Tis the season to be jolly...December is here! As we unwind for Christmas, the workload for many starts to die down. The office Christmas decorations are up, the Christmas playlist is on repeat and the month is consumed by social events and parties. This is the time of year where companies come together to celebrate the success of their teams and the hard work of individuals from the past year.
For me the build-up to December has been equally busy, as OnlyMarketingJobs has had a lot to organise and celebrate. At the end of November, we attended two awards galas (one of which we hosted,) and as soon as we recovered from those, we were straight into the Christmas party. We definitely embody the work hard, play hard mantra here!
First up was a black-tie event at the In-House Recruitment Awards. Starting with a champagne reception, we had a chance to network with some of the guests before being called into the grand ballroom for a delicious three-course dinner. We were then treated to some spectacular after-dinner entertainment which had everyone in high spirits ready for the awards to begin. OnlyMarketingJobs & OnlyDigitalJobs were category sponsors, so I took a break in my cheering and ‘woo-ing’, to hand out an award. This night is not one to miss in-house recruiters!
Watch the highlights video to see the best of 2017.
The following week OnlyMarketingJobs hosted the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards. Behind-the-scenes there was a lot of planning and long days to endure. Everyone was hands-on when the day arrived to ensure everything ran smoothly. Again, a champagne reception to start, a three-course meal with entertainment and another fantastic awards ceremony. Not long after the awards ended the dancefloor opened and before I knew it, it was 1am! Who said a job is all work and no play?
If you missed out this year, you can watch our video to see the highlights.
However, there's more to these events than partying. The festive period is often a time to celebrate what a business has accomplished and how individuals have and will continue to impact success. As organisations come together to congratulate each other on their achievements, I appreciate what a great industry Marketing Recruitment is.
I am looking forward to all the new ideas different companies will bring to the table in the new year and the launch and progression of projects that OnlyMarketingJobs have been working on. In 2018 our team is expanding and we will continue to celebrate the success of our job board, our network and our events. We hope you all join us along the way because it's set to be quite a ride!