April 04, 2014

some really exciting news….

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It’s no real surprise to those who know me and read my blog that I live and breathe all things to do with writing, women’s lifestyle media AND social media. 

What’s that phrase again? “Find what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. I’ve absolutely loved working in the social/marketing industry and have met some incredible people who have become my closest friends. I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have started my career working for a WPP agency, and to learn from the best at the world’s largest digital agency, Edelman, and then to learn from brilliant editorial and creative teams at a company that is only five years old but completely leading and innovating what it is to be doing social media marketing in 2014: We Are Social.

But I’ve always found myself filling the gaps that those jobs left me with, by producing own content, writing in the evenings or meeting up with other journalists/people that work in social for publications. I’ve always believed in working hard and working silly hours but also wanting to enjoy every minute of it so that I don’t notice how hard I’m working. So just this year I’ve been looking for the perfect job that marries all these things together. 

For years now I have been writing for many different magazines and online newspapers and nothing gives me more of a buzz than publishing stories, getting traction, receiving feedback from readers or seeing someone has been moved or motivated by what you’ve written or shared. Creating content that evokes emotion, makes people laugh, cry or feel inspired really is what the Internet is made for.

SO GET TO THE POINT THEN:

On this note I have EXCITING NEWS that I am officially jumping ship from social media agency life to handling the social media activities for a new publication for 20-something year old girls (Grazia’s lil sis) called The Debrief.

So in a few weeks I join Bauer Media as the social media editor of the Debrief.. And I am SUPER excited.

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Moving from the marketing world to journalism is quite a big change but it feels so completely right for me – this role embodies all of my passions and interests and I just cannot wait to get stuck in and work with a really amazing team of people.

Make sure you follow the website and the Twitter feed as it’s a brilliant brilliant place for all the latest content for women, (and men!) about people, life, getting ready, staying in, going out…. And it’s consistently evolving which makes it extra exciting……. 

Over and out 🙂

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“In love with Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete. So funny & smart, and reminding me of some of my own cringe teen Internet exploits!”

– Anna James, former literary editor of ELLE

"Funny, honest, and nostalgic!"

– The Debrief

“Emma Gannon is a bright spark of light in the world. I seriously dig everything she makes”

– Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Big Magic