Good Morning Blogger
Middle of the week already, and I am still chasing my tail!
I did not get far with the paperwork mountain yesterday and no doubt it will still be there this time next week.
But with my brain about to combust with the thought of new artwork and all that comes with it, I wonder how much easier it would be to work as part of a big team within a large company. So I get the job of picking the new art work and signing all the papers and then someone else takes over and I sit back and watch what the customer, you, make of it when you eventually get to see it.
By which time its no longer new to me and I am away working on the next releases. Crazy how I sit here with Christmas design and its only MAY for goodness sake, no wonder I have had enough of the season by the time my children want to decorate the house.
So once we have the art work what next?
Ideally I would then hand it over to another department of employee s ( oppps there is only me ) who would be trained in promotions and desk top publishing ( no it cant be me ) and have some nice new packaging designed with our company logo ( yes I know I have not go around to that one yet) and them there is the pre release campaign. Oh lord that sound political !
With so much of our marketing done on the Internet it is essential that tags, blinkies,banners and peeks be right on target, which department does that again?
Magazine work has to be done so far in advance it throws the whole release date into the air, I do not have patience to wait, if I have it here in my hand I want you to see it, that's only fair right? Sitting on new stamps for 3 months while a mag goes to print etc kills me, its like sitting in front of the Christmas tree without being allowed to open the presents.
So check list
magazines features and adverts
promotional Internet pic's, banners etc
and that leaves us with the actual release itself.
Competition's, candy, blog hops, shop demo.........can you tell by now that I really am not the person for this job!
Can you understand that while Sugar Nellie has no employee's sitting in an office block, working on this list in different departments, but amazingly, some how up until now I have manage to do a little of those things in a very put together blue peter style with double sided sticky tape and a photo copier, that is how I have done it for over 3 years.
It's time for change.............
but I don't know if I can hand my babies over to someone else! :(