This is a bittersweet blog post for me. I’m writing to announce that my run as QuickLabel’s Marketing Communications Specialist has come to an end. I am off to take on a new adventure, a decision that was not easy to make. As excited as I am for this new adventure in my life it is extremely hard for me to say goodbye to this role at QuickLabel. I have become extremely close with the people I work with, including all of you who are reading this post.
Being in marketing communications is a double whammy for me because the sole purpose of my job is to create relationships all day, every day. So on top of walking away from relationships I have made with coworkers here in the office I am also walking away from relationships I have made with all of you through social media.
My Tweeps and my Peeps!
This was my first “big girl” job after of college and I couldn’t have been more blessed. For the past two years I have had the pleasure of getting to know and learning from an amazing group of social media professionals. From the packaging industry, to cosmetics, to food and beverage, to construction, to manufacturing – even though completely different industries we have all found a common ground through social media where we create content to share with one another and support one another, day in and day out. Thank you for your daily support and joining in on our conversations and sharing our content – we owe a lot of our success to that. You have helped me build QuickLabel’s social media presence from the ground up and I have learned a lifetime’s worth of knowledge from all of you on both a professional level and personal level. I can say that the relationships we have made have shaped me into the person and professional I am today, and for that I will always be grateful.
Customers Who Have Become Friends…
I would like to thank all of our customers who have taken the time to participate in blogs and testimonials about their relationship with QuickLabel and their experiences with our label printers. It’s been a joy getting to know you better and learning about the amazing things your companies do. Many of you even welcomed myself and my co-workers into your business with open arms to participate in one of our projects, your hospitality is greatly appreciated. I know how time consuming projects like this can be so thank you for bearing with me!
I would also like to thank our customers who continue to join the conversation on our social media pages. It’s awesome to be able to keep in touch with you all on a daily basis, solve problems, share experiences, and even become friends. I have loved learning about what your companies do and sharing your story. I have even been lucky enough to meet many of you at trade shows, a truly wonderful experience!
My QuickLabel Family
I am especially thankful all of my wonderful co-workers who have been subject to my off-the-wall ideas for 2 straight years – even allowing me to blog about your personal and work lives for the world to see. You all have been so fun to work with and so easygoing with getting involved with this “new” form of marketing known as social media – thank you for giving it a chance and allowing us to create this awesome community with our customers, industry peers, and friends. You all welcomed a kid fresh out of college to a new state where she knew no one and made me feel at home – yes, I finally admit that Rhode Island is home. I have more adopted work Moms, Dads, brothers, and sisters than I bargained for but I’ve loved every second of it and will miss you all dearly. Thank you for taking such good care of the baby of the QuickLabel family.
My biggest thanks go out to April and Kendall, my QuickLabel partners in crime! You two brought me on to your marketing team and taught me more than I ever dreamed of learning. I don’t think I have ever been a part of such a successful team before in my life – and that is coming from a three sport athlete. You gave me the confidence and support to do what I do and do it well. After many marketing brainstorming sessions, road trips across the country, product launches, marketing seminars, tradeshows, the list goes on and on – you have become two of my closest friends and have made my job so fun and so enjoyable. I can’t even put it into words how much everything you’ve done for me means to me – that says a lot coming from a blogger who’s never at a loss for words!
I know the next person to step into this role will be in great hands and that our customers and followers will welcome them with open arms. So, cheers to the future and thank you again for all of the lessons learned, countless laughs, and valuable relationships made. I am truly a lucky girl!
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Check out some of my favorite QuickLabel memories!