Starting Monday, I will be working with Victory Motorcycles, a division of Polaris Industries, on their social media initiatives. I am thrilled to be working with an extremely forward thinking company who is known in the industry for their superior products, and customer loyalty. It is an opportunity for me to use all of the skills I am so passionate about, including video production (on the road), story telling, and multimedia. To say I am excited would be an understatement.
This means today is my last day at Moneris Solutions, a company at which I have worked for 12 years in a variety of roles. It was at Moneris where I learned the importance of personal customer service, and that I had an addiction to converting dissatisfied clients into brand advocates by working with them instead of reciting policies. I didn't know it at the time, but all of my work on the front lines with our clients prepared me for this "new marketing" world of social media. I have been lucky and blessed to work with some of the smartest and hardest working people in the financial services industry, and I will miss everyone very much.
Accepting the job also means relocating to the Twin Cities, where I grew up. The kids will be closer to their grandparents and cousins, and we will finally get to spend more time with family, which is huge.
Plus, I am really looking forward to getting more involved into the Minnesota scene, which is one of the most engaged group of interactive marketing and social media folks around.
With no time to waste, I am loading up the truck and moving Saturday, and will be sharing time between Minnesota and Illinois until the house sells. So fire up the hotdish and coffee Minnesota, ‘cause here we come!