Day in the life of an intern at MMG as described by Bitmojis
By: Andrew Bruce, MarCom Specialist at Morris Marketing Group
As an undergrad studying Public Relations at the University of Memphis, the past semesters have given me a wealth of information for understanding what to expect when going into the industry. It wasn’t until my internship at Morris Marketing Group that I really began to see what true, authentic PR is and how it works.
In May of 2018, I started my three-month long internship at Morris Marketing Group specializing in Marketing Communications. The MMG team is wonderful to work with and brilliant within the field, and their internship program gave me the opportunity to do work that is not only relevant to the field, but also to prepare me for an entry-level position and to feel confident in that first role.
My internship at Morris Marketing Group has been second-to-none. I have been readily tested with projects for a diverse group of clients and built numerous relationships through networking opportunities. While in my internship, I gained firsthand insights into how exactly a boutique PR/Marketing agency functions and how relationships with clients are being established and maintained. Interning with MMG was exciting because I was given a lot of work, which I enjoyed, and I had the chance to grow professionally both independently and with the supervision of the team. Interning at a boutique agency allowed me to take on more responsibilities, be in direct contact with clients and develop a set of essential public relations and marketing communication skills.
One of the most valuable learning experiences was that I developed advanced writing skills across a range of techniques, and because of that, I was able to further my knowledge about a number of market sectors and what the issues and emerging trends in those industries were. Researching and writing pitches and press releases for a variety of subjects progressed my creativity as well as my planning skills.
I have been involved in many exciting projects, including developing client proposals and implementing content strategies for potential and existing clients from a number of industries. I learned valuable PR and communication tactics that include media monitoring, community relations and employee engagement. I was able to excel my graphic design capabilities using various Adobe applications for print and digital design while also completing projects for photography and videography. Having had experience with social media before, I was anxious to learn social media best practices, content creation, management and monitoring, and social media strategy and implementation for social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
My internship at MMG gave me the confidence that I am well-suited for this career and combined with my constant efforts to learn, I feel well prepared for my first PR and marketing communications role. It was a great experience and reassurance that I have chosen the right career. Because of my internship, I am a better communicator, a better team player and above all, I am proud to announce that I am now a full-time employee at Morris Marketing Group.
At Morris Marketing Group, no one day is exactly like the other, so I decided to take you along for a ride using Bitmojis!
Here’s a day in the life of an intern at MMG as described by Bitmojis…
6:15 A.M. – Wake up to my alarm clock and Valerie’s morning motivation text.
6:30 A.M. – It’s go time! I make a swift jump out of bed, set my clothes aside, take a cold shower, and prepare my coffee.
7:10 A.M. – Self-proclaimed DJ’s always have to be prepared with a good jam to start their day. The office even coined me “DJ Brucey.”
Now playing: Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
8:00 A.M. – Coffee in hand and on the way to work.
8:30 A.M. – Whoa, there are a lot of emails. Is this normal?
9:30 A.M. – Morning team huddles accompanied by a good tune to brighten my coworker’s day.
Now playing: Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic
9:45 A.M. – Leah stops by my desk to ensure my projects are on track and meeting deadlines.
10:00 A.M. – Drafting pitches and press releases and content calendars, OH MY!
12:30 P.M. – I made it. Lunch time.
1:30 P.M. – Making sure all of my documents are formatted correctly in accordance to Hayley’s detailed guidelines before sending to her for review and approval.
2:00 P.M. – Hayley reminds me for the tenth time that emails with a file size of 5 MB or more crash the system.
2:15 P.M. – Patrick stops by my desk to talk about commercial shoots and what Bitmojis of him should and shouldn’t look like. Note: I’m not sure he’s going to approve this one…
3:30 P.M. – Second wind kicks in after taking a trip to Juice Bar.
4:00 P.M. – Finishing the day’s projects. Including: media clipping, values spreadsheets and social media monitoring.
5:15 P.M. – Friday jam session takes place in the back office with Karley, Hayley and I as we rotate playing DJ one song at a time. It was a great day.
Now playing: Working for the Weekend by Loverboy
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