One of the strangest things people used to tell me when I was younger was that time seems to speed up as you get older. At the time, I paid it no mind and just waited for the classroom bell to ring for the end of the day. But as I come to the end of my industrial placement at the Effective Marketing Company, it only made me realise it flies by in a flash.
On July 1st, I started as a marketing greenhorn, having just finished my first year at University and never having worked a real job before. Having started with confident attitude, I quickly came to understand the depth and fast paced nature of the marketing world as well as my lack of knowledge. I was introduced to an incredible range of tools and programs such as the social media tools, the website and its back end, the database as well as all the reporting software. We then proceeded to jump straight onto an Internet Marketing Review, a full analysis of a customers website and social media performance. I hardly need to say that it seemed like a daunting task at the time.
But as the time flew by, my understanding and passion for marketing has grown tremendously thanks to the guidance of the Effective Marketing team. The trainings I attended for Social Media Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing and Telemarketing have proved incredibly useful and I have been able to apply the knowledge from those trainings not only in my work environment but also to my other daily activities. I am also incredibly grateful for having been given the opportunity to explore such a range of tasks. With a grasp of experience ranging from website development and editing, making sales calls and interacting on social media to being more thorough with my work, to being more organised and to managing my time better, it is without a doubt that Effective Marketing have proved that they can do exactly what it says on the tin, ‘Effective Marketing’.
Martin, Matt and Chris have been incredible at shaping me up and providing me with help in all aspects of marketing as well the tasks I had to undertake. Their experience and knowledge are valuable assets to Effective Marketing and a benefit to any company who decides to take up their services.
I would also like to thank my other colleagues, fellow interns Rebeca and Alejandra for helping me settle in and for helping to understand our tasks from a different perspective, while David has been a great help in sharing tips for telemarketing calls.
In my introduction I said that time seems to speed up as you get older. Although that may be true, that doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone. I reckon the reason why it feels like this placement has gone by so fast is different and in fact, relates much better to the old English saying ‘Time flies when you’re having fun’. A huge thank you to Effective Marketing for this incredible opportunity, a thank you to readers of the blog for your feedback and I wish you very happy holiday, a healthy and productive new year and also success in your future business endeavours.