It's been a while, friends, I know, I'm sorry. Truthfully, I'm not sure if anyone is still here! lol! I don't blame you if you've left - I've not had much to follow for some time :) This upcoming year, I'm hopeful that I'll be coming back here with some more regularity - hopefully being the word to focus on :).
My role at Bella Blvd as the Marketing Director is great - super, super busy, but great. I'm stretching myself in all sorts of ways. One of my favorite parts is being involved in all the behind the scenes stuff. I'm going to be really honest with you - there is a LOT more that is involved in a growing business like this than I ever imagined and I'm learning a lot. My previous work lives have been at much larger, established companies, so it's taken some getting used to in how much one person at a very small company takes on to make things happen. I'm in awe of the dedication, perseverance, willingness to grow and evolve, work ethic and resolve this group of women (and one man!) have at Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith and I couldn't be more proud to say I'm a part of that story now.
The last couple of months, I have been non-stop working. Lots of 12+ hour days, weekends, and holidays all leading up to the next week of new releases. While I was working PT for the last release this past summer, this is the first time that every single piece of marketing related around a launch will have passed through my hands. From all the photography, to all the brand related design on social media, emails, blog posts, to video shooting, editing and design, it's all been me. And it's been a LOT. I'll admit, I'm dog tired. And am REALLY looking forward to it all being wrapped up. The countdown is now on and I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Truthfully, though, I don't think I could have done it any other way. Because it's all been me, I want it to be perfect for the fans. This upcoming release is, in my humble opinion, the BEST that has ever come from Bella Blvd, and I think fans will be both surprised and SUPER excited about the direction. I really wanted to put this release in it's best light, and I think it's pretty close given the perimeters.
With all that said, in celebration of the upcoming releases, I'm going to be having some giveaways soon, as I need to make room in my office for the NEW product! So if you love Bella Blvd and/or Illustrated Faith, I have a whole bunch of unopened product that I will be giving away in the next few weeks. Once I get through the next couple of weeks, I'll put together some boxes, and all I ask is that you pay for the flat-rate shipping costs, easy, right? I'm looking forward to giving some stuff away again :)
While you're at it, if there is something that you'd like to see from Bella Blvd, or from me through Bella Blvd, let me know. I'm always open to new ideas and I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you are still here, following me, thank you! Cheers to 2017!