At Red Carpet IT Services we think it is important that you get to know our team. This is why we created a new series of blogposts called ‘Meet the team on Monday’. In the coming weeks we’ll introduce you to one of our valued team members. This Monday we’ll introduce you to our Marketing Specialist: Margot Jonker
Grab some coffee, relax and get to know Margot!
1. Marketing Specialist… What exactly is your role?
As a freelance Marketing Specialist I have the honour to help Red Carpet IT Services with their marketing. From web to social and from design to promotional items, together with the team I make sure it’s done.
2. What is your background?
I graduated as a marketing intern at Opel Belgium, way back when social media was the new kid on the block. After that I never let go of my love for online marketing. I worked at an agency for a few years where I was in charge of both B2B as B2C clients. I soon realised I am a B2B kind of girl and that’s why ended up as the social media specialist of one of the biggest business software providers in the Netherlands.
I was involved in creating social campaigns for huge events, award shows and the day to day social content on the various channels.
When I was expecting my 2nd child I decided it was time to work closer to home and broaden the horizon and also get (back) involved in web, e-mail marketing and paid campaigns.
3. What activities give you the most energy?
I love creating things out of nothing, especially text. Because no matter how good I think it is, it can always be improved. It is also a continuous learning proces as text is something very personal so when you work for someone that isn’t afraid to give their opinion you get the best possible outcome.
4. Where do you see opportunities and challenges in this role?
The biggest challenge is getting everybody on board and invested in the marketing activities and to get them to realise it is not just something you can do in a few minutes, it needs a strategy and the execution of that strategy needs to be top notch. I just hope I can help Red Carpet IT Services grow so that in a while they need to hire a full time marketing specialist!
5. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare time? Don’t know what that is! I spend most of the time when I am not working on my two sons. One of them is determined to be a pro skateboarder, so being ‘taxi mama’ is quite a busy job. The other one is very mischievous so never a dull moment with those 2. But the few moments I get to myself I love reading a good book, play boardgames or do a pub quiz.