I wrote for my college newspaper, cold calling sources and churning out stories to hit news deadlines every day. Little sleep, lots of coffee and camaraderie – I loved it. I learned a lot about phrasing and asking the right questions to frame compelling stories.
Early in my career, I was close to quitting a miserable role with no clear direction, when I met with another team leader, and we instantly clicked. She helped steer my growth and offered opportunities to do more of what I love. Every day was a new challenge, and she taught me how to approach things with curiosity and sincere intentions.
One of my managers was the most creative, effusive, positive person, who championed me and made me believe I could be brilliant. I love my job and look for more ways to push content boundaries because of her. A leader who has that kind of belief in people can be so rare.
Also, Ann Handley. I aspire to be more like her. She’s just so delightful.
Creating ‘more’ content is not a metric. Using what’s available more efficiently or repurposing content for current circumstances can have more of an impact – not everything has to be new.
“Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.”
Marie is the Senior Director of Content Marketing at ADP. She is an organized, highly motivated problem-solver with demonstrated leadership capabilities and an exceptional communicator with a passion for marketing. She works to connect and build audience relationships through clear, focused communications and effectively manages and develops the capabilities of teams and high-potential performers in professional environments.