing the social media, and some sales-enablement assets.
What attracted you to Ideal?
The people! Obviously I was keen to join an ambitious and growing company, and it’s refreshing to see such a modern thinking tech company based in Brighton, but at my interview I really got a feel for the type of people and the company culture - that’s what really cemented my interest. Having a supportive team around me has always been important, and with so many experts at Ideal I know I’ll learn a lot!
What are you most looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to helping grow the brand, and bringing in new customers via some exciting marketing campaigns.
Tell us about your career in 100 words or less
My previous role was at Comic Relief where I helped account manage one of their biggest accounts. I also managed the creation of merchandise - such as helping develop the Red Nose for the next Red Nose Day, in 2019. Before that, I was working at a tech company in London helping them to build the marketing foundations of the organisation and increase brand awareness. I absolutely love marketing, and have just completed my CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) qualification. Having completed that, and now I'm no longer commuting to London, I’m really enjoying having my evenings back!
What will be your biggest challenge(s)?
Getting my head back into the world of tech after 18 months working in a different sector.
In five years, what do you hope to have achieved?
Helping the sales team to build their accounts, and developing Ideal to be a familiar name in Brighton both for what it does and as an employer. I hope to help us become even more widely known in the industry for our expertise and excellent customer service.
What do you do outside work?
I’m a bit of a runner and love running along the seafront, I’m also getting into playing squash. I’m a bit of a foodie so I enjoy trying out new restaurants and cafes – for which Brighton is great!
Recommend a film, TV show, game or book
I have the worst taste in TV. My absolute guilty pleasure is Gogglebox!
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