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written by Natalie Davies

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sales-i has grown! And (lucky for me) the marketing team has grown too. Chris graced our sales-i lives just over a month ago and I now have someone to nag all day. I am joking. I’m lovely really and the best colleague (/work wife) you could ask for. So, I’m giving Chris the grilling of his life so you guys get to know a bit more about him!

Right then, let’s rack on with asking the all important questions.

Who are you?

Chris Bourne, Marketing Manager by day (/superhero by night)

When did you start at sales-i?

Monday 17th June, but feels a lot longer.

What does your role involve at sales-i?

I’m the go to guy for anything relating to getting sales-i noticed, whether that’s online or print. This includes Pay Per Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), email marketing, content marketing, branding, advertising, PR, tone of voice… well you get the idea.
My role supports both the UK and US teams to introduce sales-i to a wider audience and help make our customers even happier.

What’s your background?

I’ve always been interested in marketing even during school (which is now a distant memory). I studied marketing through A-levels and somehow even managed to finish a degree in it too.

After four years of hard drinking… I mean studying, I worked at Finning, then moved onto Poundland after a couple of years. Next up was Intercity Telecom where I was a Senior Marketing Executive for four years honing my skills to become the next Steve Jobs.

During this time I also worked as a freelancer purely to get involved in new, exciting projects and really put my stamp to them.

Why work for sales-i?

sales-i seemed like an excellent opportunity to start afresh with new projects and to get involved with the software industry, which is something I’ve wanted to do at some stage in my career.

Plus after meeting with a few of the guys here I knew it was a place I would settle into quickly and enjoy. Even Nat, (the other half of the marketing team) can be nice sometimes!!

If you could have a super power what would it be?

My super power would be that I’m always right, even if it doesn’t make any sense. The universe would just compensate for me!

Who would you most like to have a drink with?

George Best in his heyday, however it probably wouldn’t be just one drink.

Would you rather fight a horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses?

What a quacking question! Hmmm, a difficult one but I’d probably say the horse sized duck as a hundred mini horses sounds terrifying.

Thanks, Christopher. 🙂 I feel like we should give him a massive round of applause now. But we won’t. I’ll give him the obligatory pat on the back and gold star some day.

So there’s Chris. Phil, our new Financial Controller (or something along the lines of that, we’re not too sure quite what he does in his glass box in the corner, all we know is that he pays us every month….) is next on our hit list.

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I’m another marketing bod here at sales-i (that is marketing exec come social secretary, branded wardrobe, stationary cupboard, fixer of the printer and chief maker of a terrible cup of tea). I get to work with the two delights that are Chris and Steve who have taken it upon themselves to educate me on all things football and Star Wars. I’m a Villa or Birmingham City fan depending on which of them you ask. I really rather enjoy reading and writing (I’m not that great at the maths thing, as Chris will tell you). What I lack in Star Wars and football knowledge, I make up for with a keen eye for a good wine and a great impression of a Wookie.

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