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Helping small businesses is my passion and a passion that stems from a young age.
My Dad still owns his small construction plastering company. I'd receive 50 cents for cleaning his desk as an eight year old. Pretty fair I thought back then.
My parents taught me the value of hard work and honesty. I grew up in a town built on small business. Daylesford in Victoria, a small country town best known for its natural mineral water, spas, cafes and yearly gay and lesbian festival. My first job at the age of 14 was in the local Daylesford Hotel. I was the only waitress on a Sunday and mastered the art of carrying three plates up several stairs to the top balcony. I then tried my hand in retail at another small, locally owned Jewellery store, while still working at the hotel, up until the age of 18 when I moved to Queensland, following my dream for a life away from the small town I had always known.
Those experiences from a young age taught me the importance of great customer service and communication. Now living on the Gold Coast, where I’ve called home for 11 years now, I see the same, but in a different way. A thriving, ambitious city, made up of so many small businesses, many gone big, and so much entrepreneurial spirit and pride in our city.
It was in this city I studied, sunk my teeth into a Marketing Internship with Gold Coast Tourism and landed my first ‘real’ career job as a Sales Executive at the then Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast. Before starting in the sales team I had a month rotating through each of the hotel departments. I loved this, especially after once thinking during year 12 that I might like to study Hotel Management. After eight months with Sheraton my dream job, Executive Australia Marketing with Gold Coast Tourism, became available. Over the next four and half years I went on to enjoy some of the best times in my life so far with an amazing team and incredibly supportive manager who I’m still in contact with.
Following my time with Gold Coast Tourism, I landed another dream job I thought would never be possible, working in AFL on the Gold Coast with the Gold Coast SUNS.
I’ve learnt so much about local area marketing and the importance of brand reputation in my current role. I have however missed the interaction with other small local Gold Coast businesses. This was one of my favourite parts of my previous role with Gold Coast Tourism.
So Marketing Bud was born. Here to support local Gold Coast businesses in need of marketing expertise without the large costs.
I’m not trying to compete or build a full serviced creative agency. There are many great local agencies. If however you, or someone you know, needs affordable marketing support, I’m here to help.
I pride myself on my varied Marketing expertise to date from destination marketing, hotels, events and sport, most of which is applicable to education, retail, construction and other service based businesses.
You can depend on me to have an honest conversation, deliver what’s required, connecting you to others without taking a cut if I can’t offer you the best expertise.
I love meeting new people and would love to connect over email or in person with a coffee.
Connect at email@example.com