How long have you been with Acceleration Partners and what is your role?
I've been with Acceleration Partners for five years and I'm an Account Director on the Core Team.
What do you do as an Account Director?
I work closely with my account teams to ensure our clients are happy with our services and we're delivering on strategy. I also act as a point of escalation as needed.
How did you first get into the affiliate marketing space?
A friend of mine was a graphic designer for Pepperjam and said they had some openings on their client services account teams, so I applied, googled affiliate marketing prior to my interview (I honestly didn't have a clue) and was hired. Right away I started managing some high-end fashion brands (Halston Heritage, Genetic Denim, Koolabura) as well as some active and sportswear clients (Kill Cliff, Augusta Active, and Holloway Sportswear). It was one of those sink or swim situations and thankfully I swam!
What is your favourite part of your job?
I love working with people. I love that I'm able to share my experiences and learnings with my team and invest in their professional growth. I also enjoy talking strategy and offering recommendations to our clients during check-ins, so as to best understand how Acceleration Partners can help deliver on their overall business goals.
What's your favourite part about working from home, and what has surprised you about remote work?
I enjoy the flexibility of working from home and how much more productive I am. It's neat to be able to create a calm, at-home work environment and have my pup for an office mate.
When you're not working, what can we find you doing?
Spending time with our friends and family, working in my garden, trying a new recipe, going for a hike with my husband and pup, or getting sucked into a new show. My husband and I have been currently watching all the A&E docuseries on WWE wrestlers that were big when we were younger, which has been super interesting.
Finally, what fun plans do you have coming up for the summer?
We just booked a trip to the beach for a week in July, which we're both really excited about. Like most people, we didn't have a holiday last year.