The AdVantage News family is expanding once more with the addition of accounts manager Paula Noel.
Paula will serve the Granite City area, helping to ensure the success of the all-new Granite City edition of AdVantage News.
“People are so excited about what has been happening in their city,” Paula said. “They are proud of their community and I am really looking forward to working in the area. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this?”
The seasoned sales artisan has spent more than 30 years in the industry, including tenures with The Penny Saver, TCI Media Services and as a senior account executive for a Christian radio station, Liberty Bank as a business development officer, Tumble Drum as its first director of sales, and Today’s AdVantage from 1999 until 2007 as senior account representative.
“I was in retail sales in high school, and I realized I could make more as a sales rep,” Paula said. “I loved the idea that if I worked harder and smarter, I could make more money. Plus, I just love people and over the years, I have formed relationships with just about every business you could think of.”
During her career, she has been recognized for multiple achievements, including a “higher percentage over goal” award, “most dollars sold” award, Dale Carnegie awards for Recognition and Human Relations, and for reaching $1 million in sales for TCI (a 20 percent increase over the previous year).
“They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but that’s exactly what is happening here,” AdVantage News Vice President Eric McRoy says. “We were fortunate to have Paula on our team before and I am grateful to have her back. She is a top performer and is loved by her customers. If ever there was an account manager who has her clients’ best interest at heart, it’s Paula Noel.”
Paula lives in Edwardsville and is devoted to her five children and 12 (soon to be 13) grandchildren. She loves to roller blade and is active in her local church. For 40 years, she has been an aerobics instructor, teaching everything from aqua and step aerobics to muscle-building classes. She has been dancing imperial swing dance for more than 10 years.
“Being an instructor is a fun way to keep fit, and being the instructor means I have to show up,” she said, laughing.