Hey, I’m Violeta Ratiu

A marketer with 15+ years of hands-on experience. Zig Zags is my marketing consultancy boutique.

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About me

I’ve walked in the consultant’s shoes in the past, but for more than a decade I was the client. The eager marketing specialist, the determined marketing manager, the enthusiast online manager, the business developer, and the managing director of a travel start-up. Not all at once. 😊 Although, at some point in my life I wanted to write on my business cards: Violeta Ratiu, Jack of all trades.

I get you. The pressure for results is there. And it’s constant. Like a leaking faucet. The more you try to ignore it, the more you’ll only hear the drips. Drip, drip, drip…

And when you think you’ve got it all figured out, something unexpected happens. The road isn’t straight anymore, it suddenly shifts. And you adjust as quickly as you can. Or perhaps you take a deep breath and explore the idea of building a different path. It’s overwhelming and at times you find yourself lost.

I was lost too. Made my share of mistakes. Learned my lessons. There is no one size fits all approach. There are guidelines, principles to follow. No silver bullet. Because your marketing strategy is connected to your market, your customers and product/ service. And it will take patience and persistence. Small wins that add up over time to create a big change.

Easier said than done. When you’re in it day in, day out, you can lose your objectivity and get tangled up in way too many details. You lose sight of the bigger picture. That’s why a precious insight at the right moment can make all the difference. For me it worked.

And that’s when I enter the stage.

I bring a fresh perspective to the table. I’m not your typical consultant over a cup of coffee. I show up and do the work. I’ll take the time to understand your business. I love to build things, so I want to see a project through from start to finish. I’m in it for the long-term partnership.

I’ll plug into your team to help you make an impact. You can find out more about my work experience via my LinkedIn profile.

If you hire me, you'll get

You’ll see tangible results. I believe that great marketing connects and performs. Boosting the metrics that matter is my goal.

You’ll gain an extension of your marketing department. Because I love what I do, I care and I’m all in.

You’ll know exactly how you stand. I’ll tell you what I think, even if it’s not what you want to hear.

You’ll be heard! I’ll listen to fully understand your perspective. And most importantly, your customers will be understood.

You’ll discover what’s the next step for your business. Change is the only constant. And that’s why I explore to better understand the present and design your possible. I don’t guess. I do the research to find the right.