At Markhor our vision is building an active community of artisans and gentleman on the values of trust, transparency and traceability. For us it is very important how we communicate with our customers before, during and after the sale. To do this better we are looking for a Community Manager to join our Lahore team. See the job description below:
We are looking for a community manager to add more fuel to our marketing team. You will be working closely with our small team to launch and run our crowdfunding campaign and, implement the content strategy. Love for quick learning would be huge plus, as you shall be doing quite a few new things on weekly basis.
- Creating original content for blogs / stories
- Working with team, craftsmen, partners and ambassador to create interesting stories, managing relations and communication around product manufacturing to customer delivery.
- Writing and managing all social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
- Tracking and analysing social traffic data
- Crafting bi-monthly newsletter
- Developing partnership with bloggers/influencers of news and initiatives via email outreach. Manage the database as well
- Experimenting with new ways to increase engagements
Who we’re looking for:
- Confider writer and photographer
- Savvy with social media
- Excited about exploring new ways to connect with our customers via social media
- Critical eye for detail and design
- Computer skills include Photoshop and Illustrator
- Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
To apply: Please reach out at waqas (at) themarkhor.com with a cover letter and resume. Learn more about us at www.themarkhor.com
Friends, I am very excited about my sharing key lessons learning from my experience being an Acumen Fellow Pakistan.
I joined this program in January this year, and I have started learning and relearning some lessons about Being Humble, Risk Taking and joining Conversation. Read the post on Medium.
I am sharing a glimpse of what is happening around HOMETOWN.
This is what’s keeping me away from blogging too.
HOMETOWN started without any formal office, we used KFC as workplace. As they had power all the day and let us sit.
Three days back, we shipped our first shoes to India. Randhir, our customer took the risk of ordering shoes from Pakistan. It is not conventional to ship something from Pakistan to India, because of the political tension between both Governments.
It was a moment of trust for him. I am proud and humbled to say the trust is well placed.
We can wait for few days, for big news to come and then we’ll share them with people we care, and who care back. This is what I have been thinking, and taking a little break from writing and then 3 solid months pass by.
Yesterday, I wrote this letter to the community around HOMETOWN.
I believe life is treating you well, and you are doing good in health and happiness.
Here at HOMETOWN, we’re going through the most exciting time of our life. I mean it, please give 3-5 min to read this email. I’ve tried to make it worth.
1. WON Pakistan’s First Startup Incubation Program
Yes, next month we are shifting to our new office. Out of 500+ startups, HOMETOWN made it to the top position among 4 winners. We’re very thrilled about this opportunity.
2. Now Accepts PayPal and Major Credit Cards
I can not thank enough to our customers like yours, who took out the time and paid us through Western Union. That’s what makes you our friend. We’re improving how we sell, communicate and all. So it comes as a good news that we’ve setup PayPal & Credit Cards as our payments gateway.
3. HOMETOWN featured as “Innovation Hero”
Provincial Govt of Punjab, and Google Inc, launched Innovation Campaign in Punjab, Pakistan. In there, they featured inspiring businesses and individual as ‘Innovation Hero.’ We’re so honored to be among the 5 heroes. Here is the complete story.
This is best. Every morning, we get up for two main reasons. 1) Are we establishing an honest and trustworthy connection with our customers? 2) Are we really growing?
Both of the reasons are equally important to us, let me tell you small stories.
Bill from Singapore, bought a Chappal from us to gift to his father-in-law. Now that is very exciting.
Tahreem from KSA, ordered for beSpoke shoes to wear on his wedding day. Later on, he asked that if we could add a different buckle with shoes. I said, why not! But then, I said, wait a little and we make another pair for you with different buckle and you keep both shoes with you. He asked, can I get brown colour instead of black, as I already have a black now. I said, all done!
You can read Tahreem’s comment on our customers’ testimonial page.
5. Borrow Books from HOMETOWN
I love books, and especially remarkable books. At HOMETOWN, we have initiated this activity, we let our friends in Lahore borrow books from us, read and then return back. More detail here
6. Better Address
All this is made possible because you guys trust us, trust a lot. It encourages us to work more harder and in a smarter yet humble way.
Life is treating us better each day, now our parents ask about in which countries we’re shipping our shoes and who’s the customer. It is very beautiful, to be in all this.
Please tell me if there is any way, I and my team can interact with you in a better way. We are learning, and doing.
I appreciate your time to read this, and feel this. Thank you.
There comes a time in life, when you prepare yourself for a big day. You have thought about this time for years. And now you finally made it in a series of events.
For some it is getting admission at a remarkable college, or marrying with right person, for some it could be buying the first shoes for their parents.
Here at Hometown I and my team are in the middle of such moment right now.
Launching HOMETOWN! Oh WOW! Our first collection includes, ready to wear men shoes
, wallets and belts and a special Pakistani footwear, called Chappal
So no matter who you are, what you wear (canvas trouser, jeans, kurta or anything in between), and in which part of the world you live. You can surely shop one thing or two, or just come over, see what we have been doing, tell us what we should. More, you can also get custom shoes just made for you.
HOMETOWN came into exist for two main reasons, I and my team wanted to play our best shot so far, and to make use of exceptional skills of our craftsmen.
We short-listed several products, tried to find what can be done, and what will work best. For example, we failed 24 times, to make one of our Chappal. And now when we see it, we feel like, you know how it feels.
They say, journey of one thousand miles start with one step, it can be short, or slow, but it is probablly the most important. We have taken it, you’ve taken it, if you are reading this post and I so believe together, we’ll learn how to live a better life and celebrate all what it has to offer.There is so much more to say, but I’ll let our products and service communicate that with you. Thank you so much for being with all the time, and if you have any thing to say, I force you to write in comments on Hometown Blog