Integrated Ideas's new Account Manager - Stuart Atkinson

Stuart Atkinson - new account manager at Integrated Ideas

01 Mar 2019

I’ve worked in marketing most of my career. It’s so varied. Always evolving, always changing. In 1995, I started my career in Woodbridge, producing single sided, two-colour A5 leaflets, to promote Suffolk Coastal District Council’s skip hire service. The leaflets were distributed to every household in the district by the same team that delivered the black dustbin bags. Who has bin bags anymore? We’ve all got wheelie bins!

20 something years later…. Having worked for a number of blue-chips, local authorities and independents in London, Norwich and Ipswich, I find myself back in Woodbridge managing projects which include creating fantastic looking, user-friendly websites and distributing emails on behalf of international luxury hotel brands. I’d like to think I’ve gone up in the world.

Julia, the Director and founder of Integrated Ideas approached me after James, her previous Account Manager, announced he wanted to move to London. I was flattered to be approached and nervous at the same time. I didn’t know what to expect as I hadn’t worked in an agency since 2004 and James had very big shoes to fill.

I had absolutely nothing to worry about - apart from an embarrassing shoulder injury that meant I started work two days later than planned! The Integrated Ideas Team have been very welcoming and Julia has been great sharing her knowledge and expertise.

I would describe Integrated Ideas as small but perfectly formed. They punch above their weight in everything they do. Their client list includes London retailers, property developers, international luxury hotel brands, advertising agencies, construction companies, restaurants and local clients including entrepreneurs, consultants and SMEs. Everyone I have spoken to has been great and fully appreciates the personal and high-quality service provided by Julia and her team.

The type of work varies from client to client. We’re experts in all things digital and have a development team who will design and create whatever you want – dynamic emails, hard coded websites, websites with Content Management Systems, staff portals and back office platforms. We can help with your SEO or online advertising and offer great value domain and hosting packages too!

If you require design and print services, we have a number of designers and access to some amazing digital and litho printers. We recently produced some beautiful, linen covered, glossy books to promote a brand of luxury hotels. The photos were amazing and the book covers looked fabulous. The client was delighted with the finished project.

I’m really looking forward to my time at Integrated Ideas and hope that it will continue long into the future. Much of my experience has been gained in offline marketing, PR and social media so I’m very excited to get the opportunity to share my knowledge and develop my digital media skills. I know I’ve got loads to learn but I’m surrounded by the right people to teach me. I just hope they’ve got the patience….

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