Hey everyone! My name is Nora Kenney and I am a Senior Advertising student in the Art Direction track. I am currently interning at ChatterBlast Media (CBM), making me a Junior Blaster. ChatterBlast is a social media company helping brands tell their stories. CBM is located in Center City Philadelphia. My role as a Junior Blaster is to help the copywriting team with social content for CBM’s various clients. Therefore, I write a lot. My writing has already improved during these few short months.
As an Art Direction major, I never pictured myself interning as a copywriter. But I wanted an advertising internship different from my major. I am open to learning all that I can about the world of advertising. The more I know, the better my work can be.
This internship is introducing me to useful techniques that I have not learned during my time at Temple. For example, creating content calendars for social media has taught me a few things:
- I don’t really enjoy Excel spreadsheets
- I appreciate Twitter’s small character count
- Hashtags are important
- When in doubt, use a GIF
ChatterBlast’s atmosphere is fun, relaxed and creative. The whole CBM team is extremely friendly and down to earth. They make you feel comfortable to ask questions. I (hope) the other Junior Blasters and I will remain friends after the internship is over. Also, I am not sure if an “Internship 15” is a thing, but I definitely gained weight working here. There are irresistible snacks all over the office. And our favorite treats get put into a weekly rotation! Ugh.
Although I am loving this internship, I am ready to graduate.
P.S. 51 days until graduation!