Sep 26

New Beginnings

New Season. New Blog. New Job!

I’ve always loved the start of something new. The first day of school. January 1. A new journal. Beginnings are a fresh start and full of opportunity. Today I’m embarking on a few new beginnings. It’s officially fall in Seattle, so it’s a whole new season. I’m finally launching this blog. And most importantly, I’m starting my new job!

The Blog

I’m embarrassed to say I’ve been working on launching this blog for a few years. There’s been a bit of the “cobbler’s children have no shoes” syndrome at play here. I’ve told my clients many times that they need to have a blog and provide consistent, original content. In fact, I’ve written that content for clients and for the agencies where I’ve worked. I knew I wanted my own website and blog, but clients and my job always take priority. I’ve written the occasional post and have a long list of other posts I’ve wanted to write, but publishing is another story. I wanted my site to be perfect and look amazing, but my design skills are a bit lacking. I let that scare me into not pulling the “publish” trigger.

I got over it.

This site is absolutely a work in progress. My designer friends might cringe when they see it. If they want to give me some tips, I’ll buy them a drink. J But I’m taking the advice I’ve given my clients many times; it doesn’t have to be perfect, just get started. I can modify and adjust as I go. At least I’ve finally started.

The Job

I’m elated to announce that I’m joining the team at Spring Creek Group as account manager, starting today!

I remember when I first learned about Spring Creek Group about two and a half years ago at an SMC Seattle event. At the time I was looking for a job and I heard Spring Creek Group was hiring. At the time there weren’t any openings at my level and I went to work for another agency. But I always kept an eye on Spring Creek Group as they continued to grow and succeed.

It was very important to me to find a company culture that is a fit with my personality and work ethic. I’ve been impressed with the work coming out of Spring Creek Group and I agree with the philosophy and mission of the company. I’m committed to bettering my community and the world around me, and I’m glad that this is something that Spring Creek Group is committed to as well. Not to mention I will get to work with, and learn from, passionate and experienced marketing professionals like Kevin Urie and Clay McDaniel; two intelligent men I greatly respect.

I’m thrilled for this new adventure and I can’t wait to get to work providing exceptional account management to my clients! Stay tuned as I start this new journey and share my experience and views on the ever-changing world of online marketing.


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  1. Steph

    Great work Karianne and great “live” blog! I think many can relate to the “cooking” (as I call it) that our blog ideas and plans seem to be doing… moving from a simmer to a rolling boil.

    All the best in your new job and looking forward to keeping connected, if only via your blog.


    1. Karianne Stinson

      Thanks, Steph! I like your analogy of cooking! I’ve been in the kitchen for a while, it’s time to serve it up and invite everyone to the dinner table! 🙂

  2. Jeremiah Andrick

    Congrats! Patience pays off.

    1. Karianne Stinson

      Thanks, Jeremiah! Patience and not settling is key, for so much in life.

  3. Laura Kimball

    Woo hoo! Congratulations, Karianne! Can’t wait to see where both these paths take you!

    1. Karianne Stinson

      Thanks, Laura! The song “I Can See Clearly Now” keeps playing in my head. It might be raining today, but it’s blue skies ahead! 🙂

  4. elise

    Now that you work like 2 blocks from me… Lunches? And, bus rides together…? 😉


    1. Karianne Stinson

      Absolutely, Elise! Let’s plan something soon! 🙂

  5. Sarah Monley

    Congratulations Karianne! SMCSeattle – where great networks are formed!

    1. Karianne Stinson

      Thanks, Sarah! Yes, SMC Seattle is a fantastic way to connect!

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