I am twenty six years old now and I start to ask myself what I am doing.
After I had graduated from business school back in İstanbul, I jumped into first decoration based e-commerce company in Turkey. I remember I was the only full time in the company. We were very small company with very low budget, we had to get investment immediately. I was sales development expert. I was trying to to explain what is e-commerce, what is the benefit of sales on internet and things like social media to our customer. I don’t know here but in 2009 It was too hard to make the internet sales to decoration and furniture company. Because they didn’t have any experiences on internet such as e-commerce or social media.
Then our company got the investment in 3 months. It was incredible experience for twenty-two year old just graduated little girl. . Because I was in every single step during investment.
Then I transferred to one of the biggest media buying company as a social media manager. I worked with global companies such as Fiat, Ford and the biggest local Turkish companies. This time I was learning about digital media buying and planing, relationship management between agency and brand. I created live presentation on Facebook for Fiat Turkey during Autoshow 2010. It was the first live branded broadcast on Facebook at that time in Turkey. After Autoshow project I worked on another social media campaign for Fiat. I created fashion based campaign for Fiat 500 by gucci with confirm of Fiat HQ in Italy. It was basically fashion show which had theme as “in a short time, overnight Fiat 500″ includes most known fashion bloggers and Fiat 500 by Gucci at the same runway. Until I completed that project I decided to move to New York. I guess after me they didn’t work on that project.
From September 2011 (New York story begins) I worked on affiliate marketing, e-commerce, social media marketing, google adwords, google merchant, google analytics on my own woman interest website Kadinimmutluyum.com which means “I am happy woman” in English.
Finally I recognized I am very into internet, digital marketing at the same time fashion. I decided to write about tech, but fashion related tech companies, events and blah blah. I am so happy in between Flatiron and 5th Ave. This is the story of AlleyGirl.
Alley girl is a fashion& internet lover dudette who moved to city from Istanbul two years ago. She is going to share fashion related tech companies news Tech world in Silicon Alley.
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