In the category "Inspiring stories" we are featuring young amazing marketers. We have an incredible individual to be presented in our first blog article. Annie-Mai shared with us her passions, inspirations, and tips for fresh marketers.
Hi Annie-Mai! 👋 Tell me a bit about yourself.
My name is Annie-Mai Hodge, I’m 24 and I founded Girl Power Marketing UK in July 2020.
I’ve worked in the digital marketing industry for the last six years, and most recently, I have been promoted to Head of Brand Development at Atlas SEO – which is where I work full-time.
Tell me one thing people don’t know about you.
I am obsessed with space, and hope to one day study astrophysics.
What inspired you to pursue a career in marketing?
If I’m honest. I landed in the world of marketing by pure chance, and initially, I wasn’t sure it was something I wanted to pursue.
However, I quickly realised how fast-paced and ever-changing this industry is – which became a huge part of why I decided to pursue a career in digital marketing.
What are some lessons learned that have made you successful in your position today?
For me, the most important lesson I have learned is knowing when to take a step back, take a break and re-evaluate. Social media can often perpetuate the idea that you must constantly be on the grind and working ALL the time but more often than not – you’ll just end up burning out.
Make time for yourself and the things you enjoy.
What would be your advice to fresh marketers?
My advice would be to gain as much experience as you can through things such as starting your own blog, freelancing, and completing free/paid marketing courses.
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