Creemore Echo welcomes new sales coordinator
The Creemore Echo is welcoming a new team member. Anna Pigden has come onboard as the newspaper’s sales and advertising coordinator.
After feeling out the position for three months, Pigden has accepted a permanent position.
She is overseeing the weekly display advertising as well as online ads, classifieds, the community calendar and special projects. She also helps out in The Newsstand, The Echo’s stationery store.
Pigden has a customer-service oriented approach and is happy to assist all callers and visitors to The Echo office.
“I don’t really consider myself a natural salesperson, but it’s really about relationships, understanding your customer and their needs,” said Pigden. “The Echo is a well-loved publication with a great network; I’m hoping I can use my skillset to maintain and enhance those existing dynamics.”
Pigden grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Lisle, where her parents still reside and she spent many happy days with her sister. After high school, she studied forensics at Laurentian University.
People may also know Pigden from the community. She can be spotted gardening at Heirloom 142 (often barefoot), where she used to work.
Since 2019, she has been hosting the Handmade Holiday Market, leveraging her extensive network of crafters.
Pigden is also the maker behind Paws Off Pet Cookie Co., a line of locally-made pet treats made in small batches using human grade ingredients, and toys made from upcycled fabrics. Her products can be found at Tierra Hermosa Local Market and she will also be at the Stayner Music, Market and Park It on Thursday evenings.