Friday, December 02, 2005

Who am I? Why am I here?

Although many of you who have stopped by for a tidbit or two know my name from one particular 'incident' within the blogosphere, that in no way defines who I am. If it did, I would have no business talking marketing, events or even cycling with you. So, I thought I'd give you a brief overview of what I've done in my career so you might understand some of my perspectives a little bit better.

In what seems like another lifetime ago, I started my career at the Boston Athletic Association. No, this isn't a health club, it's the organization that puts on the famous Boston Marathon each April. During that time I also did some work for, what I believe to be, the best event management company in the country, DMSE.

Over the next several years I worked at a sports marketing company (for a brilliant woman!), a diversity marketing company and, believe it or not, a public relations firm that specializes in high tech clients. I know, I know, that is hard to believe. For the past six years I've been at the job many of you know me from so I'm far from a newbie there. For the last 15 years I've also been involved with the media relations for the Falmouth Road Race in one capacity or another. It's a 'working' holiday for me every August. But when your 'work' is taking place on a beach, is it really work?

So there you have a little bit about what I have done. Not everything certainly, but enough to see that I might have a completely different perspective than some others. Maybe enough difference to keep you coming back. Time will tell.

Just a little tidbit of information for today. Thanks for stopping by.


Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Believe me, Donna's a "smart cookie" herself.

I'm personally looking forward to seeing her thoughts and ideas here and am also looking forward to collaborating with her over at "the other project".

heywood said...

It took me nearly a year to get two locks exchanged. And only after dozens of phone calls and emails. Why should I ever buy another Kryptonite product?

Donna Tocci said...

Heywood: Thanks for stopping by. When a post is more than a few days old, it goes into the archives so I know you may have missed my very first post. Please do visit "Testing the Waters" in the November, 2005 archive. That's where I mention that this is a personal blog only. I'm off the clock here, but I am sorry for your frustration! If you have a work question like this one, please do email me at work - all of my contact info is on the company website - and I'll be more than happy to answer this question or any other lock/company questions then. Thanks for your understanding - I'll be looking for your email!