When I first saw the role of Marketing Director advertised, the opportunity to work both locally and in other offices appealed to me – a move away from being based solely in London. The role also seemed to offer a lot of autonomy.
On joining the firm, I was really struck by how approachable the partners were. At that time, there were three offices but there were lots of similarities between them. Overall, I appreciated the willingness of the partners to be open to suggestions and new ideas – it was refreshing that there wasn’t lots of red tape to go through.
Several years on, I like our marketing team and the variety of the work we produce – it’s a traditional full service marketing role, which requires knowledge across all areas of the marketing mix and all activities. There is an appetite for trying something new which keeps it interesting. Partnership exposure is something I welcome too – there’s opportunities to be heard at board and partner level. There’s a wealth of knowledge within the firm and it’s great to use that and our market experience to create the best marketing opportunities to support the teams.
The partners and directors at the firm take time for marketing. It feels likes we’re all in it together and that’s even more noticeable when we’re working on big projects, such as our new website or brand refresh.
When I applied for the role, I remember the advert read ‘professional services experience essential’ which I didn’t have, coming from a publishing background but I knew my skills fitted the role and I was able to demonstrate that. My advice would be if you see something that interests you, then have an open mind and apply for it – the culture here is to go for the right person and it has certainly worked well for me!