Hello! My name is Heather Gaskell and I am currently interning at Tierney as a copywriter. Tierney is a full-service ad agency, located at 17 & Market, here in Philly. Their clients include Comcast, Yuengling, TD Bank, Independence Blue Cross, McDonald’s, PECO and The Please Touch Museum. I started as an intern in September and will be continuing my internship in the spring. As far as my intern duties, I work primarily on Comcast, TD Bank and Independence Blue Cross. I have also worked on some internal agency stuff such as program ads for sponsored events and some Instagram posts for their page.
Overall, I really have enjoyed my experience at Tierney. I like the culture and the employees are really nice and friendly. I get to work on a lot of the same projects as the junior copywriters. Sometimes another junior and I will work on the same project and they always give me credit for the lines I have written. This is cool because in some agencies the agency culture pressures employees to take credit for ideas that are not their own. Through my experience at Tierney, I have been able to see how an agency operates and meet people who are super passionate about what they do. I have also been able to interview some of the women at Tierney for my podcast, Bitches With Pitches.
Overall, I really enjoy it at Tierney. My goals as I continue into the spring are to work on more brands, sit in on concepting meetings, and get to know more of the creatives at Tierney. I am excited for the opportunity and am looking forward to building my skills.