Why, hello there! Fancy seeing you here
I've got a little announcement to make: I finally took the time to build myself a "fancy" website! How exciting about that? So exciting that - hold on a moment, I have to put the kettle on the stove for a new cup of tea.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, the excitement that I'm attempting to let you in on. So yes, this site is all new and improved. You probably don't remember the old one because, let's be honest, no one went to the old one. That was just fine with me at the time (it was ugly - free Wordpress template central). However, now that I've gotten an awesome website, I'm here and ready to play - play with awesome marketing stuff, that is.
What does this mean for you?
Well, probably not a whole lot if you don't fit in to my target demographic. By that I mean, if you're taking life too seriously and reading articles about finance and investments and hate colors and fun things and life then you're probably in the wrong place. I mean really, have the bright colors and street art not scare you off yet?
On the other hand, if you're into really awesome stuff like marketing, good books, art and design, then this is the place for you. Let's hang out, create a community, and all learn together - shall we?
What You'll Find on This Site
Let me give you the low-down on what you're going to find on this site. First of all, let's start with this blogging space.
1. Marketing Tips
I'm going to admit something here. I love marketing. Seriously, I love creating cool stuff to help people realize what they're missing in their lives and understand what step they need to take in order to fulfill that. I'll be honest here - I'm still working to find my niche. I'm really leaning towards a specialty in content marketing, so you'll see a lot of tips here. I'm constantly learning, and my goal is to share everything I'm learning on here so you can learn along with me.
2. Reading List
Here's another thing I really love: reading. The thing is, like most people, it's hard to find the time to read. However, I recently joined a book club that has really re-ignited the love of reading in me and has forced me to find time to incorporate it in my days again. Therefore, let's start somewhat of a virtual book club, shall we? I'll expound on my thoughts on the wonderful books I've read - everything from fictional novels to not-so-fictional marketing & business guides.
3. Ashley's Thoughts
The title is self-explanatory. Like many other millennial marketers, I'm in the middle of finding my way through adulthood. This means that most days feel as if I'm in a dark room with a very dim flashlight that won't let me see more than 3 feet ahead of me.
This could also be named the "other" or "random" category as my thoughts may range anywhere from politics (yeah, that stuff) to what I'm currently watching on TV (that Girls mini-episode with the sexual harassment subject though, am I right??).
Other than the blog, you'll find my portfolio and services listed. Believe it or not, I have some great experience in both content strategy and creation as well as illustration, branding, and a few other odds and ends.
So, that's essentially it! This is going to be a wild ride and one that I'm excited to share with all of you. If you're a fellow marketing or design nerd or just generally creative, feel free to follow along with me via Twitter (@ashhmarketing).
Otherwise, I'll see you around, yea?
Ashley Hoffman is a creative marketing professional who specializes in digital marketing with an emphasis on content marketing. She has experience in the fashion, pet and marketing industries and loves good books, awesome design, and caffeinated hot drinks.
Find her on Twitter: @ashhmarketing