I’m not sure if it’s good form to allow yourself to be scooped by another blogger. As Chris Clarke let slip last week, for the last month or so I’ve been waiting to start a new job, working with David Jones at Fleishman Hillard Canada.
After a short wait for Canadian Immigration to acknowledge that I’m not a terrorist and will (hopefully) do the Canadian economy some good, I finally have a start date of Wednesday, July 12.
I’ll be servicing a number of different accounts and knowing Dave, there’ll be a lot of interesting social media initiatives that I look forward to talking about here. Speaking of which, Neville has a great new case study from Speedo up on his blog today.
Wednesday will see the end of my little sabbatical, during which I’ve been entertaining myself (and you) by writing this blog and watching the beautiful game produce a fantastic World Cup. It’s been a very strange few weeks, both fulfilling and frustrating all at the same time.
I’ve loved being able to get to know the world of social media from the inside, and it’s been fantastic to have been welcomed into some great conversations by, among others, Joe Thornley, Mike Driehorst, Chris Clarke and, of course, Seth and Joseph, all of whom have taken the time to comment on the blog.
Blogging Me Blogging You has become a big part of my life and I’ve gone from thinking about how what I read can work for career to what I can write about for you. It’s also confirmed what my girlfriend had always suspected but had never been able to confirm – that I am an unabashed geek!
But, in the same vein, it’s been incredibly frustrating not being able to implement, or at least talk to people about implementing, some of the things I’ve been learning about. Now I just can’t wait until I’m behind my new desk doing some real work.
One of the things that I wasn’t able to reveal when I started blogging was where I worked. I have a lot to thank Strategic Objectives for: for bringing me into Canada, for welcoming me into their family and most of all, for teaching me untold amounts about traditional PR. I had a great time working with Judy, Deborah and the rest of the team, but we all felt that it was best for us to part company at this time.
And as every ending means a new beginning, I’m incredibly excited about the chance to have some enjoyable conversations and making meaningful relationships – I’ll keep you updated on how things go!
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