Creativity and strategy are inseparable for me.
I have worked for many years in TV and advertising where branding starts at the very foundation.
Everything I create is very intentional and achieves a specific purpose for my clients.
There’s no place for fluff in a strategic campaign.
I love getting the results and delivering more than expected. That takes good strategy and targeted creativity.
I get great satisfaction from really hitting the mark – when a story I’ve written goes viral, or when one of my ads goes through the roof and takes on a life of its own – that’s when I know I’ve done a good job. It means our clients’ personalities are shining through and people are connecting with them and their business.
I enjoy putting our clients’ stories out and about. They are positive and inspiring and the world needs more of them.
I am a researcher by nature. I like to immerse myself into my client accounts and know their businesses and their industries inside out. I am heavily invested in each of my clients.
As their account manager, I want to be able to say with confidence that I’m across all new developments in their field and present my clients with a website and marketing strategy that lets them shine as the industry experts they are.
My background is in television. I worked successfully for many years as a writer, producer and director for companies including Nickelodeon, Disney and ESPN. I ran my own company in Singapore for a while, as well.
After having my kids – three boys – I realised that it just didn’t work for me anymore. The hours and the direction simply didn’t work with my new life as a mum.
I saw a Brilliant Digital ad in the paper one day. I researched Brilliant Digital and found Deb’s profile. Her founding story resonated strongly with me and Brilliant Digital’s values appealed to me. I read the profiles of the other people in the team and found similar stories to my own.
There are a lot of successful, intelligent, creative people working here for whom the old 9-5 simply doesn’t work. There were others who came from the world of TV, and I saw how the skills were transferable and how I could add value to the team.
From the first day, I saw that Deb lived the values she claimed for the company. The flexible working hours, how we look after our clients – she lives those values every day – all the team does. It’s a very important part of who we are and Deb has done an amazing job of growing the team whilst maintaining that culture.
A lot of companies talk the talk about flexible work, and business growth will naturally bring changes to company culture, but Deb has really held firm – real flexibility and meaningful work that delivers for our clients.
Our team is strong and cohesive. There is so much potential for miscommunication working in a digital world, but as a team, communication is one of our core strengths and we look after each other.
The other key feature for me is that I’m learning every day. I love to learn new things – I’m a bit of a sponge in that respect. I have recently developed a deep, abiding love for Google Analytics – the power of data is awe inspiring. I enjoy learning the new technologies we use and I’ve discovered a love of teaching others as well.
I love our clients. Brilliant Digital has an unusual strategy in that we only work with businesses who share our core values of respect, honesty, hard work and kindness.
We enjoy long term relationships with our clients, and like any relationship, we’ve found that it is much more satisfying for all concerned when our core values align.
The entry into new worlds through Brilliant Digital has always been and continues to be fascinating. Luxury yachts, metal fabrication and fibre optics. These are just some of the new worlds I’ve discovered through our Brilliant Digital clients.
I learn so much from them; how they invest in their communities, the ways in which they care for their staff and the difference they want to make in the world. Our clients are inspiring.
My favourite part of account management is nurturing the relationships between our team and our clients. I enjoy solving our clients’ problems and helping them, in turn, solve their clients’ problems.
It’s exciting and rewarding to watch that growth. I like working with smart, creative, intelligent people. I like to have a laugh with my team. Camaraderie is important.
I have – all the team has – the desire to create something exceptional. None of us are interested in anything average or ordinary, or anything that’s not going to help our clients grow. From a personal viewpoint we want to be growing creatively and professionally with each project we undertake.
We try to set a new bar with each project. It’s good for us, and our clients reap the benefits. Our clients come to us knowing there will be no cookie cutter websites or generic content or design. Every project we undertake is our best project yet and we love it that way.
Our motto is “everything for the client – no matter what it takes”
We simply don’t work with people who don’t feel the same way.
I believe in tools but not in boxes. I tell my Content Producers to bring every skill and experience they have to the table each and every time. Each client will require something different from us and by putting ourselves in a neat box, we will simply miss out on some amazing opportunities.
Deb is a dedicated advocate of work-life balance. She encourages us to live our best life and it’s a pursuit we all engage in.
With three teenage sons, I don’t have much free time. What I do have I spend with my family. I like to catch up with friends and I love live music. I am currently renovating my third house and when the renos suck my will to live, I enjoy reading and I have a few writing projects going on as well.
Brilliant Digital enables me to bring my love of strategy, creativity and research to new audiences, with fresh challenges and rewards. I work with a brilliant group of people and fantastic clients. There is always something new to learn and I look forward to coming to work every day. It’s a huge part of who I am.
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