This scenario may be just a little too real for most marketing managers.
- Wake up, check work email. Groan because you missed a deadline. Or two. Dream of hiding under the blankets, but climb out of bed because you need to get paid.
- Schedule an emergency 8:30 a.m. meeting with your team to go over the project and set a new deadline.
- Drive to the office while trying to ignore your phone as it rings. And rings. And rings. You know it’s your boss.
- Scramble to answer some email as soon as you unpack your laptop. Curse because your boss calls again just as you’re leaving for the meeting. Let the call go to voicemail and cross your fingers she won’t think you’re avoiding her. Which you are.
- Listen to your team complain about the project and your unrealistic deadline. Grimace and swallow your first antacid of the day as you try to motivate your team to meet expectations.
- Rush back to your desk while gnawing on a frozen bagel and promise yourself you’ll start eating better tomorrow.
- Put on headphones and hunker down to get creative.
- Come up for air two hours later. Check phone and notice three new voicemails from your boss.
- Give up on getting any work done as you grab your laptop and head to the next meeting.
- Rinse and repeat.
Between the countless phone calls and the almost hourly meetings, it’s a miracle you can get any actual work done. And to be honest, some days you can’t. As Douglas Adams said, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
So how are you going to do your job? You know, that strategizing, positioning, creative content guru thing you’ve got going on? You could give up sleep and become a coffee addict. Oops, too late. You could unplug from society and go live in the woods. Except you’re risking Lyme disease.
Or you could get someone to create the content for you. That’s where I come in.
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Simply put, I am your content marketing partner, ready to jump on board and get things crossed off your to do list.
But my company already has a content marketing team, you might be thinking. Great! But are they ever overwhelmed? Is their content sometimes boring or predictable? I’m betting we should talk.
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