Creative Agency Secrets provides digital marketing services for brands and businesses. We are a leading agency innovating with new marketing techniques like SEO, community building, direct response and advanced blogging.
When working with us, you will learn how to run and manage digital platforms such as a website, e-commerce shop, blog as well as learn the ins and outs of email marketing, database management, and social media marketing.
If you want to get a career in marketing but haven’t found yourself a job – this will get you your first position on your CV and some solid experience.
Being a digital native on the internet is essential, so a Marketing, Communications or Business Studies degree would be considered favourably. No prior knowledge of websites, blogs or online marketing is needed – full training is provided.
Send your CV and Cover Letter to Conrado along with one page describing an event you ran (party, event, gig, etc), outlining what you did to market and promote it, the tools and techniques you used, what worked and what didn’t work and the outcomes.
This job is a 4-week unpaid internship. The start dates and hours are negotiable, and can be suited around your studies. If there is work available for the best candidate after 4 weeks, you may be offered part-time work at $20 per hour.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Creative Agency Secrets helps students get their first jobs in marketing. It’s incredibly hard to get a job as a junior marketer and so this is part of our social marketing – supporting the next generation. And as a result, we’ve got a strong track record of delivering valuable learnings to interns and we also have hired many ourselves – the pick of the crop!
I got this email today and so am sharing my answer as a guide to help students get internships for themselves.
I am Business Management Student from XXXXXX and looking for internship.
Can you help me to get internship.
Yes, I can help you to get an internship.
I will speak very frankly so these comments are not harsh, but you will only be successful if you apply my advice.
Learn how to write a formal business letter. Use proper sentences, punctuation and grammar. Capital letters for your name are important if you want to be taken seriously.
Do some research first on the business you are approaching. In your letter explain what you would hope to learn from the company and what you think you could contribute to them. Remember an internship is not one-way. So can you teach me about how to market to female students from India who are living in Auckland? Your letter needs to be a sales pitch for YOU. Read these articles on how to write a cold email
Read these articles from our blog archive about Interns they will help you understand what Creative Agency Secrets teaches its interns.
I look forward to receiving your letter.
Will the student reply?
In parallel with the new business development tuition I give to clients, this email is designed to do two things. Yes, it gives advice. But its secondary function is to discourage applicants.
I want the recipient to understand that it will not be easy to get an internship with Creative Agency Secrets – we have high standards and so only the best succeed. Yet if they take our advice, they may be successful.
I do this with new business opportunity spotting – if you want to meet me, I set small hurdles up (like having you fix the meeting, not me) so that only the diligent and persistent will succeed.
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https://creativeagencysecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/internship.jpg341845Rebecca Caroehttps://creativeagencysecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAS_Logo_1line_RGB.jpgRebecca Caroe2016-09-28 11:52:142020-01-24 01:44:58Yes, I can help you get an internship
My name is Emelie and I have been interning with Creative Agency Secrets for the past 2,5 months. I am a Swedish marketing student at Halmstad University and this internship has been a part of my education. It has been great to finally get to work with marketing for real rather than just be reading about it in a textbook. I am happy I got the chance to do my internship here in New Zealand, it has been a fun challenge and I have learned a lot.
What I have learned
During my time here I was lucky to learn many different things within digital marketing. I have learned to work independently and to do research in order to be able to create great content for both Creative Agency Secrets and for our clients. My colleagues have introduced me to a bunch of awesome marketing tools such as; Feedblitz, MailChimp, WooRank, SumoMe, EventBrite, Teamwork, Google Analytics and WordPress just to mention a few. It’s been fun to learn how to use all these tools and see how effective they are when you use them right.
Writing, writing and writing. I have been writing many blog posts and learned the importance of SEO. You have to create great content and you have to make sure your website gets noticed. Because if no one will read your post, then what is the purpose of having all this great content on your website? By improving your SEO, you are more likely to get noticed on the web.
Not to forget, social media has been a big part of my work here. I have been doing social media for some of our clients. It is not always that easy, I have learned it can actually be quite hard. Anyone can get likes, but it gets a lot harder when you want your likes to click through to your website and actually become a customer of yours.
I am very grateful for this opportunity and I would like to thank the team for this time together. Rebecca, Jeremy, Laura and Conrado, thank you! Thank you for all your help and all the time you have spent on explaining and teaching me new things. I have learned a lot and it is all thanks to you. I wish you all the best!
Hi, I’m James Halpin and I’ve been lucky to have an internship at CAS over the past month and boy, has it been a crash course. Being at CAS was my first exposure to the professional working world and it is certainly different to my previous work experience. I’ve had to adapt my skill set to this environment and learn brand new skills. Here are a few of the things I’ve had to improve on.
There is far less micro-managing in the professional environment which was different to previous jobs I had had. I’ve had to import my independence skills that I had learnt at university and apply them to the real world. Figuring out stuff on my own is difficult but rewarding. It is tempting to take the easy route and do a cheap job of something, but doing something properly with quality is far more rewarding.
Surprisingly to me research was a large part of my internship. Not only from within the company (looking at previous work to decide what to do) but also for software and companies that were new to me. Fortunately for me, there was a wealth of material already on the internet that I was able to call upon when I didn’t understand something. Rebecca also sent me a textbook, Inbound Marketing by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Sharma. This book tied all the method to the madness. I also could rely on the team here at CAS to explain something if I couldn’t solve it.
My writing style over the past month has had to change. University is very formal and stringent about their writing criteria, no personal pronouns and certainly no language that could be considered colloquial. The internship has taught me to be more flexible and put a little flare into my writing. This is a list that I’ve added to every time I have received consistent criticism of my writing:
Make it more personal.
Give sufficient context.
Think about your SEO from the start. Pick a keyword and build the article or blog post around that. It’s all about that SEO life.
Be more assertive, fewer ‘if’s’ and more ‘you can’. Make my call to actions stronger.
Before I started at CAS I had never used any marketing software. On my first day here I was given the task of learning how to use Google Analytics which is the foundation of CAS and their client Rowperfect. I’ve discovered not using GA or another equivalent would be suicide for an online business. WordPress has also been a revelation to me. Seeing the backend of a website has given me insight into the online world. I’m now able to criticise websites where I know people have been lazy. Equally however, that means for the websites I work on – everything must be on purpose. Formatting is essential, spelling and grammar, even more so.
I would like to thank the all the team at CAS; Rebecca, Jeremy and Laura. Working here has been a complete learning curve and I couldn’t have developed without your guidance. I wish you all luck for 2016! A special thanks to Rebecca for giving me this opportunity and I know it will propel me forward on my career path.
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Hi my name is James and I now work at Creative Agency Secrets, but that wasn’t always the case…
Back in March I was floating around handing my CV out left, right and center trying to find my first full time job. I had graduated from university in December and after a relaxing summer soaking up rays on the beach I set out on the quest for employment.
After a month of only small leads that didn’t turn into anything promising, I realised that it is actually quite hard to get a job without any experience. My previous work history consisted of small summer jobs and a season working on a ski field so my limited knowledge came straight from my degree. Most of the jobs that I found wanted at least a year’s experience, which I was lacking.
This lead me to looking at internships. An internship would give my CV that extra boost of experience to make me more appealing to an employer.
Enter Creative Agency Secrets.
A friend of mine had previously interned there and mentioned that they might be looking for someone as they take on interns regularly. He put me in touch with Rebecca and I got an interview. I either nailed it or they didn’t have any other options so I was offered a position as an intern!
The other intern…
When I first started at Creative Agency Secrets I wasn’t the only intern. There was another, a Swedish student called Johan. He was in New Zealand on a university exchange and was interning to get experience as part of his degree back in Sweden.
Johan helped to show me the ropes and settle into the team at Creative Agency Secrets, although it was a bit of a competition at first as I was the “new intern” invading his territory.
My internship at Creative Agency Secrets was short, it only lasted 6 weeks before I was offered a job. During these 6 weeks however I learned a great deal. I sat in on meetings with clients and learned the basic ins and outs of how the company worked. Before I knew it I was dealing with proper client work and gaining the valuable experience that I had wanted for my CV.
Some of the skills that I picked up during my 6 weeks as an intern and that I am still developing at Creative Agency Secrets include:
Using and managing social media for marketing purposes on the client’s behalf. Including the theory behind social media marketing and some technological tricks to drive traffic to your website.
Using analytics to track the effectiveness of our campaigns.
Dealing with clients using email, in person and client meetings.
Writing blog posts, for both clients and on the Creative Agency Secrets blog.
Researching and keeping up to date with the newest and most effective marketing practices.
Foosball, I have dramatically increased my foosball skills while I’ve been here thanks to the foosball table and the fierce competition that the other members of the Creative Agency Secrets team provide.
I have learnt a lot and continue to gain new skills here at Creative Agency Secrets. I have enjoyed my time here thus far and have been quickly accepted (I hope) as a valuable member of the team.
Two previous interns have also written articles about their experiences at Creative Agency Secrets. Johan the Swedish intern and Brad who worked here before my time, check them out.
Interested in becoming an intern or applying for work here? Visit the Careers page. Creative Agency Secrets’ business model includes hiring and training ‘first job’ trainees giving them marketable skills.
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https://creativeagencysecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAS_Logo_1line_RGB.jpg00James Cameronhttps://creativeagencysecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAS_Logo_1line_RGB.jpgJames Cameron2014-06-23 10:00:582020-01-24 01:44:55What I learned interning at Creative Agency Secrets
My name is Johan Ericson and I’m a marketing student from Sweden. I’ve just completed a three-month internship at Creative Agency Secrets and feel that in a short space of time I’ve learned a lot. Aside from having the benefit of getting to know the people and work environment at CAS, I got to experience how a marketing agency works in the real world. With a broad range of daily activities and interesting one off tasks, I quickly found myself dealing with actual work for actual clients. Some of the skills I have developed during my time at Creative Agency Secrets:
Blogging: One of the first things I did as a intern was to start a blog, “The Intern“. Through this assignment I learned how to use WordPress as well as learning to write and when to publish my content.
Social Media: Having managed multiple Social Media accounts for clients across a range of mediums in Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). I’ve learnt some of the theory behind Social Media (what to post, when to post etc) as well as some of the technological tricks you can use to drive traffic back to your website. Learning both the theoretical and technological aspects of Social Media have helped develop my skillset and increased my competence in this area.
Google Analytics: During my time, I’ve learnt how website success can be measured. I’ve learnt about the importance of reducing bounce rate, and how the information gained from analytics helps make websites better for both the user and the administrator.
Client Meetings: After spending time with clients and planning and preparing for meetings, not only has my level of comfort increased in these situations but I also have gained a greater understanding of the needs and pressures potential clients have which allows us to help them better.
Marketing Tools: During my time with Creative Agency Secrets, I’ve learnt to use many different marketing tools. This has allowed me to better help clients and broaden the range of skills and services I can now offer.
During the brief time I spent at Creative Agency Secrets I feel I’ve learnt a lot and gained a well-rounded experience. I’ve developed my skillset and have a better understanding to real life marketing which will help me to take the next step forward in my career.
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https://creativeagencysecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/JohanCarlosEricson.jpg500500Johan Ericsonhttps://creativeagencysecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAS_Logo_1line_RGB.jpgJohan Ericson2014-05-16 10:02:092020-01-24 01:44:55Internship at Creative Agency Secrets