Archive | November, 2012

How to make it or break it with Vertex

30 Nov

I love stumbling back into an infogram-making website and finding an old infogram in my library that I forgot I’d even made…

makeitorbreakitwithvertex

By Natalie Boon.

Video

Meet the BD Team – Arnie, Superman and the smiley one with the awesome voice!

28 Nov

I’m pretty proud of my latest piece of filming and editing, so figured I’d share it with you!

There’re are some hilarious outtakes at the end – so be sure to stay tuned right through!

You can check out other videos I’ve made and that were made before my time @ Vertex on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Vertexsolutionsltd

I look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts and recommendations for improvement and on future video ideas!

Thanks all!

By Natalie Boon.

Video featuring Jay Gohil, James Hunt and Liam Kidd.

And so the guest blogging begins…

19 Nov

I’ve joined up to a rather cool site recently which helps facilitate blog networking and provide more guest posting opportunities. This is the first post of hopefully many where I share interesting articles or infograms I come across related to myself and marketing, career development, or the IT sector and its latest news (as this is the arena which my company, Vertex, operate within).

Anatomy of a Web Design Client

Web design has become more complicated in recent years. As a result, more businesses are turning to professionals to design their websites. While most of these transactions go smoothly, problems sometimes arise. Who is to blame when the process goes bad?

Some place most of the blame on the web designer. A common stereotype is that computer experts have poor social skills, and some attribute poor transactions to social ineptitude. Further, many people believe that the customer is always right, and they will blame the web designer in almost all cases. Web designers sometimes ignore the wishes of their clients and do what they feel is best.

However, others argue that the problem primarily lies with the clients. Clients are notoriously difficult to understand, and many change their desires at seemingly arbitrary times. To ensure a smooth transaction, it is important that clients are clear with their wishes and ask the web designers for input and advice.

From: Top Web Design Schools

Anatomy of a Web Design Client Infographic

By Natalie Boon.

Vertex, Vertex, who the heck are Vertex?

16 Nov

It occurs to me that you may have absolutely no idea who Vertex are.

It also occurs to me that there’s more to the web that infogram-making websites.

So I fused the two mental processes, and made an infogram from scratch on who Vertex are (simplistic styling, retro colouring and typefaces included).

Vertex General Infogram

By Natalie Boon.

Une month et counting…

10 Nov

So, I lie in bed as I type, relishing a slow and restful morning after a manic week, both personally and professionally. I’m full of cold and frail as anything, and today won’t allow me any rest as I struggle to adapt to working life and cram in whatever socialising I can in my free hours. But as I roll about and delay rising for just a moment longer, my phone, my beautiful new Samsung Galaxy S3 (yes, I had to throw that in there – and yes, it is 50 shades of amazing and many more besides!), alerts me of a little reminder that I set myself… that it’s the tenth of November.

Now yes, that stands for a plethora of birthdays and anniversaries, deaths, wars and much more besides. But, for the sake of this humble little blog post, it stands for my first completed month as the Marketing Intern, first of its kind, at Vertex Solutions.

How do I feel about this past month of experience, growth and change? Mixed is one word, different another. I’m happy, of course! I adore my job, I adore the people, I adore learning and growing and seeing how my presence can develop areas of the company – internally and externally. It’s rewarding seeing the likes, subscriptions, follows and shares increase incrementally across our Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. It’s a pleasure to help fellow staff ‘sex up’ a job ad or write a blog post, film and edit a little video or be told that the business leads you’re sending over are now, already, the best leads currently being sent over in the whole company.

I feel like I am settling into a routine and learning what works and what doesn’t in an organisational context. I’m learning what times of day to get involved in social media to gain the largest viewing and viral engagement, how to best involve staff in your projects (hint: tea is the best bribe I have ever come across – although presumably that’s just cos sex is hardly a professional persuader, is it?!), and what looks and sounds good in all I write, say and design.

I’d like to think I’m a quick learner and that I’ve proven this by taking on every task given to me as well as my own, and hopefully exceeded expectations with my produce! I love everything I’m involved in and feel especially privileged that I have been able to come in at the time that I have, taking on an expanding company’s public presence and continually improving our ability to demonstrate our greatness and promote that to all who’ll listen, and even to those who won’t! The marketing side of Vertex has literally become my baby, alongside all side projects I’m involved in to prove my worth (R.O.I! R.O.I! R.O.I! Ahem… and crazy in-depth secret agent Boon covert Searchology shizzle as a less-than-minor aside!). I want to succeed for my own personal aspirations; my sense of persistence and an inherent desire to achieve and be the best at what I do. I want to succeed because this company has exceeded every expectation I have had of literally any company I have observed or operated within. I want to succeed because I feel that the world is their oyster as well as mine, and something so good can’t possibly fail, right?

Well, one would like to think so anyway! Of course it goes without saying that these things don’t happen overnight, nor do they come without the continued hard work and efforts of all involved. It’ll take time. Some long hours, some frustrating days, some bribery and stubborn determination will be encountered and necessary. It won’t always be easy, but it’s more than possible and I am so excited to make that a reality.

I feel like I’ve come more into my own since joining a month ago today. I’m more comfortable with my colleagues and am making some great friends already. I’m confident in my work and how to approach future projects. I’m nimble, enthusiastic and ever-ready to make this happen.

It’s sometimes those leaps of faith we take that lead us to our greatest heights and most painful falls. What counts is how we choose to get back up from our failures and master our own future destiny. If you never try, you’ll never know, so just throw yourself in that deep end and give swimming a go. There are so many lifeguards to help us along the way that we needn’t be so scared if failure, only of the sense of lacking if we never try. The key to it all is inside ourselves, but like the sink other swim analogy, we can’t always unlock other unless we put ourselves know uncomfortable and uncharted territory and take a few scrapes along the way.

… Okay, maybe my fragile and poorly countenance are making me sound as high as a kite… Let’s just summarise and round off:

– I love my job.
– I love these people.
– I love this company.
– I love the scope for growth and the future possibilities.

Thanks for reading this disjointed and rambling blog and please comment your thoughts and questions.

Thank you.

By Natalie Boon.

How to be a superhero

5 Nov

Clark Kent gets a Linkedin profile and learns how to optimise it…

By Natalie Boon.

Become a recruiter with Vertex

1 Nov

Become a recruiter with Vertex

We’re life changing.

By Natalie Boon.

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