I am Radu Stoia
That should’t mean anything to you, or maybe? Never know, we might have met at some conference or we just know each other in real life. I am a passionate Digital Marketer and I’m doing consulting for the past 8+ years around Europe & the US. So there might be a chance that you have seen some of my work or even worked together.
I’m not sure how far back in the past should I go with this, I’ll just start with being born in Romania, skip forward started my first business when I was 21 years old (Internet Cafe), skip forward moved into retail (Home Interiors) and around 2008 decided to leave Romania and try something new.
I moved to Greece and spent around 5 years working in 5* Resorts in Halkidiki and Crete. Greece was amazing and fell in love with the country, food and ppl. At some point I felt more at home in Greece than in Romania, maybe at some point we will talk more about my time in Greece, however until then we are moving on my entry in Digital Marketing.
At this point I already gathered experience in Business, Networking, Hospitality and greatly improved my English. While I was a student in Romania I was working in Internet Cafe’s during the night and at that point I discovered Website Building & HTML, that triggered with me when I was thinking what could I do to improve myself, in what should I up skill? Having some money on the side I started two paths in the same time:
- Digital Marketing
- Forex Trading
The first one “Digital Marketing” was slow to pick up as I need to understand more how it works, that’s how I work and learn. That meant that I had to start building websites and learn how to promote and grow them. This took me around one year to become proficient in building website, learn HTML, PHP and Digital Marketing and then I discovered the real challenge when you have customers, and that was dealing with them and their crazy asks.
The second one “Forex Trading” didn’t really catch me, I spent a good bit of money and time to learn and improve my skills and at some point I just gave up as I didn’t feel like that’s something that I would do in the future. I have to mention that I didn’t finish on + 🙂
In 2012 I moved to Ireland in Cork and I’m here since then. It was challenging at the beginning as the English accent was all over, I couldn’t understand what was going on, if it was me who didn’t speak English or what?
I never stopped doing consulting in Digital Marketing, I have around 9 years experience and dealt with 100’s of small companies, helping them to move on to the internet.
Currently I’m Marketing Operations Manager with Poppulo which is a tech Startup in Cork that is Shaping the future of Employee Communications. I have to say that I love my job and working for Poppulo. You might ask why, well everyday is a challenge for me and that’s exactly how I like it, I’m also responsible for Data & Analytics and that’s the part that keeps me busy all the time.
As this is my first blog ever, I hope you’ll find it interesting and let me know if you have any questions. I’ll do my best to answer them all.