But first, Gina tells us why a Career in Social Media Marketing?
Well, who wouldn’t want to work in the Social Media Marketing Industry; it combines creativity and fun with the potential for professional growth and development.
Social Media Marketing chose me way before I had even heard of it!
At the tender age of 13, I started working on Twitter fanbases for local singers and running Instagram accounts to connect them with their fanbase. Little did I know that this was a skill called ‘marketing’.
I’ve been an ice-cool member of Altrincham’s Synchronised Skating Club for what feels like forever, and I lend a helping hand and share their awesomeness on Facebook and Insta. And if that wasn’t enough, I also helped my Mum’s small business into the digital age – talk about multi-tasking!
As I wrapped up College and got ready for University, it was easier than ever to see that my course ‘business and marketing’ would lead me to plenty of exciting career possibilities. Soon enough, Social Media Marketing had become the one true goal.
From learning all the theoretical side of Marketing to boom – Dissertation done, Degree in hand, real-world, here I come!
The world (wide web) of Marketing spun me around until I eventually decided social media is where it’s at – Promoting companies online? Sign me up! Researching current trends and creating creative campaigns targeting audiences across multiple platforms? Yes, please! From blog writing to e-mail marketing, no challenge will stop this marketer in her tracks.
One year ago, I joined the Digital Rockstar team at real5 Digital, and my life has never been the same! It’s been an amazing year filled with incredible growth, responsibility, and learning.
What has been your favourite thing about working at real5 Digital?
As cheesy as it sounds, it’s the people! My team and the clients we work with without them real5 Digital wouldn’t be the same.
What have you learned in your first year at real5 Digital?
Whether it’s coming up with awesome ideas, creating eye-catching content or seeing the latest social updates, I’m learning something new every day. Constantly evolving in the digital world can be daunting, but with a great team, it’s not as scary!
Thanks to my team of rockstars, I’ve learned that delegation is key. We all have different skills and strengths, so rather than attempting everything myself (which would take forever!), we’re able to tap into each other’s expertise for maximum efficiency.
How has working at real5 Digital helped you grow as a person?
Working with real5 Digital is an absolute blast; I feel like part of a family!
Everyone respects and values each other’s ideas, which creates the perfect environment for collaboration and growth.
It gives me the courage to express my thoughts – free from judgement or fear of failure. Working in this atmosphere fills me with the assurance that no idea is too silly – it’s actually teaching me how to think creatively about our clients’ online presence strategies!
Plus, keeping up-to-date on digital marketing trends has become second nature as all team members share tips freely, so we never miss out on any developments.
Tell us about some of the highlights of your first year at real5 Digital.
From helping our clients grow their online presence to supporting local businesses on social media to raising over £2K for charity with our Pretty Muddy Run, not to mention attending the Pina Colada Festival and Northwich Christmas Extravaganza.
Oh yeah… We were even finalists in the UK DigitalGrowth Awards, where we had an awesome trip down to London! And most recently, finalists in the High Sheriff’s Awards.
What are you most looking forward to in your second year at real5 Digital?
I like to think here at real5 Digital that there’s never a dull moment—you can catch us brainstorming the hottest digital trends, on the ground collecting content or just talking about our weekend plans.
I can’t wait to see our team grow and develop over the next year. With this, I look forward to my role in the team evolving. In only a short amount of time, we’ve already made leaps and bounds in improving our processes and communication. There’s always something incredibly motivating about watching your team take shape and flourish in its own unique way – not to mention all the fun moments along the way!
I feel super lucky to work with such fabulous people: our collective energy creates something special every day at real5 Digital.
We work stronger together. Thanks to my Rockstar team for an awesome year. Get in touch today to see how we can help you!