Here at influencers@ we love to shed light not only on our clients and how they’re progressing, but also on our team that helps them progress. This is why we are introducing a segment of the blog dubbed “Keeping up with the team”. I had the pleasure of interviewing Jillian and she had a ton to tell me about herself. She is a junior advertising major at Suffolk University.
So why did you chose to go to school at Suffolk?
I chose Suffolk University because unlike many students, I didn’t want the traditional campus life. I wanted to be in the city surrounded by all types of people. It has surely helped meeting people in the business world when people in high positions are willing to speak with you and they’re right down the street! I also chose Suffolk University because of its location in the city. I thought being in advertising, the city would be the perfect place to learn about it.
Boston is definitely a great place to be if you want to be in advertising! What is your favorite part about advertising?
My favorite thing about my major is that it allows me to see not only the creative aspect of advertising but also the business side. I have learned many aspects from creating an advertisement in Photoshop and Illustrator to buying impressions and spots for advertising on television, the radio, and newspapers. I like getting an idea of what both sides are like and it has helped me realize what I like most about advertising.
So what exactly sparked your interest in marketing?
I became interested when I began reading magazines. I noticed I started focusing more on the advertisements and marketing concepts in the magazines than I did the actual content. I love when people create marketing and advertising concepts that get people talking about the campaign and product without even realizing it.
Wow you definitely sound passionate about marketing. What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be the person who comes up with the creative marketing and advertising campaigns and work with a team to carry them out. I love being the middle person between the business side and creative side and am very interested in coming up with the ideas of campaigns but not necessarily being fully immersed in the creative work. Within my dream job, I would also like to be the person who pitches ideas to our clients. I believe I have the right communication skills to be the middle person on both coming up with the ideas and relaying them to the client.
Sounds like a Mad Men kind of job which is obviously awesome. So what was your first impression of influencers@?
I loved the atmosphere of the office and how they focused on the creative (influential) side of marketing rather than going traditional. I believe that with the college demographic, having a creative campaign is the most effective way to reach them.
For anyone that hasn’t seen the influencers@ office, it’s dope. So what exactly do you do at influencers@?
I work as a designer. I create flyers for clients as well as many other designs. I have even been given the opportunity to work on the redesigning of a client’s website.
That’s what I love about influencers@, I mean you’re an intern but you get that kind of opportunity which is so sweet! How would you describe your experience at influencers@ thus far?
My experience at influencers@ so far has been amazing. Coming in as an intern, I felt very welcomed into the influencers@ family. I have also been given greater tasks than I believe I would have if I worked somewhere else. I have gained so much experience in marketing first hand and am so thankful to them for teaching me.
I couldn’t agree more. Last question, what is your favorite marketing platform and why?
My favorite marketing platform is the social media platform. I like it because it allows you to interact with your consumers to make your brand more personable. It also allows you to address to any problems or questions consumers may have.
Jill is a killer intern and I’d like to thank her for letting me interview her. If you enjoyed this post stay tuned for more interviews with our team as well as CEOs of Boston based startups.