Published On: Mon, Feb 1st, 2010

Looking Forward

I think I should start this post with an apology. So here goes: ‘Sorry’. I apologise as this blog is somewhat self-indulgent and contains my personal reflections rather than the usual focus on PR industry issues and employability.

Back to the self-indulgence…as some of you may know, I’ve recently accepted a job at Edelman working for their UK Digital team, Spook Media. I am delighted and really looking forward to beginning this new chapter in not only my career, but my life too. Despite only meeting my new colleagues just the once, I know a bit about them – having read their blogs, tweets and exchanged emails. I can’t wait to get cracking.

Although, I’m truly excited to start work – the last couple of days have been a bit strange for me, as I’ve left Leeds, my home for the past 5 ½ years. I’ve not only left behind a city, but a group of friends who have become something of an adopted, northern family.

Whilst, there is an element of sadness, there is certainly no regret and I’m looking forward to the challenges of my new role, learning from some great people and the opportunities this may bring.

Today is my first day at Edelman. Wish me luck.

About the Author

- Marketing Manager with a passion for inbound at HubSpot, Founder of Growth Hack Talks, Blogger at and Chief Quaffer at .

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  1. Supriya says:

    Besties to you. May you thrive in the hauntings of spookville:)

  2. ashleigh says:

    Hey! Glad your first day went good!

    Hope its onwards and upwards!

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  4. I see your blog has been shortlisted for an award:

    The competition looks tough but I wish you well with that and with the new job.

  5. Ben Cotton says:

    Thanks Supriya, Ashleigh and Richard!

    I had a really good first week…Edelman seems like a great place to work – and to cap it all i’ve been shortlisted for a EUPRERA award.

    I’m delighted to have been nominated…so fingers crossed 🙂

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