Kerry Guard

Member Since 2018

Kerry Guard

COO

MKG Marketing

United Kingdom

I've been working in Advertising for 11+ years. I started in New York at some of the biggest agencies then moved to Seattle where I continued to work at big agencies for big clients. There's a powerful swing in agencies where you're either highly respected or treated as disposable, especially as a lowly assistant. At my second agency I was an assistant who worked directly under the VP and owned a $10MM+ account. I worked 12+ hour days and was exhausted. In 2011 I started a digital marketing agency where I wanted to keep the organization flat, hiring only experts so that assistants weren't getting steam rolled. I wanted an agency that truly put people first where if someone needed to go pick up their kids from daycare there was no question. Where everyone logs off at five (which they do!). Where no person is an island (even though we're a distributed agency). Where policy change comes from hearing from the people doing the work rather than executives with no understanding on what people need. Last year this was really put to the test when we had two people go on Maternity/Paternity leave back to back and another employee diagnosed with cancer. We survived with all employees back in full action and financially stronger. I'm incredibly proud of the agency I've helped build and look forward to offering these benefits to more people as we continue to expand.


SKILLS

  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Digital Marketing

RECENT CONTENT

September 2nd, 2021

Changing The 'Lonely At The Top' Narrative

If we're feeling lonely, then it's up to us to do something about it.

August 19th, 2021

10 Remote Employee Onboarding Tips to Help New Hires Succeed

No matter if your company has been remote since the start or if you’re new to the remote working environment, you can always learn new remote employee onboarding tips to improve your virtual onboarding process.

August 18th, 2021

Nine Sales Tips Entrepreneurs Wish They'd Known When They First Started

One of the biggest challenges for any new entrepreneur is learning their own sales habits and processes. It can take years for a person to really hone their skills and become an excellent salesperson.

April 28th, 2021

Eight Tips To Bounce Back After Making A Mistake At Work

For many professionals, making a mistake at work can be a big hit to their self-confidence. The scenario can weigh on your mind and cause you to feel like you’re bad at your job or that you’re not cut out for your particular profession. Recovering your self-confidence after a mistake takes some time, but it can be done, and the faster you do so, the more effective you'll be in the future.


COMPANY INFO

MKG Marketing

We are a digital marketing agency comprised of experts in Digital Advertising, SEO, and Analytics in Technology and Healthcare. Our goal is to drive towards your business outcomes. We only hire people with 5+ years of experience giving you direct line to the people developing the strategy and pulling the levers in execution. We are a people first organization, focused on our employees well being and happiness. This creates less turnover and happy people who produce great work and results. We are also a SCRUM based company which keeps communication between us and the clients transparent, creates clear expectations in terms of deadlines, and allows us to remove roadblocks quicker to deliver our work more efficiently and thoughtfully.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • SEO
  • Digital Marketing
  • Analytics

INDUSTRY

Marketing & Advertising