Best Young Digital Person at the DANIs

Just last month I picked up the award for Best Young Digital Person at The DANI Awards in Belfast. I still can’t believe it and it was certainly one of the biggest highlights of my career…SO FAR! For those who may not know what the DANI awards are, they celebrate Northern Irish talent in digital, technology and creative industries.

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I honestly hadn’t really thought of entering the category until a friend and previous colleague had encouraged me to do so (thank you, you know who you are). Entering was a great opportunity to reflect on how far I have come in my career to date, as well as a person. It also allowed me to gather some of my thoughts for the future.

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I have always worked hard, no matter what I put my mind to; throughout my Marketing degree at Newcastle University, my internship at Style Academy Model Agency, setting up my own social media marketing business ‘Social Circle’, right through to where I am today at The Tomorrow Lab.

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Since joining The Tomorrow Lab in 2015 as their Social Media Executive and establishing the social media side of the business, I have had the pleasure of working with some fantastic people and great brands. Having the drive to perfect projects and achieve great results keeps me motivated.

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Having a keen interest in events, I have been happy to drive and develop the agency’s digital marketing event series – The Tomorrow Lab Presents, which has grown from 15-120 attendees on average over the past two years. Our upcoming event on the 25th May on Social Media & Influencer Marketing is to be our biggest yet!

There is nothing I dislike more than the question ‘where do you see yourself in five years?’, I sort of take the view that you never know what is around the corner or what life might throw at you. But it is my intention to make the most of the opportunities that come my way and learn from my mistakes. I love what I do and I have the drive to be best in class, deliver award winning campaigns and head up my own innovative team some day.

As well as growing my blog, I also have another project that I hope to launch later in the year.

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Naomh put on a great event at the DANIs this year at Queen’s University Belfast, I am thoroughly looking forward to next year. Shout out to Gráinne Maher for designing the stunning awards, mine is taking pride of place in my living room ? Thanks again to all those involved, those who supported me and all the lovely things people have said.

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