As many people are now aware, I am in the process of wrapping up my time as the social media director for The Ad Club, as I brave a frenzied trek across the country to Silicon Valley to work with Edelman Digital.
Having only worked with The Ad Club for about six months – a far cry from anything resembling longevity – I certainly do not believe that my impact on the Boston media, marketing and tech scenes was one of monumental importance. Regardless, I wanted to deliver a formal and heartfelt goodbye to my fellow colleagues and everyone in and around Boston who has supported me as I’ve grown up alongside them.
I owe a tremendous thanks to Kathy Kiely and The Ad Club for giving me this opportunity. I suppose I should also thank Chase Garbarino and the folks at BostInnovation for helping me get connected to The Ad Club in the first place. I remember first meeting with The Ad Club team at Mooo atop Beacon Hill, during what was the busiest time of my life. I felt excited, honored and downright lucky to be the recipient of such a job offer, especially while still in school.
During my time at The Ad Club I was able to help create many incredible events from CMO Breakfasts with representatives from the Celtics, ZipCar and The TJX Companies, to the Women’s Leadership Forum. We hosted Twitter chats, filmed Big Orange Couch sessions and grew our roster of stellar members and sponsors (without them, none of this would be possible). And as I move west, The Ad Club also moves – just a bit north into new digs that will properly accommodate all of their spirit and creativity.
At the same time, this leaves a terrific job opening at The Ad Club. The next social media director will have the opportunity to work directly with the biggest name brands, Boston’s best ad agencies and tech companies, and many of New England’s brightest people. I sincerely hope that whoever fills this role has an unparalleled passion for social media and marketing.
It’s been a pleasure to watch The Ad Club grow over the past six months (although The Ad Club has been steadily growing for six years), and I have all the confidence that this growth will continue as a new social media director picks up where I left off. To the rest of the Boston community – know that I will continue to follow and support your efforts from the other side of the country.
Boston is and always will be my home, and I certainly have nothing but love for the city and people that raised me. So thanks again, Ad Club, for allowing me to be part of something bigger.