July was a special month for Senior Account Manager Anthony Bowyer as he celebrates 5 years with Northern Media.
Lots of things have changed since Anthony joined as a graduate from Huddersfield University in July 2013 as an Online Copywriter, becoming Northern Media’s first full-time employee. Since then, the team has grown to 18, we have moved offices twice and he has been promoted twice too. What hasn’t changed however is his commitment to the business and to delivering great customer service to his clients.
We caught up with him earlier this week to get his thoughts on the past five years at Northern Media:
Q. What’s it like to reach 5 years with NMI am delighted to be celebrating my fifth anniversary with Northern Media?
A. I still remember the feeling when I got offered the job and how much I wanted to work for the company and that has remained with me everyday over the past 5 years. I know it is a cliché, but I truly love working for Northern Media and everything the business stands for, so to have been here for 5 years and still progressing means a lot to me.
Q. How different is Northern Media now from when you started.
A. Northern Media is a very different business now from the first few months. I like to feel I have played a part in the growth of the business by providing great service to our clients. At the beginning, I was able to get involved with lots of different things because there wasn’t many of us and I feel that has only benefitted my development. Now we have specialists in their own fields and a great team of dedicated individuals and I am excited to see what happens in the next five years.
Q. What has been the best thing about working with Northern Media?
A. For me, I think the variety of the role has always appealed to me, as well as the trust Jonathan and Chris (our directors) put in me from the very beginning. I always wanted to work in an environment where no two days are ever the same, and you get to provide real value to people and businesses and I get to do that every day.
Q. Any advice for anyone looking to get a job in marketing?
A. I believe attitude is vitally important in any job, not just marketing. I think if you have the right attitude, are willing to learn and apply yourself, you can be a success in any job. With Marketing, a creative nature is vitally important, but there are so many diverse roles within marketing so you can take your passion and apply it to so many. If you can, try and get some experience via a placement but remember every agency is different so don’t give up if you don’t find one that fits straight away. Marketing is such a broad area so if it is what you want to do, stick at it.
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