Azam Marketing has had a very busy year indeed – sometimes so frenetic we’ve forgotten to stop and look back at where we were at the start of the twelth year of the Millennium and how much things have progressed during the course of the year.

We thought this week would be the perfect time for the Azam Marketing team to reflect and share the most important highlights and proudest moments of the year, on both a professional and personal level. You’ve stuck with us through thick and thin, so it’s only fair we lift the lid on some our team members’ lives a bit!

This is what five of our staff got up to in the past year:


Karen Clayton – Key Accounts Director

Highlight of the year professionally:

‘The Azam Comedy and Networking Event in Camden – we didn’t have the best weather for it (even in June!) but it was fantastic to meet so many people in the industry and to enjoy the comedy afterwards. I also enjoyed working with the rest of the Azam team to pull everything together, including the goody bags which were a great success.’

Highlight of the year personally:

‘My personal highlight has to be moving house – although the whole process was extremely stressful, expensive and hard work, being able to finally invite my family around for Christmas Day has made it all worthwhile!’ 

Azam Affiliate Director Sinead Hernen and Her Family

 


Sinead Hernen – Director, Affiliate Partnerships

Highlight of the year professionally:

Giving my first public presentation at Conversion Thursday where I discussed the significance of conversion within affiliate marketing as well as organising and attending the Azam Summer Party which was great fun.’

Highlight of the year personally:

‘Making more of a conscious effort to switch off my computer and spend more quality time with my family and friends.’

 

 


Saija Mahon – Search Marketing Account Director

Azam Search Director Saija Mahon is in the middle
Highlight of the year professionally:

‘The whole year has been very exciting and being able to be a part of the Azam team has made it extra special for me. I’ve had a chance to expand my knowledge and skills beyond the usually PPC and SEO tasks and the team here has even taught me to code websites – which I never even dared to dream about before. It’s made me realise anything is possible! I can’t wait to discover what next year brings my way.’

Highlight of the year personally:

‘My personal highlight of the year was attending and being the ‘best woman’ for my brother’s wedding. I didn’t only have the most important role of the day, but I also got to plan and organise most of the program of the actual day and that’s something every little sister dreams about. It was one of the proudest moments of my life.’


Stuart Reader – Director of Paid Search Marketing

Highlight of the year professionally:

‘My professional highlight would be seeing Azam’s email team gain recognition for their excellent work by picking up the Best Finance Publisher award at the Performance Marketing Awards in 2011.’

Highlight of the year personally:

‘My personal highlight was taking the time to recently be tested and accepted again as a blood platelet donor, which I will be doing regularly every month during 2012.’


Rana Khuram – Director of Email Marketing Operations

Azam Email Director Rana

Highlight of the year professionally:

‘I was as proud as punch when I was told I have been promoted to Director of Email Marketing Operations.’

Highlight of the year personally:

‘I am over the moon for getting on the property ladder and getting keys to my new home before Christmas.’


Ryan Ranaweera – Director of ecrm Operations

Highlight of the year professionally:

‘This has to be winning the Performance Marketing Award this year for Best Finance Publisher. This was such an achievement as it’s the first award the email division has won.

We worked so damn hard on the finance vertical over the past year so it was a nice icing on the cake to get some recognition for all our efforts.’

Rhea and daddy Ryan

Highlight of the year personally:

‘On 12th July 2011 I became the proudest father in the land as my precious baby girl laid eyes upon me; from that moment onwards my life and its entire meaning would be changed forever. Rhea has the most uncanny effect on people and they all succumb to her cuteness one way or another!

I can’t imagine life without my little princess and she most definitely completes me in each and every way.’

All that remains is to wish our blog readers Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for 2012!

Azam Marketing wish our blog readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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