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Monday, 25 January 2010

Business As Usual

Hard to believe that the year is already ticking on with plenty of projects underway.  We’re organising Strategic Planning sessions to shape clients’ 2010 strategy.  We’ve been busy doing detailed analysis of last year’s press clippings and are all pleased to see some great results - 46 articles that we placed in 2009 for one client. 

We’re debriefing on the healthcare campaign we ran at the end of last year and going through the great feedback given following the Writing Skills training we did just before the holidays.  Still tying up 2009 means still having one foot in 2009 and only one in 2010.  And it’s time to move on. 

We’ve already done our first new business pitch for the year and started booking 2010 travel.  There’s plenty in the diary and it already feels like a fantastic New Year.  Time to build on the successes of 2009, take away as many learnings as possible and embrace this New Year fully.  Watch this space... we’ll keep you posted.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Back To School Feeling

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.  May it be healthy and sustainable.  We’re back to work and the Christmas greeting on the Sustainability Consult homepage has been replaced with our lovely mountain, but we’ve added it to the blog here to retain every last ounce of Christmas cheer going into the New Year.

New Year, new priorities?  Not really.  We’re absolutely committed still to giving the best and the most creative service to our clients and the media we deal with and trying to make business a better place to operate.  On a more personal level, every year we develop our skills and strive for balance.  My own driving force is to provide the best service while remaining flexible.  It’s a different business model but I feel I’m proving that it works.  Indulging my passion for travel, for living between different locations, for the mountains and open spaces which, still thankfully, fill this earth.  It’s a win-win situation as I know this flexibility fuels my creativity.

Talking of skills, last year’s focus, or you could say fixation, was social media with twitter and friends giving us lots of fun and showing themselves to be a fantastic resource for news and networking.  Follow us at twitter.com/kathrynsheridan or contact us for a training on green blogs. 

Operating in the downturn, we’ve seen many seasoned professionals lose their jobs and embrace freelancing and self-employment to sustain them and their families.  We wish them all the best and look forward to extending our network to make the most of all this expertise which has now become available.  I’m just grateful that we launched Sustainability Consult before the worst of the downturn hit.

All the best,