Where to begin: my first blog post


Where to begin: my first blog post ...

Where do I even begin?

I think I’ll start with a hello. Hello, my name is Qasim and this is my first blog post, exciting stuff!

A few months after I finished university, I got a message from Joe (a graduate trainee here) who told me about an ad ops vacancy at equimedia. And that was the start of my journey.

I can safely say that I’ve picked up more in my first week at equimedia than an entire year at university. I was taught outdated principles and frameworks which had no real life value that I could apply to my marketing career. Interesting studies but how far does interesting get you when there’s no use for it? It wasn’t all bad, I did learn how to replicate my mum's chicken tikka recipe during my student years.

I was told I’d be exhausted with all the learning during training and I can now vouch for that. But you know what, I love it. I’ve always been a fan of digital marketing and took up some aspects of it as a hobby such as HTML5 and JavaScript and now I’m able to do my hobby full-time. I’ve already met some great people who share my passion for digital marketing; people I’ve known for a week who I can ask for help and guidance about anything and everything.

The first week was really challenging. I had to make a huge lifestyle change as this was my first full-time job. Here’s a list of the things I’ve done this week: 

• Waking up early. Really early.
• Introductions to all of the people who work here and teams.
• Creating reports on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.
• Reading. A lot of reading. And on top of that, more reading.
• Working on Kaizen, our very own trading desk (which is awesome!).

I’m glad that out of all the places I could have joined I have the opportunity to work at equimedia. There’s just so much to learn, I genuinely believe I’ll learn more here than anywhere else. The team is bringing me up to date with everything and I’ve even had the opportunity to do some real work and send it to clients, which to me is very exciting stuff.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have an interest in technology and this has allowed me to progress and learn at a faster rate, but don’t worry if you’re thinking of joining and have no experience with technology, the Ad Ops team will bring you up to speed. If you ever have any questions just ask and you’ll get an answer.

Summing it all up, I’ve had a fantastic experience this week and I’m looking forward to more successful weeks/months/years at equimedia. It’s a company that really cares and listens if you have any suggestions you think would help out. Get ready for writing down a ton of information in the tons of books you’re provided with, make sure you get plenty of sleep and be passionate about what you do.


Photo by Justin See/Flickr

I'll leave you with some wise words from a wise man:

‘Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.’

Doctor Emmett Brown (1985).


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