-A Note from the Editor.-We hit the lottery when Sloan joined our team. When I had this crazy idea to make a magazine I don't think there could have been anyone better to help execute that idea than Sloan. We are so very grateful for her time with us and believe she is on her way to many more great things. From all of us at PAGES, thank you!
- Joe Oliver, Founder and Editor-In-Chief
Boise, Idaho is the home of PAGES magazine, and it’s also home to many digital marketing and creative advertising agencies. Boise is a fast-growing city, with lots of opportunity for businesses, and it’s also a great place to be if you like getting outside, enjoying public lands, exploring the arts, and being involved with your community.
The PAGES crew is small, but mighty. We work hard to publish four issues a year, and make each one the best it can be. Early this year, our art director, AJ, suggested we enter PAGES into a regional advertising competition, the Rockies Creative Awards. We rolled up our sleeves and put together an entry.
Local creative ad agencies typically dominate these advertising awards, but we had confidence that PAGES could compete. We might not be doing creative work for our clients every day, but the PAGES crew functions a bit like an in-house agency model within Page One Power’s marketing department, and we knew we know our stuff.
We submitted our entry, and waited with bated breath for about a month for the results to roll in. Finally, after a few weeks, I came back from a meeting one afternoon to find the good news sitting in my inbox: we’d won a silver!
PAGES has been a project near and dear to my heart.
I’ve spent many hours pouring over copy, organizing projects in Asana, divvying up tasks and deciding deadlines, and debating things like whether or not a period should go inside or outside quotation marks when the text in quotation marks is not a sentence, (Someone will tell me I’m wrong, no matter what I decide...), or whether search engine optimization (SEO) needs to be spelled out before we use the acronym...in a magazine dedicated to SEO.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with some wonderfully talented marketers and creatives, both on my own team and outside of it. I’ve gained experience in publishing that I’d likely never have as a fresh college grad. I’ve flexed my muscles in project management, digital marketing, and publishing, and like any good workout, it’s pushed me at times, but it’s always been worth the work.
PAGES, and Page One Power, have been a huge part of my life and my career over the last two years. They represent my first real home as a marketer, and it's where I’ve been a part of a team that I’ve loved.
However, it’s time for me to make a transition, and by the time you’ve read this post, I’ll no longer be holding my post as managing editor at PAGES and content marketing specialist at Page One Power.
It’s a bittersweet change, but I’m excited for the opportunities the future holds for me. I can’t wait to see how PAGES continues to grow, and what the crew brings its readers in the coming months.
I want to extend a huge thank you to all of the contributors who I’ve worked with during my time at PAGES: you have helped make PAGES what we knew it could be, and we wouldn’t have been able to get here without your generosity and your knowledge. You’ve all been great to work with, and your work has helped us in our mission to help marketers get more from search.
And, of course, all my gratitude to my team, who have supported this project — and me — from day one.
To see what I’m up to next, you can give me a follow on Twitter or LinkedIn.
And who knows, you might see me between the pages of PAGES down the line!