8 Weeks in…
So I am currently in the middle of my eighth week here at Sleeping Giant Media, and although this doesnâ€™t seem like a huge amount of time, I feel like I have learned so much already!
I studied Multimedia at University so I was aware of search marketing, however my knowledge was definitely lacking. I was worried when I started that I would find tasks very challenging and perhaps overwhelming at times, but thankfully this wasnâ€™t the case! I immediately felt comfortable with the other members of the team and they assured me that if I struggled to understand anything, or if I had any questions I needed answering, then all I had to do was ask!
The first hurdle I had to overcome was getting used to using a Mac. I have used PCs pretty much my whole life so I thought this would take a long time, but it turned out that using a Mac was very intuitive, and now I feel like my laptop at home is pretty basic in comparison!
Getting To Know The Software
I was introduced to software such as AdWords and Analytics pretty early on, and at first it all seemed fairly daunting as there was a lot of information to take in, but I feel like Iâ€™m getting to grips with it all! Whatâ€™s great is Iâ€™ve had the opportunity to get involved with so many different aspects of the business from blogger outreach and link building, to creating new ad campaigns and Iâ€™m very excited about whatâ€™s to come in the future!
I am a massive fan of cake, and Heather loves to bake (that rhymed!) so I have often been very kindly given yummy pieces of homemade cake, which are too good to resist! Hereâ€™s a batch we had a couple of weeks ago!
Being Part of a small Team
Thereâ€™s a really great social atmosphere here in general, and everyone is so easy to get along with, which has really helped me settle in quickly! I do feel sorry for everyone having to endure some of my musical tastes when I get hold of the office playlist! But who doesnâ€™t love a bit of Rihanna and Lady Gaga?! During our team night out at the end of my 4th week here, I thanked everyone for making me feel so welcome with a round of Sambuca, not sure how well it went downâ€¦
These first two months have completely flown by, and Iâ€™m very much looking forward to whatâ€™s coming in the future, continuing to learn and to getting more and more involved with clients!