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WORK IN PROGRESS: Victoria’s Bi-Weekly Blog

Posted on June 18, 2021

Hi there,

Welcome to WORK IN PROGRESS

My name is Victoria!

I’m a Social Media Manager @ Merged Media!

This is my personal blog where I’ll be sharing some of my completed work, work in progress, and things that I’m learning along the way! Before I get started on all that, I think it’s important for you to know how I got here!

HOW I GOT HERE:

I started as a recent University of Guelph graduate with a Studio Art degree. 👩🏼‍🎨 I was unsure of my future, given the global pandemic we’re in. However, advertising was always my goal and passion.

This is me! A recent grad at virtual convocation  🤦🏼‍♀️

Who wouldn’t love a career where you get to be creative, witty, and a lil bit out there … all for a medium-range salary and minimal health coverage! 💁🏼‍♀️

Anyway, It was the end of the school year and I applied to Merged on a whim. I thought that if I could get a job right out of university, I’d be set and wouldn’t need to go to college in the fall!

WHAT A WIN! 🔥 (gotta save that coin somehow)

I never thought I would get this job due to the “crappy economy” and “job struggle for recent grads”…

Thankful this won’t be me 🙌

Nevertheless, I had a gut feeling that Merged was the place for me! (I can now happily confirm this✨)

I ended up getting an interview! I was STOKED, to say the least! My anxiety was through the roof as Dave and Jay asked me how I would go about marketing a real estate, wildlife removal, and furniture company.

I waited a few hours till Dave emailed me. I MADE IT TO THE NEXT ROUND OF INTERVIEWS! 🙌

I swear I felt like one of those people on American Idol who are given the golden ticket to Hollywood.

HOW I FELT

Dave said they wanted to see what I could do in terms of advertisement creation. He gave me a challenge to create a Facebook ad campaign. It was for Wildside Wildlife Removal & Prevention 🐿

(A current client of mine!… BIG FLEX I KNOW)

I MADE:

✔️ Three images
✔️ Three headlines
✔️ Three copies (the text in an ad)

I worked my butt off and must have made like 30 different versions!

This was my time to shine! I WAS DETERMINED TO BEAT EVERY PERSON WHO MADE THEM ADS!

I treated the project like it was my own American Idol or Project Runway challenge 🔥

HERE ARE MY FIRST ADS FOR MERGED:

Long story short! I got the job! 🙌  (ya know, hence why you’re reading my blog)

Shoutout to Wildside…and wild animals in general. Who knows where I’d be without them.

I’ll never look at raccoons the same way again. ❤️

Follow along for my next post!

I’ll be showing off the designs I’ve completed for Merged so far!

Until next time,

-Victoria

 

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