Hello I’m Alex Conomos
Lean in closer for all the goss
This is my attempt to ‘showcase me’
To secure my place in the Marketing Academy

Because I work in the land of TV
Making a promo would have been too easy
Bribe a producer, claim it on tax
Maybe even pick up (another) Promax

Instead I’ve hijacked my very own blog
So get prepared for a monologue
The fidgety foodie is on a mission
To leave the judges utterly smitten

This blog began as a creative outlet
It became part of my soul right from the outset
Telling my stories through taste and exploration
Passion always at the heart of my motivation

My regular readers will be confused
Where’s the bio that usually keeps us amused?
Bring back Alex’s whimsical tales!
She’s the best writer in New South Wales*

Now I’ll use the blog for a brand new reason
Whip it into shape for this competitive season
My best work and ideas I’m going to steal
And use them as proof points in my sales spiel

But I have just two minutes of your time
And a hell of a lot to fit into this rhyme
So come back for each link, article and graphic
Plus it will do wonders for my web traffic

So what do you want for the ’18 intake?
Someone who can move, someone who can shake?
A thinker, doer, leader and more
They need to bring a certain something through the door

What about a marketer who oozes dedication
Loving her brands, sometimes to the point of medication
Every ounce of energy invested in what she believes
Just look at her obsession with cloudberries

Nurturing relationships is a vital skill
Did I mention that teamwork gives me a thrill?
Earning trust and respect from those near and far
Like the cooking sessions I have with my dear yiayia

Let me tell you about my strategy
I have one prepared for every category
A game plan is essential in the marketing kitty
Similar to a foodie who’s scoping out a city

I bring local and global chops to the table
Working in mags, TV, cinema and cable
Not travelling: now that’s my phobia
You know I’m kinda a big deal in Estonia

Provenance is the word on everyone’s lips
‘Tell the brand story’ every marketer quips
I understand the stories of yesterday
Just look at my family and their Greek cafés

I’m prepared to venture into the unknown
Take the risks that others bemoan
Be uncomfortable and driven, that’s my mania
Like the time I travelled through Transylvania

Perhaps the most important trait of all
Is knowing exactly how to have a ball
I’m boisterous, fun and very hearty
Just like my annual Eurovision party

It’s nearing two minutes with seconds to spare
You’ve seen it all, I’m the marketer stripped bare!
I’ve laid out my case, argued in full
There’s no time to be philosophical

As you’ve traversed my little rhyme
You’ve glimpsed my heart, peeked into my mind
All I can say now is please pick me
As I’d dearly love to be in the Marketing Academy

*Based on a sample size of two: my mum and dad.



  1. ellishs · November 11, 2014

    Hello! I love your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://ellisgoesonholiday.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/liebster-award-ii-the-sequel/ I hope you have fun passing it on and happy blogging!


    • thefidgetyfoodie · November 13, 2014

      Hi Ellis
      Thanks for the nomination, it´s really sweet of you to think of me. It´s such early days with my blog and I´ve barely published a dozen posts so perhaps it´s a little early to be accepting awards. If you don´t mind I will put this on ice for a short while until I am a little more established.
      Thanks again!


  2. Keeping Beautiful · October 9, 2015

    loving the blog Alex! Hi from London. CC xxx


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