I joined WAA Chosen in August, after working client side for just over twelve years and joined in the role of Social Media Account Manager. Having worked for a large corporate brand for so long, I knew it was going to be different and I was excited to learn more about what agency culture would be like, as well as how I’d adapt to a completely new environment. The change from client to agency side was a challenge that I was looking to embrace.
Having previously worked for a hierarchical company with a rigid corporate structure, WAA Chosen’s unique culture was made clear to me during the recruitment process – and I’m glad to say it’s a reality. The dress code is relaxed, and the atmosphere is sociable, but more importantly I’m able to share ideas and have a voice. I’m not just a number, and although there is a structure, communication happens at all levels. I never feel that I’m not welcome to add my opinion or to ask a question. I’m not treated like a new starter, and I get to add real value to the business, getting hands on from day one, with real challenges to overcome.
On my second week in the job I got to visit Geberit, one of my clients at their headquarters in Warwick and I got to learn more about a wide variety of their products, from piping to ceramics, receiving great feedback after the visit. I’ve also got some installer training scheduled for October where I’ll learn more about good versus bad plumbing traits – which will help me to get even more under the skin of the client I’ll be working with most. This week I’ve devised reports, scheduled Facebook and LinkedIn adverts and started to build an audit for one of my clients.
In such a short space of time, I’ve learned so much already from working on different projects and different tasks. All of my work changes week to week and involves different brands and markets, so there’s lots of variety and I’ve had to embrace change and turn challenges into opportunities. I’m excited for the month’s ahead after a great start to life at the agency.
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