5 questions for Laura Houtman

Laura started her internship at Touch in 2021 in the Promotions department. She has been working with us as Marketing Manager since 2023.

“What I am especially proud of so far is that I am and have been given many opportunities and responsibilities within Touch.”

1. How do you start your working day?

Every day I take public transportation to the office. While listening to music or a podcast, this way I can start the day in a nice calm way. At the office, I immediately grab a cup of tea and then start up my computer. I often prepare part of my to-do list the day before. This way, I always have some tasks to start with in the morning and enough space remains for tasks that arise on the day itself.

2. Wat zijn je werkzaamheden op je dag?

My work is enormously diverse, which makes it fun for me to get back to work every day. On the one hand, I deal with formatting, sending and analyzing newsletters for our benefit platforms or loyalty programs. On the other hand, I maintain the team page. The nice thing about this is that I set up this team page during my internship period in 2021 and now maintaining this page is again part of my duties.

Furthermore, I prepare client proposals and other presentations in Photoshop. Here I can work creatively to create something beautiful for the Sales colleagues to work on. Organizing company outings is also part of my job. Planning something fun and having a nice, relaxing day out with the entire company gives me a lot of energy.

Recruiting and supervising trainees is also part of my job. It is super fun to see how someone can grow a lot in just a few months.

So it really is all kinds of things!

3. Op welk project of eindproduct waaraan jij hebt bijgedragen ben je trots?

What I am especially proud of so far is that I am and have been given many opportunities and responsibilities within Touch. I started as an intern in 2021, then continued working one day a week before graduating within another organization. After the graduation year, I found that I was eager to return to Touch. I felt taken seriously here, part of a team and I was given all the confidence. I got that confidence again when I was able to start as Marketing Manager in 2023. I’m back in a cozy team where once again I get a lot of opportunities.

4. Wat maakt jouw functie zo leuk?

I get the most satisfaction from the diversity in my tasks, but also from working together within the organization. It gives energy to see what you can achieve individually, but also together. By working together with colleagues and the various departments, we are able to implement complete projects and actions. In addition, the office is very pleasant.

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