What a fabulous year it has been working for Cake Marketing!
I can’t believe how quickly time has passed and that it is a year since I started with Cake – to the day actually!
I read through my one-month anniversary blog and had a bit of a giggle because I was trying to dig up some dirt on my new boss (at the time) Katie O’Rourke. And unfortunately not much has changed since then, I have no dirt to report other than her coffee addiction and freak high heel wearing ability. How bloody sad!
Without being a suck up, it has been such a great year. I have worked with so many local companies, charities and organisations, met amazing people and learned so much on the way. I feel like I have gotten the variety in a job in a year that some others will only get over 20 years in a job. So much so, that when people ask me what I do at Cake ( no, it’s not marketing cakes, thank god, then I would have to change my fashion blog’s name to The Obese Fashionista) I have to explain that well, we do everything!
Over the year we still meet each week at Republic of Coffee, have lunch meetings at La Baracca. And no it’s not all fun and games, there sometimes was late work, last minute work stress, juggling other jobs dilemmas, but through it all Katie kept her cool (how does she do it?). We have put together a photo shoot for Relay For Life, we have helped NORPA out with three of their most amazing productions, we have helped get an amazing guest speaker to Lismore for The Stella Network, finished off branding projects and many things along the way.
I guess with this post I want to say thank you to Katie for being a fabulous boss. She is more than willing to share her knowledge, always out helping people or giving advice to new starters, giving her time generously to two of our pro-bono clients and always thinking about where she will go next with her job and how that will benefit her clients, not herself. She is very inspiring!
For me, I have been waiting ever since my first month to spot Simon Baker again, grown from having help with clients to dealing with some clients all by myself, learned that you must always ask every question while you have someone on the phone, and following up is a necessity!
Stay tuned for some exciting things coming up with Cake, including The Stella Network presents Jodie Fox event that we have co-ordinated (buy tickets HERE) and some fabulous packages so people can see what we can do for your businesses!