It's been a while since we welcomed a new face to the After Digital team so we are delighted to throw another newbie into the mix - say hey to Mike Gunn, our new Marketing Intern. After graduating from the University of Strathclyde last year we are thrilled to bring Mike on board and help him kickstart his career with an After Digital internship!
Supporting the agency's internal marketing, find out a little bit more about Mike in his intro interview with me...
Tell us more about what you did before joining the After Digital team?
Whilst studying Finance & Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Uni I started up a couple projects - making clothes under the name Supply & Demand and creating a part time job website yuejobs.co.uk. I found myself using Digital every step of the way, whether it be creating images on photoshop, learning HTML & CSS, setting up Facebook Ads or analysing the results on Google Analytics. It was only after graduating that I thought “...maybe I don’t want to work for a bank!”.
What made you want to join the After Digital team?
After coming to the discovery that my career may actually lie in the digital world, I began to do some research on companies and the activities they got up to. Whilst on this magical quest, the first company I uncovered was After Digital. They say that your ‘first impression is your last impression’ and the same rule applied to my first glance of After Digital’s portfolio! The time and dedication spent on each project was evident and I wanted to join them on delivering the best results.
What do you think you are bringing to the team?
I think the biggest attribute I’ll bring to After Digital is my bootstrapping mentality. Juggling my studies alongside a couple projects, 2 part time jobs and a social life meant that money and time were in short supply. In terms of my role at After Digital, I aim to treat our projects as if they were my own - making the most of every minute and every penny.
What do you get up to in your spare time?
When I’m not working I’ll be eating good food, trying out the local cafes’ mochas, taking advantage of Glasgow’s nightlife, watching football or taking a few photos here and there.
Do you have a party piece or any hidden talents? (All party pieces will be found out during Friday Fun at Four!)
Kirsty & Melissa answered this question with: being good at impressions. Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said about myself - which I suppose would provide just as much laughter, right?
Tough question! Although whenever I’ve told people that I’m part of Runway Theatre Company’s backstage crew they can be a bit surprised so I’ll stick with that.
What is your biggest achievement so far?
With it being early days in my career, I’m just glad to have survived the whole education thing in one piece. However if I had to pick one it would be amassing over 60,000 pageviews on yuejobs; if even one of them led to someone getting a job I’d be happy!
Stranded on a desert island, which three items would you take and why?
Under the presumption the island is situated in a very sunny part of the world I’d take the following:
- A solar powered iPhone
- A solar powered TV (with built in FIFA capabilities)
- And an infinite amount of cider stored in a … you guessed it ... solar powered fridge!
If someone could also invent each of these products first that would be grand.
Which celeb would play you in a movie?
Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders. His bunnet, haircut and tweed suits make him the biggest bowse in the game.
What quote do you live by?
“What’s for you won’t go by you”
After starting out in the same role as Mike two years ago I am looking forward to seeing how he grows, develops and finds his strengths over the next few months in his internship with us. I'm delighted to welcome him to the team! Keep your eyes peeled for more coming from Mike soon.