Lattice Update

August 13, 2008

We are working our little Lattice’s off getting ready for our pitch on Friday.!  Thanks to CMD for letting us use your office to work late last night.  Only 2 days left COLABORATORY interns.

Griffins Got Pride!

July 30, 2008

Tomorrow will be my last day at Grady Britton, a fantastic full service advertising agency, it’s crazy to think I have almost been here for two weeks already…

Over the past two weeks, I have been able to see first hand how an agency works. The most interesting thing I have observed is how account, creative, PR, and media people all work together. It’s actually amazing because you have so many different types of personalities all working to accomplish one common goal, to produce amazing work for the client. Not only do the people here at GB do that, but they have fun doing so! Whether it be at the weekly softball game, a funny email, or singing happy birthday to someone they just met 3 days prior (thanks again!)

What I did: Even though I am technically an account intern, I got the chance to see different parts of the creative process, like sitting in on a voice over for a :30 spot. I also went to a media event with KOIN 6 at the Zoo for the Fall Preview. (Advertising has its perks!) I worked on a couple of interesting research projects and was able to share my findings and make suggestions. I had a couple of conversations about Sameunderneath, being able to get professional agency perspective while working on a project like Sameunderneath is invaluable. And I even managed to put my good packing skills to use and help GB get an early start on their move across the river.

Welcome sign on my first day!

Welcome sign on my first day!

I'm told, "Once a Griffin always a Griffin"

I'm told, "Once a Griffin always a Griffin"

Having this internship has reaffirmed my career goals. I want to be in marketing/advertising. The people are fun, creative, full of energy. And the work is challenging, but rewarding. You are constantly on your toes, multitasking, keeping the client happy, and being crazy busy. AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO!

My Time at Anvil

July 22, 2008

So last Thursday was my last day at Anvil Media Inc. The interns are supposed to spend 2 weeks at each agency but in reality I was only at Anvil for 7 days, NOT ENOUGH TIME! Everyone was is so welcoming, all 12 of them, and knowledgeable about SEM. Even the new employees (who had just been there for a month) were very active in the agency, organizing softball games and presenting new tools they found in all staff meeting.

There is no time to waste when you are at a small agency, you have to jump in and get your feet wet! Being at a smaller shop has several advantages, you get to play a large role in the agency, take on more responsibilities and wear many different hats. At a smaller agency everyone gets to know each other real fast! At Anvil there is a good balance of this. They work really hard, but they also know how to have fun too! I think this is really important when looking for a job, you need to look at the company culture and see how employees interact with each other, and how the overall environment is at the company.

My last day at Anvil was bitter sweet, because I felt like I had just gotten there! I was just starting to feel like I was fitting in and beginning to understand the ins and outs of SEM. But I guess that’s how COLABORATORY is set up, which is the sweet part! I get to experience the same thing at 3 different agencies. Can’t wait for what’s to come. I will leave you with some pictures I took during my 2 weeks at Anvil. ENJOY!

Anvil Media Inc. Logo

Anvil Media Inc. LogoWho can grow the best mustache in 2 weeks?

Pics

July 16, 2008

My blog is looking a bit static so I thought I would put up some pretty pictures of my time in Portland so far….