Introducing Sarah Jones
Our newest team member, Sarah Jones, joins us from Perth Western Australia. Sarah has relocated here with her husband, who grew up in Ashburton. With a wide range of international marketing and corporate business experience, she will compliment our highly skilled team.
Sarah’s role as Account Manager will see her involved in many of the day-to-day activities for the agency. This includes copywriting, digital marketing, sales and account management, media placement, conducting training sessions and marketing planning. Over the coming weeks Sarah looks forward to meeting you and getting to know what your business requirements are for 2017.
Whilst in Perth, Sarah spent nearly four years working at a large not-for-profit which provides aged care to almost 3,000 clients. The aged care sector has been going through a period of significant growth and change, including a large increase in competitors and legislative change. Her marketing duties included digital marketing, campaigns, events, grant applications, marketing strategy and creating marketing materials. Sarah was also seconded to project manage one of the largest legislative changes into the business, which resulted in her winning the Leadership on Show board award in 2015.
Sarah also has a strong academic record, earning a Master of Marketing from Curtin University in 2014. She was awarded the “Best Graduating student in a Marketing Postgraduate Degree 2014” for getting the top marks out of all students that year and won the Department of Health prize. She loved the academic world so much that she also took the opportunity to tutor undergraduate students at Curtin University after her studies, teaching the Digital Communications module for two semesters.
Sarah also did a 4-year stint in London, working at BBC Worldwide for 3.5 years whilst she was there. This gave her the opportunity to work with brands such as Top Gear, Doctor Who, Dancing with the Stars and BBC Earth. It was whilst working there she discovered her love for the marketing profession and for working with big brands. In 2010 Sarah won a place on the highly contested “Aspire” program, which was a one-year leadership program with dedicated mentoring and training. During her time on the program she got military mind training at Sandhurst Military Academy (where Prince William trained for the air force), pitch her ideas to the Board of the company and wrote a thesis around the Doctor Who program.
Moving to Ashburton has been a plan for Sarah and her husband for the last few years and she is looking forward to becoming part of the Ashburton community. If you would like to contact Sarah, her details are:
Phone: 03 308 6272 – ext 2