July 2012

Learning to Wrangle

This semester I had a creative internship at Red Tettemer + Partners. It came as a total shock because I won the internship at a Philly Ad club event. Definitely go to some if you get the chance! I was beyond thrilled because I had visited the agency in the fall on an agency crawl and I immediately wanted to work for them. Their atmosphere and their culture is so fun and unique and the work they do is really impressive. Just this past year they did their first Super Bowl ad for Century 21.

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Learning to invest and build for the future!

Good afternoon everyone, this is Rob, Marketing Intern at Vertex, Inc.   Over the course of this internship there are many things I have learned about myself, the business/corporate world, as well as grasping in depth marketing concepts.   However, none of these things to me outweigh what I have learned about setting myself up properly for my future life ahead of me.  The biggest contributing factor to this is familiarizing myself with the power of investing at a young age and building a money making portfolio before I ever hit the working world.   The person that introduced this lesson to me is my current boss and supervisor, Dick Epplemen.   Mr. Epplemen from day one sat myself and another intern down and showed us the power and the importance of investing while we are young so our money and investments can compound.

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Final Internship Thoughts

This is my final week interning at Skai Blue Media. Over the last couple of months I have found myself growing as a graphic designer and as a person. There have been many challenges following this internships, deadlines, edits, etc. It has taught me a lot about being in a busy business setting where things need to be done and close to perfect in a snap. That is something that you need to be thrown into in order to learn. Sure we have deadlines at school but they are not as harsh as in the business industry. Sometimes things will come up and need to be done within the hour. That is when you need to buckle down and learn how to think on your toes. It is an important skill to have and I am glad I have been forced to learn how to act quickly and thrive in a fast paced business setting. I definitely applaud all of the people in the office that I had the pleasure of working with because they are constantly busy, no matter what. There’s always something to do, always something coming up, and they handle themselves very well and always succeed in the end. I am so happy that I took this internship and got to meet the people that I did, and got to help them as much as I could. In the end that was all I wanted, I wanted to help them as much as they were helping me. I will miss working at Skai Blue Media but my experiences there will definitely push me to excel at my next internship or job! Below are some of my favorite pieces I have worked on here at Skai Blue:

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Sports and Creativity Do Mix!


The Giant screen at Xfinity Live!

I recently received the opportunity to intern at Xfinity Live!, a new and upcoming sports entertainment venue. Inside, there are 5 different restaurants, a shop, ice cream, and even a few bars! Inside, an enormous television overlooks the venue, with many other TV’s that surround it. Xfinity Live! has an incredible atmosphere, and I work in the center of it all, a DJ booth.

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Behind The Scenes Of The Radio World

decorating the office!

I have recently started an internship with Wired 96.5. I work under the on-air DJ Casey. I assist and help organize on-air activities, contribute to social media communications, keep up with general office duties as required, and even attend and operate special events. My favorite part so far was working at Wired Fest. It was very interesting seeing from an outside perspective how those watching the show act, rather than being one of them. It gave me a lot of laughs.

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Writing What You Don’t Know

I’m a geek. I like comic books, being a movie critic, playing video games, and reading about the recent misadventures of Lindsay Lohan. Ask me to write about any of that stuff and I’ve got you covered. Even though I played sports until college, I was never really invested in major sports teams. So when my boss asked me to write blogs about Hunter Pence from the Philadelphia Phillies and his “Let’s Go Eat!” campaign, needless to say I wasn’t very excited. I don’t follow the Phillies, and didn’t know where to start. I feel like this could be a problem with a lot of young copywriters. Sure we like to write, but there are topics that don’t interest certain people. So how do we deal? Working at Hashtag Multimedia taught me a few ways to conquer writing about stuff you don’t know.

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Hashtag Multimedia – Learning for the Future

My name is John  Favinger and have been working in the town of Narberth Pa. as an intern. At  Hashtag Multimedia, I found out that there is more to advertising then just coming up with print ads. I’m on the copywriting track for advertising and was only looking to create ads with interesting headlines and information. However, after working with Hashtag, I realized that there are many different aspects of the business that copywriting can take me. I’ve worked with blogs, social media content, press releases, emails, and dialogue for commercials. Writing takes part in every function of the company, which showed me how important my job will be when I’m out in the real world. I was challenged to come with creative and interesting styles of writing to get the audiences attention which I found was a lot harder than one would think. I feel much more comfortable now writing on a variety of topics, and am better prepared for my next internship.

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Skai Blue Media

When I started my search for internships, I thought that I knew exactly where I wanted to be working. I thought that I only wanted to get experience at ad agencies in particular and didn’t realize all of the other opportunities that could teach me so much. I started my internship at Skai Blue Media which is a full service PR agency where I act as their graphic design intern. Everyday that I work I have creative graphic projects to work on including invitations for events, posters, lower thirds for videos, banners for websites, fashion look books, logos, anything you can think of. For example above, I designed that email header for the fashion showroom upstairs. For some reason I did not think that I would be doing so many different things, and things that I really enjoy creating. I am proud of the work that I have done for the company and they really like all of my work as well. I am not only expanding my portfolio but am learning a lot about business and the industry. It is really important to not limit yourself to one specific field because you never know what might be right for you. I was ready to completely nix the idea of applying for a PR graphic design internship but I am very happy at my internship and am learning so much. I work in a very creative environment which is extremely helpful. I have found that being around people who are creative allows me to express myself freely and come up with better ideas than I thought I could!

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