“10 things I love about Toolbox” by Chloe Keith
This time, 10 YEARS AGO, was my first day at Toolbox Marketing. I can remember being extremely nervous, remember my carefully planned outfit, and remember not going for a wee all day as I was scared I’d get locked in the toilet – the key still scares me!!!
Fast forward 10 years, and what a rollercoaster of a journey it has been, one I would not change for the world. So I thought I’d shout about the 10 things I love about Toolbox Marketing the most.
1 The people
Toolbox Marketing is very much a family of like-minded individuals – focussed yet fun – doing what they love to do, always striving to be the best they can be, with a love of pink, fizz, food and shopping! “We are family, I got all my sisters with me”
2 Our clients
Toolbox Marketing wouldn’t be what it is without our clients. Full service, retainer-based or project focussed, each client counts and makes agency life a flurry of planned (and unplanned!) activity, all delivered in partnership with objectives at the heart of what we deliver.
3 Being creative
The weirder the better! I love the flexibility and trust to come up with a creative idea that really packs a punch and gets noticed.
Life at Toolbox would be boring without challenges, and we’ve had plenty thrown our way! I love tackling them head-on individually or as a team #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
They say ‘every day is a school day’ and it really is, especially when it comes to marketing. I love learning something new and putting it to good use or sharing it with the team, with a client or with my wider network.
I have taken each and every opportunity presented to me, whether it has been from Michelle Buxton (there are not enough thank yous!) a client, a contact. I wouldn’t have said I was an ambitious person 10 years ago, but now I thrive off opportunity.
No 2 days are ever the same! I love the variety of tasks and projects on my carefully organised and colour coordinated to-do list. I have never been bored at Toolbox, that’s for sure.
I love the freedom I have in my role as Managing Director (still feels weird saying that!) and I only have Michelle to thank for that. Freedom has allowed me, the team and the company to grow and adapt and I’ve loved watching that over the last decade.
Toolbox gave me the travel bug. I love visiting new places up and down the UK, and once upon a time, in Europe before the pandemic. Seeing new places for the first time and people-watching to get to understand the place is one of my favourite things to do. I definitely see things differently because of Toolbox.
Making a vision come to life is something I just love to do at Toolbox – whether it’s mine, Michelle’s, the teams or a clients’ – the magic of marketing, a dream team and ambition all make it happen on a frequent basis.
There is one thing I HATE about Toolbox Marketing though … the hangovers! I can attribute some of my worst hangovers to Toolbox events. But long may they continue!
Here’s to Team Pink and whatever the future holds!
Written by Chloe Keith