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Hello and welcome to Natterjack Marketing!

As I sit here drafting away my first article for my very own website – I don’t really know where to start! All I know is that it’s all happened really quickly and I can’t quite believe it!

A little bit about me…..I’ve been really fortunate to work for some of the biggest companies in the county and have gained so much valuable experience during my career, but I have always felt that there was something missing. After spending time not being able to put my finger on it, I decided to change things.

I’ve had a side hustle [as I like to call it!] on and off for 2 years, so it felt like the time had come to set out on my own, offering freelance marketing consultancy and support to small and medium-sized businesses around Cumbria. So here we are! I actually can’t believe it!

At first I was really nervous, what will people think and what will people say? And TBH I’m not over that fear just yet!

I’ve always worked in busy offices where the phone never stops ringing and there is always someone rushing in and out of meetings, so how will I find working on my own? Will I be able to motivate myself? Will I drive myself crazy?

Well, it’s been 2 weeks and so far so good (*touching wood!!*) I’ve managed to build my own website (we’ve a way to go yet!!), have had some potential client meetings, and have sent off a handful of proposals, and met with a potential partner for some future projects so you could say it’s going alright! Okay, I have maybe had a few more chocolate biscuits than usual, but I’m blaming Easter – not working from home!

My plan for the coming weeks is to get out and about networking, spreading the word that I am working solo and that I am ready to share my marketing knowledge and experience with local businesses and helping them achieve their goals for 2019.

My area of expertise is really around digital marketing. All things social media, be that creating content or adverts to help you acheive your goals, to day to day running of social media platforms keeping on top of the messages, the likes, comments etc. I’m a bit of a part time writer too – so if you need someone to draft a PR piece, or to update bits and bobs on your website, I’m your gal.  During my corporate years I have been really lucky to have worked on some really cool campaigns, I’ve created everything from TV and Radio adverts to newspaper adverts, a Type R motion simulator in the middle of Carlisle City Centre and hosted an International Women’s Day Networking Event (where the Mayor turned up!) and everything in between.

So if you’re reading this and thinking that you would like someone to decipher the marketing code for you, maybe you would like to check that your marketing is working for you, or maybe you know someone who could do with a helping hand, just drop me a line and let’s get started!