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Summertime is FINALLY here. You know what that means: Sunshine. Swimming. Margaritas. Interns Galore. This Summer, Guest Relations Marketing has added to the team two new interns. World, meet Melissa and Alex.

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Melissa Lummus
Lover of tea-cup pigs.
Hater of all-things seafood.
Whiz on the golf course.
Terrified of the ocean.

Melissa just graduated from The University of Alabama with her Bachelors in Marketing. Melissa is most looking forward to starting a career in an industry that is always changing. “I loved the idea of working in a fast-paced environment, being challenged and having the opportunity to work with a variety of clients in different industries,” says Melissa. “I look forward to building relationships with clients and working with them to achieve their goals.”

atlmkt-showroomBesides this internship at Guest Relations Marketing (obviously) the highlight of Melissa’s professional career has been her involvement with the America’s Mart Tradeshow last Summer. She attended a press walk-through with a magazine and later worked with that magazine to set up an article about products.

Melissa is a Zealot for:
Alabama Football, Atlanta Braves, Shopping & the Lake

Melissa’s Bucket List includes:
Attend The Masters
Attend The Kentucky Derby
Travel to Spain and Ireland

 

 
Alexandra Holzworth
Rocks out to country music. Constantly.
Believes the best present is an “experience.”
Puts ketchup on almost anything remotely socially acceptable.

Alex is a Senior at the University of Georgia, double majoring in Communication and Advertising. She became interested in journalism at a young age. “Throughout middle and high school, I watched Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls most every day. When I decided to attend the University of Georgia, I knew I wanted to be a part of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications,” says Alex. “I aspire to someday work as a creative in advertising. My dream is to help build and write ad campaigns that change hearts and minds in addition to sales.”

378500_366593856764174_532844088_nAs a lover of music, she is still actively involved with Mother Plug Music — a company dedicated to promoting artists in the Athens, GA and Birmingham, AL music scene. “Mother Plug Music was my first internship,” says Alex. “In 2012, the company was nothing more than a Facebook page that shared links to band’s websites. Now, Mother Plug provides users with a concert calendar, promotes artists’ albums on iTunes and works to sell tickets to their shows. We’re even hosting our very first concert starring Anders Osbourne on August 14 at Birmingham’s Avondale Brewing Company. Seeing Mother Plug Music and my responsibility within the company grow has been one of my most rewarding experiences of my life.”

Alex is a Zealot for:
theSkimm, Disney, Heinz & Mad Men

Alex’s Bucket List includes:
Hike the entire Appalachian Trail
Attend the Cannes Lions International Film Festival

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Why do you want to intern?

You’re looking for an opportunity to gain school credit?

You are seeking to get real-world experience?

You’re ready to launch your career?

You had an advertising campaigns class and really liked it?

Mom or Dad said you have to get out of the house and do something?

Those are all nice reasons. But those are not us.

We’re looking for one intern. That one.

We’re about creating more zealots for our clients.

We’re zealots for our clients.

We’re zealots about our work.

Our intern? That one?

A zealot. A zealot for inventing, creating, solving, satisfying and doing.

Our interns are on the firing line.  No hiding here.

No auditing our program. You’re in the game. Real work. Real involvement with clients. Real problems to solve. Real opportunity.

We’re looking, too. For that one.

Passionate. Intelligent. Witty. Teammate. Winner. A Zealot for Life.

Our internship is not a “give back to the community” program. We’re looking for the one individual who is bursting to get in the game, start practicing their craft and change the way marketing happens.

Our interns get to do a lot of work. It usually results in a real job. Because they will have proven they can do real work.

Guest Relations Marketing is almost six years old. We’re still a kid. And, we only recently instituted our intern program. So, what is our track record? We’ve had three interns. Two we hired permanently. The third? Currently working for an online agency. The partners of Guest Relations established an intern program at their previous agency. The program became so renowned that other agencies called to interview and hire our interns.

Nothing fancy here. Just one great opportunity. For one great intern. Are you the one?

Tell us why. Email April: avoris@guestrelationsmarketing.com.

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The requirements:

Primary Objectives of the Program:

  • Provide a “real world” learning experience
  • Cross-platform training & project execution

Program Opportunities & Requirements:

  • Intended as major course credit/learning
  • Available starting:  February, April, June, September
  • 30 – 35 hours per week / 90-day commitment required
  • Unpaid internship

Basic Duties:

  • Get an overall view of full scope of marketing duties and interaction, through participation in internal and client meetings
  • Develop a project essentially from start to finish, including presentation to the client
  • Assist team in developing specific recommendations, projects or analyses in support of client or agency programs
  • Other as approved by specific program outline

Internship Program May Include:

  • Competitive interview process
  • DISC or other profile analysis
  • Educational platform that may include such topics as:
    • Marketing 101: Agency vs. client-side
    • How to effectively work with your clients
    • Traffic, project management & time management
    • Account planning & research
    • Importance of great creative
    • The new media frontier
    • Social media training
    • Effective e-Communication & database management
    • Presentations, communications, and brand you
  • Networking & industry event opportunities
  • Mid-point and final performance review

Qualifications:

  • Demonstration of high interest/passion for advertising profession
  • Good communication skills, particularly writing ability
  • Flexible, team-oriented
  • Advertising, marketing or related major emphasis
  • Junior, senior or recent graduate

Program Contact:

  • Submit the following three items:
  1. Your resume
  2. One thing you are a Zealot for (and why)
  3. Best example of your writing capabilities

 

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