Margot Tohn of Park It Guides on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Margot Tohn

Margot Tohn has over fifteen years’ experience in international marketing and product management, specifically managing major start-up projects for the financial services and publishing industries in New York, San Francisco, and Australia.

While working for News Ltd. in New York and Murdoch Magazines in Australia, she established one of the first loyalty programs for magazine advertisers, launched several new consumer titles, and developed innovative marketing strategies for subscription and advertising campaigns.

Her work in financial services involved being on Westpac Banking Corporations’ lead marketing team for two of Australia’s largest financial services mergers and managing part of Westpac’s Sydney 2000 Olympic Games sponsorship, before she joined the Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving as Marketing Director and raised more than $250 million for one of the US’ largest donor-advised fund, a public charity.

She left the corporate world behind in 2005 to start up two businesses – the marketing consulting firm, Marketing Solutions, which provides services to small and medium-sized businesses, and her own publishing company, Park It! Guides. She spent 15 months researching, writing, and editing her first book Park It! NYC: Complete Guide to Parking Garages, published in December 2006. Her 2nd book, Park It! NYC 2008, was published in October 2007 and her 3rd book, Park It! NYC 2009, will be published in November 2008.

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