My Third Week as a Social Media Marketing Apprentice at Six & Flow

November 16, 2016
By Rose

Last week was a lot quieter in the Six & Flow office, as half of the team jetted off to Boston for HubSpot’s inbound marketing conference. Unfortunately, spending two weeks at the company as a social media marketing apprentice was not quite enough to get me a ticket.

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At first when I found out that they were going, I won’t lie – I was slightly worried. I thought because they were away for a week they would have a lot to do themselves, never mind set tasks for the apprentice to get on with. However, even though they were all busy getting on with what they had to get finished, I was set a plan and they checked that I understood everything before they went away.

This has most definitely been a good experience for me, as it gave me a lot more independence. I didn’t have to be told what to do and when to do it.

When I first joined Six & Flow, I just didn’t understand how the rest of the office were getting on with their work without asking what they had to do. It makes a lot more sense now. Everyone has their own role in the company, though each person is willing to help out with something if it needs attention.

My latest social media marketing experiences

Last week I helped with two client accounts, as well as working on our own social media accounts. One thing I am determined to do is build up our social media followers, so every morning I have been focusing on one account at a time for an hour or two.

I’ve also been reading a lot of fitness articles, as Six & Flow has a client in this industry. My favourite was a Women’s Health article on healthy lunch ideas (I am still yet to make any of them).

Talking of articles, the John Lewis Christmas advert first debuted on Thursday night, and there have been plenty of posts about it already. Personally, I was quite disappointed in the advert, although I did enjoy the Buster the boxer Snapchat filter. I admit it will have been extremely hard for John Lewis to compete with their previous Christmas adverts, as they have set such high expectations for themselves.

I’m excited to watch more Christmas adverts once they are released, read opinions from the marketing industry and see which ads get the most social media shares.

I love how interesting my role as a social media marketing apprentice is. Everything that I’m reading and posting is up to date with the rest of the world, and our office is run using the latest apps, which I think I’m used to now. By the end of my third week, I am completely happy and comfortable scheduling posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ through HubSpot and Hootsuite. Roll on next week!

Working with a HubSpot partner agency can complement the technical side of the HubSpot software and introduce a hugely-effective inbound marketing campaign that can take your business to the next level of growth. If you would like more information, read our blog "How working with a HubSpot partner agency helps brands grow."

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