Eight years ago today, I walked into a small serviced office in Covent Garden. Four-and-a-half desks was the grand total of Efficient Frontier in Europe. Mine was the half.
I gave myself three months to check out whether the technology they said they had really did what it claimed. Otherwise I’d be off and back to the safety of agency land.
It checked out. It really did.
Five years later Adobe swooped in, bought the company and integrated the technology into the Adobe Marketing Cloud.
Now I’ve checked out.
I decided in the summer to take a step back, and see what the next chapter should be. Last month I said my goodbyes to Adobe and the wonderful people who work there.
I’m going to enjoy some time off for the next couple of months. That also gives me time to figure out what to do next.
I doubt that’s going to be as focused on search marketing. That’s why this site now sits on the beeston.me.uk domain, and my Twitter account is now just @beeston.
If you’re certain you have the perfect job for me, then of course I’d love to hear from you. But if you’d like a coffee to chew over digital marketing, ad tech, mobile – you name it – then that’s good too. Get in touch here.
All change, now tweeting from @beeston, and no longer working for Adobe. More here: http://t.co/ImGMmDF25o
@beeston A change is a holiday mate! Well deserved.
@lakey thanks Chris
@beeston lovely – very well done! 🙂
@danbarker thank you sir
@beeston some journey from the start of EF Jon – must be satisfying looking back. Good luck and would be good to go for coffee soon…
@andrewmccormick Definitely good to meet up. I’ll DM you some dates when I’m next in town.
@beeston Best of luck in your new endeavors. I appreciate all the great search content tweets.
@brianau I’m glad someone was reading those tweets! Adobe still has @chrishaleua – definitely follow him for great search content.
@beeston Long-time follower of @chrishaleua for sure.
@beeston Exciting times…. 🙂
@jeremywaite let’s hope so! I’m on a panel at PMI London same day that you’re speaking, so see you then.
@kelvinnewman thank you – and one day I will come to Brighton SEO.
@beeston but I thought you wee leaving the dirty world of search behind 😉
@beeston Good luck with your next chapter.
@SmartRich thanks Rich, hope you’re doing well.
Jonathan .@beeston announces he’s not working for Adobe and drops “search” from his handle. It’s like search is over! http://t.co/g2lJXtjRzp
@beeston sounds like a well thought out plan. Hope the future is bright. Do you take sugar?
@prchief I’m sweet enough not to take sugar 😉 Hope all is well with you.
@beeston See you on the 21st mate!
@mattjbush yes, looking forward to it.
When one door closes another one opens. Good luck with the next chapter.