Hi, I’m Coz McLavy, I’m director at Zero3 Marketing – that’s the day job. Providing proactive, professional and down to earth support for my clients to achieve their business goals. I started my own business in 2009 following a redundancy; in the past I’ve been a sales director for a multi-million £ events agency working with some big name companies, I’ve been a marketing manager, graphic designer and tea maker.
So my skills are a varied bunch – graphic design, marketing strategy, sales and the usual stuff you would expect from the director of a marketing agency, but in real terms what I do is help my clients to GET. STUFF. DONE. Whatever that stuff may be – usually it is with a marketing bias – product launches, achieve sales growth etc but often I am used as a sounding board for business development by company M.Ds and also individuals who just want to get their thing done. As you’ll see from my first blog post I’m pretty open about who I am, and my approach doesn’t fit everyone, I am ultra-professional in the work I do but casual in my approach, I like to think that those who do work with me get a lot out of it whilst having a laugh at the same time.
2017 is a big year for me, as I’ll be launching the Zero3 Academy later in the year which will be offering tools, training, coaching and techniques for how to get your stuff done. No get rich quick schemes, no 5 minute effort and you’ll make £100k promises, it’s all focused on you doing the work – using the right tools to get it done. Currently the academy team are working on an app to aid with strategy decisions, some online courses and a couple of e-books. All built on a solid platform of tried and tested methods from working with living, breathing 3D people.
Outside of this I compete in dog agility with my Border Collies and English Shepherd, if you follow any of my social media you’ll see this in spades, in the winter I like to throw myself down mountains on a snowboard and attempt not to break anything (with varying degrees of success). I like to travel a lot, and I’m lucky enough to have a job that I can do from anywhere in the world as long as I have a laptop and wifi, and my clients can generally reach me wherever. Just because I’m not at my desk doesn’t mean I’m not working, I have some of my best ideas away from the office.
I am also an ambassador for SheShreds, a clothing company dedicated to helping women perform at their best in their chosen sports – if outdoor sports are your thing then you might want to check them out, and if there is anything there you fancy, use my code cozmclavy to get yourself 10% off.
My outlook on life is you get out what you put in, and you have no idea how long you’ll be here so live everything like it’s the last time.
The content on this blog is a mix of the day job and what I do the rest of my time, if you work with me you get both – I hope you find something beneficial in it – if there’s a topic you want me to cover in my blogs let me know!