Businesses don’t do business with other businesses – people do business with people. Whether you’re the brand or you’re representing a brand, you need to know the ‘who’ behind the name.
In 2009 I ventured into the world of self employment. I’d had a varied (others may call it ‘random’ or ‘eclectic’) career which had equipped me with a host of skills and no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up.
When I graduated from Hull University with a BMus(Hons) degree, the internet was in its infancy. I’d learnt to touch type (great student income) and had completed some of the earliest qualifications to come out in Word & Excel. These continue to serve me well – as does my Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Sales specialising in Key Account Management that I completed in 2005.
Returning to self employment after having 2 children I was fortunate enough to study Export Sales & Marketing at Cass Business School (University of London) and specialised further in business ethics and digital marketing – especially those elements that relate to international trade.
In 2010 I started a blog and fell in love with WordPress. I discovered my inner geek and from there realised the links between music and code, social media and human behaviour and that how we behave online is a constantly evolving and fascinating subject.
I’m not keen on corporate headshots. I am keen on being part of our local community, being kind, giving back and the occasional gin and tonic. I’m mum to two teenagers, have been a Guide leader for 27 years and am a qualified table official for wheelchair basketball.
Roselle joined the DigitalJen team in September 2019. With huge amounts of corporate experience and an MA, she is responsible for the DigitalJen finances, is on what can only be described as a vertical learning ‘curve’ with WordPress and is our ace project manager.
Jen and Roselle volunteered together within GirlGuiding for 9 years before Roselle joined the team and they have spent several weekends together at camp looking after other people’s children and getting no sleep. Roselle is mum to 3 primary age children and has completely nailed sourdough bread during lockdown.
T’s real name is Tanya but everyone calls her T. What she doesn’t know about Twitter isn’t worth knowing and she’s also a dab hand at WordPress.
T helps with site builds, SEO, running social media accounts and keeps an eye out on trends, online behaviours and what other influencers are up to.
T has 3 grown up children, a grand daughter and an enviable collection of gin.