Meet the team: Maddie Hodge, Digital Marketing Executive


Hi. I’m the one usually behind the “meet the team” profiles, however, this time the tables have turned and the questioning is now on me!

I thought this would be the perfect way to celebrate my 1 year anniversary working at Retail Furniture and what a year it has been!

The time has gone so fast and I can only thank my wonderful colleagues for taking me under their wing within the world of retail manufacturing.

I have spent the last 10 years working in Marketing departments across multiple sectors such as Education, Medical (Emergency Services, Pre Hospital), Retail (B2C) and now Manufacturing.

I have enjoyed gaining experience in managing seasonal retail campaigns, magazine/newspaper print deadlines, events and various digital elements such as interactive billboards, SMS content creative, email campaigns, radio and B2B website banner advertising.

A lot of those heavily involved large data spreadsheets, both internal or externally sourced always making sure the data was GDPR compliant.

I count myself incredibly lucky that I secured a job in 2020. It has been such a challenging time due to the global pandemic. In July 2020, I was made redundant due to the demise of my previous employment from the pressures of COVID-19. Although it wasn’t great at the time, the grass was greener the other side.

Fast forward to my time at Retail Furniture where I’m their first internal Marketing representative. Learning how to market a manufacturing company is different to what I have done before but I am thoroughly enjoying it.

Now, it’s time for some quick fire round questions! 

What’s your least favourite chore around the house?
“Cleaning the top row of tiles in the shower – I can’t reach!”

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
“A roast dinner, including beef, roast potatoes, my moms homemade cauliflower cheese, all vegetable’s, Yorkshire puddings, gravy and lots of apple and mint sauce”

In primary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“Forensic scientist or a housing interior designer. Two very different things both influenced slightly by my love for either The Bill on a Saturday night or visits with my parents to new build showrooms, a “fun” idea for a Saturday

Which 5 people would you like at your dinner table?
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Dick Strawbridge
  • Alan Rickman
  • David Jason
  • Dawn French

Thank you for meeting our team member – Me, Maddie Hodge!

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