In our mini blog series, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’, Mark Tuxford meets up with members of the Making Websites Better roster talking to them about their time at the company so far in a Q&A style format, enabling you to get to know the team better whilst putting a name to a friendly face assisting with your business presence online.
Our latest interview is with Head of Search, Sophie Marston who joined the company in June 2022.
Sophie joins Making Websites Better as Search performance specialist, working on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns for our diverse range of digital marketing clients.
Sophie’s goal is to provide honest, tangible results for the ongoing performance of client’s websites we build. We are more than just a website design company, we are focused on your overall performance and how your target audience interacts with your business online.
Working in SEO and Digital Marketing for over 10 years has given Sophie plenty of experience in the industry and the ability to hone her specialist skills in SEO.
Having experienced both agency and client side, Sophie thrives in a fast paced environment and is well accustomed to having a high number of completely different goals and deadlines at one time, whilst building strong relationships with her clients.
Let’s dig deeper and find out more about Sophie with our Q&A interview…
What’s the best thing about working at MWB?
I noticed how every person on the team really strives for the best result for the clients meaning everyone works together towards the common goal. This along with the team spirit and welcoming atmosphere has helped me to settle right in!
How do you like to unwind in your spare time after a busy week at work?
"A long walk with my black labrador, Roxy and a pub garden in the sunshine."
THREE words that describe your personality
"Organised, Passionate & Thoughtful"
What is your passion in life?
"Just being happy and taking every chance."
Is there a specific experience in life that always stayed with you, changed your outlook or made you more motivated to succeed?
"Not specifically, but I have always had a passion and goal to continually improve on myself, learn new things to help me work towards a career I can excel and be happy in. My motivation is always to be happier than I was the year before."
What is your proudest achievement?
"Probably sticking to the above and just taking on every challenge and giving it my best shot. In a previous role I managed a team of four people and 100 SEO clients delivering fantastic results for each, something I never imagined I would be doing when I left school."
Where is your favourite place in the world?
"Barmouth, a lovely little seaside town in Wales."
What is the one thing you could not go a day without?
"A good cuppa tea!"
What is your favourite song?
"I don’t really have a favourite song. I am an easy listener and love live music. 90s RnB has a special place in my heart though."
What is your favourite TV programme?
"My fav series are The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve & Prison Break."
What are your favourite food and drink choices?
"Cheese, chocolate & cocktails - all the C’s and all the healthy stuff haha!"
What is your hidden talent?
"Aerial hoop - basically hanging upside down from a hoop from a height."
What is your biggest phobia?
"Wasps, I think I am allergic so they just freak me out!"
What is your favourite motivational quote?
"Don’t worry, be happy."
What would be top of your bucket list?
"There is way too much to list but a skydive and seeing the world are both high on my list."
If you won well over £1,000,000 on the lottery, what would you spend your winnings on?
"First I would build a dog hotel to pamper pooches that are living in kennels or on the streets. The rest would be spent on travelling the world with family & friends."
If your business is in need of digital marketing support and ranking on search engines such as Google, Sophie is able to use her expertise to take your business to the next level.
Contact the team for more information regarding your online potential.