We all have a story to tell. Here are ours …
Cathy Burns – MBA(OU)
I have a passion for marketing communications with experience across digital and traditional media.
After ten happy years at the UK’s largest independent media buyer, working at board level on major blue chip clients, I decided it was time to take the plunge and work for myself.
I set up Your Story with my business partner in 2015 and we have gone from strength to strength.
My clients benefit from my broad knowledge of media and marketing.
I am also a qualified coach and can help my clients face the challenges of running a small to medium sized business.
After starting out in a creative agency many moons ago I realised that I loved the wonderful world of advertising. With over 20 years experience of agency life in client services, I have a real passion for managing clients and making sure everything from brief to delivery is spot on.
I have experience of all media channels, recruitment advertising and marketing coupled with project and campaign management. I also love to get to know clients inside and out, taking the pressure off their workload and helping them grow their businesses.
I have a passion for people, I love meeting them, working with them, building relationships with them and most importantly helping them to achieve their business objectives.
My extensive sales experience was gained working at a senior level in major blue chip organisations in the Advertising, Media and Hospitality worlds, I have enjoyed this immensely as it gave me the opportunity to meet & help people from all walks of life. I have also run my own events business and spent a wonderful gap year ‘living the dream’ in Mallorca.
All of this means that I have a very rounded knowledge of how small and large businesses work and how effective marketing strategies can help them to become more focused, more profitable and more enjoyable too!
I’m a friendly ex drama teacher who left the profession after I had my two children. In 2015, I started a blog and this sparked a real interest in the blogging and social media world which had grown ever since. I’m an imaginative person so love dreaming up new content and writing about days out, family life and anything else that takes my fancy! I’m also a trained face painter!
My role at Your Story consists of planning/creating social media content for clients which encourages engagement and promotes their business. As a visual person, Instagram is most definitely my favourite platform. I love that it is a window into people’s real lives and find it a great place to connect with people and be creative.