My name’s Cole Kierdorf, and I am an intern at Web Geeks Marketing. In this blog, I’m going to give you some insight on what happens at Web Geek’s Marketing, and how it runs on a typical day.
I wake up at 6:30 AM, though I don’t start working until 9 AM. It gives me enough time to get a head start on the day and make sure I’m ready for whatever gets thrown at me. Before I arrive to the office however, I have to stop at Tim Hortons – coffee is the key to getting my brain ready for the day!
I try to arrive at the office a few minutes before everyone else. I’m an intern, so I need to give a good impression. The boss always beats me of course – he unlocks the doors, and everyone else isn’t far behind him. Everyone seems just as eager to work as I am. It’s almost intimidating, and it pushes me to give a strong performance when the work hits.
I walk into my office, set up my laptop and the day begins! I start by checking my emails to see if any new tasks had come in. Once I see what the day has in store, it’s time to start working!
Finally, everyone is there and the advertising hustle can begin. People slowly come into mine and Matt’s office to say hello and give us some insight on the goals for the upcoming weeks. After that, everyone goes back to typing away at their keyboards as we email each other back and forth things that need to get looked over, posted, and typed out.
I can hear the phone starting to ring as clients start calling for assistance or new tasks, and that’s when thing’s really start to pick up.
Working within a time frame makes it more interesting because you really have to pull your creative thoughts together to make sure it’s done to the best of your abilities. Here at Web Geeks, they accept nothing but top quality, so when you hand in your work you need to put all your effort into it.
Lunch comes, but it feels as though the day just started. I’ve got a whole month’s worth of Twitter and Facebook posts figured out for one company, definitely a change from the school assignments I’m used to. It’s also a lot more enjoyable, so I can’t complain!
Oasis at the Office
The lunchroom is nice and quiet as Matt and I sit and quietly eat our lunches trying to “de-stress”. After we’re done eating, we talk about our college experiences as well as the difference between school and the actual work world.
Irvin, the one overseeing our work, pops his head in on us to check how we’re doing and make sure we aren’t burnt out. It really shows that Web Geek’s is a caring agency when people check on how you’re doing multiple times a day just to make sure you aren’t overwhelmed. They even try to have fitness breaks every 2 hours for a few minutes just to stand up and get your blood flowing again.
After chatting with Irvin and talking to him about work we’re doing for the clients, it’s time to get back to work! As Matt and I finish up scheduling the Twitter and Facebook posts for the month of April for the client, more work comes in.
This time, we gain access to the Google Analytics for a website and have to analyze how it’s performing, and how it can improve.
Analytics may seem like a jumble of numbers and graphs, but when you understand it properly you can tell who is coming to your website, for how long, how they got there and what they do while on the site. It was fun analyzing the data of a real-time business and figuring out how they could improve sales with the customers searching for them on the internet. We found some very useful ways for that business to improve, and it will be interesting to see those changes get implemented.
Competitive Analysis Completion
Another task awaiting our attention. Matt and I now have to create a competitive analysis for a business and all their competition in the surrounding area. This one took a little more work than expected. In the end however, it wasn’t anything that we couldn’t handle.
We started by researching the company and what they do. Then, we looked up any businesses in that area who provided the same service and researched them in depth to learn a little more about them. We then created a PowerPoint presentation to show the client, so that they have an understanding of where their customers might be going and how they can win them back from their competition.
As we finish the last task we sit and recap on the day. I love the fast-paced environment, it’s almost adrenaline pumping. It’s a very family oriented loving environment where everyone seems close, and it’s nice to see that everyone in the office makes an effort to smile at each other through the day.
Matt and I finished logging our times for the work we did today and it’s finally time to go home.
Can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow!